I am working on a swatch so I can get my pattern right. I have ripped about 3 complete times and several rows, but now I think I have it.
I am using Red heart no dye lot Claret. Yes, I know, not a fantastic yarn, but inexpensive while I learn. (I forgot - I am using size 10 1/2 needles)
Long tail cast on of 43 stitches.
I am using a seed stitch for most of the vest.
Lower band will be seed stitch (1 3/4 inches) as well as the bands up the fronts (7 stitches wide) (front opening) with a one stitch stockinette stitch followin.
The body pattern will be seed stitch blocks (7 stitches wide) separated by 3 stitches of stockinette.
That is all for now.
I will let you know how the swatch comes out.