The Mirrorball Vest & Matching Scrunchies

These patterns have been tech edited and test knitted, and include detailed videos on techniques specific to this design.

Buy the Mirrorball Vest Pattern – $5 (buy now link)
Buy the Strawberry Fields Scrunchie Pattern – $2 (buy now link)
Buy the Garden Party Scrunchie Pattern – $2 (buy now link)

Pattern Notes:
This vest is knit flat in two pieces, they are joined at their tops and the collar is knit in the round from there. There is some seaming on the front for the perfect fit. The back piece has really fun heart shaped cables running down the center, with two columns of simple cables running alongside those, and berry stitch on each side. The front is a small piece with a single cable and the armholes are created when it is seamed together. Video tutorials of all techniques are provided to make this test as simple and fun as possible.

These scrunchies each match an element of the vest! The Garden Party scrunchie features cables identical to the one on the chest, it’s knit flat with columns of ‘2 over 2’ cables, it is then seamed into a circle and sewn around a hair elastic. The Strawberry Fields scrunchie is made up entirely of the berry stitch on the sides of the vest. This one is knit in the round and then sewn around a hair elastic.

Techniques:
Long tail cast on, cabling, decreasing, increasing, knitting flat, knitting in the round, seaming.

Sizing:
XXS, XS (S, M, L) to fit chest measurements of ;
11-13, 14-16 (17-20, 21-24, 25-28)”
28-33 35-40 (43-50, 53-60, 63-71) cm
This vest has some stretch to it, the sizing reflects that.

The scrunchies are one size, approximately 6″ when finished.

Suggested Yarn:
I knit this vest in Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK. I chose this for how breathable it is for warmer weather. Just enough for early morning and late night walks. Any cotton DK would be fine, and any DK should also work but may not be as practical for summer weather.

Yardage:
Vest:
Main colour:
195, 216 (240, 480, 528) y / 178, 198 (219, 439, 482) m
Contrast colour:
Less than 5 – 10
yards total

Scrunchie:
Less than 70 yards is enough for one scrunchie.

Videos:
The Mirrorball Vest pattern includes three video tutorials:
1. Berry Stitch (flat)
2. 2 Over 2 Cables (flat)
3. Joining the front and back pieces

Each scrunchie includes the tutorial for the stitch in that pattern, and a video on seaming them up.