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Celtic Cabled Slipover (Vest)

from Desert Rose Fiber Arts
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Celtic Cabled Slipover (Vest)
Celtic Cabled Slipover (Vest)
Celtic Cabled Slipover (Vest)
Celtic Cabled Slipover (Vest)
Celtic Cabled Slipover (Vest)

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • knitting in the round
  • cabling helpful
  • 3-needle bind off helpful

Pattern Description:

Unique cables give direction to this simply structured slipover (vest). Knit in the round for finishing ease, "Celtic Cabled Slipover" makes a style statement. Dressed up or down, this vest goes equally well with jeans and office attire.

Vest are truly versatile, and useful garments. They add style to our outfits in warmer months and warmth for our bodies in cooler months. "Celtic Cabled Slipover" was designed to be both easy and quick to knit.

Beginning at the hem, this vest is knit bottom to top with the hem, neckline and armhole trims worked as part of the body. Finishing is only joining the shoulders and weaving ends - and blocking if desired.
The cable pattern is easy to memorize, as are the shaping sequences. This is one project that you'll have done in no time.

I love wearing this vest - no matter when/where I wear it, I get compliments. People like the simplicity that is still classic & stylish.


21 sts and 32 rnds = 4 inches in St st using larger needles
20 sts and 32 rnds = 4 inches in Cable panel pattern using larger needle

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Womens' size X-Small (Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, 2X)
  • Finished chest: 32 (36, 39 3/4, 44 1/4, 48, 52) inches
  • Finished length: 20 (20 1/2, 21, 21 1/2, 22, 22 1/2) inches


  • 660 (660, 660, 880, 880, 880) yds / 12 (12, 12, 16, 16, 16) oz light worsted weight yarn
  • US 6 (4.0mm) 24-inch circular needle
  • US 7 (4.5mm) 24-inch circular needle
  • cable needle
  • Spare needle the same size as working needle

You Will Also Need:

  • stitch markers
  • stitch holders
  • tapestry needle

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