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Super Bulky Winter Vest

from Practical knits for the everyday knitter
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Super Bulky Winter Vest
Super Bulky Winter Vest
Super Bulky Winter Vest
Super Bulky Winter Vest

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit and purl
  • 3-needle bind off

Pattern Description:

The perfect first time vest! Vest knits up in a matter of hours with no seaming and minimal finishing. Vest is written in 2 versions, one is the open vest - not intended to close and the second vest is intended to close snuggly.

Pictures shown in Cascade Magnum and Rowan Biggy print

Copyright 2008 Lisa Ellis Designs


1.5 sts and 2 rows = 1"
(6 sts and 8 rows = 10cm)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 7 sizes from 36" - 48" finished bust


  • 200 (220, 240, 270, 300, 330, 350) yds of Super Bulky wool
  • US 17 straight or circular needles
  • US 19 (for thick and thin Super bulky yarn)