This tunic-length vest is an elevated, modern, summer piece! Designed by Shellie Anderson of Shibui, Areca is worked flat in one piece from the bottom up, using two strands of a sport-weight wool/linen/silk blend (Shibui Twig) held together for the lower border and a single strand of the same held together with a sport-weight cotton (Shibui Fern) for the rest of the garment.
This five page pattern includes:
- Lovely full color photography
- A clear design/sizing schematic
- Brief guidelines for German twisted cast-on, slipped stitch edging, lateral braid, German short rows, binding off in the center of a row, sloped bind-off, and the three-needle bind-off.
XS (S, M, M/L, L, XL, XXL).
To fit bust 32.5 (34.5, 36.5, 38.5, 40.5, 44.5, 48.5)".
Bust circumference, to be worn with fronts open: 36.5 (38.5, 39.5, 41.5, 43, 47, 51.5)"
Back length from shoulder: 33.5 (34, 34.25, 35, 35, 35.25, 35.5)".
Model is 5'9" wearing Size S with approx +4" ease.
NEEDLES & NOTIONS
US 9 (5.5mm) needles.
Spare US 9 (5.5mm) needle for 3-needle bind-off.
Stitch markers, stitch holders, and darning needle.
17 sts/22 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch after blocking, with one strand of Twig and one strand of Fern held together, on US 9 needles or size needed to obtain gauge.
The Free Adaptation
Areca by Shibui. Printed pattern. (Requires shipping.)