The aran weight version of the circle vest knits up quickly on size 9 needles using seamless construction and Cascade Eco+, which is an aran or bulky weight 100% wool yarn. This vest is easy to knit and takes advantage of the stretchiness of ribbing to provide a flattering fit. Knit stitches on each side of the ribbing make a built in edge for the armhole.
There are two versions: with ruffles (above) and without, depending on how fitted you wish the vest to be. The sample for this version was knit using 2 skeins of Cascade Eco+ in color 9448 for an aran weight vest in a 34” chest with 18 inch armholes. This vest is more fitted since there are not ruffles at the edge and there are only a few bust increases.
**This pattern is available in other yarn weights: [Circle Vest in 12 Sizes and 4 Yarn Weights] and [bulky weight version]**
(1 inch is about 2.5 cm) Aran weight yarn, 5 stitches/inch