Maria Vest Knitting Pattern
by Max and Herb
One layering essential we are specifically standing behind this fall is as smart as it is stylish: sweater vests. They tend to go with everything!
And the Maria Vest knitting pattern is as easy to make as it is stylish. Worked from the bottom up, this vest is simple, romantic, and wearable. Two strands of Botanic Wool held together in two different colors create a unique texture and colorful combination. Or pick one color, and make the most luxurious version of this piece. This fall, this fun vest should be top of your list!
This pattern is worked in the round from the bottom up, the stitches are then divided at the armhole and worked flat. Shoulders are joined with the 3-Needle Bind-Off technique, and a 1x1 rib edging is worked around the collar.
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WHY WE LOVE IT — Lightweight, wearable, quick to make, comfy, perfect fit, biodegradable, modern, and the pattern includes tutorials to all techniques!
SIZE — XS (S, M, L, XL) (2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL)
LEVEL — Intermediate (The pattern requires how to knit in the round, how to work with a cable needle, decrease, pick up and knit stitches, knit through the back loop. Nevertheless, it includes tutorials to all techniques used, and I am only one email away if you need any help at all!)
MATERIALS — 2 (2, 2, 2, 2) (2, 3, 3, 3) skeins in Color A and 2 (2, 2, 2, 2) (2, 3, 3, 3) skeins in Color B The Botanic Wool (50% Tencel - 50% Highland Wool); sample uses color Autumn Orange Bald Cypress and Pink Muhly Grass.
If made with one color: 3 (3, 3, 4, 4) (4, 5, 5, 6) skeins The Botanic Wool (50% Tencel - 50% Peruvian Highland Wool);
8 mm (11 US) knitting needles for working in the round (or size required to obtain gauge)
7 mm (10.75 US) knitting needles for working in the round (or size required to obtain gauge)
1 additional 8 mm (11 US) knitting needle for 3-Needle Bind-Off
1 removable stitch marker (to mark beginning of round)
Scrap yarn or stitch holder
GAUGE — 10 cm / 4” = 12 stitches and 12 rows (after blocking) in pattern stitch using 12 mm (17 US) needles.
Hand wash in lukewarm water (30°) using a mild and gentle detergent. Allow soaking for 10 minutes before rinsing. Carefully reshape and dry flat by placing on a towel.