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Portofino | Vest

Pattern Download

A wonderfully versatile garment that may be worn either way up: as a simple vest or a sleeveless shrug. As a vest, it has a generous front wrap that allows for multiple styling options; as a shrug, it has a cropped cocoon shape and shawl collar. One size only.

Please Note: This pattern is sold as a PDF download and may not be returned. It is not available as a printed pattern.

  • YARN
    bespoke from Catherine Lowe:
    yarn A: 1700 yds/1547 m each of Merino #3, Silk #2 and Silk Mohair #1
    These three yarns are held together as a single strand.
    yarn B: 425 yds/387 m of Silk #4
    Note: the pattern offers additional yarn options.

    NEEDLES
    0, 1, 2, 7, 8 US/2.0, 2.5, 3.0, 4.5, 5.0 mm
    Please refer to the pattern for complete information regarding needle size, type and length.

    OTHER NOTIONS
    crochet hook: C/2.5 mm
    knitter's pins: 18 dozen
    tapestry needle
  • FINISHED MEASUREMENTS:
    underarm: 50"/127 cm
    length from high shoulder: 30"/76 cm

    FINISHED GAUGE
    moss stitch: 5 stitches and 7 rows = 1"/2.54 cm

    FABRICATION AND CONSTRUCTION NOTES
    The garment pieces are worked flat in yarn A and constructed using yarn B; the garment edging is picked up after the garment is constructed and worked in yarn B.
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