Laura Aylor's Ardys
is 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
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!
Follow the links after purchase to download the
Sizes: 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)
Yarn: Madelinetosh Tosh Chunky (165 yds/151 meters, 100% merino)
Approximate yardage requirements: 32.5” - 550, 35.25” - 575, 37.25” - 600,
40” - 650, 42” - 675, 44.75” - 750, 47.5” - 825 yards
Gauge: 17 stitches and 24 rows = 4" in stockinette