The Radiant Vest is all grown up and shapely with gently shifting yarn and a single easy button. Worked sideways with short rows to shape the yoke and extra side short rows for an a-line silhouette, this vest is quick, simple and stunning.
34 (38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58, 62)
Shown in size 54
Chest: 33¾ (37¾, 41¾, 46, 49¾, 54, 58, 62) inches, buttoned
Length: 22 (23, 24, 24½, 25¼, 25¾, 26¾, 27¼) inches
Berroco Lodge (47% nylon, 47% wool, 6% rayon; 98 yards/90 meters per 1.76 ounce/50 gram ball);
#7446 Crater Lake; 5 (5, 6, 7, 7, 8, 9, 10) balls
Recommended needle sizes
US #8/5 mm 24 inch circular needle
US #9/5.5 mm 24 inch circular needle
US #8/5 mm dpns- set of 4
One 1⅛ inch button
14 sts and 20 rows = 4 inches in St st on larger needles. Change needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge. Correct row gauge is very important in this garment as it is knit sideways.
This vest is worked sideways using short rows to shape the yoke and a-line side shaping. The row gauge is the most important gauge to achieve as this is what will determine the final circumference of the garment. The sleeves are finished using DPNS and a small border of Garter stitch that is picked up and worked after completing the main body. This pattern also contains notes on how to add or subtract short rows for the a-line shaping, be advised that if you make changes to the number of short rows in the waist shaping the garment will no longer match the schematic.