Robin Vest ENGLISH


This pattern is in English.

The Robin Vest is worked top down with fisherman’s rib. First the back piece is made, then stitches are picked up for the right and left shoulder. These three parts are put together at the end to create the body. The body is worked back and forth with fisherman’s rib and finally stitches are picked up at the armhole for a narrow, twisted ribbing edge and along the two front pieces for a nice, twisted ribbing edge/button band with buttonholes for 4 buttons.

Read more about sizes and suggested yarn in the description below and see more pictures of the Robin Vest here.



Robin Vest – a beautiful classic vest in fisherman’s rib

Sizes: XS (S) M (L) XL

Measurements of the vest: Width: 88 (93) 99 (108) 116 cm.
Width of back on the widest part incl. ribbing edge: 38 (38) 41 (42) 43 cm.
Depth of armhole with ribbing edge: 19 (20) 21 (22) 23 cm.
Length: 56 (56) 57 (58) 59 cm measured mid back incl. ribbing edge at the neck.

Size guide: The Robin Vest is worked with fisherman’s rib, which by nature gives way and pulls up a little. The vest is designed to have a tight fit and should therefore only have a positive ease of approx. 3-6 cm. Size XS (S) M (L) XL equals a chest measurement of about 85 (90) 95 (102) 112 cm. Measure yourself and consider the size before starting to knit the vest. The vest can be made longer but be aware that your yarn spending will increase.

Gauge: 19 stitches x 19 rows with fisherman’s rib on needle 5,0 mm = 10 x 10 cm. Notice, that each row of fisherman’s rib counts for two rows = 38 rows.

Suggested needles: Circular needle 4,0 mm (80 or 100 cm), circular needle 5,0 mm (60 and 80/100 cm).

Suggested yarn:100 (100-125) 125 (125-150) 150 g Nova from Lang Yarns (25 g = 185 m) with 100 (100) 100-125 (125) 125 (125-150) g Silk Mohair, eg. Tilia from Filcolana (25 g = 200 m).

Buttons: 4 buttons.

Difficulty: Intermediate.

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