Knit Lace Vest
The Knit Going Coastal Lace Vest by Lisa Gentry is a free knitting pattern from Red Heart Yarns. Learn how to do basic knitting lace stitches required to make this super cute vest, how to put stitches on holders and how to work the top part of the vest individually.
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Going Coastal Knit Lace Vest
This pattern requires a basic understanding of knitting skills like cast on, knit, purl, bind off and seaming, they are not included in the video. In this video you will learn how to work the lace stitches in this pattern, how to make a yarn over and purl the next stitch, how to yarn over and knit the next stitch, how to do a double decrease called the sk2p, how to use stitch markers to your advantage, and the process for finishing the vest.
This is a cute vest that uses a long color changing gradient yarn called Roll With It Tweed by Red Heart Yarn.
Get the Going Coastal Pattern
Download the FREE Going Coastal Pattern Knit Lace Vest pattern on the Red Heart website.
Cherie Lahood says:
Hi Marly. I would like to ask your advice please. I am going to crochet your Oliver and Olivia blanket and would like to know if it would work OK using cotton yarn, or do I need to use a yarn that is more ‘squishy’ (wool, acrylic etc)?
Many thanks for your help.
Cherie (New Zealand)
Marly Bird says:
Hi Cherie-So glad to hear that you are going to try out the Oliver and Olivia blanket. It is very special to me! I would suggest staying away from cotton. The reason for that is if it is a baby gift it will be likely be washed often. Cotton items tend to stretch over time especially when they get wet.
If you are really set on cotton you could try a swatch, soak it, let it dry and then hang it with some weight (a few cloths pins or something like that) to see how much the swatch will stretch. Then you need to multiply that but the whole blanket to see the difference. A blanket is going to be much heaver with cotton and will do a bit of stretching.
Can’t wait to see your finished piece! Please be sure to add it to Ravelry so I can see your work! Happy stitching.