Sauvie by Veronik Avery


by Veronik Avery
September 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Moss Stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
825 - 1525 yards (754 - 1394 m)
34¾ (39, 43¼, 47¼, 51½, 55¾)" circumference at bust
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A simple vest in Loft adds a light layer of warmth and texture to your fall wardrobe. Worked in moss stitch with delicate welt details at the edges and shoulders, Sauvie features a shallow V-neck and a slightly cropped high-hip length, perfect for pulling over buttondowns. The vest is worked flat from the bottom up with increases to create a gentle angle that results in a small wing of “sleeve” fabric flaring from the shoulder for an interesting silhouette. We knit Sauvie in a versatile pale neutral (Fossil), but it’s equally handsome in a dark shade like Artifact or Pumpernickel.


825 (955, 1100, 1225, 1375, 1525) yards of fingering weight wool yarn


3 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yards/50g)

Photographed in color Fossil


23 stitches & 36 rows = 4” in Moss Stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking


Size A (for Main Fabric)
One pair of straight needles or a 32” circular needle, in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)

Size B (for Edging)
One pair of straight needles or a 32” circular needle and one 16” circular needle, two sizes smaller than Size A
Suggested Size: 3½ mm (US 4)

Knitter’s preferred style of needle may be used

Finished Dimensions

34¾ (39, 43¼, 47¼, 51½, 55¾)“ circumference at bust

Intended Ease: + 4-6”
Sample shown is size 39” with + 4½“ ease on model

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:
Sloped Bind Off
Sewn Bind Off (Elizabeth Zimmermann’s method)
Joinery Bind Off (commonly known as “Three Needle Bind Off”)

Skill Level

3 out of 5