Sep 262011

PAtty Ann | The Knittting Vortex

Perfect as a light layering piece, Patty Ann is a casual, open front vest knit in seed stitch with ribbed edgings. An easy knit from the bottom up, this long vest has gentle shaping at the hip and bust for an attractive fit. A few short rows shape the shoulders, which are joined with a three-needle bind off. Only minimal finishing is required; the front bands are worked at the same time as the body, then extended beyond the shoulders and seamed to the back neck, and the armhole ribbing is picked up and knit to match the ribbed hem. The lean, simple shape is easy to wear, and shows off a pretty yarn with textural stitch patterns.

Techniques Used: long-tail CO, knit/purl, increasing/decreasing, picking up stitches, short rows, 3-needle BO.

Size: 34 (36, 38, 40, 44, 48)” bust circumference. Patty Ann was designed to be worn open with front edges barely meeting; for a similar fit, choose a size close to your actual bust measurement.

Yarn: Malabrigo Merino Worsted (100% merino wool; 210 yards/100g); 3 (4, 4, 4, 5, 5) skeins; size 36 shown in Uva.

Other Materials: US 8 32” circular needle or size to match gauge; Extra US 8 needle for 3-needle BO; Stitch markers (4); Stitch holders (5); Yarn needle.

Gauge: 16 st and 30 rows/4” in seed stitch, after blocking.

See it on Ravelry, to read more or purchase the pattern.  

Patty Ann front | The Knitting Vortex  Pattty Ann hem detail | The Knitting Vortex  PAtty Ann back | The Knitting Vortex