Flyaway Feathered Vest

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You’ll be ready to spread your wings and fly when you start working up the feathery edges of this breezy vest. Once you’re finished, enjoy the endless style options: pin one or both sides to your shoulder, wear it open, tie the fronts together or wear it as a scarf.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Small (Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X) to fit 16¾ (18¼, 20¾, 23¼, 25, 27½)” Back width,  52¼ (58¾, 65¾, 72¼, 79,85 ½)” Total width

Shown in size Small

 Gauge: 19 sts x 8 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Double Crochet Triangles Patt using larger hook after wet blocking.

Materials

Yarn:

Light weight yarn Fibra Natura Flax (100% Linen; 137 yards [125 meters]/50 grams): 20 Mineral, 10 (11, 12, 13, 14, 15) hanks

Hook: US size F/5 (3.75 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle

Pattern Notes

This vest is worked in one piece from the top down.

Special Stitches

Double Crochet Triangles Patt (begs with odd number of chs)

Row 1: Ch 2, dc in next st, ch 1, *dc2tog (first leg in previous st and next leg in 2 sts away), ch 1; rep from * to last st, dc2tog (first leg in previous st and next leg in last st, turn.

Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as dc), *dc2tog (first leg in previous dc and last leg in next dc, skipping ch-1), ch 1; rep from * to last dc2tog, dc2tog (first leg in previous dc and last leg in next dc), dc in last dc, turn.

Row 3: Ch 2 (counts as dc), dc in next dc2tog, *ch 1, dc2tog (first leg in previous dc and last leg in last dc, skipping ch-1); rep from * to last dc, ch 1, dc2tog (first leg in previous dc and last leg in next dc), turn.

Rep Rows 2-3 for patt.

Pattern

Ch 250 (282, 314, 346, 378, 410).

Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook and each ch across, turn – 249 (281, 313, 345, 377, 409) sc.  Work Rows 1-3 of Double Crochet Triangles Patt, then rep Row 2 of patt once more – 249 (281, 313, 345, 377, 409) sts and sps.

Left Armhole, Front Side

Row 1 (RS):  Ch 2 (counts as dc), dc in first dc2tog, [ch 1, dc2tog (first leg in previous dc and last leg in next dc, skipping ch-1)] 41 (47, 52, 57, 63, 68) times, turn, leaving rem sts unworked – 84 (96, 106, 116, 128, 138) sts and sps.

Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as dc), sk next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc2tog, [ch 1, dc2tog (first leg in previous dc and last leg in next dc, skipping ch-1)] to last dc, dc2tog (first leg in previous dc and last leg in next dc), dc in last dc, turn – 83 (95, 105, 115, 127, 137) sts and sps.

Row 3: Ch 2 (counts as dc), dc in first dc2tog, [ch 1, dc2tog (first leg in previous dc and last leg in last dc, skipping ch-1)] to end, turn – 82 (94, 104, 114, 126, 136) sts and sps.

Row 4: Ch 2 (counts as dc), *dc2tog (first leg in previous dc and last leg in next dc, skipping ch-1), ch 1; rep from * to last dc2tog, dc2tog (first leg in previous dc and last leg in last dc), dc in last dc, turn.

Row 5: Ch 2 (counts as dc), dc in next dc2tog, *ch 1, dc2tog (first leg in previous dc and last leg in next dc, skipping ch-1); rep from * to last dc, ch 1, dc2tog (first leg in previous dc and last leg in last dc, turn.

Rep Rows 4-5, 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6) more times – 13 (13, 15, 15, 17, 17) Armhole rows worked.

Row 6: Ch 3 (counts as dc + ch 1), *dc2tog (first leg in previous dc and last leg in next dc, skipping ch-1), ch 1; rep from * to last dc2tog, dc2tog (first leg in previous dc and last leg in next dc), dc in last dc, turn – 82 (94, 104, 114, 126, 136) sts and sps.

Row 7: Ch 2 (counts as dc), dc in next dc2tog, *ch 1, dc2tog (first leg in previous dc and last leg in next dc, skipping ch-1); rep from * to last dc, ch 1, dc2tog (first leg in previous dc and last leg in last dc, ch 1, dc again in last dc, turn83 (95, 105, 115, 127, 137) sts and sps.

Row 8: Ch 3 (counts as dc + ch 1), *dc2tog (first leg in previous dc and last leg in next dc, skipping ch-1), ch 1; rep from * to last dc 2tog, dc2tog (first leg in previous dc and last leg in last dc), dc in last dc, turn – 84 (96, 106, 116, 128, 138) sts and sps. Do not cut yarn.

Back Side of Left and Right Armholes

With RS facing, sk the next ch-1 sp next to the last dc2tog made in Row 1 of Left Armhole, Front Side section. Join yarn with sl st to the next dc2tog.

