Purl Soho Cardigan Vest | Purl Soho

A light bulb more than went off when Whitney (yes, of Whit’s Knits) walked into our Bee meeting and proclaimed, “I’d make that vest!” I was trying on the Purl Soho Cardigan Coat mid-project, pre-sleeves, when Whitney pointed out that there was a vest pattern not so stealthily hiding in my coat pattern. Honestly, I was so focused on the sweater coat of my dreams that I hadn’t stopped to notice the sweater vest of my dreams!

Purl Soho Cardigan Vest | Purl Soho

In my defense, it was September when I made the Purl Soho Cardigan Coat; sleeves seemed smart at the time. But it’s six months later and signs of spring’s arrival are finally appearing. And so, rather than unravel the sleeves of my sweater, I thought a re-knit was in order. (Plus, for my vest I needed less room for layers and decided to go down a size for a more snug fit!)

Like the Cardigan Coat, the Cardigan Vest is made of Purl Soho’s delightfully soft and springy Worsted Twist merino wool. This time I used Oyster Gray, a luminescent neutral color, perfect for pairing with just about anything! -Laura

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Materials

Purl Soho Cardigan Vest | Purl Soho

In addition to a Purl Soho Cardigan Coat + Vest pattern, you will need…

  • Vest: 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6 , 6, 7, 8) skeins of Purl Soho’s Worsted Twist. Each skein is 164 yards/ 100 grams; approximately 345 (385, 425, 515, 575, 655) yards required. This is the color Oyster Gray
  • Coat: 4 (4, 5, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 11) skeins of Purl Soho’s Worsted Twist. Each skein is 164 yards/ 100 grams; approximately 545 (615, 675, 820, 910, 1035) yards required.
  • A US 8 (5 mm), 24 or 32-inch circular needle
  • A US 8, 16-inch circular needle (for Collar + Coat sleeves)
  • A US  7 (4.5 mm), 16-inch circular needle (for Collar)
  • A set of US 8, double pointed needles (for Coat sleeves)
  • Stitch markers
  • Stitch holders or scrap yarn
  • 5 (5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 6, 6, 6, 6, 7) 3/4-inch buttons

Gauge

18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inch in stockinette stitch, using larger needle

Sizes

NOTE For help picking a size, please check out our Understanding Ease + Selecting Size Tutorial!

Child’s 2 (4, 6, 8, 10, 12, Women’s X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, 1X-Large)

  • Finished Chest Circumference: 25¾ (28, 29¾, 32, 34¼, 36, 36, 37 3/4, 42¼, 46¼, 50¼) inches, buttoned
  • Finished Length from Shoulder to Bottom Edge: 14 (14¼, 15½, 18, 19, 21, 21¼, 22, 22, 23¼, 24) inches
  • Finished Length from Underarm to Bottom Edge: 8½ (8¾, 9, 11, 12, 13½, 13¾, 14, 13½, 14¼, 15) inches

EASE: The garment is designed with a 2 to 4-inch ease.
SAMPLE: The sample pictured here is a Women’s X-Small.

Pattern

Purl Soho Cardigan Vest | Purl Soho

The Cardigan Coat + Vest pattern is available for purchase as a hard copy or download.