Craft: 
Knit
Project Type: 
Women’s Clothing
Designer: 
Elizabeth Smith

Rising tide is a simple, modern cardi vest that’s perfect for layering in the warmer months. Inspired by the ocean’s waves and subtle color shifts, this piece features a wave-like slip stitch loop pattern as well as color blocking, although you can use just one color if you prefer.  
Note:  For tips and tutorials related to this pattern, visit the designer's tips page: elizabethsmithknits.com/risingtide-tips

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust Circumference (as worn, with fronts overlapped): (35½, 38¾, 42) [45¼, 50, 54¾] {58, 62¾, 67½}" / (90, 98.5, 106.5) [115, 127, 139] {147.5, 159.5, 171.5} cm
Garment Front Length: (18¼, 18½, 19) [20¼, 21, 21½] {22½, 23½, 23¾}" / (46.5, 47, 48.5) [51.5, 53.5, 54.5] {57, 59.5, 60.5} cm
Garment Back Length: (19½, 19¾, 20¼) [20¾, 21½, 22] {22¼, 23¼, 23½}" / (49.5, 50, 51.5) [52.5, 54.5, 56] {56.5, 59, 59.5} cm
Shown in size 42" / 106.5 cm. Recommended ease: Approximately 5–10" / 12–25 cm positive ease.

YARN
BERROCO PIMA 100 (100 grs): (3, 3, 3) [3, 4, 4] {4, 5, 5} hanks #8485 Mint (C1) and (2, 2, 3) [3, 3, 4] {4, 4, 5} hanks #8423 Lady’s Mantle (C2)

NEEDLES and NOTIONS
32" / 80 cm circular needle, size 7 / 4.5 mm or size to obtain gauge
2 spare circular needles, size 7 / 4.5 mm or smaller
16" / 40 cm circular needle, size 7 / 4.5 mm (for Armhole Trim)  
Stitch markers
Stitch holders or waste yarn to hold stitches
Tapestry needle

GAUGE
* 20 sts and 39 rows = 4" / 10 cm in Loop St Pattern
19 sts and 36 rows = 4" / 10 cm in Garter St
Gauge is measured after blocking.  To save time and ensure accurate measurements, take time to check gauge.
* This is the main gauge you should swatch for to obtain correct finished widths.