The Lapel Wrap Vest is a versatile piece that can be styled for the office or for a casual trip to the mall. Whether wrapped and belted or left to cascade down the front, this vest is sure to be a go-to addition to your wardrobe.
The exaggerated lapels are the star in this design. The shaping is minimal but effective — a simple 1×1 ribbing at the back waist.
The stitch pattern used is a Moss Stitch (sometimes called Double Moss Stitch), which creates alternating blocks of knit and purl. The edging is a modified version of the Moss Stitch, which creates just enough contrast to be an interesting element to the garment. The armholes can be finished with either a simple slip-stitch crochet or a 1×1 rib — your choice.
The vest is sized for bust measurements of 34, 36, 38 and 40 inches. As with any pattern, the length can be customized depending on your preference.
For the pictured vest, we used Cascade Yarns “Venezia” (worsted weight). This is a merino wool and silk blend yarn that creates a soft fabric with beautiful drape. It is a smooth yarn that yields great stitch definition.
Find the pattern on Ravelry and give it a try!