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I am a fashion designer who designs hand knits. I love hand knits because we create both the fabric and the shape. My designs reflect my intense interest in fashion, with a keen eye to design and ...

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Sheriff's Vest

from Jill Wolcott Knits
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Sheriff's Vest
Sheriff's Vest
Sheriff's Vest
Sheriff's Vest

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knitting flat
  • 3-ndl BO
  • picking up stitches

Pattern Description:

A vest is the perfect canvas for these stitch patterns that evoke the West. Just enough detail to keep knitting interesting, broken by simple reverse stockinette. The convertible collar and wide front bands leave room for personalizing how you wear this. Perfect for walking the dog or adding an extra layer. No one will believe this isn't difficult to knit. Mountain merino makes this the ultimate comfort piece.


5 sts/in and 8 rows/in = 20 sts/4" and 32 rows/4" in Double Seed Stitch on size 5(3.75mm) ndls
4.5 sts/in and 6.75 rows/in = 18 sts/4" and 27 rows/4" in Double Seed, Links, Rev St st and Northern Star on size 7(4.5mm) ndls

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • XS (S) (M) (L) (XL)
  • Finished Chest (buttoned) 34.5 (37.375) (40.5) (44.5) (48.875)"
  • Finished length 21.5 (22.5) (23.5) (24) (24.5)"


  • size 7(4.5mm) circular ndls OR size to obtain gauge
  • size 5(3.75mm) ndls and 16" circular ndls
  • Laramie from Mountain Meadow Wool, 100% Merino, 100g/140 yds (127m)
  • 4 (4) (4) (5) (5) skeins

You Will Also Need:

  • stitch markers
  • tapestry needle
  • 5 size 1.5" buttons

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Laramie from Mountain Meadow Wool, 100% Merino, 100g/140 yds (127m) 4 (4) (4) (5) (5) skeins