Beech Leaf Vest

US $6.00US $11.00

pattern by Fiddlesticks Knitting

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This pretty vest features the classic beech leaf lace design. Lace panels frame the front openings of the vest up to the shoulders, with three lace panels at the back to wow them when you walk away!

Vest is worked from the bottom up. All shaping takes place in the stocking stitch areas, meaning there are no awkward calculations in lace. Finally, a simple yet decorative crocheted edge is worked (photographic instructions are provided) and buttons are sewn on. Sample shown in Size 1 (34 inches).

NOTE: Fiddlesticks Knitting Patterns use charts.
Recommended for Intermediate lace knitters.

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Recommended Yarn:
6 (7, 7, 8, 9, 10) balls of DK yarn, each ball 50g is 105 metres / 114 yds. Sample (in brown) knit with 50% silk, 50% merino wool DK.
OR 5 (6, 6, 7, 7, 8) balls of DK-weight raw silk yarn, each ball 50 g / 115 m, sample shown in green.

Finished knitted measurements in inches at bust:
Size 1: 34 inches
Size 2: 38 inches
Size 3: 42 inches
Size 4: 46 inches
Size 5: 50 inches
Size 6: 54 inches

DK yarn – 3 mm (US 3) needles or size to obtain gauge
Raw Silk yarn – 3.5 mm (US 4) needles or size to obtain gauge

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Dorothy Siemens is meticulous with her pattern writing and charting so that you can pick up your needles with confidence.
Her detailed instructions will expertly guide you through even the most complex lace knitting patterns – for stunningly beautiful results!

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Spend more time knitting and less in prep and technical research

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Details, details, details = successful knitting

  • detailed colour photographs clearly show the knitting
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