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Wrap & Tie Apron Vest Pattern

Wrap & Tie Apron Vest Pattern





The Design

“Versatile charm.”

We love the versatility of this piece—its look changes by simply adjusting the ties. Wrap and tie it across the front for the charm of a worker’s apron or kitchen coverall. Or wear it open for an elegant, elongated drape. Or lower the tie placement for more asymmetry. And with a stitch pattern that’s attractive on both sides, we’re touting its reversibility!

The Wrap & Tie Apron Vest is designed at a sport-weight gauge; we knit it with two lace-weight yarns held together, Isager Bomulin and Silk Mohair.

This eight-page pattern includes:

  • Color photography by Laura Gehring
  • Special Techniques
    • Swatching for Gauge
    • ‘Clip & Turn’ Short-Row Shaping
    • Adjusting Body Length
  • Comprehensive sizing schematic
  • Instructions for seaming, blocking, and finishing your piece.

See how we've used this pattern!

The Details

Sizes: S (M, L, XL). Details give for S; larger sizes in parentheses ( ).
Full width (back + 2 fronts): 52½ (63¾, 72, 80¼)"/133.5 (162, 183, 204)cm.
Finished bust (with fronts overlapped): 35 (42½, 48, 53½)"/89 (108, 122, 136)cm.
To fit bust: 28–32 (34–38, 40–44, 46–50)"/71–81 (86.5–96.5, 102–112, 117–127)cm.
With approx. ease: 3-7 (4½-8½, 4-8, 3½-7½)"/7.5-18 (11.5-21.5, 10-20, 9-19)cm.
Finished length: Measured from high shoulder point (where shoulder meets neck) to bottom edge. 25 (25½, 25¾, 26½)"/63.5 (65, 65.5, 67)cm.

Approx. 1490 (1845, 2110, 2395) yds/1363 (1687, 1929, 2190)m each of two lace-weight yarns (one mohair, one smooth) to hold together throughout, or one sport-weight yarn to hold single.
For custom lengths:To lengthen or shorten body, add or subtract approx. 70 (85, 95, 105) yds/64 (78, 87, 96)m of yarn for each 1"/2.5cm of knitted body length.
Shown in Isager Bomulin (229 yds/210m each), Color 47 and Isager Silk Mohair (231 yds/212m each), Color 47, held together throughout. Model is wearing size M with 6"/15cm bust ease.

US 4 (3.5mm) 32"/80cm circular needle, or size to get gauge.
US F/5 (3.75mm) crochet hook for ties.
18 locking markers.
2 stitch markers.
4 spare circular needles (gauge size or smaller), so you can knit off of needle from either end; or you can use waste yarn.
Darning needle to finish.

26 sts/32 rows = 4"/10cm in acorn stitch, after blocking.

Make sure to read through all instructions before beginning your vest. Once you separate the fronts from the back, you will be working armhole shaping at the same time as you work the front edge decreases. For sizes M, L & XL, you will need to track double-dec rows along the front edge. We find it useful to use locking markers to keep track of rows worked.

We like using needles with long tapered tips to help with the pattern stitch. Allow yourself plenty of time to let your vest dry, since there are three layers!

Digital Wrap & Tie Apron Vest pattern. (Download)

Printed Wrap & Tie Apron Vest pattern. (Requires shipping.)