A very sweet friend and student of mine used her first skein of Bamboo So Fine Yarn to make the Birch Vest. It's a beautiful lace vest I originally designed for Interweave Crochet Magazine, and is now available in the InterweaveStore.com as a FREE PDF instand pattern download here: Birch Crochet Vest by Kristin Omdahl.
She made the x-small size and used less than a skein of Bamboo So Fine in colorway coral. The subtle color variation is so gorgeous on this lace vest! I want one so badly!!
Here are the specs on the Vest:
Worked from the top down in an easy raglan style of increases, the yoke is worked in rows of double crochet. The lower half of the vest is worked in a beautiful lace stitch pattern. Reverse double crochet gives a simple, decorative trim.
Finished Size: 34 (38, 42, 46, 50)" bust circumference and 28 (28 1/2, 29, 29 1/2, 30)" in length. Garment shown measures 34", modeled with 0" ease.
Yarn: Malabrigo Silky Wool [50% silk, 50% baby merino; 150 yd [127 m]/1 3/4 oz [50 g]): #433 acorn, 4 (5, 5, 6, 6) balls.
To Substitute Bamboo So Fine: 1 (1, 1, 2, 2), meaning you'll need one skein of yarn to make either the x-small, small or medium (34", 38", 42") or two skeins of yarn to make the large and x-large (46" and 50")
Yarn Weight: #2 - Fine
Hook: Size G/6 (4 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
Notions: Stitch markers (m); yarn needle; three 3/4" buttons.
Originally Published: Interweave Crochet Fall 2010
And if you want to order the one or two skeins of yarn to make your own Birch Crochet Lace Vest, check out my Etsy Shop here:
Enter the code BIRCH to get a $1 off per skein!
Here are my student's gorgeous pictures of her Coral Bamboo So Fine Yarn Birch Crochet Lace Vest: