3 Favorite Vest Patterns for Fall

Knit vests are so versatile and stylish, but I don’t make very many. I plan to change that this fall, and here are three patterns that have floated to the top for me.

Origami Vest

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Origami Vest

The stylish overlapping fronts are what makes Cindy Newhouse’s vest shine. The fronts are fixed in place, so this is an over-the-head vest. I love the sleek look, but it would also be nice dressed up with a special button on the right shoulder.

Seed-stitch edging brings in some texture to this asymmetrical beauty. Origami naturally hangs open slightly at the bottom, which makes the silhouette nip in at the waist in a flattering shape for any body. And fingering-weight yarn creates a wonderful drape. I love every part of this vest!

Estes Vest

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Estes Vest

Hexagon twist-stitch motifs and wide staghorn cables provide a slightly quilted look to the Estes Vest. Designer Hana Jason also uses i-cord edges, toggle closures, and deep pockets to keep the vest sporty. Attractive waist shaping helps make Estes flattering, not heavy.

I am a cable lover, and this design fits the bill in every way possible, from the allover cables to the button-up front to the POCKETS! It’s a must-knit for those of us who have harsh winters.

Tern Vest

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Tern Vest

Pam Allen designed this classic, combining wide collar styling with a textural stitch pattern. I think the Tern Vest is so pretty, whether it’s loose and open or worn closed with a special shawl pin. This is a real wardrobe builder—wear it over a dress or with pants and a long-sleeved tee—it’s great for the office or when you need that extra layer. I know I would wear this a ton.

As you can see, the sky’s the limit with vest patterns. There’s something for those of you who like a rugged look, something chic, or business-casual.

If you’re like me, you love all three styles. Hence, I can’t decide which one I want most—help me out and leave a comment with your favorite!

Cheers,

Kathleen


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