Sunday, June 6, 2010

Aster Vest Pattern now for sale!

I am happy to announce that my Aster Vest pattern is now available for download.

Aster Vest is a lace vest with long fronts that come to a point and a shorter back. The back is worked from the center outwards in a large flower motif then continued straight for the upper back. The fronts are worked on the bias in a lace pattern and then worked straight from the chest up. A lace edge is knitted on after sewing the side seams. The armholes are finished with a band of garter stitch. The vest is worked in a bamboo/wool blend yarn that is very drapey and soft to create a fluid silhouette.

Chest Circumference: 33 (37, 41, 45) inches
Length: 24 (26, 28.25, 30.75) inches

Skills needed:
Ability to read a chart
Working in the round
Basic knowledge of lace knitting



  1. What's the guage on this pattern? I can't work with finer yarns because of my arthritis, and wouldn't want to buy a pattern that has a high stitch count per inch. Thanks.

  2. The gauge is 14 sts and 25 rows =4" in Stockinette stitch. The yarn is a DK weight bamboo/wool and is worked primarily on US 6/4mm needles.

  3. I re-checked the gauge today and it should be 18 sts= 4"