Working the easier Aran stitches into patterns can become addictive. The good news is that once you get going on the eight row pattern in this vest the work becomes easier and faster. If Aran patterns intrigue you, it won’t take long for you to find ways to alter basic knitting patterns to accommodate your favorite Aran stitches.
This particular Cable and Moss Stitch Button Down Vest pattern, worked as one piece on circular needles until divided for the armholes, is designed to be form fitting. Made in a size small it does a great deal to enhance the figure.
This multi-page knitting pattern, complete with photographs, provides detailed instructions to create a form-fitting button down vest. The pattern is designed as a small size for women who wear size 6-7 tops. The moss and cable stitches are combined for a traditional Aran design look.
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner or Intermediate
Supplies needed to knit this pattern:
Medium weight yarn that meets the gauge requirements below and your color requirements.
Size 6 (4 mm) straight needles or circular needle
Size 7 (4.5 mm) circular needle
Size 7 cable needle (or double pointed needle)
Stitch markers (required if you are new to this)
Stitch holders (two short, one long)
Tapestry needle or crochet hook to work in loose ends