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‘Simply the Vest’ Sweater Vest – Knitting Pattern


A perfect knitting pattern for intermediate knitters – create a gorgeous mid season sweater vest top with a cosy roll neck.

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.

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This instant download knitting pattern talks you through how to create this super snug sweater vest.

With a cosy double roll neck and delicate rib design this knit is perfect for the warmer days – layer with long sleeves and jeans or throw on over a floaty dress for a little bit of warmth!

This knitting pattern is for intermediate ability level knitters. It talks you through the different options for the sweater vest – including the neckline and adding splits and different lengths to the bottom. It’s worked in the round so there’s no sewing up required and uses a lovely rib stitch detail that’s created mainly using ‘m1’ stitches both left and right leaning.

The knitting pattern accommodates UK sizes 6-28 and can be knit to your chosen length. It’s generous in sizing, so if you’re in-between sizes you don’t need to size up, and if you’d like it more fitted, you can go down a size.

Size when made

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 designed to be a layer over clothing so is 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

The length is determined by you

About this knitting pattern
Gauge: 6.5 stitches x
9 rows = 10cm
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Knitting Kit – ‘Simply the Vest’ Sweater Vest


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You'll need
2 (2, 3, 3) x balls Super Chunky Yarn
10mm Circular knitting needles (40cm cord)
15mm Circular knitting needles (60cm cord)
Tapestry Needle
Stitch Markers
Tape Measure
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