Mantra Short Vest pattern


A vest of rayon bouclé and bamboo yarn that drapes flatteringly on the body with slimming sheer stripes of rayon only, a rolled collar lapel and bead closure. Variations can be made by combining similar shades for a solid look or contrasting colors for tweed. The one shown above was knit in Black Bambu 7 and Scarlatto Skinny Majesty then over-dyed on the bottom after knitting to create an ombré hem. The finishing touch is bead cord and glass beads to add weight to the front lapel and create a closure which hides with 1 stitch buttonholes in the minimal edge trim on the front for a double breasted effect. It also looks great worn open. Scarf pattern sold separately



Skill Level – Beginner to Intermediate
By Rebekah Younger of Younger Knits
Yarn: Silk City Skinny Majesty and Bambu 7
Machine: Brother PC Bulky (Mid-Gauge possible)
Tension: 0.2 Gauge: 34 sts. and 81 rows = 8” x 8” square
Approximate weights of yarn based on size
3 – 6 oz. – Skinny Majesty – 2300 yds. per lb.
5 – 8 oz. – Bambu 7 – 2100 yds. per lb.
Notions – 4 triangular glass beads and heavy weight nylon bead cord to match.

This vest is knit sideways of one strand of rayon and one of bamboo yarn together in the A-slot on a Bulky (or mid-gauge) machine.

©2017 – Rebekah Younger – all rights reserved –
not for resale or publication without written consent from the author


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