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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 Diagonal Rib 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: 32.2 (36.2, 41, 44.8, 49.6) (53.4, 56, 59.8, 64.6)” / 82 (92, 104, 114, 126) (136, 142, 152, 164) cm, blocked
Recommended ease: This vest is designed with approximately 2.4–4.3 inches / 6–11 cm of positive ease
Sample shown is knit in Size S.
Full sizing chart is included in the pattern.


Bulky weight, Wool and Works, Chunky Singles (80% Superwash Merino, 20% Nylon), 77 yds (70 m) per 100-g skein, shown in Jaime’s Rose Garden colorway


Any bulky weight yarn can be used for this pattern as long as it matches gauge. A good substitute would be Wool and the Gang, Lil’ Crazy Sexy Wool or Qing Fiber, Big Merino Chunky.


232 (260, 316, 371, 428) (481, 542, 612, 696) yds / 212 (238, 289, 339, 391) (440, 496, 560, 636) m


For body: US 10.5* (7 mm) 32- to 40-inch (80- to 100-cm) circular needle
For sleeve and neck trims: US 10 (6 mm) 24- to 32-inch (60- to 80-cm) circular needle
There is no direct US equivalent to 7 mm needles; US 10.5 (6.5 mm) is the closest size

Stairway to Heaven Vest Pattern

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