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Chalet Vest

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Chalet Vest
Chalet Vest

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • k2tog (knit two together)
  • kfb (knit front and back)
  • W&T (wrap and turn)
  • pick up and knit

Pattern Description:

Felting a vest can seem daunting, because it needs to fit. The Chalet Vest is worked in garter stitch throughout, making the felted gauge predictable. Button loops are worked after felting, letting you place them precisely where needed,

Designed by Amy Gunderson, the Chalet Vest is also available as part of the downloadable e-book, "A Walk in the Woods: 8 Projects to Knit with Deluxe."


16 sts x 32 rows = 4" in garter st with larger ndls, before felting
22 sts x 44 rows = 4" in garter st with larger ndls, after felting

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Length, after felting: 18 (19, 191/2, 201/4, 203/4)"
  • Bust with fronts overlapped after felting: 31 (341/2, 381/4, 413/4, 451/2)"


  • 6 (7, 7, 8, 9) skeins Deluxe Worsted wool
  • US Size 8 (5 mm) straight needles or size needed to obtain gauge
  • US Size 7 (4.5 mm) 32" circular needles

You Will Also Need:

  • Tapestry Needle
  • Stitch Holders
  • One 5/8" button (for hidden closure)
  • US Size G-6 (4mm) crochet hook
  • Two safety pins
  • smooth cotton (or other non-felting fiber) waste yarn
  • Two 1 3/4" toggle buttons

Suggested yarn:

1500 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Universal Yarn Deluxe Worsted


12293 Burgundy