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Vest Knitting Patterns

by | Nov 22, 2015 | Clothing, Vests

Vest Knitting Patterns with many free 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

Free Knitting Pattern for Cropped Vest

Cropped Vest

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

Free Knitting Pattern for Tabard Vest

Tabard Vest

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.

Free Knitting Pattern for Kaino Vest

Kaino Vest

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.

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Free knitting pattern for Sheila ribbed vest and other vest knitting patterns


Designed by Berroco, the pattern has optional sleeves to make a cardigan. Sizes Small, Medium, Large, X-Large

Free knitting for Venus de Milo Vest and more vest knitting patterns

Venus de Milo Vest

Designed by Irina Poludnenko, the vest is sized for Small (Medium, Large, XL). I love the low shawl collar and pockets!

Free knitting pattern for Convertible Tunic, Vest, Cowl and more vest knitting patterns

Convertible Tunic, Vest, Cowl

Designed by Suzanne Resaul, this versatile convertible garment can be warn as vest, halter, tunic, cowl, scarf, and more.

Free knitting pattern for Reversible Swing Vest and more vest knitting patterns

Reversible Swing Vest

Designed by Andrea Maglisceau for Cascade Yarn, this vest is worked sideways in one piece. Vest is sized to fit S-M-L-XL

Free knitting pattern for Ribbon Mesh Vest and more vest knitting patterns

Ibiza Mesh Vest

This design from Lana Grossa features a mesh lace knit with ribbon yarn. Size 36/38 (40/42)



Knit Pullover Vest

Designed by Lion Brand, this is an easy vest, suitable for beginners.

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Free knitting pattern for Sideways Garter Vest and more vest knitting patterns

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.

Free knitting pattern for Poetry in Motion Vest and more vest knitting patterns

Poetry in Motion Vest

Designed by Deby Lake for Universal Yarns, this vest gets its unique look from mixing two colorways of variegated yarn. Vest is sized to fit Women’s Small (Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X)

Free knitting pattern for Amalfi Vest and more vest knitting patterns

Amalfi Vest

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)”

Free knitting pattern for fitted vest and more vest knitting patterns

Antique Silk Vest

This Takhi Stacy Charles by John Brinegar is sized for X-Small (Small, Medium, Large, XL)

Free knitting pattern for Rose Trellis Shawl Vest and more vest knitting patterns

Rose Trellis Shawl Vest

Designed by Vera Sanon for Cascade Yarn, this lace vest is designed like a shawl with armholes. Vest is sized to fit S, M, L, XL 36 (40, 44, 48)”

Free knitting pattern for Spring Leaves Vest and more vest knitting patterns

Spring Leaves Vest

Designed by Michael del Vecchio for Universal Yarns, this vest features a leaf lace border. Vest is sized to fit Women’s Small (Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X)

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Free knitting pattern for Poncho Vest and more vest knitting patterns

Buttoned Poncho

Designed by Vera Sanon, this vest is a poncho buttoned at the sides. Sizes XS (S, M, L) (XL, 2XL, 3XL)

Free knitting pattern for Vested Interests and more vest knitting patterns

Vested Interests

Designed by Daria McGuire, this turtleneck vest is a quick project.

Free knitting pattern for Hobbet Dress hoodie sweater

Hobbit Dress

Agnese Vajevska designed this hooded vest knitted in one piece from the bottom up. Lacing can be replaced by buttons. Pictured project by GothKnitty

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Knitting Patterns for Versatile Vests. Most patterns are free


Patterns for Purchase

Knitting Pattern for Cables on the Catwalk Vest

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

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Knitting Pattern for Brooklin Vest

Knitting Pattern for Brooklin Vest

Brooklin Vest

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

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Knitting pattern for hooded Divine Vest and more vest knitting patterns

Divine Vest

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.

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Knitting pattern for Short Row Vest and more vest knitting patterns

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

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Knitting pattern for Magnum vest

Magnum Vest

A simple knitting pattern for a versatile vest/wrap made of chunky weight yarn. Can be worn two different ways.

Knitting Pattern for Tampa Vest

Tampa Vest

Lace vest perfect for layering in any season. To fit: S (M, L, XL, 2XL)

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Knitting Pattern for Amadores Vest

Amadores Vest

This lace knit vest almost looks crocheted. It’s knit as a circle with armholes so construction is easy.

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Knitting pattern for Cable Wrap Vest that converts to cowl and more vest knitting pattern

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.

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