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Faina Goberstein is a prolific knitwear designer, author, and a professional and inspiring teacher. She is the co-author of The Art of Seamless Knitting and The Art of Slip-Stitch Knitting. Her ...

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from FGDesigns
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Eilat

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • read the pattern
  • knit basic stitches
  • calculate gauge
  • read small chart for stitch pattern

Pattern Description:

Inspired by the beautiful Red Sea shore at
Eilat, this vest is worked in one piece,
and is sure to become a versatile part of
your wardrobe. The waist is shaped using
only the differences in gauge from one
stitch pattern to another. The low V-neck
and armhole edges are worked concurrently
with the body. The vest can be worn
with no closure or as featured with a Venetian
Hinge by JUL Designs.

This pattern is written for 11 sizes

Vest shown measures 351/2"

The yardage below is for the sample size.
Depending on the size you choose, you will need 1000-2000 yds for this garment.


27 sts and 35 rows = 4" (10 cm) in Hammer Stitch using largest needle;
31 sts and 35 rows =4" (10 cm) in Textured Rib using smallest needle

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 331/4 (351/2, 38, 401/4, 423/4, 45, 471/2, 493/4, 521/4, 541/2, 57)"


  • US size 6 (4 mm) 29"-32" (74-80 cm) circular needle.
  • US size 5 (3.75 mm) 29"-32" (74-80 cm) circular needle.
  • US size 4 (3.5 mm) 29"-32" (74-80 cm) circular needle.
  • One additional US size 6 (4 mm) needle for 3-Needle Bind-off. Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

You Will Also Need:

  • Stitch markers
  • stitch holders

Suggested yarn:

1250 yards of DK weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Anzula Cricket