Season's Vest by Chiaki Hayashi

Season's Vest

November 2021
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
14 stitches = 4 inches
US 10 - 6.0 mm
620 - 800 yards (567 - 732 m)
Size 1 / women's S~M, Size 2 / women's M~L
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Traditional cable patterns + modern shape = Guaranteed fun to knit and wear!!
Celtic cables are in the center of front, double seed sts are in the center of back which makes this vest not too heavy and easy to work.
Chunky yarn quickly knits up these beautiful cables and stitch pattern.
The shoulders are shaped with short-rows and exposed seams with 3-needle BO.
The sides are seamed minimum for a modern look or longer seam for a more traditional vest shape.
You have a choice of either cropped length or regular length. Optional turtle neck instructions are also included. Please add extra 65 yards if you choose to knit turtleneck.

There are 2 PDF files to download. The main instructions and “Cable & Stitch Charts”. Please print out both of them.

Size 1 - women’s S~M, finished width 21”
Size 2 - women’s M~L, finished width 23”

Cropped - 21” long
Regular - 23” long

Chunky yarn
Cropped length (Regular length)

  • Size 1 - 620 (720) yards
  • Size 2 - 700 (800) yards

Please add extra 65 yards for turtleneck.

Please choose the size to obtain the correct gauge. - 14 sts / 4”
Suggested needle size - US 10
Use the same size needles for the whole project.

  • Long straight needles or 24” (or longer) circular needles
  • 16” or 20” long circular needles for neck


  • Turtle neck - Instructions are included in the pattern.
  • Length - If you want to make it longer, you can repeat rows in multiple of 16, it will add another 2” with one extra repeat.
  • Step hem - Work longer on the back ribbing.
  • Extra sizes - Knit with 16 sts / 4” gauge will make XS~S size. 12 sts /4” will make L~XL. This vest is designed for a relaxed fit. Please check the finished size carefully.