Into It: Cozy Vests

my luscious Danforth, knit with Fibre Co Savannah in Cabernet
my luscious Danforth, knit with Fibre Co Savannah in Cabernet

Maybe this is the Pacific Northwest talking, but I’ve always loved vests. I love how they fit nicely under jackets, and I love wearing them in the kitchen, and staying warm yet unencumbered by sleeves.

Back when I worked at Verb, one of my favorite store samples was a wooly, farmy Cocoon Wrap, made of Bodega Pastures Worsted. Kristine knit it, and in her wisdom made the collar out of Jade Sapphire washable cashmere. The wrap was big and neutral enough to be thrown over any outfit at all and look Mary-Kate Olson chic. I needed a big, cozy vest of my own, and decided on Danforth in Fibre Co. Savannah.

This vest delights Lorenzo, who says I look like Luke Skywalker when I wear it over black pants and a dark shirt.

The recent turn of the weather got me thinking about my favorite vests again, all with lots of ease and cozy collars.


Top left: Georgia Vest, in Quince & Co. Tern, by Cecily Glowik MacDonald

Top right: Knus, in WOOLFOLK FÅR, by Olga Buraya-Kefelian

Bottom left: Gale, in Swan Islands Merino Bulky, by Alicia Plummer

Bottom right: Frontenac, in Jones & Vandemeer Clever Camel, by Julie Hoover


4 thoughts on “Into It: Cozy Vests

  1. Lauren C October 7, 2014 / 9:08 pm

    I am dying to be working on a project like this right now! I have gale in my queue, but I don’t have any stashed bulky weight, and I’m on a yarn moratorium now. Your vest looks so cozy, that draped turtleneck/cowl neck is everything. Is that brioche stitch?

    • Huelo October 8, 2014 / 7:36 am

      Thanks! It’s super-cozy, and knit up really fast. It looks like brioche but it’s actually even easier, just alternating rows of ribbing. I feel you on the yarn moratorium, but dang it’s tough sometimes…

  2. greenolivine November 2, 2014 / 7:35 pm

    I have wanted a vest for bike riding (cold when I hop on, but then, uh oh, I have to climb the hill to campus), so you’re post inspired me to buy yarn for the Georgia vest. Can’t wait to cast on once I get more things off the needles.

    • Huelo November 3, 2014 / 9:53 pm

      Oh, nice! Are you going to use Tern? I was thinking of making one with the five skeins I had stashed away, but put them towards my Enchanted Mesa instead (which is just waiting to get sleeves…).

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