The Lucy Vest pattern is now available from Knit Picks! This version uses Swish DK. It’s shown here in the Peapod, and there are over 30 other colors to choose from as well.
The vest is graced with an easy-to-memorize eyelet ribbing, with the V-neck shaping flowing from the center rib.
Attention to detail includes instructions for decreases in the neck and armhole ribbing so they curve properly and lie flat.
The pattern is available from Knit Pick here. I love their “kit builder” which makes ordering the pattern and just the right amount of yarn a snap!
Photos © Gale Zucker / AudKnits 2015
Some of my readers who liked the Lucy Vest that I designed for my TKGA Hand Knitting Program have inquired about the pattern. I’m happy to say it is now available!
The Lucy Vest uses an easy-to-memorize ribbed eyelet stitch pattern.
Careful attention to detail includes a V-neck which flows out from the center rib.
Strategically-placed decreases in the ribbed armhole and neck trim add shaping and cause the ribbing to lie flat.
The pattern uses the lovely Zara yarn from Filitura di Crosa. It’s the perfect choice for great stitch definition! I also chose it because it comes in a large range of colors. The pattern offers seven sizes, from a finished bust of 30″ to 55.5″. The vest is meant to be worn with 1-3″ ease. It’s available on Ravelry or below through my AudKnits Pattern Store:
Lucy Vest – $4.99
Many thanks to Gale Zucker for the wonderful photography. I just love the top image – it’s perfect for this time of year when we’re all loving the corn from our local vegetable stands!
Filatura di Crosa Zara yarn
Gale Zucker Photography (all images here © galezucker / AudKnits LLC)
The Knitting Guild Association (TKGA): This is a fantastic organization. I have learned so much by being a member, and LOVE their Cast On magazine.
For me, one of the most fun and challenging parts of Level 2 of The Knitting Guild Association’s (TKGA) Master Hand Knitting Program was the vest project. The requirement was simply to knit a vest, demonstrating our ability to use finishing techniques. We could use an existing pattern as written, modify an existing pattern, or design our own.
You probably know me well enough by now to guess which option I chose. Yes, as if completing Level 2 wasn’t difficult enough, I had to go and design a brand new pattern from scratch. Hence, the Lucy Vest, which I named after my beautiful and talented friend who was kind enough to model it.
What I enjoyed about designing it was incorporating little details that I’ve learned along the way to make a finished garment really attractive. I took a Melissa Leapman workshop one time where she talked about how to design necklines so they flowed out of the center pattern. I like the results here. (Thank you, Melissa!)
I added details into the instructions that I think help make for a nice fitting and polished looking vest. Ribbing along the sides makes the vest flattering to wear. On the neck and armhole trim, I used what I learned in the TKGA program to place strategic decreases to make the ribbing lie flat.
All in all, I’m happy with the Lucy Vest. I’ll be offering it as a pattern soon.
As always, I want to thank TKGA for providing so much education!
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For the longest time I’ve had my eye on Arenda Holladay’s pattern, “Woman’s Cable Vest”. I like its simplicity, with the cables adding just the right amount of interest. (Plus, I’ll use any excuse to knit with Rowan’s Felted Tweed!)
The red color (“Rage”) married with the tweed texture will be just right when Fall rolls around.
Woman’s Cable Vest by Arenda Holladay, in the Members’ section of the TKGA website
Rowan Felted Tweed DK