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30 Modern Knitted Vests

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Knitted vests are the must-haves in the closet of a modern woman. There are many lovely designs, and everybody can find something beautiful for their outfit. The trendiest ones, for now, are oversized models, but the fashion is now multifaceted, and you can choose any style you like. Find a list of stylish free knitted vest patterns here and make a few for your chic wardrobe.

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1. Vella Vest

  • Designed by Elise Yang

The Vella Vest is an excellent example of the modern knitted vests that should find their place in your wardrobe. It has a simple, laconic design, good volume, lovely fitting, and a free knitting pattern. It’s a one-piece make, and you’ll enjoy the process, I promise.

knitted vest free pattern

PHOTOS by Elise Yang / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

2. Check Knit Vest

  • Designed by Yarnspirations Design Studio

Add the hottest trendy item to your outfit — the check knit vest in a gothic style inspired by Wednesday Addams. Its design is everlasting, and you can wear this garment for years. Make it with a free knitted vest pattern, and use it in any outfit you want.

Wednesday vest free knitting pattern

PHOTOS by Yarnspirations Design Studio / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on yarnspirations.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

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3. #36 Mesh Summer Top

  • Designed by Yuko Nagakura

The mesh vests are perfect for summer, but they can be quickly introduced into an all-season wardrobe if, for example, you wear them on a long sleeve top or shirt. Creating this knitted crop top won’t be tricky as the written pattern comes with a supportive video tutorial where you’ll see every move you need to make.

mesh vest free knitting pattern

PHOTOS by Yuko Nagakura / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry and a video tutorial on YouTube.

4. Duna Top

  • Designed by Patricia Hagemann

I’m in love with this bright and sexy knitted top! Have you seen its back? It has a fantastic design! It looks ideal in a colorful palette, but I’m sure pale and monochrome choices will fit it too. Follow the free knit top pattern and make a few variants for yourself.

knitted top free pattern

PHOTOS by Patricia Hagemann / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on circuloyarns.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

5. Tiara Vest

  • Designed by Tanyoung Kim

This Tiara vest is designed to be 100% comfortable on windy days. It works from the top down and has lots of different stitches for a nice texture. The free pattern comes in 9 sizes, so there is something for everyone. Give it a try!

free knitted vest pattern

PHOTOS by Tanyoung Kim / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on knitting.tany.kim, or read more about it on Ravelry.

6. Cropped Vest

  • Designed by Gorete Andrade

The cropped vest is a really unique item that will add a touch of elegance to your outfit. This pattern is for advanced knitters who want to try something new. And the design of this knit vest is just fantastic. So don’t hesitate, grab your needles and start knitting.

cropped vest free knitting pattern

PHOTOS by Gorete Andrade / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on circuloyarns.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

7. S11184 Elini Slipover

  • Designed by Käte Stödter

The Elini knit vest is a trendy design that looks very expensive and solid. It has a trendy boxy shape and roomy silhouette — it looks great and yet it’s very comfortable to wear. Plus, it goes with almost any outfit. The free pattern comes in sizes XS-XL. Download and start knitting!

knitted vest free pattern

PHOTOS by Käte Stödter / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on schachenmayr.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

8. Oversized Vest S10257

  • Designed by Evelyn Hase

Oversized clothing is extremely cozy and comfortable. This cardigan has a beautiful decorative lace knitting pattern and button closure that makes it very comfortable to wear. The pattern uses yarn overs and stitches knit together — it’s very easy, so you’ll have a lot of fun with this project. Download the knit vest pattern for free and get creative!

free knitted vest pattern

PHOTOS by Evelyn Hase / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on schachenmayr.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

9. Cropped Cable Vest

  • Designed by Cheryl Murray

Knit vests are versatile and look great with both formal and casual outfits. This pattern uses a stockinette stitch, which creates a beautiful texture and design that never goes out of style. This garment comes in sizes S-XL, so you should be able to find one that fits you. The printed-friendly PDF pattern is easy to follow.

cable vest free knitting pattern

PHOTOS by Cheryl Murray / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on cascadeyarns.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

10. Fuzzy Vest

  • Designed by Evelyn Hase

A truly stylish knit vest designed to add a touch of elegance to any style. The special fuzzy yarn makes it pleasant to touch and enhances the wearing experience. It’s also very warm and designed to fit your figure. This vest comes in sizes S-3XL. Download the free pattern in the language of your choice and get started.

free knit vest pattern

PHOTOS by Evelyn Hase / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on weareknitters.com.

