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I absolutely love being able to wear my knitting in multiple ways and Malia kicks this out of the ballpark for me.
When knitted in the suggested yarns as shown, you will get a simply unbelievable drape. There are two beautiful lace borders and a vast amount of Stockinette knitting that make this piece simply pop.
If you knit the vest you can enjoy 20 plus how to style options! Wear it as a poncho, a cowl, scarf, right side up or down, have the mesh lace or the beautiful bottom lace portion near your face to give you just a few ideas.
Adding the gorgeous kimono sleeves just brings this piece over the top.
The pattern is written, has a schematic and a chart for the bottom lace portion.
Level of Expertise: Intermediate
Sizes: S/M, L/XL and XXL/XXXL (fits bust measurements 34”-38”/40”-44”/46”-50”) with a 25” positive ease.
C1= Canyon, a sport weight hand painted Cotton/Rayon (330 yards per skein) for the lace portion.
With sleeves: 1 skein or 270/290/320 yards of a similar yarn.
C2= Linen, a fingering weight for the body (192 yards per skein).
Vest: 5 skeins or 880/980/1150 yards of a similar yarn.
With sleeves: 7 skeins or 1330/1400/1600 yards of a similar yarn.
US size 5 (3.75 mm) circular needle, 36” in length or size needed to get gauge
17/18/20 stitch markers
Point protectors to save you from lost stitches (believe me, they help!)
Scrap yarn for placing sections of knitting on hold
16 sts and 24 rows in 4” Stockinette stitch with fingering weight yarn, blocked
Pattern tech edited and test knitted.