Monday, March 24, 2014

Patternum Novum: Aeon

Back in December, I drove over to my not-quite-local-but-used-to-be-so-close-enough Yarn Shop, Nine Rubies, to hang out with the knitters doing a KAL with my Mielie Vest, answer questions, talk about sizing, etc. And I ended up going home with 5 fabulous gorgeous skeins of Baah!'s worsted weight superwash merino yarn, Shasta. Of course, I wanted to cast on with it immediately -- right when I got my hands on it, I had visions of a sister vest to Mielie. Another big collar, pockets, easy shape, but this time with different patterning and draping fronts that were meant to be worn open, rather than fastened. Of course, designing always takes more time than you want it to, especially when there are pesky deadlines and commitments and such, so I'm pleased to finally be able to show you the results of that yarn and vision. Meet Aeon:

Aeon Vest - $5.50 via Ravelry (no account required)

Like it's sister vest, Aeon is knit from the top down, (mostly) in one piece. But Aeon starts with the collar and is separated into fronts and a back with some fun maneuvering, so you don't have to pick it up and knit it later.

There is subtle waist shaping at the sides, and deep, textured, twisted ribbing embellishing the collar and the open fronts. The back and fronts are split below the waist to make room for pockets, and the linings are picked up from the inside of the vest once everything is complete.  (So, if you don't want pockets, you can just knit everything in one piece to the hem.) The only seaming involved is fastening down those pocket linings, which makes this a pretty quick knit. For a garment, I mean. The twisted ribbing does take a little getting used to, but it's not at all complicated and I think it suits the semi-solid nature of this amaaaaaazing yarn perfectly.

The specs...

Size: Finished bust: 29 (32.5, 37, 41.5, 45.5, 49.5, 53, 57.5, 61)'' / 73.5 (82.5, 94, 105.5, 115.5, 125.5, 134.5, 146, 155) cm
Finished length from back neck to hem (excluding collar): 22 (22.5, 23.25, 24, 24.25, 24.25, 25, 25.5, 25.75)” / 56 (57, 59, 61, 61.5, 61.5, 63.5, 65, 65.5) cm
Finished back width: 11.5 (12.5, 14, 14.75, 14.75, 15, 15.25, 15.5, 15.75)”/ 29 (32, 35.5, 37.5, 37.5, 38, 38.5, 39.5, 40) cm
The sample is shown in size 32.5”/ 82.5 cm (bust) with no ease through the back. The fronts of this vest overlap quite a bit and are meant to be worn open, so, if in doubt choose the size with the back width measurement (i.e. a bit more than the length between bra straps) closest to your own.

Yarn: Baah! Shasta (100% Superwash Merino; 200 yds / 183 m per 100g); 4 (5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8) skeins in London Blue
Or, 755 (850, 960, 1060, 1165, 1265, 1370, 1470, 1570) yds / 690 (775, 880, 970, 1065, 1155, 1255, 1345, 1435) m of a worsted weight yarn

Needles: US 6 (4 mm) circular needle, 24-60" / 60-150 cm long (depending on size made), or size needed to obtain gauge, and same size needles preferred for working a small circumference in the round (e.g. circular needle long enough for Magic Loop, dpns)

Gauge: 19 sts & 25 rows = 4" / 10 cm in Stockinette Stitch; 22 sts & 28 rows = 4”/ 10 cm in Twisted Ribbing

For more information about Aeon, you can check it out on Ravelry here. And, as always, please come chat about Aeon and share any in-progress or FO photos you might have in my Ravelry group!


Unknown said...

This is stunning! I don't think I could have resisted that colourway either, it's definitely inspiring!

Julie said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous vest, and I love the cobalt blue! And your necklace is ace, where did you get it?

Teresa said...

This is so gorgeous! I love the texture and colour. It looks so cozy.