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STRATA is the ultimate knit layering piece. This vest combines timeless simplicity with four-seasons versatility for a piece that works equally well as a standalone tank, under your favorite overalls, over a drapey blouse or gathered dress, or under a partially unbuttoned duster. With 9 sizes, instructions and yarn requirements for cropped or full length, video tutorials for the German short rows and picking up stitches, and instructions for optional bust darts, this quick knit is sure to become a year-round staple in your wardrobe.


→ 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 #StrataVest 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 Qing Fibre Dashing Fingering (100% SW Merino, 100g / 437yds / 400m) in color “Hero” and Purl Soho Line Weight (100% Merino, 100g / 494yds / 451m) in color “Dove Gray.”

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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