Nederland Vest

nederland vest knitting pattern

Nederland Vest by Amy Palmer in knitscene handmade 2016

Working this piece in the round from the bottom up without waist shaping allows the body of the vest to knit up quickly. The high crewneck and fitted armholes make this vest a versatile unisex piece that looks smart for the office or casual for the weekend.

Sizes 35 ¾(40, 44¼ , 48, 52¼ , 55½ )” bust circumference; shown in size 35¾ “, modeled with 4¾ ” of positive ease

Yarn Solitude Wool Romney (100% Romney wool; 130 yd [121 m]/141 g):

  • summer green 4 (5, 6, 6, 7, 8) skeins

Gauge 15 sts and 21 rnds = 4″ in Seeded Rib


  • Size 8 (5 mm): 16″ and 32″ circular (cir) needle
  • Markers
  • Stitch holders
  • Tapestry needle

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This vest is worked in the round from the lower edge to the underarm, then the fronts and back are worked separately back and forth.

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