Rockhound Vest by Wool & Pine

Rockhound Vest

March 2023
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in US4 Stockinette knit flat and in the round
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
580 - 1380 yards (530 - 1262 m)
34 (38, 42, 46, 50)(54, 58, 62, 66, 70)" / 86 (96, 107, 117, 127)(137, 147, 157, 168, 178)cm
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Introducing Rockhound Vest, the perfect combination of rugged and refined style. With its captivating stitch motif and rustic texture, this sleeveless v-neck sweater is perfect for the cooler days, keeping you warm and stylish wherever you go.

The engaging seamless construction of Rockhound Vest is carefully designed for shaping and ease, making for a captivating knit from start to finish. The carefully crafted shaping and sleeveless style give you a comfortable and flattering fit, and the textured stitch motif adds a touch of sophistication to your look.

Rockhound Vest is easy to wear and versatile, making it a perfect layering piece over everything from t-shirts and turtlenecks to dresses and button-ups. Plus, our website has tons of styling options so you can find the perfect way to wear it!

Construction: The seamless construction of Rockhound Vest is knit from the top down. You’ll start by casting on and shaping each back shoulder separately onto waste yarn using provisional cast-on. The back shoulders are then joined along the back of the shaped neckline and worked flat down to the armholes, incorporating armscye shaping for ease in all the right places.

Next, the stitches for the front v-neck panels are picked up along the back shoulders and worked flat down to the armholes. Once all three pieces (back, front left, and front right) are worked to the armholes, they are joined into one piece and worked in the round down to the hem.

Customization is key with Rockhound Vest. You can easily customize the depth of your v-neck and size of your armholes when picking up stitches to work the twisted 1x1 ribbing that completes the neckline and armholes of your vest.

Video Tutorials: The pattern includes nine video tutorials that demonstrate the special stitches used in the twisted cable stitch motif, as well as an in-depth construction overview and step-by-step guide on the shaping techniques used for the neckline, shoulder, and armscye. You’ll also get tips for customizing the depth of your v-neck, size of your armholes, and length of your vest.

Rockhound Vest is knit with your favorite fingering weight wool for structured yet delicately twisted cables. The pattern includes all the details you need to make this stunning vest, from the recommended yarn and needles to the intricate stitch motif and shaping techniques. With its classic style and rustic texture, Rockhound Vest is sure to become a favorite in your handmade wardrobe.

Sizing: see for more info

We recommend 4-8” positive ease select a size from measurement A.) Bust which is 4 - 8” larger than your full bust (for example, if a size 40” full bust knit the size 46” for 6” of ease)

A) Bust: 34 (38, 42, 46, 50)(54, 58, 62, 66, 70)“
86 (96, 107, 117, 127)(137, 147, 157, 168, 178)cm

B) Armhole depth before ribbing (customizable with ribbing):
9.25 (10, 10.5, 11.25, 12)(12.75, 13.5, 14.5, 15, 15.5)“
24 (25, 27, 29, 31)(32, 34, 36, 38, 39)cm

C) Length of body - customizable: 12” - 30cm


Folklore by Blacker Yarns - 350m/380yds/100g 100% wool

580 (660, 720, 800, 860)(940, 1000, 1080, 1200, 1380) yards
530 (605, 660, 735, 786)(860, 915, 1000, 1100, 1260)meters

We knit our Rockhound Vest, modeled with 6” ease, with 100% British wool Folklore by Blacker Yarns - 350m/380yds/100g - a beautiful 4-ply fingering weight blend of Shetland, Merino and North Ronaldsay wool with a lovely twist for maximum stitch definition.

A superwash merino with a firm twist would be just as lovely with twice the drape, choose a solid or tonal solid for maximum effect. Click the link for full yardage & sizing info along with a lovely collection of vests knit by our wonderful test knitters in a range of fibers.