Tunic Vest unisex vest in cotton or wool

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Tunic Vest unisex vest in cotton or wool Pattern


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Knitting: Tunic Vest unisex vest in cotton or wool
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Women, Men, Petite, Tall



Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit, purl, picking up stitches, following a pattern

Pattern Description:

I have updated the classic tennis style vest by deepening the V-neck and replacing the bottom ribbing with vented sides, similar to a
polo shirt.

The twisted stitch pattern, replacing the traditional cable, is simply a two row repeat, no need to follow a chart.

The design translates equally well to a cotton blend for the summer or wool for the winter.

Experience with picking up stitches and pattern reading is recommended.

Included is a complete list of abbreviations, photos and a stitch glossary for your reference.


24 rows=4in/10cm

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • small to fit 32in - 34in bust measurement
  • med to fit 36in - 38in bust measurement
  • lge to fit 40in - 42in bust measurement


  • Worsted weight cotton blend or wool yarn
  • small - 660yds, med - 800yds, lge - 900yds

You Will Also Need:

  • US 7/4.5mm needles
  • US 5/3.75mm 16in needles
  • US 5/3.75mm 24in needles
  • split ring marker
  • 2 ring markers
  • tapestry needle

Suggested yarn:

660 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Plymouth Worsted Merino Superwash


Dark Grey 8

About Designer

About Designer

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My design philosophy: My designs are a mixture of traditional and non-traditional elements. My patterns are easy to read and are often based on simple shapes and techniques that minimize complicated finishing. The majority of my patterns are accessories so sizing is often not critical. My love of texture and color shows up in my ability to mix yarns and to match yarns to particular styles.

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