I’m a sucker for chunky knits. I love how quickly they work up, how deliciously weighty they feel when worn, and how cozy they keep me during the chilly winter months. As a curvy girl, though, it can be tough to knit in the heavier gauges while still flattering my figure.
I designed this vest to be fun to knit, with just enough challenging techniques to keep me on my toes. It features a ribbed back panel and knit-on pockets for a stylish challenge. But I also wanted it to be fun to wear; fitted with a ribbed back panel and waist shaping, swingy, and fashion-forward with boots and skinny jeans.
Like a warm cup of the tea its named after, the Rooibos vest will be a great layering piece for winter and beyond.
Editor’s note: it’s pronounced “Roy-boss”. Because I figure more people than just me didn’t know that either.