11. Tamland Vest

  • Designed by Mel Kennelly

A truly stylish knit vest designed to add a touch of elegance to any style. The special fuzzy yarn makes it pleasant to touch and enhances the wearing experience. It’s also very warm and designed to fit your figure. This vest comes in sizes S-3XL. Download the free pattern in the language of your choice and get started.

blue knitted vest with diamond design on a woman

PHOTOS by Mel Kennelly / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on berroco.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

12. Sina Vest

  • Designed by Schachenmayr

Simple in design, this knit vest goes with everything! It’s a versatile knitted garment that can be worn all year round, depending on the yarn you use. The project is designed for intermediate knitters, so make sure you’re comfortable with the basics. The free knit pattern comes in sizes XS-XL.

green oversized knitted vest on a woman

PHOTOS by LoveCrafts / lovecrafts.com

Find the original free pattern on lovecrafts.com.

13. See My Vest – Chunky

  • Designed by Emily Bolduan

The relaxed fit of this knit vest makes it perfect for any occasion. This is a versatile handmade garment with an enigmatic, dark academia vibe. The vest is great for back to school, but it will be a great addition to your wardrobe anyway. The project is quick and easy to complete. See how it works with the free step-by-step knitting pattern.

pink knitted vest

PHOTOS by Emily Bolduan / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

14. Moj Vest

  • Designed by Anaknit_di by Diana

This is a lightweight knit vest just for early and mid-fall. This project is designed to be super easy and beginner-friendly. The simple design combined with the muted color makes the vest versatile. It will work great for formal occasions as well as everyday wear. The easy-to-follow pattern is available for free download. Don’t be afraid to start, it will grow on you!

green knitted vest with zig-zag textured lines

PHOTOS by Anaknit_di by Diana / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

15. Pavia – Knitted Slipover

  • Designed by Emilia Jensen

Knit vests are great for fall when the weather is cooler but the sun is still hot. This striped design goes with almost any outfit, so it’s easy to mix and match with other pieces. This project is suitable for almost anyone, so don’t be afraid to get started. The free knitted slipover pattern will help you every step of the way.

a woman wearing a long knitted vest with a black and white striped design

PHOTOS by Emilia Jensen / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on eddna.se, or read more about it on Ravelry.

16. 244-13 Sand Road Vest

  • Designed by DROPS design

The loose fit of this knit vest is comfortable with almost anything, even bulkier jackets. The long neck and warm yarn will keep you toasty even when it’s freezing outside. Even if you don’t have much experience, you’ll find it easy to complete. Follow the free chunky vest knitting pattern to get started today.

a woman wearing a warm knitted vest in beige

PHOTOS by DROPS design / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on garnstudio.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

17. Change Your Stripes Vest

  • Designed by Yarnspirations Design Studio

Take your knitting skills to the next level with this vest project. Once you’ve mastered the garter stitch, the next step is to add color to your creations.  This easy-to-follow pattern is perfect for knitters of all levels. Using Bernat Softee Chunky, the textured design is achieved with simple knit stitches and color changes every 2 rows. Learn the art of picking up stitches for a polished wristband finish.

A woman wearing a striped knitted vest.

PHOTOS by Yarnspirations Design Studio / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on yarnspirations.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

18. Angus Knitted Vest

  • Designed by Renee Kulling

Designed to be the ultimate classic, this argyle knit vest effortlessly blends timeless appeal with a touch of 90’s flair. With an updated, modern silhouette, this design, known as Angus, offers versatility and knitting fun. Choose muted neutrals or vibrant neons to personalize this piece to your contemporary style preferences. The knitted vest pattern is free and easy to follow. 

A woman wearing a red knitted vest.

PHOTOS by Renee Kulling / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on knitty.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

19. Débardeur au point de riz – M6002

  • Designed by Bergère de France

This classic knit vest is perfect for your formal and casual outfits. The simple design combined with the warm and pretty yarn in this project will keep you comfortable and stylish no matter what the weather. The unisex fit makes this a great addition to any wardrobe. To make it, just follow the free pattern and get started right away.

Two pictures of a woman wearing a blue knitted vest.

PHOTOS by Bergère de France / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on bergeredefrance.fr, or read more about it on Ravelry.

20. Top InLove

  • Designed by Mariane Machado

Great cable design for your colorful outfits! Whether you’re looking for something warm to wear on those cold days or just want to add some knitting to your wardrobe, this cable vest is the answer. It’s quick and easy to make, so you won’t have a hard time finishing it. The free knitting pattern will get you started in no time, so check it out right now!

A woman is wearing an orange sweater.

PHOTOS by Mariane Machado / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on circuloyarns.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

21. Ashlar Vest

  • Designed by Andi Javori

A knit vest is one of the basics you need to style your autumn and winter outfits. This simple design looks great with turtlenecks and shirts. You can also wear it on its own when it’s warm outside. Vests like this work well in both muted and bright colors, so it’s a good idea to make a few. This is an intermediate project, so start if you have some skills.

