Thrummed Outer Vest

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Thrummed Outer Vest Pattern


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Knitting: Thrummed Outer Vest
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Pattern Details:

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Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit and purl
  • pick up sts

Pattern Description:

You Tube Instructional Video for Thrumming included in pattern
1-piece seamless construction - ideal for beginner knitters

This 1 piece vest is a weekend knit. Collar is thrummed for a stylish finishing and frog fasteners or leather toggles complete the look! Options incude the cropped vest --with the shirt tails showing or the longer version that falls below the belt. 2 neckline versions are also given with a 1 or 2 sided thrummed collar for totally different looks! No two vest will look alike!

Pictures shown in Brown Sheep Burly Spun yarn

Copyright 2011 Lisa Ellis Designs


2.25 sts and 3 rows = 1"
(9 sts and 12 rows = 10cm_

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished Bust: 35 3/4 (39 1/4, 42 3/4, 46 1/2, 51 3/4)"
  • Finished cropped length: 18 1/2 (19, 19, 19 1/2, 20 1/2)"
  • Finished long length: 20 1/2 (21, 21, 21 1/2, 22 1/2)",


  • 300 (340. 375, 425, 470) yds of super bulky wool--based on longer length version
  • US 15 16-inch and 32-inch circular needles
  • approx. 2 oz roving (thrummed collar)

You Will Also Need:

  • 3 - 4 frog fasteners, leather toggles or extra large buttons

About Designer

About Designer

lisaellisdesign on

I am a knitting instructor, published designer and mother of 2 teenage girls.
I am obsessed with knitting, love vegetable gardening and cooking.

My designs can be seen in over a dozen books and magazines as well as my "How To" knitting articles.

My latest endeavor is taping some "How To" knitting DVD's.

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