Editor's choice

Published on March 12th, 2016 | by Merion


Editor’s Choice: Eria Vest by Juliana Lund

We’re changing seasons and layering is just the thing to combat unpredictable weather! Merion’s favourite this week is a vest knit that will become a staple!

knitted vest: Eria Vest by Juliana Lund on the LoveKnitting blog

A cardigan is a very handy thing in changeable weather, because you can pop it on or take it off, and it’s an easy garment to wear, but so too is the vest, or tank – and it’s great staple to wear over long sleeved tees and other knitwear.

I fell in love with the Eria Vest by Juliana Lund at first sight!  The neckline and the fabulous faux buttoned side seams are sweet design features and I am a great fan of a cowl neckline – it’s flattering, cosy and in this case, deliciously deep.

Eria is knitted flat, with the cowl neck added separately, and the pattern has clear schematic details and step by step instructions for how to make up and add buttons.

knitted vest: Eria Vest by Juliana Lund on the LoveKnitting blog

It knits up in a worsted or aran weight yarn, and the pattern includes 11 sizes:  bust measurements 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50, 52 and 54″ requiring 625, 675, 750, 800, 850, 925, 975, 1025, 1075, 1150, 1225 yards of yarn respectively.

knitted vest: Eria Vest by Juliana Lund on the LoveKnitting blog

Yarn picks…

In the images here, Eria is knitted in an alpaca/acrylic blend, but any worsted or aran weight yarn will work well.  It is important to consider a yarn with some drape, to give that cowl some swish, but you could even knit this in a cotton yarn for warm weather!

I love Berroco Vintage – it comes in great value 100g skeins (190m/216 yards per 100g), in a dizzying 88 shades! There are lots of gorgeous blues and teals, and I’ve chosen three below!

knitted vest: Berroco Vintage on the LoveKnitting blog

Berroco Vintage in Caribbean Sea (5163), Cerulean (51190) and Tide Pool (05185)

Alpaca knits into a beautiful fabric, and baby alpaca (the first shearing of the alpaca) is especially soft. GGH Baby Alpaka Color is gorgeously soft and warm, and comes in 24 colours.  It’s a worsted weight yarn, and each 50g ball contains 100m (109 yards).

knitted vest: GGH Alpaka Color on the LoveKnitting blog

GGH Baby Alpaka Color in Berylgrun (26), Kirschrot (25) and Petrol (46)

If you prefer an acrylic blend, Phildar Partner 6 is a fantastic value yarn that is currently in the sale!  A blend of wool, acrylic and nylon, Partner 6 is available in over 20 colours, and a great budget option that will wash well too.

knitted vest: Phildar Partner 6 on the LoveKnitting blog

Phildar Partner 6 in Naval (0034), Billiard (0041) and Aviateur (0009)

Make a vest for spring and one in cotton for summer!

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About the Author

Merion admits that her stash is wildly out of control, but has many projects in dream-form! She loves knitting, crochet, Shire horses, cake and garden swing-seats.

Last updated: August 11th, 2017.

4 Responses to Editor’s Choice: Eria Vest by Juliana Lund

  1. Lucy Smith says:

    I have just signed up for this blog and as I have never seen a blog before I am somewhat confused. I can’t seem to see where the pattern is for the Eria Vest. It looks fabulous and I would love to give it a go!
    Perhaps someone could be kind and let me know where I can find the pattern?
    Thanking one and all

  2. Carole Ledbetter says:

    Hello: I also have just signed up for this blog. I did find the pattern for the Eria Vest. At
    the top of the screen pick patterns, and then in search put Eria Vest. It will pull up where
    you can purchase the pattern. It looks like a great spring project!!!

    Let me know if you start the vest and what color you choose?

    • Lucy Smith says:

      Hi Carole
      Thank you so much for your comment; I have successfully found the pattern and for that I am extremely grateful to you.
      Thank you again xx

  3. Liz Baker-Prosa says:

    Usually just clicking the picture of the vest will take you to the pattern.

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