Snowflower Vest, English
When it’s cold outside, there is nothing better than curling up in a warm sweater – unless of course it’s not quite as cold inside! With a vest you get all the coziness and warmth, without over-heating!
The Snowflower Vest is inspired by my Japanese robes; roomy, comfy, easy to wear, and totally two-dimensional. It has a tiny pattern along the “button bands”, and the rest of the vest is worked in a very easy slip-stitch pattern. It is knit in soft merino tweed, giving interest and texture to the finished work.
You work the vest top-down. After knitting the body, you pick up for the neckline ribbing to add structure and stability to the finished vest. It is designed to be worn with quite a lot of positive ease, but that is of course up to you – all measurements are given for the finished garment, so you can choose the size that will give you the amount of ease you prefer.
Finished garment measurements
Bust circumference: 127-137-147-157 cm / 50-54-58-62 inches
Body length: 55-58-61-64 cm / 21.6-22.8-24-25.2 inches
The Snowflower Vest is designed to be worn with 10-40 cm (4-16 inches) positive ease. The sample is a size 1, worn with approximately 30 cm (12 inches) positive ease. Because of the flexibility of this pattern, it is only graded in 4 sizes. If you need an extra size, you are very welcome to contact me!
1000–1180–1350-1460 meters DK weight yarn.
Please note that yardage is estimated and may vary between knitters!
Sample is knit in undyed merino Tweed from A Knitters World: https://www.aknittersworld.dk/collections/tweed/products/tweed-dk-ufarvet
3 mm (size 3 US) circular 60 or 80 cm/24 or 32 in for ribbing (using magic loop where needed)
3.75 mm (size 5 US) circular 60 or 80 cm/24 or 32 in for body
20 stitches x 42 rows in Snowflower Pattern (chart 2) on larger needle = 10×10 cm (4×4 inches)
Note: Needle size is just a suggestion. Adjust needle size if needed to obtain gauge!