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At 6' tall, I used to have a hard time finding sweaters with long enough sleeves. So I took up knitting to make my own sweaters.

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Cable and Ladder Vest #185

from Vermont Fiber Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Cable and Ladder Vest #185
Cable and Ladder Vest #185
Cable and Ladder Vest #185
Cable and Ladder Vest #185
Cable and Ladder Vest #185
Cable and Ladder Vest #185

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knitting, purling, cabling, decreasing, picking up stitches

Pattern Description:

This long vest is a great piece to throw on over jeans or dress pants for extra warmth or extra style. It's worked in one piece to the armholes and the shoulders are joined using 3-Needle Bind-Off - no seams to sew! If you prefer more room in the hips, consider working a portion of the body using a needle one or two sizes larger than required to meet gauge - specific suggestions are included in the instructions.


21 sts and 27 rows = 4" (10 cm) in Cable and Ladder Pattern

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Sizes XXS (28.25)" to 6XL (70.75)"


  • 1075-2510 yards worsted weight wool

You Will Also Need:

  • Size US 9 (5.5 mm) circular needle, 29" long or longer
  • Size US 9 (5.5 mm) circular needle, 16" long
  • Cable needle
  • Stitch holders
  • Stitch marker
  • Three 1 3/4" buttons

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Cascade Yarns Greenland


#3536 Sapphire Heather