Row 1 (RS): Ch 2 (counts as dc), dc in next dc2tog, [ch 1, dc2tog (first leg in previous dc and last leg in next dc, skipping ch-1)] 38 (42, 48, 54, 58, 64) times, turn – 75 (83, 95, 107, 115, 127) sts and sps.

Row 2: Ch 2, sk next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc2tog, [ch 1, dc2tog (first leg in previous dc and last leg in next dc, skipping ch-1)] to end, turn – 73 (81, 93, 105, 113, 125) sts and sps.

Row 3: Ch 2 (counts as dc), dc in next dc2tog, [ch 1, dc2tog (first leg in previous dc and last leg in next dc, skipping ch-1)] to end, turn – 71 (79, 91, 103, 111, 123) sts and sps.

Row 4: Ch 2 (counts as dc), *dc2tog (first leg in previous dc and last leg in next dc, skipping ch-1), ch 1; rep from * to last dc2tog, dc2tog (first leg in previous dc and last leg in last dc), dc in last dc, turn.

Row 5: Ch 2 (counts as dc), dc in next dc2tog, *ch 1, dc2tog (first leg in previous dc and last leg in next dc, skipping ch-1); rep from * to last dc, ch 1, dc2tog (first leg in previous dc and last leg in last dc, turn.

Rep Rows 4-5, 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6) more times – 13 (13, 15, 15, 17, 17) Armhole rows worked.

Row 6: Ch 3 (counts as dc + ch 1), *dc2tog (first leg in previous dc and last leg in next dc, skipping ch-1), ch 1; rep from * to last dc2tog, dc in last dc2tog, turn – 71 (79, 91, 103, 111, 123) sts and sps.

Row 7: Ch 3 (counts as dc + ch 1), *dc2tog (first leg in previous dc and last leg in next dc, skipping ch-1), ch 1; rep from * to last dc, dc in last dc, turn – 73 (81, 93, 105, 113, 125) sts and sps.

Row 8: Ch 3 (counts as dc + ch 1), *dc2tog (first leg in previous dc and last leg in next dc, skipping ch-1), ch 1; rep from * to last dc, dc in last dc, ch 1, sl st to beg ch-2 from Row 8 of Left Armhole, Front Side. Fasten off.

Right Armhole, Front Side

With RS facing, sk the next ch-1 sp next to the last dc2tog made in Row 1 of Back Side of Right and Left Armholes section. Join yarn with a sl st to the next dc2tog.

Row 1 (RS): Ch 2 (counts as dc), dc in next dc2tog, [ch 1, dc2tog (first leg in previous dc and last leg in next dc, skipping ch-1)] 40 (46, 51, 56, 62, 67) times, dc2tog (first leg in previous dc and last leg in next dc, turn – 84 (96, 106, 116, 128, 138) sts and sps.

Row 2 (WS): Ch 2 (counts as dc), *dc2tog (first leg in previous dc and last leg in next dc, skipping ch-1), ch 1; rep from * to end – 83 (95, 105, 115, 127, 137) sts and sps.

Row 3: Ch 2 (counts as dc), dc in next dc2tog, [ch 1, dc2tog (first leg in previous dc and last leg in next dc, skipping ch-1)] to last dc, dc2tog (first leg in previous dc and last leg in next dc, turn – 82 (94, 104, 114, 126, 136) sts and sps.

Row 4: Ch 2 (counts as dc), *dc2tog (first leg in previous dc and last leg in next dc, skipping ch-1), ch 1; rep from * to last st, dc in last st, turn.

Row 5: Ch 2 (counts as dc), dc in next dc2tog, *ch 1, dc2tog (first leg in previous dc and last leg in next dc, skipping ch-1); rep from * to last dc, ch 1, dc2tog (first leg in previous dc and last leg in last dc, turn.

Rep Rows 4-5, 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6) more times – 13 (13, 15, 15, 17, 17) Armhole rows worked.

Row 6: Ch 2 (counts as dc), *dc2tog (first leg in previous dc and last leg in next dc, skipping ch-1), ch 1; rep from * to last st, ch 1, dc in last st, turn – 82 (94, 104, 114, 126, 136) sts and sps.

Row 7: Ch 3 (counts as dc + ch 1), *dc2tog (first leg in previous dc and last leg in next dc, skipping ch-1), ch 1; rep from * to last dc, ch 1, dc2tog (first leg in previous dc and last leg in last dc, turn – 83 (95, 105, 115, 127, 137) sts and sps.

