Knitted Vest Patterns

Vests are the perfect layering garment. Kniting patterns for vests are usually fast projects, and perfect for beginners. Plus are usually loose fitting so one size can fit many.

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Knitted Vest Patterns

Cloud Chaser Cabled Vest

The Cloud Chaser vest is delicately cabled and dramatically draped. The back features full cables, knit from hem to neck. The fronts are knit side to side, with a single cable detail near the edge. But the collar is the highlight here; wide and cabled and framing the neckline perfectly. This seasonless layer is great over tanks, tees, or long sleeves. Equally great with jeans or even something more dressy, it’s the perfect wardrobe extender.
Sizing:
S[M, L, XL, 2X]
Finished Measurements:
34[38, 42, 46, 50] inch chest
16[16, 16, 17, 18] inch back length
Gauge:
20 sts and 30 rows to 4 inches using US 4/3.5 mm needles in stockinette stitch after blocking
Materials:
900[1100, 1250, 1400, 1550] yards DK weight yarn
Shown in Lorna’s Laces Honor (70% Alpaca, 30% Silk, 275 yards / 100g)
US 4 / 3.5mm needles, straight or circular, OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE
US 4 / 3.5mm circular needle, 36” or longer, for picking up sts
US 3 / 3.25mm needles, straight or circular
US 3 / 3.25mm needles, 16” circular
stitch markers, stitch holders or scrap yarn and darning needle

Topper Special Request

ML168 from Maddy Craft

This knitting pattern for a women's topper is an easy project. Just knit two pieces in double moss stitch, add a few rows of ribbing at the neck and sleeve edges, attach a charming big button and you're done!

Sizes XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL
Finished Measurements: Bust 36 (39¾, 43¼, 46½, 49½, 52¾)"/92 (101, 110, 118, 126, 134)cm
Length 20½ (21½, 22¾, 24¼, 25¼, 26½)"/52 (55, 58, 61.5, 64, 67.5)cm

Yardage Required: 900 (985, 1075, 1150, 1230, 1315)yd, /825 (900, 975, 1050, 1125, 1200)m in a Worsted Weight yarn. We suggest Lorna's Laces Shepherd Worsted for fun and brightness, Cascade's Pacific Worsted or Universal's Uptown Worsted.

Gauge calls for a yarn that usually gets 4.5sts per inch in stockinet, on approximately a US#7 needle.


Cap Sleeve Wrap Cardigan Vest #114

from Knitting Pure and Simple

A simple, comfortable wrap vest. Top down construction, lightly shaped for slim fit. Knit fast in bulky weight yarn.
Sizing:
S[M, L, XL, 2X]
Finished Measurements:
34[38, 42, 46, 50] inch chest
16[16, 16, 17, 18] inch back length
Gauge:
20 sts and 30 rows to 4 inches using US 4/3.5 mm needles in stockinette stitch after blocking
Materials:
900[1100, 1250, 1400, 1550] yards DK weight yarn
Shown in Lorna’s Laces Honor (70% Alpaca, 30% Silk, 275 yards / 100g)
US 4 / 3.5mm needles, straight or circular, OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE
US 4 / 3.5mm circular needle, 36” or longer, for picking up sts
US 3 / 3.25mm needles, straight or circular
US 3 / 3.25mm needles, 16” circular
stitch markers, stitch holders or scrap yarn and darning needle

Neckdown Cap Sleeve Cardi Vest #104

from Knitting Pure and Simple

A fast to knit scoop neck vest with Irish moss stitch edges. Its close fitting and slightly shaped.

Finished Chest Measurements: 33, 37, 42, 46, 50, 54 inches.

Materials: Bulky Weight Yarn (that gets 3.5 sts per inch - Cascade 128 Superwash or Lorna's Laces Shepherd Bulky would be ideal.) 488, 549, 611, 657, 778, 828 yds. 29" and 16" circular needles size 10 and 7. 29" circular needles size 8. Double pointed size 6 & 8. Or sizes needed to get gauge (Cascade 220 will get that gauge using one size needle smaller). Scrap yarn, stitch markers and blunt Darning needle .

Gauge: 3.5 sts per inch.


Oat Couture Ipswich Vest #Gu430

This vest has a simple textured slip stitch, in vertical columns, that is very very easy to do. This style is perfect for both men and women.

Finished Chest Measurements: 39, 42, 45, 48, 51, 54 inches.

Choose to knit it in Worsted Weight or DK Weight Yarns.

Materials for Worsted Weight Yarn (normally gets 4.25 sts per inch): 595, 640, 690, 770, 800, 960 yds. US#8 & #6 needles. 4 stitch holders. 2 ring markers.

