Virago Vest by Sierra Morningstar

Virago Vest

September 2020
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Chevron Pattern, blocked
US 8 - 5.0 mm
872 - 1744 yards (797 - 1595 m)
32 (36, 40, 44, 48)(52, 56, 60, 64)" finished bust and hip circumference; meant to be worn with 2–4" positive ease (height of bottom slits can be adjusted to provide more ease if desired)
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Historically, the word virago meant a noble female warrior of strength and spirit. Today, this striking, streamlined tunic is the perfect armor for modern-day warriors as they set out to conquer the world!

Virago is knit in pieces and seamed. The bottom of the vest has a 6” split to help accommodate the hips. If a longer split is desired, simply begin seaming pieces together farther up from the bottom.

Sample is 36” size; model is 33.5” bust.

Sizes 32 (-, 40, -, 48, -, 56, -, 64) require an additional 9 sts added to the pattern repeat. This is explained within the pattern, but to clear up any confusion, the new the new pattern rows become -

For the back -

Row 2: P1, k2, p2, k2, p3, p2 (k2, p2, k2, p1) two times, p2; rep from to marker.

Row 4: P3, k2, p2, k2, p1, (k2, p2) two times, p1 (p2, k2) two times, rep from to 1 st before m, p1.
Then for the front -

Row 2: P1, * p2, (k2, p2, k2, p1) two times, p2; rep from * until 9 sts before market, p2, k2, p2, k2, p1.

Row 4: * P1, (k2, p2) two times, p1, (p2, k2) two times; repeat from * until 10 sts before m, p1, k2, p2, k2, p3.

(Rows 1 and 3 remain the same)