Knitting is a fun and rewarding hobby. You can use knitting techniques to make all types of things from baby blankets to sweaters and vests.
Whether you are new to knitting or are an expert in the craft, you have probably thought about making your own clothes. One of the easiest ways to get started in clothes making is working on a knit vest pattern.
21 Knitted Vest Patterns
Below are 21 knit vest patterns we are sure you will love. Included are a wide range of designs from button-downs to pullovers.
1. Chunky Sweater Vest Knitting Pattern by DaisyAndPeace
Here is a very cute sweater vest with a cropped style. It is an amazing pattern that works up quickly using chunky yarn. It can be worn by itself or layered over a lightweight shirt. The pattern is written in US knitting terms. It contains instructions for sizes XS-XXL.
2. Classic V-Neck Vest Knitting Pattern by WellLovedKnits
This classic vest has a fun, large, chequered design. It has a deep V-neck and a comfortable fit. You can knit the vest with or without the patchwork design.
The sweater vest is knit in one piece from the back to the front. Both the sleeves and the neckline are knit in the round. It is an advanced beginner to intermediate level pattern. It is written for sizes S-2XL.
3. Red Heart Teen Endless Circle Knitting Vest Pattern by Yarnspirations
Here is a modern take on the sweater vest. This piece has a young look that is ideal for teenagers. This knit vest is fun to knit. It is knit in one piece, so there is no seaming. The free knit vest pattern is available in 6 sizes from small to 3XL.
4. Caramel Tank Top Pattern by estherkateknits
Here is a simple, minimalistic knit vest pattern that would make a staple piece in any man’s wardrobe. It has a classic design that never goes out of style.
The knit vest pattern includes seven sizes. It is knitted flat using chunky knitting yarn with 5 1/2 and 6 1/2 mm knitting needles. Once both panels are made, they are seamed together.
5. Modern V-neck Vest Pattern by DaisyAndPeace
Here is a gorgeous sweater vest that will be a unique addition to your wardrobe. It has a roomy, comfortable fit to make it easy to layer over button-down, long sleeve dress shirts.
This is an advanced beginner to intermediate level knit vest pattern. The sizes included are XS, S, M, L, XL, and XXL. You can easily make the vest longer or shorter by adding or subtracting rows.
6. Arcuate Vest Knitting Pattern by patternsbyclknits
The beautiful, cabled pattern of this vest makes it a gorgeous piece. It is a versatile piece that can be matched with short sleeves, long sleeves, shirts, slacks, or jeans. Included in the PDF download are written and charted instructions. The vest is knit from the bottom up. Sizing is from 1 to 8.
7. Sleeveless Sweater Vest Knitting Pattern by TheWarmHouse
Are you looking for a versatile vest that can be dressed up or down? Knit this vest using a neutral colour and it will be perfect for any occasion.
The Tara Vest is knit from the bottom up, in the round until the armholes. It is an easy pattern that does not require any increasing or decreasing. The only stitches you need to know are knit and purl. This vest is described in 5 sizes: S, M, L, XL, and XXL.
8. Classic Men’s Vest Knitting Pattern by Jodi Lewanda
This basketweave knit vest pattern features an attractive texture and slimming silhouette. It can be layered over a dress shirt for a classy look or casual T shirt for a carefree look.
You will need size US 7 (4.5 mm) circular knitting needles and yarn weight 4 to complete this free knit vest pattern. Directions are for size small. Changes for sizes M-XXL are in parentheses.
9. Cropped Easy Knit Vest Pattern by DaisyAndPeace
Casual and fashionable, you can make several of these vests using different colours. The vest is suitable for daily wear, casual wear, or office attire. Sizes include XS, Small, Medium, Large, XL, and XXL. The sweater vest is knit using bulky yarn and 5 mm knitting needles.
10. Argyle Sweater Vest Knitting Pattern by OriginallyLovely
Stay cool and stylish wearing this Argyle Sweater Vest. The vest combines cables and lace for an eye-catching design. It would make the perfect addition to your preppy wardrobe. This is an advanced level knit vest pattern. This sweater is created in 9 sizes, ranging from XS to 5X.
