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Easy Breezy Vest | Purl Soho

With the heathered color and buoyant beauty of Good Wool, our Easy Breezy Vest is both stunning and cozy… And an easy breezy knit, as well! Just a simple ribbed rectangle with two holes for your arms, it’s the kind of relaxing knitting you’d expect from an accessory or a blanket rather than a garment. What a delight to enjoy some no-fuss knitting and, upon binding off, to have a flowy, totally gorgeous vest to put on! 

Easy Breezy Vest | Purl Soho

Wear it right-side up or upside down, long with a shorter collar or short with a bigger collar for some drama. Leave it open, or use one of our pretty Brass Stitch Holders to pin it closed. Layer it up, dress it down, this vest looks good any way you spin it!

Easy Breezy Vest | Purl Soho

The perfect easy breezy yarn for this pattern? Our lovely Good Wool! One hundred percent Andean highland wool, Good Wool’s lofty spin means it’s light and airy, but it’s also wonderfully warm, making this vest the perfect piece to take you through the seasons.

Easy Breezy Vest | Purl Soho

Good Wool comes in tons of glorious colors, including 5 undyed shades, which are also the base for an additional 33 dyed colors. The result is a palette of gorgeous heathers, each touched by the special depth and beauty of natural-colored wool. Cast on with charming Periwinkle Gray like we did, or pick your favorite hue and breeze right through this beautiful knit!

Easy Breezy Vest | Purl Soho

Updated by Purl Soho designer, Hiromi Glover. Click here to see even more of Hiromi’s work!

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Materials

Easy Breezy Vest | Purl Soho
  • 3 (4, 4, 5, 5) (5, 6, 6, 7) skeins of Purl Soho’s Good Wool, 100% Andean highland wool. Each skein is 383 yards/ 100 grams; approximately 1045 (1215, 1370, 1575, 1735) (1890, 2045, 2250, 2370) total yards required. We used the color Periwinkle Gray.
  • US 6 (4 mm), 24 or 32-inch circular needles
  • Stitch holders or scrap yarn

GAUGE

36 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches in 3×3 ribbing stitch (blocked and unstretched)

SIZES

25½ (28½, 31¾, 35½, 38½) (41¾, 44, 47¾, 50½)

To fit actual chest circumference of approximately 32-34 (36-38, 40-42, 44-46, 48-50) (52-54, 56-58, 60-62, 64-66) inches

  • Finished Length from Top to Bottom: 29 (29¾, 30, 31¼, 31½) (31½, 32½, 32¾, 32¾) inches
  • Finished Width from Side to Side (measured flat): 25½ (28½, 31¾, 35½, 38½) (41¾, 44, 47¾, 50½) inches
  • Finished Width of Fronts: 7 (8¼, 9½, 11, 12¼) (13½, 14¼, 15½, 16¼) inches
  • Finished Width of Back: 11½ (12, 12¾, 13½, 14) (14¾, 15½, 16¾, 18) inches
  • Length of Armholes: 8 (8¾, 9, 9¼, 9½) (9½, 9½, 9¾, 9¾) inches

Sample: The vest shown here is size 25½, worn on a model with a 32-inch chest circumference.

PATTERN

Easy Breezy Vest | Purl Soho

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