Pattern of the Week: Vined Vest
The Vined Vest includes so many components that make it completely unique. There is a zipper, unique, shaping in the hood, an open seam at the sides, and fun tassels, too! But the most interesting part of this vest is how it is worked. A unique herringbone pattern is worked from the bottom up to create the patterning for the center back and up each of the center fronts.
Then, that center panel is turned, and the rest of the vest is worked from the center out to the side seam. Combine back-bar half double crochet and double crochet stitches worked two rows below to create the vine-like patterning. The texture in this vest is incredible, and so much fun to make!
Will you be making any of the other projects from the Botanical Spring collection in Interweave Crochet Spring 2018? There are nine more to explore, and a total of twenty projects in this issue!
You better get started.
DESIGNER Alla Koval
FINISHED SIZE 36½ (41½, 43½, 48½, 53½)” bust circumference with about 1½” overlap at side seams. Sample shown measures 36½”, modeled with 4½” ease.
YARN Cascade Yarns Venezia Worsted (70% merino wool, 30% silk; 219 yd [199 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): #123 dark bronze, 7 (7, 8, 9, 10) hanks.
NEEDLES Size H/8 (5 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
NOTIONS Yarn needle; sewing needle and coordinating thread; 4″ piece of cardboard, 1; 22 (22, 22, 24, 24)” metallic separating zipper, 1.
GAUGE 16 hdc and 13 rows = 4″” in hdc in back bar; 12-st herringbone panel=2½” wide.