Farro is a seamless long vest knit all in one piece from the bottom-up and features a lace stitch pattern along the hem, front panels and top of back. Worked in the worsted-weight Berroco Ultra Alpaca, Farro is a great long layering piece with a flattering A-line silhouette. Instructions also include tips on how to shorten if you prefer a shorter length.

Lace stitch pattern is both written out as well as charted. And if you have never done lace below, don’t be too intimidated! This lace pattern is an 8-row repeat (and you always purl all stitches on WS rows) and I provide multiple tips on how to keep track of what row you are on. Complete pattern details can be found below.

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Sizes: XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X)

Finished Bust Measurement: 35 (38.5, 43, 47.5, 51, 55.5, 60)”

How to Pick your Size: Choose a size that is 3-5”/8-13 cm larger than your actual bust measurement. Shown in size S (38.5”/98 cm), being worn with 4.5”/11 cm of positive ease at the bust.

Yarn/Yardage: 700 (775, 875, 975, 1050, 1175, 1275) yds of worsted-weight yarn, shown in Ultra Alpaca Natural by Berroco (50% Alpaca, 50% Wool; 100g/215 yds), 4 (4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6) skeins, color Farro 62503.

Gauge: 23 sts & 35 rows = 4”/10 cm in Cartridge Belt Rib St pattern on larger needles after blocking.

Needles & Supplies:
• US 8/5 mm 32”/80 cm circ needle or size needed to obtain gauge.
• Extra US 8/5 mm circ needle (either 24”/60 cm or 32”/80 cm) or same needle size used to obtain gauge (to be used during 3 Needle Bind-Off).
• US 7/4.5 mm 16”/40 cm circ needle or 1 needle size smaller than that used to obtain gauge.
• Stitch markers (in a variety of colors/styles).
• Scrap yarn.
• Tapestry needle.