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Pasticcio Circular Vest

Approximately 701 m (765 yds) of worsted or aran
weight yarn (17-18 stitches to 10 cm/4"). Sample
pictured was knit using 9 balls of
Pasticcio (now discontinued) - 78 m (85 yards) per
50g ball - ballband gauge of 17-18 st/4 inches 4.5
mm (US 7).
- 5.5 mm (US 9) double pointed or circular needles
by Shelley Mackie and elann (or size required to obtain correct gauge).
- 7 stitch markers color A. 1 stitch marker color B
This circular vest is knit in the round and has no
seams to sew up when finished! Knit in a simple, Size:
reversible mesh pattern, is light and airy, and very One size to fit most women (S, M, L). Only the
comfortable to wear. Its circular shape gives swing placement and the length of the armholes are
to its drape, and because one size fits most women, actually "sized". The vest is a circle, knit in 8 equal
it makes a lovely gift. It can be worn two ways: sections, with armholes made in sections 2 and 7.
with the longer part of the circle below the sleeves, The sample garment was knit to 9.5" from the
for a long, dressy look, or with the shorter part of center of the circle, at the point where its armholes
the circle below the sleeves, for a short, sassy, look. measured approx. 10" in length. For smaller bodies,
armholes can be made sooner than this, which will
Gauge: result in a smaller garment and a shorter armhole
Approx. 12 sts and 14 rows = 4", measured over length. For larger bodies, continue knitting past
pattern stitch gauge is not critical to this project. 9.5", until 2 sections measure the desired width
across back, and armholes are desired length. This
can easily by determined by placing all stitches on a
length of ribbon, and placing the knitted circle
against the back of the intended wearer.
To calculate yarn requirements for larger or smaller Continue to rep rounds 1-4 until circle measures
sizes, determine desired back width, and compare it approx. 22" from center. Bind off with picot bind
to sample garment's back width as a percentage, and off as follows: BO 2 sts, *sl rem st on RH needle
then increase or decrease your yarn requirements by onto LH needle, CO 2 sts, BO 4 sts*; rep from * to
this percentage e.g. sample garment's 19" back * to end, then fasten off remaining st.
width used 9 balls, so a 21" back would use 10 balls
(21 divided by 19 = 1.1, and 9 x 1.1 = 10). Finishing: Crochet 1 row sc around armholes.

Instructions: Abbreviations:
With 5.5 mm (US 9) needles, cast on 8 sts. approx. approximately, BO bind off, CO cast on,
Divide sts evenly on either 4 double pointed needles f&b front and back, k knit, k2tog knit 2 together,
or 2 circulars. LH left hand, p purl, p2tog purl 2 together, rem
Knit one Round. remaining, RH right hand, Rnd Round, sc single
kf&b into each st - 16sts. crochet, sl slip, st(s) stitch(es), yo yarn over, yrn
Place 7 stitch markers, color A, every 2 sts to divide yarn round needle to make one stitch.
into 8 equal sections, ending with the placement of
stitch marker color B to denote the beginning of

Begin to knit in pattern between markers, in each of

the 8 sections as follows:
Rnd 1: *k2tog, yo* sections 1 to 7 - at last 2 sts in
section 8, k2tog, yrn.
Rnd 2: *P2tog, yrn*. sections 1 to 7 - at last 2 sts in
section 8, p2tog, leave yarn in front of work, so that
a short and neat stitch is created before you begin
Rnd 3.
Rnd 3: Kf&b, *k*, kf&b
(Note: in the very first occurrence of Rnd 3, there
will be no *k*, as there will be only 2 sts in each
Rdn 4: P
Note: By knitting f&b in the stiches before and after
each of the 8 markers in every rnd 3, you will be
increasing 16 sts every 4 rows.

Continue rep rounds 1-4. When you have enough

sts, switch to one circular needle. Continue until
circle measures approx. 9.5" from its center (or until
there are approx. 28 sts in each of 8 sections) then
end on a round 3. Please note this pattern is copyrighted material and the
entire contents of this pattern are copyrighted as a
collective work. You may print a copy of this pattern for
Armhole Rnd 4: P 28 sts in first section, BO 28 sts your own personal use and enjoyment, but editing,
in second section, P 28 sts in sections 3, 4, 5, 6, BO publishing, transmitting, e-mailing, posting it to a list
28 sts in section 7, P 28 sts in section 8. service or database, or commercially exploiting this
Next Rnd 1: *k2tog, yo* across first section, turn pattern is strictly forbidden. You may not use this pattern
to make or have made for you items for any commercial
work, CO 28 sts in second section, turn work, purposes, including sale, consignment, and donations in
*k2tog, yo* across sections 3, 4, 5, 6, turn work, which you receive a monetary payment in exchange.
CO 28 sts in section 7, turn work, *k2tog, yo*
across section 8. Copyright inc.