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"Refined cool.”

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.

5 (5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7) skeins Shibui Twig (190 yds/174m each).
3 (3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4) skeins Shibui Fern (232 yds/212m each).
Shown in Bone.

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 1 strand of Fern held together, on US 9 needles or size needed to obtain gauge.


Areca by Shibui; printed pattern (requires shipping).


27 in stock.