‘Alsi’is the name of the Native American tribe that lived there.–Courtesy of ShibuiKnits
features a clever drop-stitch cable
in Size 6 (4.0mm) needles and 3 skeins of amazingly silky soft Staccato Ivory
Light and elegant
and relaxed fit that has draped fronts when worn open.
Modeled vest shown here is before washing/blocking, without sewn-on button
It is knitted flat from the bottom up, with cabled button bands knitted as part of the vest fronts then extend as a band around the back neck edge.
Alsea is one of 8 patterns in Shibui Texture booklet itself, visit Shibui Knits or Ravelry.
Back of modeled vest shown again is before washing/blocking…
can be more slouchy fit, functional, than cropped as intended.
Stylish special, supremely comfortable, perfect for those cool evenings. To find the correct size to fit, measure across your high bust line (approximately under your armpits) and use this as your size guide. Due to the stretchy nature of the fabric you should use this actual measurement; if you are between sizes knit the smaller size. You may choose 4-ply linen or silk to get lighter knitted fabric. This pattern also fits for wooly yarn that is not tightly spun in 4-ply weight.
Silky Staccato’s nature tendency: Drapey…so blocking requires attention, shaping, massaging.
I had to put in dryer to put some spongy texture back to the fabric.
It will turn any shirt into a smashing style success when you’re wearing this cable knit sweater vest, perhaps accessorized with a faux fur or silk scarf. It’s a fashion-forward wardrobe piece that can update your look in a New York minute.
Casual chic meets comfort in Alsea
I have so enjoyed knitting this gorgeous layering secret piece, a very useful wardrobe addition; which I love. To bits.
It echoes a Japanese summer kimono worn by both men and women The Yukata but sleeveless. (The word “yu” means bath and “katabira” under clothing.)
What’s better than kajillion fun rows of rhythmic, rippling cables and movies, series, or entertaining podcasts?
yes…even including massaging the design, pattern, ripping out
more than 400 yards of knitting, re-knitting, and blocking/finishing
I was in a happy mode.
Fun…Fun…Fun…cooking with 4H kids and card making with COOL families…all in a day’s worth!
Thumb-print art made by one of the COOL kids
Happy crafting and keep those creative juices running!