Ardys by Laura Aylor
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March 2012
Aran (8 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 8 - 5.0 mm
550 - 825 yards (503 - 754 m)
32.5”, 35.25”, 37.25”, 40”, 42”, 44.75”, 47.5” bust (measured with a gap between the fronts of 1-2” when laid out flat, the gap will be larger when worn)
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A fitted vest that hangs open a bit with a pretty slipped-stitch cable detail down the fronts. This works up quickly in Aran weight yarn. Knit in one piece from the bottom up with armbands and collar picked up. Designed to be worn with an inch or so of positive ease for best fit. The cable is a modified version of a slipped double cable from Barbara Walker’s book - A Treasury of Knitting Patterns.

This pattern uses short rows and the three-needle bind off for the shoulders. You will need to know how to pick up wraps for short rows, how to pick up stitches, and how to do a cable cross.

This is the second vest in a series named after my awesome aunts. Ardys was another of my grandmother’s sisters. She was the youngest and I didn’t know her very well because she lived so far away, but I always thought she had such a pretty name!

Approximate yardage requirements: 32.5” - 550, 35.25” - 575, 37.25” - 600, 40” - 650, 42” - 675, 44.75” - 750, 47.5” - 825 yards