On a cool summer evening as you stroll along the waterfront, what could be better than a lacy shawl that doubles as a vest?
Essentially a long shawl with armholes, this versatile piece can be easily adapted to any size. Make it longer or shorter. Add pattern repeats to make a wider piece. Arrange the pattern stitches in any way you like and add as many colours as you want, too.
When finished, you can wear this shawl/vest with the Side Border along the bottom or turn it around and wear it with the Side Border at the neckline to form a generous shawl collar.
The sample pictured is knit with a variety of Handmaiden Fine Yarn yarns (Great Big Sea, Double Sea Silk, and Swiss Mountain Silk Cotton), size pictured is Medium/Large.
Sizes: Extra Small/Small; Medium/Large; 1X/2X; and 3X/4X
Level of Difficulty: Intermediate
Suggested Yarn: Double knitting or light worsted weight yarn in the following amounts:
MC (Main Colour): 300 m./328 yds. (400 m./437 yds.; 500 m./547 yds.; 650 m./711 yds.).
CC1 (Contrast Colour 1): 200 m./220 yds. (275 m./300 yds.; 350 m./383 yds.; 450 m./492 yds.).
CC2 (Contrast Colour 2): 60 m./66 yds. (75 m./82 yds.; 100 m./110 yds.; 120 m./131 yds.)
Needles: 5.0 mm. (US 8)
Gauge: 16 sts and 21 rows = 10 cm./4 in. square in Pattern Stitch
Purchase Pattern Alone: $10.00 CAD