Areca Pattern

Lead designer: Shellie Anderson

Refine your summer wardrobe with Areca. Matte cotton and a silky sheen pair with the feminine curved hem for a modern look. The clean lines of this tunic-length vest elevate warm weather comfort to lasting style.


Skill Level



Shibui Knits Twig

5 (5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7) skeins

Shibui Knits Fern

3 (3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4) skeins
Shown in Bone


17 sts & 22 rows = 4" in St st after blocking, with 1 strand of Fern and 1 strand of Twig held together, on size 9 needles or size needed to obtain gauge 


Size 9 (5.5 mm) 32" or longer circular needle Spare size 9 needle for 3-Needle Bind-Off


XS (S, M, M/L, L, XL, XXL)
To fit bust size 32.5 (34.5, 36.5, 38.5, 40.5, 44.5, 48.5)"

Finished Dimensions

36.5 (38.5, 39.5, 41.5, 43, 47, 51.5)" bust circumference, to be worn with fronts open
33.5 (34, 34.25, 35, 35, 35.25, 35.5)" back length from shoulder
Model is 5' 9" wearing Size S with approx +4" ease


Areca is worked flat in one piece from the bottom up using 2 strands of Twig held together for the lower border, and Twig held with Fern for the rest of the garment. Vest features a Lateral Braid, Slipped Stitch and rib edgings at the fronts and armholes, and a narrow shawl collar.

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