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I’m Elizabeth Smith and designing knitting patterns is my passion. I strive to create simple, modern designs and write patterns for them that are easy to follow and fun to knit. Most of my patterns ...

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Chunky Monkey Vest

from Elizabeth Smith
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Chunky Monkey Vest
Chunky Monkey Vest
Chunky Monkey Vest

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit
  • Purl
  • Cast on
  • Bind off
  • Basic pattern reading skills

Pattern Description:

A cardigan-style vest sized from 3 months to 4T, Chunky Monkey will knit up fast using chunky weight yarn and will look adorable on any little one! It's knit in one piece from the bottom to the underarm using circular needles, then the back piece and each front piece is worked separately. Shoulders are attached using the 3-needle bind off technique, although notes are given if you'd prefer to seam shoulders together by hand instead. Buttonband, neckband, and armband ribbing is created by picking up stitches at the end.


14 stitches & 22 rows = 4" in St st

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 3 mo (6-12 mo, 12-18 mo, 18-24 mo, 2T, 3T, 4T)


  • Yarn: 118 (128, 138, 148, 158, 168, 178) yds of bulky weight yarn for main color, 128 yds for contrasting color 1 (for ribbing) 128 yds of contrasting color 2 (for stripes), shown in 128 Superwash by Cascade (100% superwash merino wool; 100 gram ball = 128 yds), 1 (1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) skeins of main color, 1 skein of contrasting color 1, 1 skein of contrasting color 2.
  • Needles: Size US 10 24" circular needles (or size needed to provide gauge)
  • Needles: Size US 9 16" & 24" circular needles (or 1 size smaller than size needed to provide gauge)
  • Needles: Extra size US 10 needle (circular or straight, for 3-needle bind off)

You Will Also Need:

  • 2 stitch markers
  • 3 stitch holders (can use scrap yarn)
  • Tapestry needle or crochet hook to weave in ends
  • 4 (4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 5) buttons, size 3/4-1"

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Cascade's 128 Superwash