Accidentally on Purpose Drop Stitch Vest by Jamie Chupick

Accidentally on Purpose Drop Stitch Vest

November 2004
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch (St st)
US 5 - 3.75 mm
680 - 1224 yards (622 - 1119 m)
Finished Bust: 30 (39, 48)"
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Pattern description from Stitch ‘N Bitch Nation: “This vest was originally designed to be machine knit with much finer yarn. But it’s so versatile that any weight of yarn may be used, and it can be worn in various ways. It’s casual and funky worn with a long- or short-sleeved T-shirt underneath, and totally sexy with just a camisole. The smooth and silky cotton yarn makes a sleek, stretchy fabric, and it’s fun to knit, to. The stitch pattern only happens as you are binding off stitches at the very end. It’s a lot like turning a hole in your stocking into a ‘ladder,’ except the stitches will ‘run’ down from the neck instead of upward. There’s no shaping needed for the armholes or the back (even at the neck). So, even though the directions look complicated, it’s a breeze. You get to drop stitches all the way down to the bottom - on purpose!”


  • Women’s S (M, L)
  • Finished Bust: 30 (39, 48)“
  • Finished Length: 23 (24, 25)“


  • Patons Grace (100% mercerized cotton; 50g/136yds), 5 (7, 9) skeins #438 Fuchsia
  • US 5 (3.5mm) straight needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Stitch holder
  • Tapestry needle

Additional Gauge: 16 sts and 26 rows = 4” in drop st patt