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The CHORE VEST is the knitting pattern your pocket-seeking hands have been dreaming of. This vest combines timeless simplicity with structure and wearability for a layering piece that is as practical as it is pretty. The folded hem, button band, and armholes provide stability for the yarn-ball-sized pockets, while bust darts, hip shaping, and side seam slits allow for comfortable movement without gaping buttons anywhere. Stand, sit, crouch, garden, knit, hike, lounge — this vest is designed for you to do things in! 


→ Click here to download a free PDF with all the pattern details, including sizing information, yarn requirements, gauge and needles, and a full schematic.

→ Click here to view the test knitting round up on my blog, showing the vest in a range of sizes, modifications, and bodies.

→ Click here to view the #ChoreVest hashtag on Instagram to connect with other knitters who have made this pattern for yarn ideas and styling inspiration!


This vest is designed for a fingering weight wool/wool blend. I used a local speical edition yarn from EWE Fibers in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Other suitable yarns:

Holst Garn Supersoft 

Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Sport 

BC Garn Bio Balance GOTS


Malabrigo Finito 

The Fibre Co. Amble


Magpie Fibers Swanky Sock 

Wandering Flock Fingering Singles 

Neighborhood Fiber Co. Rustic Fingering

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