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Lace Vest

Finished object just in time to wear to camp. This vest has no body shaping, but the drape allows it to fit nicely on the body. I love the hand of the Hempathy yarn and after blocking it is still very nice.

My DGS, Zachary, spent the last 12 days with us and he is the photographer for these pics. Not too bad for a 5 year old.

The only adjustments I made were because my gauge wasn’t the same as called for. I use a fingering weight yarn. You knit the back, then each side and finally do a three needle bindoff to join. This means it is very easy to change the length of the piece. I also think you could easily add a panel or gusset to the underarm if you should so choose. I did not add any short rows to the bustline.

Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy 05 off white
154 yards/50g skein. Blend of 41% cotton, 34% hemp, 25% modal with a gauge of 5.5 sts/in on size 5 needles.

Ilga Leja Antique Lace vest Ilga’s site
Sizes: Small to 2X
Level: Advanced Intermediate
Suggested Yarn: Sport weight or double knitting yarn
Needles: 4.5 mm. (US 7)
Gauge: 18 sts = 10 cm./4 in


8 Responses

  1. Thank you for visiting my blog. I find that not only is humming comforting, but also it gives me a working rythme (I was going to say it keeps me “in tune” with my work).

    The vest you’re wearing is lovely. I’m going to have to look into the pattern!

  2. I absolutely love your lace vest – it looks wonderful on you and yes the 5 years old did a great job with the pics.

    Have fun at camp.

    Jane J

  3. I love your vest! You have a professional photographer in your family! Great Job to both of you!

    Have fun at camp!


  4. Wonderful vest. The pattern is on my “must do” list if I can ever track down a suitable yarn in the UK

  5. Jane, it’s absolutely gorgeous.

  6. That’s gorgeous, Jane! I wouldn’t have thought of the Hempathy for this pattern, but it’s stunning. Thanks for sharing your photos!

  7. Brilliant! It’s like a shawl but with needing a pin! Gorgeous.

  8. Jane, your vest is beautiful! I had looked at this pattern a few times and wasn’t going to attempt it, but I think you’ve made me change my mind!

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