The Simona vest is a must have modern cardigan with shawl collar. Twisted stitch patterns are combined to create a texture rich fabric with flattering lines and details. The body shaping adds just the right fit, skimming your curves. Add hand-crafted buttons for that truly dazzling look.
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Pattern comes with written and charted instructions along with schematic. No matter how you learn you will find it in this pattern.
Gauge is Important:
As in all of the other garments that I make, I highly suggest making a hanging gauge swatch before you get started. This is important to see how gravity will alter the size of your cardigan after wearing it. Starting with a swatch will also save you the headache of making the wrong size before you even start. To make a hanging gauge swatch I start by making a swatch of the stitch pattern that is at least 6 inches square. Then I hang the swatch to a hanger or cloths line and add additional cloths pins to the bottom to simulate gravity. Take a before and after measurement of your swatch to see what happens to it.
Simona Vest Materials:
- Fiesta Yarns “Boomerang” (100% extra fine super wash merino; 255 yds, 4 oz 100g): #73 Cherry 5 (6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8) hanks.
- Size US 7 (4.5 mm) circular needle, 32” in length, or size to obtain correct gauge, plus a spare needle in same size.
- Stitch marker
- stitch holders or waste yarn
- tapestry needle
- 5 buttons, approx. 1” 2.5 cm in diameter.