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Only the Best: Knitted Vests for Women

By: Samantha McVeigh, Editor, AllFreeKnitting

It's easy to look chic in our Only the Best: Knitted Vests for Women collection. Completely underrated until lately in the world of fashion, the vest is a fantastic way to add a vibrant pop of color to any outfit. Wear a sweater vest over a white button down shirt with a strand of pearls for a professional look, or wear an open vest over your favorite shirt for a flowing and delicate addition. No matter what your skill level is or your taste of style, we have a vest pattern collection you are going to love. Your "future knitting ideas" list just got exponentially longer with these stunning free knitting patterns. It's always fun to look at clothing patterns, but these are ones you are actually going to want to make. The hardest part will be choosing which one to cast on first.


Whether you are looking to work with buttons, love cable knitting, or are simply looking for a beautiful new piece for your closet, you are sure to find something you adore in this collection. Learning how to make a vest has never been easier than with some of these patterns including the ones involving basic stitches like the garter stitch and stockinette stitch. All you have to do to create some of these lovely patterns is be able to count, making them fantastic knitting patterns for beginners. Of course, we also have several amazing patterns for those looking for something  a bit more challenging. Whichever pattern or patterns you choose, you are going to look flawless when you wear them.

Only the Best: Knitted Vests for Women

Only the Best: Knitted Vests for Women Table of Contents

Easy Knitting Patterns for Vests

Cable Knit Vests

Sweater Vest Patterns

Vest Pattern Ideas with Buttons

Other Luxurious Knitting Patterns for Vests


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Easy Knitting Patterns for Vests

If this is one of your first times knitting a vest, have no fear. Easy knitting patterns like these are wonderful because they are super simple to follow. No matter what your skill level is, you will be able to create one of these beautiful knitting patterns in no time.

Cable Knit Vests

Cable knitting is one of our favorite techniques as it allows you to create exquisite pieces without any hassle. These cable knit vests add an extra elegant touch to the classic vest pattern and ensure you look radiant whenever you wear it.

Sweater Vest Patterns

Everyone loves slipping into a cozy sweater when the cooler months hit, so why not bring on that fantastic feeling a bit sooner with these sweater vest patterns. These simple projects are structured like a sweater, but you do not have to deal with the sleeves, making them great transitioning patterns for knitters looking to break into the world of DIY clothing.

Vest Pattern Ideas with Buttons

Knitting with buttons is always fun. They add that final professional look to an already fabulous piece and these patterns are no exception. You are sure to get a lot of "wow"s when you wear these gorgeous vests.

Other Luxurious Knitting Patterns for Vests

Of course, no knitting pattern collection would be complete without listing a couple of breathtaking lace knitting patterns for you to try, and, if you're feeling extra adventurous, you may want to give a fur vest a shot as well. It is sure to keep you as warm as a hibernating bear in winter.






Like what you see? Check out Easy Knitting Projects: 22 Knitted Vests for the Whole Family for even more great vest pattern ideas!




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