Knitting patterns for sleevless cardigan style vests buttoned in front. Many of the patterns are free.
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Cropped cardigan vest with hood with striking cable decreases. Sizes Girls' 12-14 (Girls' 16, Adult S, Adult M, Adult L) Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Lion Brand.
Diamond Cable Vest and Cardigan
Sleeveless cardigan vest and long-sleeved cardigan knit with a 12 row repeat diamond cable and lace pattern. Sizes To Fit Bust 32/34" 36/38" 40/42" 44/46" 48/50" 52/54". Designed by Sirdar as Cardigan and Waistcoat Sirdar 7913. DK weight yarn. Yarn also available on pattern page.
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Side To Side Sleeveless Cardi
Quick cardigan vest knit from side to side in one piece. Sizes Finished Bust 38 (42, 46) in. (96.5 (106.5, 117) cm), buttoned. Quick knit in Super Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Vladimir Teriokhin for Lion Brand.
Versatile cardigan vest with wide 2 row repeat broken rib shawl collar. Vest can be worn open with collar buttoned to side or closed as double breasted front. Sizes S (M) L (XL) 2XL (3XL). Bust 34" to 62". Super Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Signe Strømgaard for Filcolana. Available in English, Danish, and German,
Diamond Cable Vest
Sleeveless cardigan vest featuring Irish Moss texture and diamond cables. Sizes XS to 5XL. Bust 34" to 62". Worsted weight yarn. Long Cable Vest Designed by Gayle Bunn for Bernat.
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Long Cabled Vest
Sleeveless cardigan vest with cables and buttons. Sizes S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL Bust 36 (40, 44, 48, 52)". Aran weight yarn. Designed by Gayle Bunn for Caron.
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Timber Run Vest
Slalom stitch cable panels (aptly named!) adorn the asymmetrical front and the back of this cozy collared vest. Knits up fast with super bulky yarn. Sizes 32.5 (34, 37.25, 39, 40.5, 43.75, 47, 52) inches. Designed by Joann Rogers.
Powder Ridge Hooded Vest
Seed stitch hoodie sweater is a quick knit in super bulky yarn. S/M (L, 1X/2X) The pattern doesn’t give yardage. I’m guessing based on the recommended yarn (Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick® Bonus Bundle 4 (5, 6) balls) that the yardage is 696 (870, 1044) yards of yarn.
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Elizabeth McCarten’s vest features a modified gansey pattern with french knots and pockets. Knitters have customized this pattern for other stitch textures, without the pockets, or deeper shawl collar. Great range of sizes XS/S-3X. Pictured project by Tricodentelle
Vested and Stylish
Classic buttoned vest in bust sizes 30-32 (34-36, 38-40-42-44)”. Designed by Kathleen Sams for Red Heart
Viatori Hooded Vest
Fitted sleeveless cardigan with hood and pockets. Available in English and Danish. Designed by Julia Farwell-Clay for Knitty. Aran weight yarn.
Hooded Vest with Mirror Cable
Alice Tang’s sleeveless cardigan features cable patterns that mirror the opposite side of the vest. Sizes 36-50″ finished bust
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Sleeveless cardigan vest with asymmetric front closure, cable border, and curved bottom edges. Sizes S (M, L, 1X, 2X) to fit bust measurement 32” (36”, 40”, 44”, 48”) / 81 (91, 102, 112, 122) cm. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Alexis Hoy.
Sleeveless cardigan vest with pockets and wide ribbed collar can be worn all snapped up, barely fastened with the collar falling open, or all open for a more relaxed look. Sizes Finished bust: 28 (32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60)” / 71 (81.5, 91.5, 101.5, 112, 122, 132, 142, 152.5) cm. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Hilary Smith Callis.
Shawl Collar Vest
The 242 Vest by Devrie Metcalf is a cozy cardigan vest that is perfect for layering and a fast knit with several strands of bulky yarn.
Celtic Knot Vest
Cardigan vest with softly sloping cables on the front, feminine shaping and a stunning Celtic knot design at the back. Women sizes S-XL. Designed by Cardiff Bay Handknits. Aran weight yarn.
This vest by Kristen TenDyke lives up to its name with pockets, cables and a hood. Sizes About 31¼ (34½, 37½, 41, 44¼, 47¾, 51)” (79.5 [87.5, 95, 104, 112.5, 121.5, 129.5] cm) bust circumference, buttoned and including ½” (1.3 cm) overlap. One of the patterns in Finish-Free Knits: No-Sew Garments in Classic Styles.
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