Sauvie 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 chest
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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.


The front and back are worked flat from the bottom up. The top edgings are picked up and worked flat. The shoulders are bound off together using the Joinery Bind Off, the side seams are sewn, and then the armhole edgings are picked up and worked circularly.


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 chest
Sample shown is size 39” with + 4½” 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
Sewn Bind Off (Elizabeth Zimmermann’s method)
Joinery Bind Off (commonly known as “Three Needle Bind Off”)

Skill Level

3 out of 5