|Close up of the bee stitch on the body of the vest|
The bee stitch keeps the knitting in the round from being too monotonous, and adds a lovely textural element to the vest. The name of the vest - Pirorohu, means bumblebee in Maori and is of course, a reference to the stitch.
As with many of my other patterns, this has been test knit only sporadically, so there may be some mistakes in the pattern. Please feel free to leave comments if anything is unclear.