Materials for DK Weight Yarn (normally gets 5 sts per inch): 695, 775, 825, 900, 1165. US#4 & #6 needles. 4 stitch holders. 2 ring markers.


Oat Couture Marcasite Vest

Oat Couture GU426 Marcasite Vest

Finished Chest Measurements: Fingering weight 30, 34, 37”; Sport weight 35, 39, 43”; DK weight 39, 43, 47” and Worsted weight 42, 47, 52”.

Materials: Fingering weight MC 590, 650, 715 yds; CC 425, 474, 525 yds. Sport weight MC 655, 735, 800 yds; CC 480, 535, 580 yds. DK weight MC 700, 775. 850; CC 515, 565, 615 yds. Worsted Weight MC 750, 830, 910 yds; CC 545, 600, 655 yds.

Gauge: Fingering weight 28 sts = 4”.Gauge: Sport weight 24 sts = 4”.Gauge: DK weight 22 sts = 4”.Gauge: Worsted weight 20 sts = 4”.

Fairisle design instructions are in chart format.


Steeple Chase Vest Pattern

Lorna's Laces Steeple Chase Vest

Finished Chest Measurements: 35.5, 38, 42, 45, 48 inches.

Materials: Lorna's Laces Shepherd Worsted 5, 5, 5, 6, 6 hanks. US needles #4 and 6 in at least 30" length and the smaller size in 16 or 24 inch circular for armhole ribbing.

Gauge: 5 sts per inch.


Garter Rib Vest #160 from Vermont Fiber Designs

What a beautiful vest!! Perfect for this really soft yarn. and you won't believe the super price of this yarn!

12 sizes!! Finished chest measurements: 23.5, 28.5, 31.5, 36, 40.5, 43.5, 48.5, 51.5, 56, 60.5, 63.5, 68.5 inches

Materials: 550, 625, 675, 775, 875, 925, 1025, 1075, 1175, 1250, 1350, 1425 yds. US#5 and US#3 needles. Buttons.

Gauge is 6.5 sts per inch on needles smaller than this yarn normally uses over garter rib pattern.

Oat Couture Maui Vest #GU424

A textured knit vest with pockets and option hood. Pattern written for worsted or chunky weight yarn.

Finished chest measurements 34, 38, 42, 46, 52, 56, 60.

Supplies for Worsted weight (5 sts per inch) vest: 785, 845, 925, 1030, 1215, 1325, 1375 yds. 225, 225, 250, 250, 270, 270, 290 add'l yarns for hood. US#6 and #8 needles, 4 stitch holders, 22-24" (depending on length) separating zipper.

Supplies for Chunky weight (3.5 sts per inch) vest: 590, 640, 700, 775, 915, 995, 1040 yds. 170, 172, 190, 190, 210, 210, 220 add'l yarns for hood. US#9 and #10.5 needles, 4 stitch holders, 22-24" (depending on length) separating zipper.

Check out my yarn standards page for worsted and chunky weights yarn


Striped Vest

Finished measurements: 32, 35, 38, 41, 44"

Materials: 1, 1, 1, 2, 2 hanks of Shepherd Sport in Chocolate, Whisper and Rover, and 2, 2, 2, 3, 3 hanks of Manzanita. US#3 & 4 double pointed needles.

Gauge is 5.75 sts per inch.

Knitting Pure and Simple Bulky Hooded Vest for Women #272

Finished Chest Measurements: 33, 36, 39, 42, 46 inches, and 24, 24.25, 24.5, 25, 25.25 inch length.

Materials: 750, 795, 835, 875, 935 yd of bulky weight yarn. US#10 and 9 in 24 inch circular needles. 24-27 inch separating zipper. Stitch markers.

Gauge: 3.5 sts per inch (14 sts per 4 inches.) Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Bulky, Revelation and Swirl Chunky are perfect weights.


Oat Couture Swing Vest #GU419.

Casual yet smart, this easy-to knit vest is worked in a simple lace pattern.

Finished Chest Measurements: 36, 40, 44, 48 and 52 inches.

Choose to knit it in Worsted Weight or Chunky Weight Yarns.

Materials for Light Worsted Weight Yarn (normally gets 5 sts per inch): 720, 850, 950, 1120, 1250 yds. US#8 needles. 4 split-lock markers. 4 stitch holders. 1 button.

Materials for Chunky Weight Yarn (normally gets 3.5 sts per inch): 440, 525, 585, 700, 725 yds (try Lorna's Laces Shepherd Bulky). US#11 needles. 4 split-lock markers. 4 stitch holders. 1 button.

