Waterrock Vest Pattern
This DK weight vest is our featured vest for Take a Hike RMNP - Cub Lake.
The Stitchin Den is featuring this vest pattern to celebrate our "Take A Hike RMNP- Cub Lake" series. Ali Pate, a local indie dyer and owner of Herd of Cats Yarn", has graciously custom dyed several colorways for this beautiful cardigan in watercolor like interpretations of the beautiful wildflowers we encounter on the hike to Cub Lake. We have limited runs of color in up to 6 skeins each to accommodate the yardage required for this pattern. Shop early to get the greatest selection!
Check out our helpful chart to determine how many skeins you will need to create this gorgeous vest.
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Waterrock is a slightly cropped top knit in Fern Fiber Roan DK that can either be worn as a layering piece, or alone as a summer top. Featuring lots of texture, and a split hem, it’s sure to be a staple in your wardrobe. Fern Fiber is based out of Asheville, NC near Waterrock Knob, located in the Appalachian Mountains. All yarns are hand-dyed using natural materials such as indigo, madder, and logwood. Their commitment to supporting local farms and mills make them a valuable fixture in the Western North Carolina fiber community
Waterrock is meant to be worn with about two inches of positive ease, but would also look just as good with an inch or two of negative ease. If planning to wear as a summer top, negative ease is recommended, but if planning to wear as a vest, positive ease is recommended. While it has been designed to be slightly cropped, adding length is easy to do, and is noted where to do so in the pattern. Waterrock is worked from the bottom up, with the front and back hems worked flat separately in seeded rib, then joined together to work in the round. The sides of the vest are continued in seeded rib, while the body of the vest is worked in a slipped stitch pattern.