Free knitting patterns for vests, including cardigans, pullovers, some with collars, some without. Updated 6/24/23.
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Looks cute and comfortable to me! Sleeveless cardigan vest with pocket and asymmetrical front closure, knit with a 12 row repeat texture. Sizes XS to 3XL. Aran weight yarn. Oversized Vest with Asymmetrical Front Designed by Deborah Newton for Cascade Yarns.
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Funnel Neck Cable Vest
Sleeveless pullover sweater jumper vest knit with an 8 row repeat all over cable texture. Knit flat in two pieces with collar knit on. Sizes XS to XL. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Checkheaton.
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.
Cabled Vest With Pockets
Sleeveless cardigan sweater vest with Wandering Cables on front and back on seed stitch background. Sizes XS/S, M/L, 1X/2X. Designed by Lion Brand Yarn. Super Bulky weight yarn.
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Shawl collar cardigan vest with a ribbed hem, a fishing net cable panel on the back, gentle waist shaping and a ribbing. Sizes 32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48 in. Designed by Alegria DaSilva. Bulky weight yarn.
Cabled cardigan-style vest with shawl collar. Bust 35" - 49" Designed by Katie Himmelberg. Bulky weight yarn. One of the patterns in the free ebook 5 Free Knitted Vest Patterns from Interweave.
Knee-length open vest with an option for a shorter version. Features pocket and contrasting band. Hip Circumference: 30” (35”, 40”, 45”). Designed by John Crane for Skacel. DK weight yarn.
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This long, open-front vest features ribbed front edges, a pointed back collar, ribbed detail in back, and easy cap sleeves. Designed by Norah Gaughan for Berroco. Sizes Bust: 30 (34) 38 (42) 46 (50)” Pictured project by aisteb1973.
Designed by Berroco, the pattern has optional sleeves to make a cardigan. Sizes Small, Medium, Large, X-Large
Convertible Tunic, Vest, Cowl
Designed by Suzanne Resaul, this versatile convertible garment can be warn as vest, halter, tunic, cowl, scarf, and more.
Sideways Garter Vest
Designed by Purl Soho, this versatile vest / wrap is a rectangle of garter stitch with two well-placed slits for armholes, nothing could be simpler to make. Can be worn many different ways, with the collar up or down.
Designed by Laura Matthews for Cascade Yarn, this draped front vest features a cabled border. Vest is sized to fit S, M, L, XL 36 (40, 44, 48)”
Designed by Daria McGuire, this turtleneck vest is a quick project.
Agnese Vajevska designed this hooded vest knitted in one piece from the bottom up. Lacing can be replaced by buttons. Pictured project by GothKnitty
This open front cardigan style vest with collar is perfect for bouclé textured yarns like Berber or Homespun. Bust: 38 (45½, 52¾)”. Quick knit in super bulky. Designed by Premier Yarns
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Antique Silk Vest
This Takhi Stacy Charles by John Brinegar is sized for X-Small (Small, Medium, Large, XL)
Lanesboro Vest No. 20155
No longer free. Easy cropped cardigan vest. Sizes XS, S, M, L, XL. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Quick knit in Super Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Sarah Smuland for Blue Sky Alpacas.
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 draped open-front vest is knit from side-to-side in one piece, and features a simple texture stitch on the back. Quick knit in bulky yarn. Sizes XS/S (M/L, XL/2XL, 3XL/4XL). Designed by Elizabeth Smith
A simple knitting pattern for a versatile vest/wrap made of chunky weight yarn. Can be worn two different ways.
Combination Vest and Cowl
This ingenious convertible pattern takes a strip of flat knitting like a scarf and with clever assembly makes a versatile accessory.