Since I’m nearing the completion of my Top Down Swing Pullover, I’ve been thinking about what type of project I want to do next and I’ve decided that a vest would be nice. I have searched the Ravelry website for the perfect pattern to cast on and found a few really great designs that I thought would be nice to spotlight today.
First up is my favorite, one that I just purchased and plan to cast on very soon. Simona by Marlaina “Marly” Bird is a highly textured design with a unique stitch pattern that goes along the front edges and that is mirrored down the back. I love the look of this vest and think it will make a great addition to my working wardrobe!
I found a gorgeous design by Simona Merchant-Dest called the Diamond Vest Jacket. Sophisticated, elegant and quite stunning, this design would be perfect knitted up in a soft white or a soft gray. I think this garment would be wonderful for work, a night out on the town or the weekend with jeans.
Hip with a bit of swing is Falling Water by Jamie Thomas. This design offers a lovely drape in the front with a neckline that gives the look of a scarf. I think this would be perfect for layering with a turtle neck.
For a more traditional and classic style vest, Redhook by Jared Flood is just the ticket! This bottom up seamless design has a deep ribbed bottom and rolled collar, perfect for any wardrobe! I love the hat design too! Quincy is a classic garter stitch pattern that knits up quick in bulky weight yarn. Both of these designs are part of Classic Elite Made In Brooklyn, a collection by knitwear designer Jared Flood.
For cable lovers, the Tunic Sweater by Lee Gant is perfect for spring, summer and fall! I love the diamond cable stitch pattern of this design and think it would great knitted up in cotton, a cotton blend or even a light wool blend.
Do you like to knit vests?
If yes, what is your favorite pattern?
Until next time, happy knitting, crocheting, spinning and crafting!