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Marilyn King is the owner of Black Water Abbey Yarns, an on-line yarn shop that sells yarn imported from Ireland. To meet the requests of her customers, she began designing knitting patterns for the ...

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Hawthorne Vest

from Marilyn King-Black Water Abbey Yarns
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Hawthorne Vest
Hawthorne Vest

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit, purl, increase, decrease, work cables

Pattern Description:

This vest features traditional cables with a large cable placed at the shoulders. It is knitted flat from the bottom up and sewn together. The cabled button bands are knitted as part of the vest fronts then extend as a band around the back neck edge. Short row shaping is used for shoulder shaping and to shape the neck band.


18 sts/4 inches in stockinette stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 30 1/2 (35, 37 1/2, 42, 45 1/2, 50, 54 1/2)"


  • 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6) skeins Black Water Abbey Yarns Worsted Weight Yarn
  • Size 7 and 8- 24 inch or 32 inch circular needle, option cable needle, stitch markers stitch holders or scrap yarn, tapestry needle

You Will Also Need:

  • 6 (6, 7, 7, 7, 7, 7, )- 5/8" buttons

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Black Water Abbey Worsted Weight Yarn



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