The Drew Vest

from Marly Bird

The Drew Vest Pattern


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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Women, Men



Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Pattern Description:

The Drew Cardigan Vest by Marly Bird was Inspired by crochet designer Drew Emborsky's love of art deco. The vertical lines, texture and design detail along the collar give an assertively modern style to an ivy league vintage look that has symmetry rather than asymmetry. Knit with 100% fine merino wool from Fiesta Yarns, this sweater vest exudes luxury, glamor, and exuberance. The man in your life will look effortlessly cool in this piece.


24 sts and 24 rows = 4" (10 cm) in Fan Panel Pat and in Twisted Garter Rib Pat

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • FINISHED MEASUREMENTS To fit chest: 361/2 (401/2, 441/2, 481/2, 521/2, 561/2, 601/2)" [92.5 (103, 113, 123, 133.5, 143.5, 153.5) cm]
  • Finished chest: 381/2 (421/2, 461/2, 501/2, 541/2, 581/2, 621/2)" [98 (108, 118, 128.5, 138.5, 148.5, 159) cm]
  • Length: 261/2 (27, 28, 28.5, 29.5, 30, 31) [67.5 (68.5, 71, 72.5, 75, 76, 78.5) cm]


  • Yarn: Fiesta Yarns "Boomerang" (100% extra fine super wash merino; 255 yds, 4 oz [100g]): 6 (7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12) hanks in color Lava Rock.
  • Needles: Size US 7 (4.5 mm) circular needle, 32" in length, or size to obtain correct gauge, plus a spare needle in same size. Note: pieces are worked straight, circular needle is used to accommodate full width.

You Will Also Need:

  • Notions: Stitch markers, stitch holders or waste yarn, tapestry needle, 6 buttons, approx. 1" [2.5 cm] in diameter.

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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