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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.

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Garter Rib Vest #160

from Vermont Fiber Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Garter Rib Vest #160
Garter Rib Vest #160
Garter Rib Vest #160
Garter Rib Vest #160
Garter Rib Vest #160
Garter Rib Vest #160

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit, purl, pick up stitches, decrease

Pattern Description:

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

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • sizes XXS (23.5") to 7X (68.5")


  • 550 (625, 675, 775, 875, 925, 1025, 1075, 1175, 1250, 1350, 1425) yards worsted weight yarn
  • sizes 5 (3.75 mm) and 3 (3.25 mm) needles

You Will Also Need:

  • 5/8" buttons