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!
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!
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!
Designed for Purl Soho by Adam Aronowitz.
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- 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 (4.5 mm), 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
18 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
19 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches in half-twisted rib stitch
NOTE For help picking a size, please check out our Understanding Ease + Selecting Size Tutorial!
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.
The Ribline Vest Pattern is available for purchase as a PDF download only.