Dantel Vest by Jean Clement

Dantel Vest

April 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in St st
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1200 - 2000 yards (1097 - 1829 m)
Women's Small (Medium, Large, Extra Large, 2X, 3X)
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This pattern is available from desertrosefiberarts.com for $6.75.

Beautiful lace panels accent the flattering shaping on this vest. This stylish garment will help you to re-imagine and restyle your summer wardrobe by adding color and dimension.

Front lace panels are mirrored with a matching lace gusset on the back. Edges are trimmed with a simple pick-up/bind off edge.

Knit with wool and Tencel sock yarn, the fabric offers exquisite drape and movement that make it both comfortable and fun to wear.

Finished sizes:
Bust: 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52) inches
Length: 23 1/2 (24, 24 1/2, 25, 25 1/2, 25 3/4) inches
Hip: 52 1/4 (56 1/4, 61 1/4, 74, 77, 79) inches

My self-published version of this pattern has been completely updated with new instructions & photos.

To create the “swing” shape, there are decreases that take place simultaneously in the different sections and at different rates - lace, St st and armhole shaping. Using row counters is helpful to keep track of the decreases.

Originally published as “Swingy Lace Vest” in Love of Knitting Summer 2015.