Grille by Bonnie Sennott


June 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch or pattern from Chart B or C with Size A needle(s), after blocking
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
1250 - 2200 yards (1143 - 2012 m)
37½ (42½, 47½, 52¼, 57¼, 62¼)” circumference at chest
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Columns of welts in varied scale distinguish this oversize, drop-shoulder vest. Bonnie Sennott, who contributed the Sawmill River Hat to Wool People 8, drew inspiration from automotive grilles to create a gansey-style overall texture.

The ideal lightweight layer to throw on over casual or work outfits, this vest is sure to become a wardrobe staple. Try it in a warm neutral like Barn Owl, a dark, complex shade like Artifact, or a bold modern hue like Hayloft—this versatile design will sing in any color.



The front and back are worked flat from the bottom up. The neckband is picked up and worked circularly after garment assembly, and the live stitches are sewn down to the WS of the garment.


1250 (1375, 1600, 1760, 2015, 2200) yards of fingering weight wool yarn


5 (5, 6, 7, 8, 8) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yards/50g)
Photographed in color Almanac


26 stitches & 38 rows = 4″ in stockinette stitch or pattern from Chart B or C with Size A needle(s), after blocking


Size A (for Body Ribbing and Main Fabric):

One pair of straight needles or one 32″ circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 3½ mm (US 4)

Size B (for Neckband Ribbing):

One 16″ circular needle two sizes smaller than Size A
Suggested Size: 2¾ mm (US 2)

Finished Dimensions

37½ (42½, 47½, 52¼, 57¼, 62¼)” circumference at chest
Sample shown is size 42½” with + 8½” ease on model

Need help picking a size? See our resource page on Selecting a Sweater Size

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:

  • Sloped Bind Off