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I have been knitting and crocheting for 60 years, having learned at the age of 5. After retiring in 2011, I am able to pursue my dream of designing my own patterns and sharing them.

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The Adjustable Vest

from Laurel Lane Knits
(6) Name: 'Knitting : The Adjustable Vest
The Adjustable Vest
The Adjustable Vest
The Adjustable Vest
The Adjustable Vest
The Adjustable Vest

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit, purl, inc, dec,, 3 needle bo, changing colors

Pattern Description:

We just can't make too many vests. These are practical, versatile, fun and very easy knitting.

Using the chunky yarn and the strips of color makes this another fun pattern to work. Because there's no difficult neck shaping or collar attachments, this vest works up fast.

I call it the Adjustable Vest because of it's shape and closing allows a whole new range of sizing simply by moving the buttons. Cross fronts, right over left for girls and left over right for boys. Choose your favorite bright colors and have fun.

They work up so quickly, you'll want to make several in various colors. Designed for ages 5-12 years old. Lots of wear possibilities.


Gauge based on Garter Stitch:
2.25sts = 1 inch
3 rows=1 inch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Ages 5/6 7/8 10/12


  • Lion Brand Super Bulky: I used "Hometown USA", for the smallest size approx. 14 oz., 225 yds. for the largest size approx. 16 oz., 256 yds. Size 13 needles straight Buttons