You've been seeing bits of this vest for months now, and I'm finally ready to share the pattern with you. I could not be more excited about this! The Honeytree Vest is a classic, simple vest with almost no finishing. It uses a few precious skeins of my new Orange Label Chasmere/Silk Worsted weight yarn. A sweater in this yarn would be amazing, but because of the luxury fiber content its on the pricier side of my yarn collection, so I wanted to offer a more reasonable pattern option. A vest is just the ticket!
This vest can be thrown on with anything, belted, pinned, or simply left hanging open. It's a quick knit, and done in this stunning yarn it packs a lot of punch!
Size: 30 (32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56)”
Yarn: 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6) skeins Tanis Fiber Arts Orange Label Cashmere/Silk Worsted Weight yarn, sample shown in Gold.
Needles: 5mm (U.S. 8) 32 inch circular needle. Piece is knit flat and then sts are picked up around the front for the band and collar.
Gauge: 17 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch
Additional Tools and Materials: stitch marker, tapestry needle.
Ravelry Pattern Page here.
I'm really excited about this pattern because I think that its a classic wardrobe staple. It's a great transitional piece that can be worn all year long. I love designing knits that get a lot of wear, and I hope that if you knit this vest you'll find yourself wearing it all the time.
The new Orange Label Cashmere/Silk Worsted weight yarn is now available in my shop in all of my 36 colourways. I will have printed copies of the Honeytree Vest pattern and plenty of Orange Label yarn with me at the DKC Knitter's Frolic at the end of the month. The yarn has been added to Ravelry, I highly recommend checking that link, is there anything better than a yarn rainbow?
Here's one last parting collage just because I couldn't help myself! I've blogged these photo's before, but I just can't get enough that that silly whippet face!