His Vest Using Brooklyn Tweed Arbor
The vest you’ve been asking for—and asking for! The slightly high V-neck has a modern look, the ribbed arm bands extend just to the shoulder’s edge and the easily adapted length is designed for hands-in-pockets ease. Equally right for business or casual, it fits perfectly over a dress shirt or relaxed tee.
We knit this version in Brooklyn Tweed's Arbor. A smooth, worsted-spun yarn, this hardy fiber gives strength and structure to our Vest, while maintaining a bounce and elasticity that make it a joy in hand. Once blocked, this round three-ply wool softens into a pleasing fabric with crisp stitch definition.
Finished chest: 40 (43, 46, 49, 52, 55)"/102 (109, 117, 124, 132, 140)cm circumference, after seaming and blocking.
Finished length: 26¾ (26¾, 27, 27¼, 27¾, 28)"/68 (68, 68.5, 69, 70, 71)cm, from high-shoulder point (where shoulder meets neck, excluding ribbed neck band) to hem.
6 (6, 7, 7, 8, 8) skeins Brooklyn Tweed Arbor (145 yds/132m each).
Or approx. 820 (875, 950, 1015, 1085, 1160) yds/750 (800, 870, 930, 995, 1060)m of a DK-weight yarn that typically knits as 21-22 sts to 4"/10cm.
Shown in Porter in size 46".
NEEDLES & NOTIONS
US 6 (4mm) needles, or size to obtain gauge.
US 4 (3.5mm) 16-24"/40-60cm circular needle, or 2 US sizes/.5mm smaller than gauge needle.
Stitch markers; 1 locking marker.
Darning needle to finish.
21 sts/30 rows = 4"/10cm in stockinette stitch on gauge needle, after blocking.
Garment is knit in pieces and seamed using mattress stitch. Neck and arm bands are picked up and knit in the round.
When designing this vest, we really wanted the center V to be, well, centered! Take a peek at the close up picture of the front V-neck and you'll see a single stitch wide column of knit stitches directly in the center. At this point in our pattern, something really neat happens - we think you'll love it as much as we do!
Test knitters appreciated our finishing instructions and tutorial support for binding off and picking up stitches - we hope the teaching sections included in this pattern will become a skills library of sorts for use on future garments.
The Free Adaptation
See "The Details" tab for size, yarn, needle, and gauge information.
Digital His Vest pattern. (Download)
Printed His Vest pattern. (Requires shipping.)
COLOR: Heron. A cool medium grey.
COLOR: Humpback. Dark seal grey, with a hint of brown.
COLOR: Porter. Faded black.
COLOR: Carob. Muted medium brown.
COLOR: Fleet. Dark navy blue.
COLOR: Sashiko. Indigo.
COLOR: Dorado. Dark muted teal.
COLOR: Vintner. Dark, rich cherries.
COLOR: Black Fig. Muted dark grape.