The Rhapsody vest uses the Rhapsody Lace stitch and we have made a quick tutorial to teach you how to make it, below. The hook I used for this months CAL is the 6.5mm Mango Candy Shop. Candy Shop hooks are my favorite, but you can use any 6.5mm hook, or hook to match gauge, that you want.
We are also using Mighty Stitch worsted weight yarn by Knit Picks. We have chosen three different fun colors to make our Rhapsody Vests with, but you can use any color you like. You can also use a different worsted weight yarn, but your finished results will be slightly different, depending on the yarn you choose. T
This week your homework is to get your yarn, learn your stitch, get your gauge down AND enter our giveaway to win a 6.5mm Mango Candy Shop hook of your very own PLUS the yarn needed to make the Rhapsody Vest- We will have three winners.
This CAL will be super fun, because you will get to choose your own path to customize your Rhapsody Vest. We will have three different finishes and three different lengths to choose from, or you can be wild and make it any length and any finish that you want.
Mighty Stitch worsted weight yarn (see images below for length and finish options).
We used Conch, Mint and Oyster
Short Version- right below chest
270 (300, 340, 390, 450, 520) yards
Medium Version- at or around hip
290 (320, 360, 410, 470, 540) yards
Long version- right below your rump
520 (540, 580, 630, 690, 760) yards
Depending on your finishing you will need additional yarn for edging or lace.
100 (120, 160, 210, 250, 300) yards
Note about sizing. This pattern will be available in sizes Small through 3x. Sizes adhere to the Craft Yarn Councils Standard Women's Measurements, which can be found HERE. This design has minimal ease*, which means it fits snug, if you want your vest to fit looser you should go to the next size for a looser fit.
*1-2" positive ease depending on size.
11sts and 6 rows= 4"
Row 1: FDC 19, ch 3, turn OR ch 22, dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in each st to end <19 dc>
Row 2: Dc in first dc (same st as turning ch-3), *skip 2 dc, [dc, ch 2, dc] in same st, repeat from * until 3 sts remain, skip 2dc, 2dc in last dc, ch 3, turn <2dc, 5 Vsts, 2dc>
Row 3: Dc in first dc (same st as turning ch-3), *skip 2dc, 3dc in next ch-2 sp, repeat from * until 3 sts remain, skip 2dc, 2dc in last dc, ch 3, turn <19 dc>
Row 4: Dc in first dc (same st as turning ch-3), skip next dc, dc in each dc across until 2-dc remain, skip next dc, 2dc in last dc, ch 3, turn <19 dc>
Repeat rows 2-4 until swatch measures 6" tall
Measure your gauge in the innermost 4" (edges and row ends will measure differently)