21 Knit Vest Patterns

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

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.

Find the Pattern by DaisyAndPeace HERE

2. Classic V-Neck Vest Knitting Pattern by WellLovedKnits

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.

Find the Pattern by WellLovedKnits HERE

3. Red Heart Teen Endless Circle Knitting Vest Pattern by Yarnspirations

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.

Find the Pattern by Yarnspirations HERE

4. Caramel Tank Top Pattern by estherkateknits

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.

Find the Pattern by estherkateknits HERE

5. Modern V-neck Vest Pattern by DaisyAndPeace

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.

Find the Pattern by DaisyAndPeace HERE

6. Arcuate Vest Knitting Pattern by patternsbyclknits

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.

Find the Pattern by patternsbyclknits HERE

7. Sleeveless Sweater Vest Knitting Pattern by TheWarmHouse

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.

Find the Pattern by TheWarmHouse HERE

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.

Find the Pattern by Jodi Lewanda HERE

9. Cropped Easy Knit Vest Pattern by DaisyAndPeace

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.

Find the Pattern by DaisyAndPeace HERE

10. Argyle Sweater Vest Knitting Pattern by OriginallyLovely

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.

Find the Pattern by OriginallyLovely HERE

11. Block Knitted Vest Pattern by Yarnspirations

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.

Find the Pattern by Yarnspirations HERE

12. Rock Slipove Knitting Vest Pattern by rukeknit

Rock Slipover 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.

Find the Pattern by rukeknit HERE

13. Squiggly Vest Knitting Pattern by LunaWearPatterns

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.

Find the Pattern by LunaWearPatterns HERE

14. Easy Knit Vest Pattern by DaisyAndPeace

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.

Find the Pattern by DaisyAndPeace HERE

15. Windowpane Vest Knitting Pattern by DiaKnitWear

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.

Find the Pattern by DiaKnitWear HERE

16. Sweet and Sassy Entrelac Knit Vest Pattern by Crystal Palace Yarns

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.

Find the Pattern by Crystal Palace Yarns HERE

17. Vest Knitting Pattern by CardiffBayHandKnits

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.

Find the Pattern by CardiffBayHandKnits HERE

18. Easy Knitting Vest Pattern by JessieAlsoKnits

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.

Find the Pattern by JessieAlsoKnits HERE

19. Men’s Golf Vest Knitting Pattern by Jodi Lewanda

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.

Find the Pattern by Jodi Lewanda HERE

20. Slipover Top Down Knitting Pattern by caidree

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.

Find the Pattern by caidree HERE

21. The Beverly Sweater Vest Knitting Pattern by MMadisonMarie

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).

Find the Pattern by MMadisonMarie HERE

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.

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