Vienna Vest

Vienna Vest

6.50

The Vienna Vest was born out of a love of texture & versatility. This piece can be worn on its own or as a layering piece, & looks great fitted or with a bit of positive ease. It fades from DK/heavy sport weight to fingering weight to lace weight yarn, creating a lovely drape with plenty of options for customization.It gets its name from one of my favorite cities in the world, & is the perfect stylish piece to wear while traveling & exploring. But it's so cozy that you might just want to wear it around the house every day!

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SIZING

– XS (S, M) [L, XL]

– The piece can be work either fitted or with about 4-6" of positive ease; model has 32" bust & is shown in both XS (Sample 1; dusty pink) & S (Sample 2; blue)

– See schematic on the next page for finished measurements

 

Fiber

– Yarn 1: approximately 250 (280, 325) [375, 420] yards DK/heavy sport weight yarn

– Yarn 2: approximately 165 (230, 300) [375, 450] yards fingering weight yarn

– Yarn 3: approximately 50 (65, 80) [110, 140] yards lace weight yarn

– Sample 1 (dusty pink - SIZE XS)
Y1: Madelinetosh DK Twist, doe eyes (1 skein)
Y2: Madelinetosh Tosh Mo Light, doe eyes (1 skein)
Y3: Hedgehog Fibres Kidsilk Lace, teacup (1 skein)

– Sample 2 (blue - SIZE S)
Y1: Imperial Yarns Tracie Too, denim dusk (1 skein)
Y2: Malabrigo Mechita, polar morn (1 skein)
Y3: Habu Textiles item #n-85, color 1 (1 skein)

 

Gauge

– Measured in DK garter section: 14.5 sts & 31 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch; 3.625 sts/inch; blocked

 

Needles & Notions

– US Size 9 circular ndl (16-24")

– 1 additional US Size 9 ndl (for 3 ndl BO)

– Stitch markers

– Scrap yarn (for holding stitches)

– Tapestry needle

– Measuring tape

– Blocking materials of your choice

 

SKILLS & NOTES

If you are confused or stuck, there are a lot of great tutorials online for all of these techniques!

– Long tail cast on

– Pick up & knit stitches

– Simple decreasing
– Short row shaping

– Knitting in the round

– 3 ndl BO

– Jeny's surprisingly stretchy BO