Alpine Hiking Vest by Leslie Gonzalez
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Alpine Hiking Vest

Knitting
August 2017
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Traditional Basketweave
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
738 yards (675 m)
s, m, l, xl

I am a lucky knitter. I have a close knitting friend from Germany. She is always up for a knitting “adventure,” and we are often off to conquer a difficult pattern. On one of her trips to Germany she returned with a few cards of stunning buttons. One was a present for me! We decided to design our own vest to showcase these special buttons. Writing the basketweave article provided inspiration for a base pattern.
 
The buttons have motifs from old postcards; each one is a work of art. You can find these and other one-of-a-kind buttons at this website: https://www.almresi.de.   Click on knöpfe (buttons) at the top.
 
The basketweave pattern used to work this vest is Traditional Basketweave, alternating stockinette stitch and reverse stockinette. Garter stitch is used for bands, waist, and shoulder areas.