Catalina Blouse #GU421 from Oat Couture

Catalina Blouse #GU421 from Oat Couture

Sleeveless blouse (or layer with a t-shirt and use as a vest) written in 2 weights: Worsted or Chunky.

Finished Chest Measurements: 36, 39, 42, 45, 48 & 51 inches.

Materials: Worsted-680, 730, 810, 855, 945, 990 yds. US#6 & 8 needles, 4 stitch holders, 7 buttons.

Materials: Chunky-495, 530, 590, 620, 685, 720 yds. US#9 & 10.5 needles, 4 stitch holders, 7 buttons.

Gauge: Worsted-5 sts per inch or Chunky-3.5 sts per inch. Check our Yarn Standards page.


Lorna's Laces Light As Air Vest.

Elegant beyond belief! Light weight, yet very warm!

Finished Chest Measurements: 37, 41, 45, 49, 53 inches

Materials: Lorna's Laces Heaven 1 hank. (sample is Watercolor). 5 buttons. US#8 needle.

Lorna's Laces USA Vest.

I think this design has a lot of potential in other color combinations. See my mock up of a really offbeat combination.

Finished Chest Measurement: 42 inches.

Materials: 2 hanks each of Lorna's Laces Shepherd Worsted in 3 colors. US#4 and 7 circular 24" needles. 4 buttons.


Oat Couture Rockport Vest #GU417

Instructions for DK or Aran weight.

Finished Chest Measurements: 36, 41, 46, 50, 55 inches

Materials: DK Weight 925, 1100, 1275, 1400, 1585 yds. US# 4 and 6 needles, 24" circular needles US#4, 4 st holders, 2 ring markers.

5.5 sts per inch.

Materials: Aran Weight (heavy worsted) 680, 825, 950, 1045, 1200 yds. US#7 & 9 needles, 24" circular needles US#7, 4 st holders, 2 ring markers.

4 sts per inch.

Oat Couture Marble Mountain Vest #GU407

Knit on the bias, this is a wonderful vest pattern for handpainted or variegated yarns. Knit in worsted weight. 38-54" finished bust/chest.

Finished Chest Measurements: 38, 42, 46, 50, 54 inches

Materials: 740, 820, 950, 1065, 1200 yds worsted weight yarn. US#6 and 8 needles, and US#6 circular (29" or 36"). 4 markers. 1 st holder. 5 buttons.

5 sts per inch.


Lorna's Laces Scalloped Shell Vest Pattern

Lorna's Laces Scalloped Shell Vest Pattern.

Finished Chest Measurements: 40, 45, 50 inches

Materials-Lorna's Laces: 1 hank Heaven and 1 hank Helen's Lace. US#5, 6, 7 needles.

Sample was done in Heaven Desert Flower and Helen's Lace China Blue

Lorna's Laces Seattle Slant Vest Pattern

Lorna's Laces Seattle Slant Vest Pattern.

Finished Chest Measurements: 40, 44, 48, 52 inches.

Materials-Lorna's Laces: Shepherd Worsted 2, 2, 3, 3, hanks in multi-color and 2, 2, 2, 3 hanks in nearly solid. 5 - 7/8inch buttons. US#6 and 8 24-inch circular needles.

Gauge: 4.25 sts per inch in pattern stitch.

Sample was done in Watercolor and Douglas Fir.


Poet's Vest Pattern by Lorna Miser, from Lorna's Laces

A classic look in a fabulous design.

Sizes: 40, 43, 46 and 49"

Materials: Lion & Lamb from Lorna's Laces 775, 800, 900, 1000 yds. US#7, and #8 needles. US#7 circular 16 and 24".

Lorna's Laces Furrowed Vest and Hat Pattern

Lorna's Laces Furrowed Vest and Hat Pattern.

Finished Chest Measurements: 42, 46, 50, 54 inches

Materials-Lorna's Laces: Shepherd Bulky 4, 5, 6, 6 hanks in multi and 2, 3, 3, 3, hanks of nearly solid. US#10.5 needles.

Gauge: 3.67 sts per inch in pattern stitch (normally 3.5 sts per inch in stockinette.) Hat requires 1 hank each multi-color and nearly solid.

Sample shown was knit in Mixed Berries and Navy.


Family Quilt Tuxedo Vest from Oat Couture #GU404

This nifty vest is easier than it looks. The fronts are worked in intarsia technique, then embellished with embroidery. The back is worked in a simple slip stitch pattern.

Sizes: 38, 42, 48 inch chest measurement. 19, 20, 21 length.

