Sebasco Vest

$12.50

The Sebasco Vest is one of my oldest (and still most-loved) designs: An elegant transitional piece that uses a slightly-open stitch pattern to trim a basic silhouette. It takes the chill out of overly air-conditioned offices or cool evening breezes, and works just as well in the winter to add a layer of warmth.

Now, with CustomFit, you can make Sebasco in the yarn, gauge, and silhouette of your choice – the Daisy Stitch trim looks great from fingering through worsted weight yarns, and you can make Sebasco with waist shaping as shown, or in a straight or a-line silhouette. (Work your Daisy Stitch portions on larger needles to keep a consistent gauge with the Stockinette portions of your sweater.)

Please note that Sebasco is available as a custom-gauge, custom-size pattern via my CustomFit custom pattern generator. Upon purchase, you'll receive a credit for a custom version of Sebasco and instructions on how to create it.

Description

Sebasco is available as a custom-gauge, custom-size pattern via my CustomFit custom pattern generator. Upon purchase, you’ll receive a credit for a custom version of Sebasco and instructions on how to create it.

The Sebasco Vest is one of my oldest (and still most-loved) designs: An elegant transitional piece that uses a slightly-open stitch pattern to trim a basic silhouette. It takes the chill out of overly air-conditioned offices or cool evening breezes, and works just as well in the winter to add a layer of warmth.

Now, with CustomFit, you can make Sebasco in the yarn, gauge, and silhouette of your choice – the Daisy Stitch trim looks great from fingering through worsted weight yarns, and you can make Sebasco with waist shaping as shown, or in a straight or a-line silhouette. (Work your Daisy Stitch portions on larger needles to keep a consistent gauge with the Stockinette portions of your sweater.)

Sizing

Sebasco is available as a custom-gauge, custom-size pattern for the yarn and measurements of your choice via CustomFit. It’s shown here on Amy in an “hourglass average fit” with an hourglass silhouette, but is available with a-line and straight silhouettes and other fits as well.

Gauge

Your own customized version of the Sebasco pattern will be written to your gauge, whatever it may be. I recommend something in the sport – worsted range for this design.

Please swatch in Stockinette for this design, but your gauge in Daisy Stitch should be fairly consistent with your Stockinette gauge. To achieve this, I recommend going up one (and perhaps two) needle sizes for the Daisy Stitch trims. Make swatches to be sure this will work – small ones are okay!

Materials

I used Berroco Ultra Alpaca for the original sample, in the color “Buckwheat”. The blend of alpaca and wool makes a sturdy-but-still-drapey fabric with lots of softness and and a lovely halo. To make a standard-size 30 (32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60)’’ / 76 (81.5, 86.5, 91.5, 96.5, 101.5, 106.5, 112, 122, 132, 142, 152.5) cm vest, you’ll need approximately 3 (3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6) hanks of Ultra Alpaca.

Construction

Sebasco is worked in pieces from the bottom up and then seamed. The armholes are trimmed with applied i-cord.

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