Monday, March 15, 2010

Circe Vest

Meet Circe, the last of my set of designs for Fyberspates. Lots of twisted cables, with a deep twisted rib hem.

Designed to be be worn over a shirt or blouse, this vest is office-friendly and will perk up any outfit. The deep scoop neck is flattering on most bodies, and the wide ribbing and fitted waist ensure that your shape won't be lost. It's designed to be worn with close to zero ease, so knit the size closest to your measurements. The vest is knit in the round up to the underarm and scoop neck, The cables are knit with twisted stitches. There are more bust increases on the front of the vest than the back, to accommodate your shape better.

The bust shaping is all figured out for you, so that the increases are incorporated into the cable pattern without you having to work out what goes where.

Oh, charts as well as written instructions are included. This is a 14-page pattern, but the charts and written instructions take up literally half those pages.

I really love this vest.* I love how simple it looks, how the twisted cables are interesting but not too busy. I love how the ribbing flows smoothly into the cabling. I love how you can wear it with everything. And it comes in eleven sizes!

Finished measurements
30.25 (33.75, 35.5, 39, 40.75, 44.25, 46, 47.75, 51, 53, 54.5) inches at bust; 77 (85.5, 90, 99, 103.5, 112, 116.5, 121, 130, 134.5, 139) cm at bust

Fyberspates Bluefaced Leicester DK (100% wool, 220m per 100g skeins): 3 (4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 7, 7, 7) skeins

3.5mm/ US 4, or size needed to get gauge, 24 inch / 60 cm circulars

27 sts/33 rows = 10cm/4 inches in cable pattern; 0.9 inch / 2.2 cm per horizontal cable repeat; 2.9 inches / 7.3cm per vertical cable repeat

This is available for £4.00, from the "Buy Now" button at the bottom of this post, from Ravelry, and soon from Fyberspates.

*Incidentally, I'm know the word "vest" means different things in British and American English, so if someone has any ideas on how to easily identify this article of clothing so that everyone knows what it is, I'm all ears.


Lien said...

oh helloo.... I have been looking for a vest (that's the word I use) pattern for a while. Was about to go with the honeycomb pattern on Knitty but what the hey - I'm happy with DK weight rather than sport weight yarn and I love cables. I'd hit the buy now button except - EXCEPT!! Ravelry is blocked here at work... bummer..
Great job!!

Sinéad said...

What a gorgeous pattern. I was interested to see how it would turn out when you posted the picture of the cables a little while ago. I think I shall have to make this one!

Caitriona said...

This is gorgeous, Lien! Well done :)

Woolly Stuff said...

I think this my favourite design of yours. I was on knitting hiatus (just no desire to do it!), but maybe I'll make this a new project. I like the colour as well.

soknitpicky said...

This is a really beautiful design! Congratulations. And it's especially flattering in the red.

Averil said...

Ooh love! Congratulations on yet another lovely pattern. Need to knit faster..

Vivianne said...

This is a great pattern, with a great color choice. Like the skirt too :-)