Calidez Vest by Jenjoyce Design
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Calidez Vest

November 2016
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
13 stitches = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
288 - 684 yards (263 - 625 m)
This pattern is available for $5.75 USD buy it now

A classic vest for women, men, teens & kids. Calidez Vest is a unisex vest, knit bottom up with seamless construction, and flat. Pattern includes a substitution chart for gauges 2.5 to 6.5 stitches to the inch, and has extensive size range from 60” to 25” , however instructions are written for bulky weight.
Vest has v-neck shaping, with options for crew and high v-neck shapes.

This vest is full shoulder width, as outdoor-wear vests. However pattern includes option for making shoulders narrower, especially appropriate for women wanting a more fitted shoulder, or as a suit waistcoat for men.

Calidez Vest is suitable for for all ages & all year round, and is perfect for all kinds of fiber, yarn weights & especially your hand-spun!

Sizes are of actual garment. Take into account that your fit will be determined on how much stretch (negative ease) you desire; for example, a form fitting garment usually has some negative ease of at least 1-2” through the bust & shoulders, so choose your size based on slightly smaller than either torso (measurement at underarm around chest) or full bust. Making a swatch is essential if you want a successful garment that fits you well.


Pattern is basic and sizes are in proportional increments-- unisex-- and graduated in length as well as circumference. If you wish to create a custom-proportioned fit (as for plus size, extra tall, etc) you will need to have experience in making these changes; as more/fewer decreases in shoulder, or length, etc)

More about this design blogged HERE , and HERE

Also, see Calidez Cardigan & Calidez Pullover

Most recent update: Jan 6, 2018. If you are working from a pdf which is dated earlier, you have an out-dated pattern.

I invite Any & All who are knitting Calidez Cardigan to bring questions, comments, great tutorial links, and otherwise general Calidez-related chattiness to my Jenjoyce Group which exists just for knitters of Jenjoyce’s patterns. Look for the thread for Calidez. The kettle is on… see you there !