Suggestions please…

Back in October I bought some Manos de Uraguay¬† yarn with the intention of knitting a vest (or, for the English, a tank top or waistcoat). If memory serves, this stuff is somewhere between a chunky and aran weight. I’m thinking of shocking my IRL knitting friends by not only demonstrating that I own needles thicker than 4mm but that I am prepared to knit with them.

Manos de Uraguay yarn

I’m sort of thinking about winging it. But I’d welcome pattern suggestions, particularly for ones with interesting design details.

I’ve looked at the Knitty archive and like Honeycomb but it is for finer wool (might have to find something else to knit that in…). I also have a pile of Interweave Knits magazines around if you want to guide my dive into those.

I’m about a women’s XL, prefer V or scoop necks, have a waist, kind of long in the body, and 5’7″ if that helps with thinking of stuff that might look good.

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5 Responses to Suggestions please…

  1. Malva says:

    What about something like the Fleece Artist Celtic Vest? You’d have to wing it because I don’t think the pattern is available without buying a kit.

    But it’s lovely and the yarn you have would look great that way.

  2. Emily says:

    Idea – this is from some book called ’12 months of knitting’ but you could imitate no difficulty: it is in Manos Aran weight.

    There’s something similar in Fitted Knits, i think

  3. Gaynaor says:

    I have no knitting suggestions – I can just about manage a hat – but thank you for enlightening a Brit about the word vest. I always imagine a string item old men would wear under their shirts!!

  4. Kit says:

    In the summer 2002 issue of Interweave Knits there is a fitted vest done in Aran weight yarn with a zip up the front. It’s called Quincy’s Vest. You might like that.

  5. Sara says:

    Dude – one word:


    I know, you’re allergic to it or something, but you’d so love it for this purpose.