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Sweet Vintage Vest

from Practical knits for the everyday knitter
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Sweet Vintage Vest
Sweet Vintage Vest
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Sweet Vintage Vest

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • pick up stitches

Pattern Description:

Vertical columns create a slimming look combined with a slight texture for beauty. The simple 4 row pattern repeat is easy to memorize and a great first time vest project. The extra deep neckline is not only stylish but wearable year round.

Vest is intended to be worn with a negative ease. Pattern gives instructions for 2 lengths.

Copyright 2012 Lisa Ellis Designs.


4.5 sts and 6.5 rows = 1" in St St
18 sts and 26 rows = 10cm

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished Bust: 32.5 (36, 39.5, 43.25) inches
  • Cropped Length: 19.5 (20, 21, 22,) inches
  • Long Length: 22.5 (23, 24, 25) inches


  • 630 - 1000 yds of heavy worsted or Aran weigh yarn
  • US 8 (5m) 32-inch circular needles
  • US 7 (4.5mm) 32-inch circular needles

Suggested yarn:

210 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Malabrigo Worsted


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