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Lynn Cherry on craftsy.com
Guernsey, Channel Islands

When I retired, I felt like it was time to do a bit of 'give back' to the community, so I involve myself in a little voluntary work, and take great pleasure from knitting for charity......when I ...

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Charity vest

from Amore
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Charity vest
Charity vest Oversweater (shorter)
Charity vest Oversweater

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • increase
  • decrease
  • cast on and off
  • sew up

Pattern Description:

Make something just a bit different, but that is still simple.......I knit mostly for charity now that I am retired, and I often find that I end up making the same pattern over and over. I felt that it would be nice to design a simple pattern, which could be completed in not too long a time, that was ideal for a young girl or boy, just by choosing the correct color. I decided upon a vest type sweater, as it can be useful on its own, or as an extra layer. It is attractive to look at too, which is an added bonus.


As a charity garment, the gauge isn't as important as if the garment were to be made for a family member.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 28" finished chest measurement


  • 3.5mm knitting needles
  • 4 mm knitting needles
  • 150 grams double knitting yarn
  • scissors
  • tapestry needle

You Will Also Need:

  • This isn't a difficult pattern to knit
  • The picture with this pattern shows a slightly shorter version of the pattern, as it was made for someone in particular.

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Any double knitting yarn is ideal


Personal choice