Modular Diamond Vest (Finished)

  • Skill level: IntermediateEvent Image
  • Dates: Saturdays, 17 Sep, 2:00 – 5:00 pm, 24 Sep, 8 & 22 Oct, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm (4 sessions, 9 hours total)
  • Instructor: Elizabeth Hilton
  • Cost: $113 + HST + materials

Using a modular technique, we will create a multicoloured vest incorporating 3 solid colours and 1 variegated yarn. Fingering/sock weight yarn results in an easy to wear and versatile garment. Personal colour choice will ultimately decide the flare of the finished vest. From dramatic to subtle, the choice is yours. Pattern is provided. The classes are scheduled to allow time for you to complete the vest and finish it in the final class. This class is suitable for anyone comfortable with garter stitch.

Techniques covered

You will learn:

  • Cable cast on
  • ssk-psso decreases
  • picking up stitches
  • casting on mid-row
  • choosing complementary colours
  • attached I-cord.
Skill prerequisites

Advanced beginner to advanced knitters would be comfortable in the class. You should:

  • be proficient with garter stitch
  • be familiar with standard decreases
  • be able to identify mistakes and problems in your knitting (such as accidental yarn-overs, dropped or incorrectly mounted stitches)

Please bring the following with you to class:

  • Straight or short cord circular needles suitable for fingering weight yarn, usually a 3mm
  • 3.75 mm double pointed needles
  • 800 m/874 yds of variegated yarn and 200 m/218 yds each of three complimentary solids in fingering weight

Note: the first session includes instruction on picking yarn colours.  You may bring a selection of yarns to choose from, or purchase at the store.


There is no homework required to prepare for the first session.

During class, a moderate amount of homework will be assigned each week to prepare you for the next week’s instruction.

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