11. Block Knitted Vest Pattern by Yarnspirations
Are you looking for an easy knit vest pattern for a child? This one is simple, and you can customise it using any colour to satisfy your giftee.
The pattern calls for Caron Simply Soft yarn. It is the front and back are worked in pieces, then seamed together. Stitches are picked up to work the ribbing on the neck and armholes. The pattern features sizes 4, 6, 8, and 10 years.
12. Rock Slipove Knitting Vest Pattern by rukeknit
The Rock slipover vest has a classic rib stitch pattern and a V neck. It sits just below the hips and slits on both sides for ultimate comfort. Included in the knit vest pattern are a wide range of sizes ranging from XS-4X. The pattern includes directions, YouTube video links with QR codes, a schematic, and abbreviations.
13. Squiggly Vest Knitting Pattern by LunaWearPatterns
Are you looking for a colourful, whimsical print? This knit vest pattern uses the intarsia knitting technique. You can make the vest using any colour combination you prefer.
The sizes are small to 2XL. For this pattern, you will need 2 colours of DK weight yarn, 3.5 mm circular needles, 4 mm circular or straight needles, scissors, and a darning needle.
14. Easy Knit Vest Pattern by DaisyAndPeace
You will have a lot of fun wearing the squiggly vest. It is fun, colourful, and will definitely turn heads. There are so many different colour combinations you will want to make a few of these to match your wardrobe. This knit vest pattern uses intarsia knitting. The sizes run from small to 2XL.
15. Windowpane Vest Knitting Pattern by DiaKnitWear
The Windowpane Vest has a bold chequered pattern. It has an oversized, cropped fit with deep armholes. You can wear this vest on its own or as an extra layer.
You will need to have intermediate level knitting skills to make the vest. The Windowpane Vest is knit from the bottom up in the round to the armholes. From the armholes up, the front and back panels are knit flat to the shoulder, then seamed. The sizes range from XS-5XL.
16. Sweet and Sassy Entrelac Knit Vest Pattern by Crystal Palace Yarns
Follow this free knit vest pattern to make a wonderful vest. This Sweet and Sassy Entrelac Vest pattern is intended for intermediate level knitters. You will need prior knowledge in knitting entrelac stitches.
17. Vest Knitting Pattern by CardiffBayHandKnits
The India Vest works great with a T shirt and jeans for a casual look. Or wear it over a fitted blouse for a day at the office. This is an advanced beginner level knitting pattern. The vest works up quickly in basic textural stitches. Included in the pattern are women’s sizes S-XL.
18. Easy Knitting Vest Pattern by JessieAlsoKnits
This may be the easiest knit vest pattern you will ever make. The vest is breathable and extra soft. The armholes are designed to be long and slightly cropper. If you prefer, you can make them longer.
To make this vest, you only need to know the knit stitch, purl stitch, and mattress stitch. The sweater is made up of two panels that are sewn together at the end.
19. Men’s Golf Vest Knitting Pattern by Jodi Lewanda
Your man will look stylish in this classic Men’s Golf Vest. This simple design features an understated basketweave design, giving it just enough texture.
The sweater is ideal for changing weather, and it offers plenty of room to swing. To complete the free knit vest pattern, you will need size US 8 (5 mm) circular knitting needles and medium weight/worsted weight yarn.
20. Slipover Top Down Knitting Pattern by caidree
This classic V neck, slipover vest will effortlessly dress up a pair of jeans and T shirt. The vest has a classic ribbing around the neck, waist, and arm holes. The slipover knit vest pattern is worked from the top down using the stockinette stitch. It is written for sizes XS-5XL.
21. The Beverly Sweater Vest Knitting Pattern by MMadisonMarie
The Beverly vest has a V neck, relaxed fit, and a button-down closure. Pair is with a long sleeve shirt and slacks for a classy look.
The knit vest pattern works up quickly. It only uses basic stitches and shaping. The pattern calls for weight 5 yarn and 10.0 mm knitting needles. Included are 3 sizes: small (US 0–6), medium (US 8–14), and large (US 16–22).
Are you looking for a fun new project to work on? Why not try a knit vest pattern?
Our list of knitted vest patterns includes a wide range of styles and designs. We hope the list has inspired you to pull out your yarn and knitting needles and work on a knit vest pattern.