The Shoji Vest was inspired by Japanese rice paper (Shoji) screen panels. I love the geometric look of these walls and wanted to create a design inspired by their lines and different tones.
Slipped stitches and the use of two colors of yarn along with the texture of the garter stitch makes for interesting overall texture and an engaging, but still simple knit. The design has a minimalist, fresh feel. Great for layering over a button up shirt, scoop neck tee or cotton dress. Special techniques like the tubular cast on and i-cord bind off take this design to the next level giving it nicely finished details. It is designed to fit loose with about 6” positive ease.
Knit up in lovely Woolfolk fingering weight ultimate merino wool yarns this vest is super soft and cozy. The fingering weight allows for a lighter weight piece making it versatile Fall through Spring!
-Finished Bust: 35 (40, 45, 50, 55, 60)”
-Designed to fit with 4-6” positive ease
Woolfolk Fingering Weight Merino Wool
Color A - Tynd: Color 01: 565 (670, 740, 875, 965, 1070) yards
Color B - Sno: Color 01 + 07: 685 (800, 900, 1065, 1175, 1305) yards
-Slip St Pattern: Size 5 needles: 30 sts and 30 rows over 4”
- 2 X 2 Ribbing: Size 3 needles: 33 sts and 32 rows/ 4”
-Size 3 (3.25mm), and 5 (3.75 mm) needles