#15 Hooded Cardi Vest by Wenlan Chia
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#15 Hooded Cardi Vest

January 2010
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
9 stitches and 13 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch using larger needles
US 15 - 10.0 mm
US 13 - 9.0 mm
664 - 774 yards (607 - 708 m)
Bust 60ΒΎ (67Β½)"/171.5cm
This pattern is available from store.vogueknitting.com for $6.00.
Errata available: vogueknitting.com

Pattern Description from Vogue Knitting, Winter 2009/10: “Twinkle’s bubble-shaped hoodie is all about the pleats (at the front and center back). Signature details include a ribbed yoke, comfy pockets and bold buttons. This is a chunky knit that will flatter most body types.”

“Over-sized bubble-shaped sleeveless hoodie with pockets.”

Difficulty: 3/4

Knitted Measurements:

  • Sized for Small-Large and 1X-3X
  • Bust 60ΒΎ (67Β½)”/171.5cm
  • Length 26ΒΌ (27ΒΌ)”/66.5 (69)cm


  • 8 (9) 7oz/200g hanks (each approx 83yd/76cm) of Twinkle by Wenlan/Classic Elite Yarns Soft Chunky in #14 sapphire
  • One each circular needles size 13 & 15 (9mm and 10mm) 40”/100 cm long or size to obtain gauge
  • Size 15 circular needle 24”/60cm long
  • One size 15 (10mm) double-pointed needle (to work pleats)
  • Stitch markers and stitch holders


  • 9 sts and 13 rows = 4”/10cm over St st using larger needles