Tree of Life Aran Vest Knitting Pattern Download
The Tree of Life Aran Vest lacks side seams and uses mirror-image symmetry on cable and crossed stitches. The vest also features a coordinating design variation on the back while still maintaining symmetry.
Finished Size: About 35¼ (40, 46¾) inches (90 [102, 119] cm) chest circumference, buttoned
Yarn: Kerry Woolen Mills Aran Knitting Wool, 100% wool yarn, 3-ply, Aran weight, 365 yards (333.8 m)/200 gram (7.1 oz) hank, 2 (3, 4) hanks of Natural White
Needles: Needles, circular, 24 inches (60.0 cm), sizes 5 (3.75 mm) and 7 (4.5 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
Notions: Cable needle, Stitch holders, 1 long (or extra circular needle) and 4 short, Stitch markers, Tapestry needle Buttons, 1 inch (2.5 cm), 5 Small amount of contrasting yarn
Gauge: 17 sts and 23 rows = 4 inches (10.2 cm) in Irish Moss patt on larger needles; 30 sts of Double Diamond chart = 5½ inches (14.0 cm) wide; 19 sts of Right Front Cable chart = 2¾ inches (7.0 cm) wide
Originally Published: Knitting Traditions Spring 2014