Friday, April 09, 2010

This is by far my most popular design to date. I think the simplicity coupled with the versatility make it so appealing. The versatility being for a larger collar and a shorter vest wear with the longer side up and for a smaller collar and longer vest wear with the shorter side up.

This takes @2.5 skeins of Cascade Magnum. A Ravelry pal of mine Ronda of Main St Yarn Shop told me her mom just used 2 skeins when making one. The 3rd would be used towards reinforcing the armholes. Or you could scale back the size and use the extra for the armholes.

Needles: #19 circular 29"
Gauge: 1.25sts = 1"
One size fits all though you can use the schematic in the pattern to easily make adjustments.

Available as a PDF download. $6.50


  1. hi I'm just about done this vest, I'm very excited to wear something I knit do u have any more patterns like this, the straight rectangle knitting its so easy and I'm not good at any other type of knitting

  2. This is the one I would like in Crochet version?!! : )


  3. Hi Kerry, here's the link to the crochet version: http://www.knit1la.com/2010/04/magnum-reversible-vestwrap-crochet.html

  4. Can you please tell me what color of magnum this is? I love the sweater and am getting ready to order pattern and yarn. Thanks

    1. Hi, sure it's color #9465.

  5. i love this pattern and just bought it. i cannot seem to find the magnum super chunky. i can only find the magnum chunky which recommends u.s. 15-17 needles. help! i need guidance. thanks so much.

    1. Hi Sara, the Magnum you found is the right one :) the ball band suggests US 15-17 but I found a US 19 works better (though if you knit loosely you'll want to use a US 17, check your gauge to make sure), if this yarn is worked too tightly it creates too dense of a fabric. Hope this helps!


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