Row 8: Ch 2 (counts as dc), *dc2tog (first leg in previous dc and last leg in next dc, skipping ch-1), ch 1; rep from * to last dc, dc in last dc, ch 1, sl st to beg ch-2 from Row 8 of Right Armhole, Back Side. Fasten off.

Lower Body

You will be working with the yarn still attached to the work from Left Armhole, Front Side. Work even in patt until piece meas 20” from beg edge, ending with RS Row 3 of patt.

Begin Feather Hem

Row 1: Ch 2 (counts as dc), dc in next 2 sts or sps, ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, dc in next st, [(ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, dc in next 5 sts or sps, ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, dc in next st) twice] 15 (17, 19, 21, 23, 25) times, ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, dc in last 3 sts or sps, turn – 187 (211, 235, 259, 283, 307) dc.

Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as dc), dc2tog, ch 2, [(dc in next dc, ch 2, dc2tog, dc in next dc, dc2tog, ch 2) twice] 15 (17, 19, 21, 23, 25) times, dc in next dc, ch 2, dc2tog, dc in last dc, turn – 125 (141, 157, 173, 189, 205) dc.

Row 3: Ch 2, dc in next dc (counts as dc2tog), ch 3, dc in next dc, (ch 3, dc3tog, ch 2, 3 dc in next dc, ch 2, dc3tog, ch 3, dc in next dc) 15 (17, 19, 21, 23, 25) times, ch 3, dc2tog, turn – 93 (105, 117, 129, 141, 153) dc.

Row 4: Ch 5 (counts as dc + ch 3), [dc in next dc, ch 5, sk next st, (2 dc in next dc) 3 times, ch 5, sk next st] 15 (17, 19, 21, 23, 25) times, dc in next dc, ch 3, dc in last dc, turn – 108 (122, 136, 150, 164, 178) dc.

Row 5: Ch 4 (counts as dc + ch 2), 3 dc in next dc, (ch 3, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 4 dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 3, 3 dc in next dc) 15 (17, 19, 21, 23, 25) times, ch 2, dc in last dc, turn – 170 (192, 214, 236, 258, 280) dc.

Row 6: Ch 3 (counts as dc + ch 1), (2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 2, dc in next 8 dc, ch 2) 15 (17, 19, 21, 23, 25) times, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 1, dc in last dc, turn – 202 (228, 254, 280, 306, 332) dc.

Rows 7- 8: Ch 3 (counts as dc + ch 1), dc in next 5 dc, (ch 2, dc in next 8 dc, ch 2, dc in next 5 dc) 15 (17, 19, 21, 23, 25) times, ch 1, dc in last dc, turn – 202 (228, 254, 280, 306, 332) dc.

Row 9: Ch 3 (counts as dc + ch 1), dc in next 5 dc, (ch 3, dc2tog, dc in next 4 dc, dc2tog, ch 3, dc in next 5 dc) 15 (17, 19, 21, 23, 25) times, ch 1, dc in last dc, turn – 172 (194, 216, 238, 260, 282) dc.

Row 10: Ch 3 (counts as dc + ch 1), [dc in next 5 dc, ch 5, (dc3tog) twice, ch 5] 15 (17, 19, 21, 23, 25) times, dc in next 5 dc, ch 1, dc in last dc, turn – 112 (126, 140, 154, 168, 182) dc.

Row 11: Ch 3 (counts as dc + ch 1), dc in next 5 dc, [(ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp) twice, ch 5, dc in next 5 dc] 15 (17, 19, 21, 23, 25) times, ch 1, dc in last dc, turn – 82 (92, 102, 112, 122, 132) dc, 30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50) sc.

Row 12: Ch 4 (counts as dc + ch 2), [dc2tog, dc in next dc, dc2tog, ch 3, (sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5) twice, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 3] 15 (17, 19, 21, 23, 25) times, dc2tog, dc in next dc, dc2tog, ch 2, dc in last dc, turn – 50 (56, 62, 68, 74, 80) dc, 45 (51, 57, 63, 69, 75) sc.

Row 13: Ch 5 (counts as dc + ch 3), dc3tog, [ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp, (ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp) twice, ch 5, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, dc3tog] 15 (17, 19, 21, 23, 25) times, ch 3, dc in last dc, turn – 16 (18, 20, 22, 24, 26) dc, 60 (68, 76, 84, 92, 100) sc.

Row 14: Ch 5 (counts as dc + ch 3), (sc in next sp, ch 5) to last sp, sc in last sp, ch 3, dc in last dc, turn.

Row 15: Ch 7 (counts as dc + ch 5), sk ch-3 sp, (sc in next sp, ch 5) to last ch-3 sp, sk last ch-3 sp, dc in last dc, turn.

Row 16: Rep Row 14.

Fasten off.

Finishing

Weave in ends and block. yarn ball

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