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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Bella's New Moon Vest

Happy New Year!

Well, these photos aren't perfect, but I finally worked out a chart for Bella's New Moon Vest. Just pick out your favorite fair isle vest pattern, and sub in the chart. I think the background color is actually chocolate brown, but it looked black at the time so that's what I used for this chart. I was thinking that it would be great worked in Palette from Knit Picks, and I thought that the Corrie Fair Isle Vest from Knit Picks as it comes in a range of sizing including tall, and it's knit in Palette.

The chart includes a red box around each section that shows where the pattern repeat is for that section. Bella's vest is worked in a corrugated ribbing for about three inches before the pattern starts, at least that's what I've worked out from the photos I can see. I do see that there is a large stripe section that I can't get a good look at, and I've only seen it in one photo so naturally this vest is not an exact copy, but the closest I've seen anywhere else. If I can get a good look at the other chart, I'll adjust my chart and let you all know about the update.

I have to say, I was really surprised at how fast this chart worked up, and how well received it was on Ravelry. Right now (not even 12 hours after I put it up) the pattern has 39 fans and is in 5 ques. I'm really excited about it, and I hope that I'll have some time to work this up into a more formal pattern and knit one up for myself.

Pattern is now available through Ravelry for download.


  1. Ok, yeah, the vest chart is gorgeous! If I could knit half as fast as I can think up new projects...

  2. This is adorable!! I would love to have the pdf emailed to me, if that's alright! my email is benningsm@yahoo.com

    Thanks so much!!

  3. The link does not lead you to the download. Is it still available for download? Do you have another link?

  4. Dear Anonymous,

    It's a little difficult to reply to no one in particular so I hope that you see this. The charts were removed for reformatting to better match my current body of work. I may be releasing it as a formal pattern, and if you would like to be notified of the re-release, feel free to send me your email address and I'll let you know. Or if you're on ravelry, you can PM me there with that information.