Our Ribline Vest slips right between the layers, over shirts and sweaters, under coats and wraps. It’s as interesting as a layered conversation and as irresistible as a layered cake!

Ribline Vest | Purl Soho

A breeze to knit, you’ll work each hem flat in half-twisted rib, then join them together to knit in the round to the underarms. There, you’ll split for front and back, and in the end, rejoin your live stitches for the short-row shaped collar. Simple!

Ribline Vest | Purl Soho

And cherry on top, we knit our Ribline Vest in our gorgeous Cashmere Tend so that the making feels as good as the wearing. The perfect knit to satiate your sweater urges without tumbling down sleeve canyon, make life more layered!

Ribline Vest | Purl Soho

Designed for Purl Soho by Adam Aronowitz.

Materials

Ribline Vest | Purl Soho
  • 8 (8, 9, 10) (12, 12, 14, 15) skeins of Purl Soho’s Cashmere Tend, 100% cashmere. Each skein is approximately 82 yards/ 50 grams; approximately 590 (650, 740, 810) (920, 985, 1075, 1165) yards required. We used the color Ice Gray.
  • US 7, 16-inch circular needles
  • US 7, 24-inch circular needles
  • US 7, 32- or 40-inch circular needles (depending on size you are making)
  • Stitch markers, including one unique
  • Stitch holders or scrap yarn
  • A Ribline Vest Pattern

GAUGE

18 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

19 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches in half-twisted rib stitch

SIZES

37 (40½, 44, 47½) (51¼, 54¾, 58¼, 61¾)

To fit actual chest circumference of 31–34 (34–37, 38–41, 41–44) (45–48, 49–52, 52–55, 56–59) inches, with approximately 3–6 inches of ease

  • Finished Chest Circumference: 37 (40½, 44, 47½) (51¼, 54¾, 58¼, 61¾) inches
  • Finished Length fFom Shoulder To Bottom Edge: 20¾ (21, 22¼, 22¾) (24¼, 24½, 25¼, 26) inches

Sample: The sweater pictured here is size 40½, worn with 7 inches of ease.

PATTERN

Ribline Vest | Purl Soho

The Ribline Vest Pattern is available for purchase as a PDF download only.

Ribline Vest | Purl Soho