Sweetheart Vest by Theresa Schabes
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Sweetheart Vest

August 2007
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in solid color Stockinette stitch
US 10 - 6.0 mm
1107 - 1476 yards (1012 - 1350 m)
32½ (36, 41¾, 46¼, 50¾)"
This pattern is available from interweave.com for $6.50.

Pattern Description from Interweave Knits, Fall 2007: “Theresa Schabes works the lower body and color-work band of the Sweetheart Vest in the round before dividing for the neck and armholes. The simple twenty-row color-work motif has maximum impact when worked in a chunky yarn, while a long-line silhouette and deep V-neck give this quick knit sporty, vintage-inspired charm.”

Finished Size: 32½ (36, 41¾, 46¼, 50¾)“.

Yarn: Plymouth Galway Chunky (100% wool; 123 yd 112 m/100 g): #722 tan heather (MC), 4 (5, 5, 6, 7) skeins; #1 natural, #16 red, #91 orange, #142 pink, and #712 dark brown heather, 1 skein each.

Yarn Weight: #5 - Bulky

Needles: Size 10 (6 mm): 24” and 16” circulars (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Markers (m); stitch holder; tapestry needle.

Additional Gauge: 14 sts and 16 rnds = 4” in color-work patt from chart.

Originally Published: Interweave Knits, Fall 2007


  • The lower body is worked in the round in one piece to the start of the V-neck, then worked back and forth in rows for the beginning of the neck shaping. At the armholes, the back and fronts are divided and worked separately to the shoulders.
  • If a color is not used for more than three stitches, twist the nonworking color together with the working color to prevent long floats across the back of the color-work section.

Construction See notes in the above description. Stitches are picked up around the neck and armceye to knit edging.