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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 striped vest is worked mostly in the round in stockinette 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 where you will shape the V-neck. 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. The bottom edge remains as is with no ribbing to create a rolled edge. Follow the instructions for Jogless Stripes to avoid jogs when knitting your stripes in the round.


Skill Level
Confident Beginner


XS (S, M, L, XL) (XXL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL)
Finished bust: 36.2 (39.4, 44, 47.2, 52) (55.2, 59.8, 63, 67.8)” / 92 (100, 112, 120, 132) (140, 152, 160, 172) cm
Recommended ease: This vest is designed with 6.2–8.2 inches / 16–21 cm of positive ease
Sample shown is knit in Size S.
Full sizing chart is included in the pattern.


Super bulky weight, Wool and the Gang, Crazy Sexy Wool (100% Wool), 87 yds (80 m) per 200-g skein, shown in Chalk Yellow (A), Pink Lemonade (B), Ivory White (C), Lilac Powder (D) and Paradise Peach (E) colorways


Any super bulky weight yarn can be used for this pattern as long as it matches gauge. A good substitute would be Cardigang, Chunky Merino or Malabrigo, Rasta.


Yarn estimates are approximate and refer specifically to the recommended yarn.
1 (1, 1, 1, 2) (2, 2, 3, 3) skein(s) of Color A
1 (1, 1, 2, 2) (2, 2, 2, 2) skein(s) of Color B
1 (1, 1, 1, 1) (1, 1, 2, 2) skein(s) of Color C
1 (1, 1, 1, 1) (1, 1, 2, 2) skein(s) of Color D
1 (1, 1, 1, 1) (1, 1, 2, 2) skein(s) of Color E


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

V-Stripy Vest Pattern

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