This vest is very easy to work up, with a stitch pattern that you'll have memorized in no time! The ribs help give the vest shape, so that it follows your form nicely. You can comfortably wear this over a blouse, or by itself; dress up jeans or pair it with a skirt for work or going out.
The yarn I used works up at a gauge of 5 sts per inch in Stockinette stitch; if you wish to use a different yarn, make sure you find one that will match this gauge.
26 sts and 35 rows = 4" (10 cm), using larger needles
At 6' tall, I used to have a hard time finding sweaters with long enough sleeves. So I took up knitting to make my own sweaters.