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Beachcomber Vest

from Sunset Cat Designs by Stephannie Tallent
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Beachcomber Vest
Beachcomber Vest
Beachcomber Vest

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • SKILLS Reading charts; knitting in the round; cabling; short rows; three needle bind off

Pattern Description:

This cozy vest incorporates a center panel with cables and Gordian knots, gentle waist shaping, and a flattering scoop neck.

BEACHCOMBER is perfect to wear apple picking, wine tasting, or beach combing during crisp fall days or evenings.

This vest can be worn with 1-2in of negative ease.

The main stitch pattern is modified from stitch pattern #87 in ARAN LACE by Annie Maloney.

Beachcomber is worked bottom up, in the round until divided for armholes/neck, then is worked flat.

Shoulders are joined with a three needle bind off.

Ribbing picked up around the armholes and neckline finishes the vest.


22 sts & 32 rounds = 4in / 10 cm in MOSS STITCH

S (M) CENTER PANEL REPEAT : 7in wide by 4in tall

L (XL, XXL) CENTER PANEL REPEAT: 10in wide by 4in tall

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • SIZES S (M, L, XL, XXL) Shown in XL FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Bust: 31 (34 1/2, 39 1/2, 42, 48 1/2)in / 78.5 (87.5, 100.5, 106.5, 123)cm


  • YARN Black Water Abbey 2-Ply Worsted, 100% New Wool (220yds / 201m, 4 oz/113gm skein), 3 (3, 4, 4, 5) skeins. Shown in Haw. NEEDLES US5 /3.75mm 24in circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge.

You Will Also Need:

  • NOTIONS (2) stitch markers, 1 unique for beginning of round; cable needle; waste yarn; yarn needle

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Black Water Abbey


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Women, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized
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Hi! I live in Hermosa Beach, California, with husband Dave, dog Rigel and Tonkinese cats Meggie and Cali.

I've been knitting on & off for the past 30+ years, and began publishing my knitting ...

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