The Abundance Vest by Aimee Skeers

The Abundance Vest

October 2012
Aran (8 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in pattern
US 7 - 4.5 mm
708 - 1770 yards (647 - 1618 m)
Bust: 31¼ (33½, 38¾, 43½, 48¼, 51)”
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The book incorrectly states that the meterage of each skein of the called-for yarn is 108 meters/skein when it should be 165 meters/skein. The yardage is correct at 181 yards/skein, but this means that the first size only requires four skeins of the called-for yarn, not six.

The chart for the body has two small errors. Row 5 column 7 should be a purl on the RS, as should row 8 column 5.

The Tingley Ranch is a beacon of abundance and prosperity with dense gardens and exotic flocks. And though a true sense of abundance starts from within, a little help from a well shaped garment can subtly flatter the external sense of abundance as well.

This top-down vest features a diagonal travelling cable across the entire front, creating a fabric that has characteristics of fabric knit on the bias. This stitch pattern creates a fabric that drapes and flatters the curves of the body, while the ribbed back provides fit.

Regale by Fiberstory,
80% merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon; 181yds (165m) per 113g; aran weight
Color: Ha’penny, 4 (5, 7, 8, 9, 10) skeins

Knitted and blocked gauge:
In stockinette: 20 sts x 28 rows = 4”/10cm
In pattern: 24 sts x 32 rows = 4”/10cm
In 2x2 rib pattern: 28 sts x 26 rows = 4”/10cm

One set size 7 US/4.5mm needles

Bust: 31¼ (33½, 38¾, 43½, 48¼, 51)”

1-3” negative ease

Bust: 32 (36, 40, 44, 50, 54)”

This pattern is designed with negative ease, so the finished measurements are expected to be smaller than the wearer’s measurements. Most of the negative ease comes from the 2x2 ribbing across the back. Swatching and testing the stretched and unstretched measurements will help you to chose the correct size if you are between sizes.