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Knitting Kit – ‘Simply the Vest’ Sweater Vest


A perfect mid season knit as we move into the warmer months! A roll necked sweater vest knit kit which will suit intermediate knitters.

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‘Simply the Vest’ Sweater Vest

A super snug sweater vest with a gorgeous double roll neck and striking rib design. Perfect for mid season dressing, as it’s not as warm as a jumper but still keeps you cosy. Show off your sleeves and layer over long or short tops, dresses, jeans or shorts.

Choose from a longer roll neck for extra cosy comfort, or keep it low with a crew neck for warmer days. The design is finished with a side split and we’ve styled it with a longer back than front – but you also have the choice of no split / same length all round. It’s so versatile, you can make it to suit your wardrobe and your style.

The sweatervest is really generous in sizing. Size small will go up to a size 12 very comfortably. Chloe (size 6/8) wears both a small & medium in pictures. Helen has worn a size medium at a size 16, and has plenty of room. So size down for a more fitted style, but you won’t need to size up if you’re inbetween sizes.

This kit is an advanced design so not suitable for beginners. A large part of the pattern is shaping the neckline and chest, making stitches to the right & the left to produce the gentle rib shaping that follows the vest down.

It’s also knit in the round (with back and forth on the front and bottom when splitting for arms/bottom rib) so no sewing up required! Just a bit of weaving in of ends so you’re ready to wear as soon as you’ve finished knitting.

It’s a lovely project if you like a bit of a challenge and with so many gorgeous colours to choose from in our Super Chunky Yarn, and a number of variations in styling, it’ll be a beauty to wear too!

Images show: Size Small in Light Grey: Roll Neck, Split and back longer than front / Size Medium in Mulberry: Crew Neck, No split and same length all round / Size Medium in Natural White: Roll Neck, Split and same length all round.


All sizes are approximate based on tension and the stretch of the yarn. Also please note that the armholes are very wide so that will add to sizing. The sweatervest is very generous in size.

Small – UK 6-10 / Approx 45cm wide

Medium – UK 12-16 / Approx 60cm wide

Large – UK 18-22 / Approx 65cm wide

X Large – UK 24-28 / Approx 75cm wide

You decide how long you’d like your sweater vest to be, and whether you’d like the back the same or longer than the front.


For knitting tips, how to’s and tutorials, please visit my Knitting Knowledge page.

We have a Facebook group for customer who have bought a knit kit or pattern from us, so please do come and join the community! We’re always happy to talk knitting and offer any advice if you have questions.


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Needle Size

10mm Circular (40cm Cord), 15mm Circular (60cm Cord)

Skill Level


Make One (M1), Slipped, Knit, Purl, Rib (Knit & Purl)


All kits come in a 100% natural cotton, ethically sourced LAD bag stuffed to the brim with;

  • S/M – 400g or L/XL – 500g Super Chunky Yarn in the colour of your choice by Lauren Aston Designs – available in hanks or balls*
  • Knitting pattern (if hard copy requested)
  • (optional) 10mm circular knitting needles (40cm long)
  • (optional) 15mm circular knitting needles (60cm long)
  • (optional) 4 x stitch markers
  • (optional) Tapestry Needle

You can now choose to have your yarn in a hank or a ball!

Our Great Balls of Yarn are beautifully wound so you can start knitting straight away. Instead of spending your valuable time winding them yourself when you could be starting on your latest project, or having the worry of tangling up while you’re knitting, these balls are expertly and beautifully wound by us, for you.

Each hank/ball is around 200g (and 130m) and is best knit on 10mm-15mm needles.

If you choose to stick with hanks of yarn, most of our customers find it easier to wind them before knitting. Snip the ties holding the hank together and you’ll find the end of the yarn. Pop it over the back of a chair, a door handle or your knees and wind into a ball, before starting your knitting.

In the unlikely event that there is a fault with the product, it needs to be returned for inspection in its original condition, unused and unwashed with all the original labels, packaging and proof of purchase within 14 days of receipt. If the goods do not reach us in this condition then the customers right to a full refund may be affected. Postage will only be refunded if the item is found to be faulty, otherwise the cost of returning the goods will be at the customers own expense. This does not affect the customer’s statutory rights.

If required, please contact us for the return address stating the issue and when and where the product was purchased. The customer is to notify us within 7 days of receipt if unsatisfied with the product for any reason.

When returning an item, it is recommend that the customer use a recorded service as we are not responsible for items that are lost or damaged in the post. Items remain the customer’s responsibility until they reach us.

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