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Vest with Collar to Knit K2.24

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Vest with Collar to Knit K2.24
Vest with Collar to Knit K2.24
Vest with Collar to Knit K2.24
Vest with Collar to Knit K2.24

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit and purl

Pattern Description:

This colorful vest, with a convertible ribbed collar and zipper closure, is knitted in one piece with shoulder seams.

It has ribbed sides for a trim fit, ribbed armhole edges, and a convertible zipper which slides open from neck and hem.

A useful addition to any wardrobe in multi-color or plain yarn.


3 sts and 4 Stocking st rows = 1" (2.5cm)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • XS, finished chest 30.5" (77.5cm)
  • S, finished chest 35" (89cm)
  • M, finished chest 38.5" (98cm)
  • L, finished chest 42.5" (108cm)
  • XL, finished chest 46.5" (118cm)
  • XXL,finished chest 50.5" (128.5cm)


  • Chunky yarn, 310 yds (285m) - 535 yds (495m)
  • Size 11 (8mm) knitting needles

You Will Also Need:

  • Size 13 (9mm) needle for bind-off
  • Size 15 (10mm) needle for bind-off
  • 3 stitch holders
  • Stitch markers
  • Tapestry needle (blunt point) for finishing
  • Zipper (convertible - opens at both ends): 22" (56cm)
  • Invisible thread (optional) to sew zipper in place