Pattern of the Week: Driftwood Vest

Luxuriate by the pool or cover up at the beach with knitscene Summer 2018’s the Driftwood Vest by Kirsten Singer-Joel. This fun, breezy, and versatile summer layer is a great addition to your wardrobe for festival season, picnics, or to throw over a swimsuit. The lace panel at the bottom is an interesting twist on the vest’s construction, making it an engaging knit for advanced-beginners.

Start off interesting—the lace panels are worked side-to-side first with a provisional cast-on; the panels are grafted at the center back. The rest of the body is smooth sailing stockinette stitch after picking up stitches from the top of the lace panel.

This vest is made in Sugar Bush Yarns Cabot, a cool pima cotton/linen blend resulting in a breathable, year round layer.

driftwood vest

Pattern Details

DESIGNER Kirsten Singer-Joel

DIFFICULTY Intermediate

FINISHED SIZE 14¾ (16¾, 18¾, 21¾, 23¼, 24¾, 26¼)” back width. Vest shown measures 16¾” on model with 31½” bust.

YARN Sugar Bush Yarns Cabot (70% Pima cotton, 30% linen; 291 yd [266 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): wheat, 2 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4) skeins.

NEEDLES  Size 5 (3.75 mm): 32″ circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

NOTIONS  Marker (m); stitch holders; tapestry needle; size E/4 (3.5 mm) crochet hook.

GAUGE 21 sts and 28 rows = 4″ in St st; 56 sts of lace panel = 11″ wide.

Top Off Your Swimsuit with the Driftwood Vest

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