Vanilla Affagato by Thea Colman Yarn Kit


Vanilla Affogato is a delicate lace tee, worked from the bottom up. It features a few special details, such as the simple cable on each side of the body and the ribbed hem that feeds straight into the lace pattern.

The geometric “circles” in the lace create a dramatic fabric, but are easy to work once established, as they build one upon the next. Thea decided to transition the shoulders into stockinette for easy seaming and shaping - but also because Thea liked how the top of the lace looked when allowed to end in the fabric!

Cap sleeves, a deep collar, and a short fit give the tee an easy shape to wear, and modifications for fit are in the pattern as always.

The mYak Yarns Tibetan Cloud that Thea used is light and airy - and wonderful to work with. It really plumped up beautifully when blocked, and the stitch definition in the lace is perfect. Thea can see wearing Affogato year-round with almost anything. In winter Thea could layer it as needed and in summer, it’s absolutely next-to-skin soft.

Vanilla Affogato is worked from the bottom up in the round, and split into front and back at armholes. These two pieces are then worked flat to shoulders and seamed. Stitches are picked up around collar and armhole for ribbing. Lace instructions are both charted and written.

36.5 (40.5, 44.5, 48.5, 52.5) (56.5, 60.5, 64.5, 68.5)”
92.75 (103, 113, 123.25, 133.5) (143.5, 153.75, 163.75, 174)cm

Sizes are based on circumference around body in finished fabric. Sample worn with 4”/10cm of positive ease, based on actual bust.
If choosing an alternate amount of ease, check schematic measurements and notes so you can modify fit if needed.

Yarn: 3 (3, 3, 4, 4)(4, 4, 5, 5) x 100g skeins of 100% Tibetan Sheep Wool by mYak (100% Tibetan Sheep Wool ; 328 yd 300 m; 100g) picture in the colour Wild Daisy

NEEDLES US 5 / 3.75 mm and US 6 / 4 mm circular needles 

24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette and rib on smaller needles. Gauge also reflects fabric in lace pattern on larger needles


All images of Thea are courtesy of Thea.

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