Working the easier Aran stitches into patterns can become addictive. The good news is that once you get going on the twelve 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 Diamond Stitch Vest pattern, worked as one piece on circular needles until divided for the armholes, is designed to be casual and comfortable.
This multi-page knitting pattern, complete with photographs, provides detailed instructions to create a relaxed fit button down vest. The pattern is designed as a medium size for women who wear size 6-8 tops. The diamond stitch provides a classic and traditional Aran design look.
Skill level: Intermediate.
Supplies needed to knit this pattern:
You can make this vest with about 700 yards of medium weight yarn that meets the gauge requirements and your color requirements.
Tracy Zhang began knitting at age four when her mother introduced her to a skilled knitting teacher, Mrs. Kay Wunderlich. Since then Tracy has knitted primarily for self, family, and friends. In 2008, after retirement, she began selling her original patterns.
Always inspired by traditional Aran patterns and designs, Tracy acknowledges that nearly all her creations contain Aran design elements. It is an indulgence to which she gives free rein.
If you have any questions about Tracy's patterns, please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments, questions and suggestions for improvement are always welcome.
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