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His Vest - Rowan Tweed DK Version

His Vest - Rowan Tweed DK Version

"A tweedy basic."

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 of T-shirt. Whether your shirts are 'trim' cut or 'traditional', you'll find a perfectly comfortable size.

Tips for choosing the right fit and photo tutorials for both picking up stitches and bind off techniques will give you confidence as you knit a timeless garment with just the right amount of tailoring.

This version knit in Rowan Tweed DK fits perfectly with our idea of a man's tweed vest - the slight nubs will play perfectly on the course with short sleeves and then transition to long-sleeves without fuss.

Pick up a copy of the pattern below and choose from one of the man-friendly shades of Rowan Tweed DK. The Basic Details tab will tell you how many skeins you'll need.

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.

7 (7, 8, 8, 9, 9) skeins Rowan Tweed DK (129 yds/118m). 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 Tweed DK in Color 595. Model is wearing 43"/109cm finished size with 2½"/6.5cm of ease.

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.
Stitch holder.
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 close look at the center base of the V and you'll see a single stitch wide column of knit stitches. At this point in our design, 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.

Digital His Vest pattern. (Download)

Printed His Vest pattern. (Requires shipping.)

COLOR: 596 Reeth. Bronze and copper.

COLOR: 587 Muker. Steel blue sky.

COLOR: 593 Gunnerside. Weathered indigo.

COLOR: 585 Askrigg. Midnight blue.

COLOR: 592 Litton. Pale sage.

COLOR: 586 Malham. Charcoal grey.

COLOR: 595 Pendle. Black.