JB Vest Pattern


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JB Vest Without a shirt
JB Vest Casual-2
JB Vest Business-2
JB Vest Business-1
JB Vest Casual-1

JB Vest Pattern

Pattern Details






Men, Tall, Plus-sized



Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Cast on
  • Bind off
  • Knit
  • Purl
  • Cable
  • 3-needle Bind Off

Pattern Description:

Perfect for the man in your life. This men's vest is the perfect piece to make for the man who needs to go from business to casual.

Made out of the luscious yak and bamboo yarn this vest will look great both with and without a shirt underneath.


26 sts and 34 rows = 4" (10 cm)
in Large Right Cable pat with
larger needles.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • To Fit chest: 32 (36, 40, 46, 50, 56, 60)"
  • Sizes: S (M, L, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X)
  • Finished chest: 27.69 (32.6, 37.5, 42.5, 47.38, 52.3, 57.23)"


  • MATERIALS: Yarn: Bijou Basin Ranch "Lhasa Wilderness", 75% yak/ 25% bamboo; 180 yards [165 m]; 2oz (56 grams)] CYCA size 2 sport 12-ply): dark brown, 4 (5, 6, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11) hanks.
  • Needles: Size US 3 (3.25 mm) circular needles, 24"; size US 2 (2.75 mm) 16" or size to obtain correct gauge.

You Will Also Need:

  • Notions: cable needle, stitch holders, tapestry needle.

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Bijou Basin Ranch "Lhasa Wilderness"


Natural Brown

About Designer

About Designer

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Marlaina "Marly" Bird fled the world of financial services to launch her Yarn Thing podcast and hasn't looked back since. To Marly, a bi-craftsy girl who both knits and crochets, the yarn is the star, not how you work with it. She's creative director for Bijou Basin Ranch Yarns and the co-author of Curvy Crochet (Leisure Arts, 2011). You've seen her designs in Knit Simple, Interweave ...

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