this easy kimono-collared vest knitting pattern has sloped shoulders & an easy-to-learn random slip stitch pattern that creates the vertical pattern stripes.
selecting the color pairings of Romney semi-worsted spun (in a solid) and the handprinted Tunis double twist yarns is almost as fun as knitting it. vest can be knit in waist or hip length.
Yarn: A: Romney semi-worsted and B: Tunis double twist
18" waist-length version: 3 skeins [A] Romney, 1 skein [B] Tunis double twist
24" hip-length version: 4 (4,5) skeins [A] Romney, 2 skeins [B] Tunis double twist
Sizes: finished bust circumference: small 38 (medium 40, large 44" / 96 (102, 112) cm two lengths: waist-length 18" / 46 cm or hip-length 24" / 61 cm
Level of difficulty: intermediate
Needles: Size 10 (US)/6 mm straight and 29" / 735 mm circular needles
designed by Joan R. Hutton
This knitting pattern designed by Cheryl Chow was inspired by the ivy climbing on an old stone church, lacy leaves trail up our charming & timeless vest. Shaping makes this a flattering garment you will love to wear.
Yarn: Border Leicester sport, natural dyed yarn, three (four or five) skeins
Sizes: Seven adult sizes from finished bust circumference of 31.75? up to 55.75?
Skills: knitting, purling, decreasing, increasing, knitting in the round, reading charts, 3-needle bind off, buttonholes, picking up stitches
Level of difficulty: Advanced
Needles: Size 5 (US)/ 3.75 mm circular needle in 40:/100 cm length (or size to obtain gauge) to work body, and shorter if desired for armhole ribbing. Extra US 5 / 3.75 mm needle for bind off.
Designed by Cheryl Chow
This knitting pattern designed by Laura Chau is a fun opportunity to pair a beautiful handpainted yarn with a coordinating solid color. The simple garter stitch lace pattern opens up the fabric and biases naturally for an interesting parallelogram shape. It’s worked lengthwise on a circular needle to accommodate the large number of stitches. The scarf version uses just one skein of each color; the generously-sized wrap uses two skeins of each color.
Yarn: Coopworth sport 1 (2) skeins in each of two colors
Sizes: scarf: 13 x 72" / 33 x 183 cm wrap: 22 x 90" / 56 x 228.5 cm, blocked
Skills: knitting, purling, decreasing, yarn overs
Level of difficulty: Easy
Needles: Size 7 (US)/ 4.5 mm circular needle in 32:/80 cm length (or larger)
Gauge: 13 sts and 38 rows = 4" / 10 cm square in pattern
Designed by Laura Chau
our dotted lines mitten knitting pattern uses simple construction techniques & are quick knits with no grafting or seams. They have a grown-up vibe, a flattering shape and their contrasting cuff edges and bobbles make them fun to wear, gift-worthy & charmingly different
Yarns: Montadale Light or Icelandic. Approximately 175 yds / 160 m of main color plus 30 yds / 27 m of a handpainted or solid contrasting color.
Sizes: Womens S/M and M/L
Skills: knitting in the round, purling, increasing & decreasing, reading simple chart
Level of difficulty: Intermediate
Needles: US 2 / 2.75 mm and US 1 / 2.5 mm double pointed needles or size to obtain gauge
Gauge: 28 sts = 4" / 10 cm in stockinette stitch on larger needles, blocked
Designed by Cheryl Tlam