0171 Varsity Vests


by Charlene Shafer

For standard punch card or electronic knitting machines

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Vests are so popular and easy to knit. The heather tones of Varsity by Tamm Yarns make a natural combination. Either blending several colors, or using texture, the design will be flattering as well as comfortable. 

Use the stitch gauge as your guide to select other yarns to use with these patterns.


  • Fairisle Vest   with Zipper Closure.  8 stitches x 9½ rows = 1″.  4 colors are used.  Main color 10 ounces and 2 ounces of each of the other colors.  Tension 7.
  • Tuck Stitch Vest.  6¾ stitches x 13C rows = 1″.  The purl side is the right side for this vest.  10-14 ounces.  You will also need 8 – ¾’ buttons.  Tension 7.
  • V-Neck Vest in a Fairisle Design with Loops for the Buttonholes.  8 stitches x 10½ rows = 1″.  6-8 ounces of 2 colors.  You will also need 6 – ¾ ” buttons.  Tension 6.


  • Fairisle Vest with zipper closure – XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL & 3XL
  • Tuck Vest – XS, S, M, L. XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL & 6xl
  • V-Neck Vest  with Loops – XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL & 3XL

Published October 1999

Additional information

Weight.2 lbs
Dimensions8.5 × .03 × 11 in