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I have been knitting and crocheting for 60 years, having learned at the age of 5. After retiring in 2011, I am able to pursue my dream of designing my own patterns and sharing them.

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Big Collar Vest

from Laurel Lane Knits
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Big Collar Vest
Big Collar Vest
Big Collar Vest
Big Collar Vest
Big Collar Vest
Big Collar Vest

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit, purl, decrease

Pattern Description:

What a great vest to top casual dresses, skirts or slacks. The big collar is a design element that is knit separate and attached in the finishing; assuring it lies, just right. This is a very easy knit, with instructions in every step. Using the bulky yarn makes it a quick and fun project. With all the available colors, you could have several. Leave the collar off and you have a very traditional look.


Gauge based on Stk Stitch:
12 sts and 16 rows=4"
Adjust needle size to obtain correct gauge if necessary.


  • bulky yarn, sizes 11 and 13 standard needles

You Will Also Need:

  • button optional

Suggested yarn:

236 yards of Bulky weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Knit Picks Brava