Franziska Collins

for Fiesta Yarns   2010

Linen Stitch Vest

As the world must know by now, 'La Boheme' is comprised of a laceweight mohair/wool/nylon strand and a novelty fine slubby rayon. Knit together, they work up to an Aran weight in st st. The 'Insignia' variation is tone-on-tone, semi-solid; the regular version is hand dyed with great good judgment. One of the ideal showcases for this spectacular yarn is this vest, knit side to side for slimming effect. The half-linen stitch does great things for variegates, and the vest points add even more classy distinction.

Pattern Detail

  • no charts
  • no schematics
  • sewing required
  • all season
  • straight (flat)
  • 4 sizes, finished 36" - 48"; see data page
  • digital PDF has 2 pages (letter size)
  • easy
    • 4 x 4 in
    • 5.0 mm
    • US 8
    • 16.0 over pattern
Click below for more images and yarn requirements
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sarah in AK

Wednesday, February 16 2011, 20:22

The half-linen stitch shows off hand-dyed variegated yarns Beautifully! Short 1-2 inch sections of color show as a "pop" or a "run." I looked for some time to find the right pattern for some hand-dyed yarn, (7 50-gram skeins) and this pattern is working out well.

Half-linen stitch makes a slightly thicker fabric than stockinette, and it seems less inclined to curl.

There appears to be an error in the instructions for the half-linen stitch pattern, but it is obvious. The stitch offset in the four row repeat is compensated for twice, so you end up with no offset. Just ignore the first K1 in row 3. The "boundary stitch" concept is odd, but makes a nice edge if you follow it.

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