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Claymore Vest

from Black Dog Fiber Studio
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Claymore Vest
Claymore Vest
Claymore Vest
Claymore Vest

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Stockinette stitch

Pattern Description:

Claymore is a relaxed, tunic length vest constructed with minimal seaming and using simple stockinette stitch mixed with yarn-over eyelets. Wear Claymore with a starched white shirt and pencil skirt for a business look, or with jeans and a turtleneck for a more casual style.

Pattern can easily be adjusted for smaller and larger sizes.

Yarn: Heavy worsted or aran weight, 400 to 550 yards. Sample made with Knit Picks City Tweed (H/W) in Plum Wine (3 skeins for size Small and 4 skeins for sizes Medium and Large).


4 st & 3 rows = 1" in stockinette stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Small (36") Medium (40") Large (44")


  • US 9 circular at least 32" long

Suggested yarn:

400 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Knit Picks City Tweed H/W


Plum Wine