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This pattern can also be found in my book Fast and Fabulous Knits: 18 Speedy Sweater and Top Patterns for Busy Knitters, which can be purchased via this link:


This seamless vest is worked mostly in the round in a Chevron Seed stitch from the bottom up. You will first work the bottom section of the vest in the round, before splitting at the underarm point to work the back panel flat, followed by the front panel. You will join the shoulder seams to create the neck hole and armholes using the Three Needle Bind Off method. The neck and sleeve trims are worked in the round by picking up stitches along the neck hole/armhole edges.


Skill Level
Confident Beginner


XS (S, M, L, XL) (XXL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL)
Finished bust: 31.4 (36.2, 40.2, 44.8, 49.6) (54.4, 58.2, 63, 67.8)” / 80 (92, 102, 114, 126) (138, 148, 160, 172) cm
Recommended ease: This vest is designed with approximately 1.6–5.5 inches /
4–14 cm of positive ease
Sample shown is knit in Size S.
Full sizing chart is included in the pattern.


Super bulky weight, Cardigang, Chunky Merino Wool (100% merino wool), 87 yds (80 m) per 200-g skein, shown in Bubble- gum (MC) and Purple Punch (CC) colorways.


Any super bulky weight yarn can be used for this pattern as long as it matches gauge. A good substitute would be Wool and the Gang, Crazy Sexy Wool or Malabrigo, Rasta.


Yarn estimates are approximate and refer specifically to the recommended yarn.
2 (2, 2, 3, 3) (4, 4, 5, 6) skein(s) of MC
1 (1, 1, 1, 1) (1, 2, 2, 2) skein(s) of CC


For body: US 19 (15 mm) 32-inch (80-cm) circular needle
For bottom ribbing, neck and sleeve trims: US 17 (12 mm) 32-inch (80-cm) circular needle

Miss Ziggy Vest Pattern

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