When we knew our summer story would be inspired by fresh style and clean lines, we turned right to Shibui. This up and coming design house hits the mark again and again with simple pieces that quickly become wardrobe staples. Their Axis design is right on.
The pattern incorporates techniques (Estonian Cast-on, Sloped, or Bias, Bind-off, Short-row shaping) that give the garment a professional-looking finish. Techniques like these are especially important in a piece like Axis, which has lots of unfinished edges. The well-written pattern includes these specific instructions in the pattern -- no sending you off to a website!
And when you're done with the knitting, you end up with a stunning layering piece. With modern, asymmetrical lines and a relaxed fit, this long vest can be worn open or closed.
Extra Small (Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large)
Finished Bust Circumference: 36.75(38.5, 40.75, 44.75, 48.75)"
Length from Shoulder: 31.5 (32, 32.5, 33, 33.5)"
NEEDLES & NOTIONS
US 6 (4mm) 32" or longer circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge.
US 6 (4mm) for 3-needle bind off.
22 sts/28 rows = 4"/10cm in stockinette stitch, after blocking.