style notebook: drapey racerback vest

this drapey silhouette is what i'm envisioning. in a silky metalic yarn. could be a racerback or halter style. the point is getting it skinny and long and fluttery enough to layer over flowy tunics, shorts and drapey tanks and the like.

here's another shorter version. i could imagine some stitch detail to mimic the texture of the beaded embellishment.


Tooter's Mommy (Courtney) said...

I love, love, love them!!! You and Lucinda make we want to be a better knitter!!!

lucinda said...

love love the first one! hmmmm what kind of yarn are you going to use?

knitlit kate said...

here are two metallic yarns i've loved since i spotted them both in a yarn shop in montana:

knit one crochet too

and berocco seduce:

Bea said...

I have loved this vest for a long time, I will totally buy this pattern if you make one!

Bea said...

This one is awesome too! http://www.shopbop.com/pax-drape-vest-alice-olivia/vp/v=1/845524441839327.htm?folderID=282574488387863&color=11611&fm=lookbook

Derya said...

hm, i'm feeling the call of the drapey vest too. love the ones in the toast catalogue.

Grace said...

The ShopBop one reminds me of an open faced Coachella Tank (knitty.com). Maybe you could hack that pattern for the racerback armholes.

janice said...

really nice drape here is a sorta kinda - Regal Silk Vest
from Knit 'N Style, August 2008

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