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Ilga Leja's Afternoon Breezes is an openwork
vest, when worked with double yarn overs in a filet mesh pattern, is as gentle
as afternoon summer breezes. Knit in a light, linen-blend yarn, it barely
touches the body, yet graces it with its feminine drape.
Its sideways construction, coupled with short-row shaping at
the sides and along the front, gives the piece its swingy, A-line silhouette.
The sample pictured is knit with
Handmaiden Fine Yarn
Flaxen, 65% silk,
35% linen, (250 m./273 yds. per 100 g. skein), colour “Bronze”, size Medium.
Extra Small to 3X
Level of Difficulty:
Sport weight or double knitting yarn
4.0 mm. (US 6) and 3.5 mm. (US 4) circular needle for the armholes
12 sts and 23 rows = 10 cm./4 in. square when worked in the Filet Mesh Stitch