Vest Knitting Patterns
Knitting patterns for vests, most are free. Some that button on the sides, some in front, some that are draped, some with collars, some without. Scroll down to see the individual patterns and click on each individual pattern link to get the pattern.
Free Knitting Patterns
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
Designed by Lion Brand Yarn, this vest pattern features shawl collar, front pocket and buttoned sides. The pictured variation by bigD changed the collar. Lace pattern is both charted and written.Sizes S/M, L, 1X. Pictured project by bigD who made several modifications.
Thi 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.
- Get the free knitting pattern
- See more knitting patterns by Norah Gaughan
- Get the Berroco Ultra Alpaca Yarn used in the pictured project at Interweave (20+ colors available)
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.
Patterns for Purchase
Cables on the Catwalk Vest
Chunky lace pullover can has an oversized cowl neckliine that can be worn up as a hood. Quick knit in bulky yarn. Sizes XS/S (M/L). Designed by Galina Carroll
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
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.
Short Row Vest
Designed by Carol Feller. Love the unusual shape and stripes! Sizes 30 (34, 38 1/2, 42 1/2, 46, 47 1/2)” bust circumference, buttoned
Lace vest perfect for layering in any season. To fit: S (M, L, XL, 2XL)
This lace knit vest almost looks crocheted. It’s knit as a circle with armholes so construction is easy.