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Beachcomber Vest

This cozy vest incorporates a center panel using Annie Maloney’s Aran Lace techniques (a modified version of stitch patter 87 from Aran Lace), gentle waist shaping, and a flattering scoop neck. This vest is perfect to wear apple picking, wine tasting, or beach combing during crisp fall days or evenings. Its shaping and slight negative ease will show off (or help create) curves.

Published in Knitcircus, Fall 2010.

Now available on Ravelry: 

Purchase yarn (vest is shown in the Haw colorway) by clicking on the Black Water Abbey logo.

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Sizes: S M, L, 1X, 2X.

Chest circumference: 31 (34.5, 39.5, 42, 48.5)”

Yarn: Black Water Abbey 2-ply worsted, 100% wool, 2 ply sport weight, 220 yds/4 oz skein. Haw colorway.

Needles: US 5 – 3.75 mm, or size to obtain gauge.

Gauge:  22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in Moss stitch in the round.

Notions: Stitch markers, cable needle, waste yarn or spare circular needle, yarn needle.

Skills/techniques: reading charts, cabling, shaping, short rows, knitting in the round.


ERRATA (corrected on current Ravelry PDF)

Under Transition Rounds, p2, it should read as follows:

Transition Rounds 2-4:  Work as above, working Rows 2-4 of Transition chart. (232 (248, 292, 308, 340) sts)

Ribbing Round:

Ribbing Round: P1, (k2, p2) 6(7, 7, 8, 10) times, end k1; work Main Panel Ribbing; k1, p2, (k2, p2) 5 (6, 6, 7, 9) times;  k2, p1, pm for side; p1, (k2, p2) 6(7, 7, 8, 10) times, end k1; work Main Panel Ribbing. K1, p2, (k2, p2) 5(6,6,7,9) times, k2, p1.