Two pictures of a woman with dreadlocks and a sweater, wearing knitted vests.

PHOTOS by Jimmy Beans Wool / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on jimmybeanswool.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

22. Slipover Vest

  • Designed by Amy Gunderson

The special neck design makes this knitted vest a really interesting piece. It can easily draw attention to your outfit, so it’s important to wear it the right way. The design works well with plain-colored jumpers if they’re neckless. This project uses a number of knitting techniques, so it’s a good idea to check them out before you start. However, the vest is easy to work with.

Two pictures showcasing a woman donning stylish knitted vests.

PHOTOS by Amy Gunderson / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on premieryarns.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

23. # 06 Zopfpullunder

  • Designed by Lana Grossa

A stylish cable knit vest for everyday wear. If you’re new to knitting, this project can show you all the beauty of this style of clothing. With this pattern you will learn how to knit simple cables that you can later use in your other projects. The free knitted vest pattern is easy to follow so you won’t have any trouble, just be patient and enjoy.

Two pictures of a woman wearing knitted vests.

PHOTOS by Lana Grossa / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on woolplace.de, or read more about it on Ravelry.

24. Classic Vest Top

  • Designed by Annanitato Lolo

This simple knitted vest has a slightly oversized fit to bring you incomparable comfort. The easy pattern will guide you through each step of the process, plus there are three video tutorials on YouTube for visual knitters. Such a versatile piece can be easily paired with different outfits, so it’s a safe choice for those who want to try knitting.

Two pictures of a woman wearing a green sweater and knitted vests.

PHOTOS by Annanitato Lolo / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on crazyhands.net, or read more about it on Ravelry.

25. Traveling Vines Vest

  • Designed by Amy Gunderson

Knit vests have become increasingly popular in recent seasons. They’re great for layering and can be styled all year long. If you’re looking for a versatile piece to wear this spring and even summer, consider this simple vest pattern. You’ll learn how to work cable stitch, so it’s a great way for beginners to hone their skills.

Two pictures of a woman wearing a blue knitted top.

PHOTOS by Amy Gunderson / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on yarnalia.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

26. Casual O Vest

  • Designed by taghrid albzour

A great intermediate knit vest for your academic outfits. The piece is versatile and will go with many outfits. Although vests work best with shirts and blouses, you can experiment and wear it with turtlenecks, for example. The pattern uses quite a few knitting techniques, so you are sure to improve your skills.

A mannequin sporting a knitted vest.

PHOTOS by taghrid albzour / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

27. Malibu Vest

  • Designed by Lirio Knits

Stylish knit vest that goes with casual clothes. It’s not only good with shirts, but also with t-shirts and jeans. If you feel like making something new for your knitting part of the wardrobe, this pattern will do. It’s not too complicated and is based on the stockinette stitch. Just follow the free pattern step by step to finish it quickly.

Blue and pink knitted vests with button closure and decorative pattern detail.

PHOTOS by Lirio Knits / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on hobbii.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

28. Edgar Slipover

  • Designed by Johanna Gehrisch

A basic vest pattern for those who love versatility. This vest will be good if you love the academic style of something closer to grunge as well. You can choose the perfect fit and give it a tailored look, or opt for an oversized design for a softer look. Either way, the project is easy to knit and you will find it quite meditative. This vest pattern is free and easy to follow.

Orange knitted vests displayed on hangers and worn by people.

PHOTOS by Johanna Gehrisch / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on hobbii.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

29. Grynna – Slipover

  • Designed by Inga Semmingsen

This modern slipover pattern exudes contemporary charm and appeal, perfect for adding a stylish edge to your wardrobe. The sleek silhouette and trendy design make it an exciting addition to your handmade collection. Whether you’re going for a casually chic look or layering for a cozy ensemble, this slipover completes your modern knit vest collection.

A woman with long curly hair, donning a knitted vest, sitting amongst round stones and offering a focused gaze towards the camera.

PHOTOS by Inga Semmingsen / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on jarbo.se, or read more about it on Ravelry.

30. Skogafjell Vest

  • Designed by Siv Elise Seland IIS

Embrace modernity with this knit vest pattern! This trendy piece offers a fresh take on traditional knitwear. The striking design and versatile style make it a standout piece in any modern wardrobe. From a hip urban vibe to a laid-back look, this vest will add a touch of creativity and fashion-forward charm to your handmade projects.

Woman modeling pink knitted vests with brown floral patterns over a white blouse.

PHOTOS by Siv Elise Seland IIS / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on sandnesgarn.no, or read more about it on Ravelry.

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