In 2022, knitted vests were in everyone's project queue, and we are happy to report that it's here to stay! It's no surprise; vests are a wardrobe staple perfect for those transitional seasons and keep you cosy all winter.
As knitted vests are officially on the 'Must Have' list for Winter 2023, we decided to look at five of our favourite vest patterns. Let's check them out!
Friday Slipover by PetiteKnit
Vests are a fantastic first garment project, and PetiteKnit is the queen of simple, elegant pieces that are very wearable. Petiteknit has a plethora of beautiful vest patterns for both adults and children, but our favourite has to be the Friday Slipover. The sample is knit using a strand of fingering weight yarn held with a strand of lace weight mohair, but a single strand of DK weight yarn will also work.
Coco Mohair Slipover by Katrine Hannibal at Önling
We are in love with this Coco Mohair Slipover by Katrine Hannibal. Using a sport and lace weight mohair yarn held together, Coco can be made in one colour, or you can knit with changing colours of mohair to create gorgeous stripes, making it the ideal stash-busting project for any leftover mohair.
For a slightly more challenging project with lots of texture and cables, check out Adelita from Sari Nordlund. With thoughtful details such as a split hem mirrored by the front cable panel that splits to form the v-neck, it's sure to become your go-to garment to keep you cosy in the cooler months.
If you want to add a vintage vibe to your wardrobe, look no further than The Academic by Skeindeer Knits. This is more of an advanced project, as colourwork and steeking are involved, but it's certainly worth it for this timeless pattern. Also, steeking looks scarier than it is!
The Academic calls for a fingering/sport weight yarn, and the colour selection of Garthenor's Preseli will give you so many options and is a dream to work with.
Cloud Slipover by Ksenia Naidyon
We know steeks and colourwork aren't for everyone, so if your dream project is something big and cosy that will fly off your needles in no time, the Cloud Slipover by Ksenia Naidyon may be the answer. It has a cosy, squishy texture with a voluminous cowl neck to keep out the cold winter air. Knit in a bulky weight yarn, you will be wearing it in no time, and when made with The Fibre Co's Tundra, you won't want to take it off!
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