Thoughtful construction makes this layering vest a standout example of how knitwear can be infinitely cool and wearable. Knit in one piece to the underarms, Sachiko devised a plan to join the front and back pieces in a way that simultaneously creates cap sleeves. Simple moss stitch, pockets, and classic toggles add understated functionality. As seen in Knitscene Winter 2015, this piece was part of a designer feature with three designs by Sachiko, and three designs by Kiyomi.

Yarn Weight: Bulky/ 14 ply

Recommended Yarn: Quince & Co. Puffin

Gauge: 11 stitches and 17 rows = 4″/ 10 cm in moss stitch on larger needles

Needle Size: US 10½/ 6.5 mm, and US 13/ 9.0 mm

Yardage: 672 – 1120 yards/ 614 – 1024 m

Finished Sizes Available: 36¾ (41, 44¾, 49, 52¾)” bust circumference

Pattern available here.

Photos courtesy of Knitscene/ Harper Point Photography