A series of dots and dashes that form a meaningful whole . . .
This close fitting vest or tank is knit in four pieces each with different stitch patterns, but they come together to form a coherent garment, which is knit together as you go, so there is no making up at the end. This makes a nice lacy tank, but if you are too modest or chilly to wear it as one, it makes a wonderful vest as well. I fantasize about making myself another in something soft and fuzzy for the winter.
I think that buttons going up the back of clothes are wonderful. They give you a nice stretch if you do them up yourself, but they are more fun if you have someone to do them up for you – so keep everyone guessing about who is helping you on with your clothes in the morning.
XS [S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X] (shown in size M)
Chest: 28[32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52] inches
Length: 22.5[22.5, 23, 23.5, 23.5, 24, 24] inches
[MC] Rowan Summer Tweed [70% silk, 30% cotton; 118 yd/108 m per 50g skein]; color: 535 shark; 4 [4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7] skeins
1 set US #9/5.5mm straight needles
notions required: stitch holder, stitch markers, 6 three-quarter inch (2cm) buttons
14 sts/20 rows = 4″ in stockinette stitch