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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.
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.