Materials: Worsted weight yarns. Col A-Maroon: 340, 375 450 yds. 55 yds Col B-Rose. 75 yds Col C-Rust. 65 yds Col D-Green. 95 yds Col E-Dk Green. 90 yds Col F-Blue. 95 yds Col G-Dk Blue. 45 yds Col H-Lavender. 60 yds Col I-Purple.
Embroidery with fingering weight yarn: 35 yds Navy. 8 yds each of Maroon, Rust, Dk Green and Lavender.
US#6 and 8 needles. 29" Circular US#6. 4 st holders, 4 markers, 5 buttons.

Gauge: 4.75 sts per inch.

Oat Couture Oregon Vest #GU410

Finished Measurements: 38, 41, 44, 47, 50, 53"

Materials: Heavy Worsted: 695, 75, 800, 850, 900, 955 yds. Needles US# 7 & 9. 24" separating zipper, 4 st holders, 1 extra needle US#9 or 10.
Chunky: 535, 580, 620, 655, 700, 740 yds. Needles US# 9 & 10.5. 24" separating zipper, 4 st holders, 1 extra needle US#10.5 or 11.
Superbulky: 410, 440, 475, 505, 535, 570 yds. Needles US# 11 & 13. 24" separating zipper, 4 st holders, 1 extra needle US#13.

Gauge: Heavy Worsted 4.5 sts per inch.
Chunky 3.5 sts per inch. Superbulky: 2.5 sts per inch.


Oat Couture Entrelac Tuxedo Vest #GU401

Finished Measurements: 36, 40, 46

Materials: Color A-125, 150, 190 yds, and Color B-375, 425, 575 yds worsted weight yarn, 1 pair US#7 needles, 29" circular US#5, 5 buttons, 4 markers.

5 sts per 1 inch in stockinette on larger size needles.

Oat Couture Village Vest #GU402

Finished Measurements: 36, 40, 44, 48, 52"

Materials: 1000, 1100, 1200, 1350, 1475 yds worsted weight yarn, US#7 & US#8 needles, 5 buttons, 2 markers, 6 st holders.

5 sts per 1 inch in stockinette on larger size needles.


Oat Couture Cotswold Vest #GU416

Finished Measurements: 36, 39, 42, 45, 48, 51" at bust.

Materials: 585, 650, 705, 755, 850, 900 yds worsted weight yarn, US#10 needles, 1 ring marker, 4 stitch holders, 2 buttons.

4.5 sts per 1 inch in Body Pattern.


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Oat Couture Albion Easy Knit Vest Pattern.

Finished Measurements: 31, 34, 37, 40, 43, 46, 49

Worsted or Chunky Weight Yarns

Materials:

Worsted Weight: 535, 595, 695, 745, 815, 845, 920 yards, US9, 1 extra needle US 9 or 10,  4 stitch holders.

Chunky Weight: 430, 480, 565, 610, 660, 685, 745 yards, US10.5, 1 extra needle size 10.5 or 11,  4 stitch holders.

Gauges: Worsted is 4.5 sts per 1". Check our Yarn Standards page.

Knitting Pure & Simple: Basic Cardigan Vest for Women #995.

Fin Chest measurements: 33 (36, 39, 42, 46), 23" length.

Materials: 400 (450, 550, 625, 700) yds in medium or heavy worsted weight. 2 (2. 3, 3, 4) hanks of Lorna's Shepherd Worsted. 24" circular in US#9 & 7, & 16" circular in US#7 or size necessary to get gauge. 6 to 8 5/8 to 3/4" buttons.

Gauge: 4 sts per inch.


Options Knit Vest Pattern

Fiber Trends.
An easy beginner project for starting to work with simple stitch patterns.  This one consists of a 4 row, very small repeat.
Finished Measurements: 37.5, 39.75, 43, 45.5, 48.75
in lengths 21, 21, 21.25, 21.5, 21.75 &
17, 17, 17.25, 17.5, 17.75
Materials:
Bulky Weight: 400, 450, 500, 550, 600 yards for hip length,
320, 360, 400, 440, 490 for cropped length.
24" or 29" circular needles for vest body, and 16" for armhole border. Gauge is 3.5 sts per 1" in pattern stitch.

Lacy Days Vest Knitting Pattern Fiber Trends

Lacy Days Vest

Finished Measurements:
Childs 25, 27.5, 30, 32.5; lengths 11, 13.5, 14.5, 16
Women's 37, 40, 42, 45, lengths 18.5, 20, 21, 21 Materials:
Worsted Weight:
Childs 215, 250, 300, 375
Women's 500, 600, 725, 800
16" & 24" for children, and 24" & 40" for adult in US# 4 & 5 Gauge is 5 sts per 1".



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