View Full Version : Vest or Shrug Patterns wanted!

11-19-2007, 01:21 AM
Hi, I'm looking for some cute vest and/or shrug patterns for a teenage girl (me :) ). If you have a good one, feel free to pass it on!

I've found a couple for crocheting, but I'm a knitter...

11-19-2007, 02:19 AM
Hi Arya! You may want to start with Knitting Pattern Central--lots of free patterns to choose from.

Here's a page with shrug (http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/directory/shrugs.php)patterns
Here's a page with bolero (http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/directory/boleros.php)patterns
Here's a page with vest (http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/directory/womens_vests.php)patterns
Here's a page with shawls and stoles (http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/directory/shawls_stoles.php)

Hope these help, and post pix when you're done with your project!

11-19-2007, 10:16 AM
I made up my own shrug pattern. I cast on enough stitches to go around my wrist and did ribbing for 2 inches or so, then knit in the round until it reach just to my underarm, I then quit knitting in the round and went back and forth until it was long enough to go across my back and then rejoined in a circle and knit until it was long enough to reach my other wrist. I increased some from the wrist to make it wide enough for my arms. It was all just "on the fly knitting" with no real pattern and I bet the left sleeve is diffferent from the right in some ways, but I used a fluffy yarn so it didn't show much. You could do this same sort of thing with just about any yarn you want, making it smaller or tighter or running a cable across the back or whatever. Now that I think about it I think that mine was actually "Yo, k2tog" all the way across. Find a stitch that looks interesting and just build some sleeves :)

11-19-2007, 10:21 AM
Thanks so much! That's an awesome selection!

Might take awhile, but I'll definately post pics when I'm done! :)

11-19-2007, 10:24 AM
Unfortunately I'm not much of an 'on the fly' knitter. I've only recently become good enough to consider anything more than a small project... so impromptu knitting may be something I should hold off on. (I also like to know how something's going to turn out beforehand :) )