Vicky's Vest Chunky V-Neck Knitting Pattern (ENGLISH)


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My first ever pattern is finally here! Thank you for all your requests and lovely messages for this little vest. I am so happy to share it with you and I cannot wait to see all of your creations!


Language - English
Level - Beginner
Techniques Used- knit, purl, 1x1 rib, cast on, cast off, and k2tog. Knit up in 2 panels, seamed together and completed with a neckline and armholes that are knit along the edge of the vest.

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Pattern includes ONE SIZE and measures bust all-around 86cm, length 44cm. Due to the style of the vest, it fits well for sizes S,M and L. Pictured also on an XS for reference. However, if you would like to make another size or use a different weight of yarn, instructions and measurements are included.


Yarn: Wool and the Gang Crazy Sexy Wool (200g/80m per ball, 100% Wool)
2 yarn balls for the body of the vest
1 yarn ball for the accents
NOTE: you could choose another yarn brand, make sure they are a similar weight and length to Crazy Sexy Wool and the yarn is knit with 12mm needles.

I have collected a list of affordable yarn options for this vest also and I would be very happy to send it for anyone interested ;)


12mm(US17) straight needles
10mm(US15) circular needles (around 80cm long)
Knitters safety pins
Approx. 5mm crochet hook or tapestry needle


Approx 8 sts and 10-11 rows to 10cm (4’’) using a stocking/knit stitch with 12mm needles.


This pattern is written and created by me and pattern tested by other knitters, please allow for human errors as they are inevitable. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns, I'd be more than happy to answer your questions.

This pattern is written for personal, non-commercial use. Copy, distribution or commercial use of this pattern or any parts is not allowed.

Please tag me in your photos of your Vicky's vest! I'd love to see your creations :)

Happy Knitting!
Vicky xx

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449 reviews

5 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 stars

A great beginner pattern for my first knitting project, easy to follow and great instructions. The only slight critique I have is that it would be nice to have some generic sizes worked out for you, however Vicky did include instructions on how to adjust for a specific size. I used Lion brand wool ease which isn't as chunky as the recommended wool so mine turned out a fair bit smaller than it should be but still looks cute! I will definitely use this pattern again and can't wait till Vicky releases her Jumper pattern :) Thank you!

clarkpeta1 07 Jun, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

This pattern is so great!! I am not a very experienced knitter but was wanting to try something a little more challenging. The pattern is easy to follow with really helpful video suggestions for working up the vest! Since it uses such a chunky yarn, you really can see your progress faster which is always a plus! The vest is super cute, I made some mistakes but that was more related t my inexperience, even so I ended up with something I love to wear and I will definitely be making another one!

Stephanie R. 06 Mar, 2022

5 out of 5 stars

Actually pretty easy to follow with different yarn. I used Drops Wish and this style of vest is best for me, so big, big thanks for this pattern! I had some problem with rib on neckline, glad I like to combine sometimes and finally did it somehow. But for begginners it might be lil difficult to understand. Anyway I enjoyed it ^^

loops.n.hooks 12 Oct, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

loved knitting this! it was definitely a challenge for me as i'd never picked up stitches before or knit v-necks but i learned a lot and really enjoyed the process :) it's so warm and cozy, j'adore

madeleinepron 16 Sep, 2021

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