Product description

Olga chose a clean, simple silhouette to feature Trace’s graphic colorwork gradient that moves from dark to light over the length of the garment. The vest features several gorgeous details: graceful hem facings along the base of the body, neck opening, & armholes, and side vent with varied length on Front/Back pieces. While the body length is different on Front and Back, the neck depth is the same; in this way, the piece can be worn with either side as front, giving the wearer styling options. We photographed the sample with the longer piece in back.

Designer: Olga Buraya-Kefelian

Collection: Wool People 2

 

Share

Trace

Stranded Vest with Graphic Gradient

Languages Available
  • English
Skill Level 4 of 5
$9.00 (PDF)
  • Product description

    Olga chose a clean, simple silhouette to feature Trace’s graphic colorwork gradient that moves from dark to light over the length of the garment. The vest features several gorgeous details: graceful hem facings along the base of the body, neck opening, & armholes, and side vent with varied length on Front/Back pieces. While the body length is different on Front and Back, the neck depth is the same; in this way, the piece can be worn with either side as front, giving the wearer styling options. We photographed the sample with the longer piece in back.

    Designer: Olga Buraya-Kefelian

    Collection: Wool People 2

     

  • Pattern materials

    YARDAGE

    Fingering weight wool yarn in the following approximate yardages, with A being the darkest color and F the lightest color, and the values of the others falling in between in a gradated fashion:

    • A: 145 (155, 175, 205, 230, 255) yards
    • B: 175 (190, 215, 250, 275, 305) yards
    • C: 210 (230, 260, 300, 335, 370) yards
    • D: 205 (220, 250, 290, 325, 360) yards
    • E: 145 (155, 175, 205, 230, 255) yards
    • F: 75 (80, 90, 105, 115, 125) yards


    YARN

    Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% US Targhee-Columbia Wool; 275 yards/50g):

    • 1 skein each of A, E, and F, 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 2) skeins of B, and 1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2) skeins each C and D
    • Photographed in colors Old World (A), Almanac (B), Faded Quilt (C), Sweatshirt (D), Snowbound (E), and Fossil (F)


  • Pattern specs

    GAUGE

    • 28 stitches & 40 rows/rounds = 4″ in Colorwork Pattern worked in the round, after blocking (with slight stretch)


    NEEDLES

    Size A needle:

    • One each 16″ and 32″ circular needle and one set of 4 or 5 double-pointed needles (DPNs) in size needed to obtain gauge listed
    • Suggested Size: US 1 (2¼ mm)
    • One spare long circular needle in the same size


    FINISHED DIMENSIONS

    • 35½ (37¼, 40½, 45¾, 49¼, 52½)” garment circumference at bust
    • Intended Ease: +0-1″
    • Sample shown is size 35½” with +1″ ease on model


    CONSTRUCTION NOTES

    • Vest begins with Front and Back hem facings being worked separately. After working the turned facing, you will cast on a steek to work the colorwork sections of each hem in the round; one is slightly longer than the other.
    • Both hems are then joined together into the round for working Body. Body is worked circularly throughout.
    • At the underarm, steeks are cast on for armholes, to maintain circular knitting. All steeks are 7 stitches and will be worked in a “checkerboard” pattern on 2-color rounds. Steeks 3 and 4 are created at the base of the neck opening on Front and Back.
    • Steeks are cut, then shoulders are seamed. Hemmed facings are added to the base of neck and armhole openings during finishing.


  • Share