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Beach House – Free Knitting Pattern

Nice and Light Knit Vest

This is a quick knit and uses very little yarn.  Oh and it is Fun to knit.

There is a sizing chart below and make sure you select a size that is 3 inches larger that your actual bust measurement.

Knitting Pattern by Teresa Gregorio

I love light layers for the hot weather, and Beach House is perfect for that! Its positive ease and mesh means it’s breezy and great for pairing with a pretty sundress, strappy top, or even swimwear.  It keeps you on your toes with short rows, pleats, and some shoulder grafting. This seamless bottom-up design dips in the back and curves up in the front to hit at your natural waist.

Finished Size
32 (36.5, 40, 43.5, 48, 52, 55.5)” bust/chest circumference. Pullover in Knit Picks CotLin shown in 36.5″, and in Voolenvine shown in 43.5”.

Yarn
Knit Picks CotLin, 70% Tanguis Cotton, 30% Linen; 123yds/50g: 24464, Harbor, 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5) skeins.

Yarn
Voolenvine Yarns Smitten DK, 80% Merino, 10% Nylon, 10% Cashmere; 231yds/100g: Beach House, 2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3) skeins.

Needles
Size 8 (5 mm): at least 16″ length circular (cir). Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions
Markers (m); stitch holders or scrap yarn; 2 spare double pointed needles (dpns), tapestry needle.

Gauge
14.5 sts and 20 rows = 4″ (10 cm) in Mesh stitch after blocking; 18 sts and 32 rows = 4” in Garter stitch after blocking.

Notes
The Mesh stitch lays open and drapes wonderfully through aggressive blocking. MAKE SURE you measure your gauge on a BLOCKED SWATCH. Otherwise, you will not achieve the size you want through the directions as written.

Thanks to Teresa for this Pattern.

 

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