Ilga Leja


In the Courtyard

"Contemplate city life, as it passes through the courtyard," says Leja. "You will be comfortably, but elegantly, dressed in this lacy vest with its intriguing pattern of double yarn overs. Make yours cropped or long. Then wear it over a summer T-shirt or a graceful, long-sleeved blouse for an evening out." Leja must be one of the best designers and pattern writers alive today; this piece also has optional short-row bust shaping for the larger sizes, and thorough, thorough instructions with many tips and explanations.

Pattern Detail

  • all stitch patterning charted
  • schematics included
  • sewing required
  • spring/summer
  • straight (flat)
  • 7 sizes, finished 32" - 58"; see data pages
  • digital PDF has 18 pages (letter size)
  • intermediate
    • 4 x 4 in
    • 4.0 mm
    • US 6
    • 20.0 over pattern
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