My next project after the Aran is going to be a tunic vest whose pattern I am still trying to formulate. I just discovered the exact collar I was looking for, courtesy of Elizabeth Zimmermann’s Knitting Around.
I went and checked out the book from our library a minute ago during a fire alarm after seeing a reference to it on Lisa’s blog. (Thanks, Lisa.) Within this book’s pages are the plans for a Bog Sweater, which is an ingenious garment that can be constructed out of a square of cloth without wasting anything. The knit version has a lovely raised collar which is exactly what I have had in mind for my vest. Sweet.