Ribline Vest In Plenty
Over, under, in between… The extra layer to keep you warm or the sleeveless tank that lets you shed your jacket. Our Ribline Vest is a clothing chameleon, exactly what you need it to be as you navigate the day!
You start this one at the bottom, making a flattering split hem by casting on the front and the back separately. You work a tidy half-twisted rib, whose beautiful lines trace up the sides as you join to knit the body in the round.
After dividing again at the sleeves, you shape the front, then the back, and finally, rejoin to knit the collar in the round.
With its distinctive high twist, our 100% extra fine merino Plenty is a wonderful yarn for this crisp, stylish knit.
Plenty is ridiculously soft, so it’s a perfect choice if you’re wearing this vest on its own, and at the same time, its plump worsted-weight warmth ensures you’ll be cozy if you’re layering!
We love this gorgeous Sapphire Blue, but Plenty has over twenty colors to choose from, so choose your own gem and cast on!
Originally designed by Purl Soho designer, Adam Aronowitz.
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- 5 (5, 6, 6, 7) (7, 8, 9, 9) skeins of Purl Soho’s Plenty, 100% extra fine merino wool. Each skein is approximately 139 yards/ 100 grams; approximately 605 (675, 750, 825, 895) (970, 1045, 1125, 1215) yards required. We used Sapphire Blue.
- 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, 65½)
To fit actual chest circumference of 31–34 (34–37, 38–41, 41–44, 45–48) (49–52, 52–55, 56–59, 59–62) inches, with approximately 3–6 inches of ease
- Finished Chest Circumference: 37 (40½, 44, 47½, 51¼) (54¾, 58¼, 61¾, 65½) inches
- Finished Length Fom Shoulder To Bottom Edge: 20¾ (21, 21¾, 22¼, 22½) (23, 23¼, 23¾, 24¼) inches
Sample: The sweater pictured here is size 40½, worn with 6 inches of ease.
The Ribline Vest Pattern is available for purchase as a PDF download only.
8 comments on “Ribline Vest In Plenty”
Could you please suggest an alternative yarn in cotton for this pattern?
Beautiful pattern! I was wondering if you have a cotton or other fiber yarn you’d recommend, as I often have a reaction to wool. Thank you!
What an interesting design. I do feel that at least one photo of the neck shaping front and back with the model’s hair out of the way would be nice. I looked at the gray model where the neck was shown and it seemed to need some changes to tighten it up and smooth it out. Maybe the yarn in the blue one helped? I can’t tell because there are no pictures.
Hello, This vest turned out lovely in a red merino yarn. I added a couple of inches to the length and it is perfect! I was wondering what the best way to block the beautiful ribbing up the side? Thanks for any thoughts!