Beachcomber Vest Pattern


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Knitting: Beachcomber Vest
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Women, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized



Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

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



About Designer

About Designer

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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 designs several years ago. My favorite techniques include cables, Bavarian twisted stitches and stranded knitting.

My first book, California Revival Knits, is now out from Cooperative Press.

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