Recently, we rounded up some of the best spring crochet vest patterns. But, of course, we are bicrafty here at Marly Bird. Therefore, we wanted to make sure that we didn’t leave out the knitters. After all, vests are great for everyone. So, we collected some of our favorite knit vest patterns for spring and summer. They come in an array of different garment designs, stitch techniques, and color palettes. You can wear them over long sleeve shirts or dresses. Some of them even work on their own as tops on hot days. Although most of these designs for are for the ladies, we didn’t leave out the guys.
Each spring, I host a Yarnspirations KAL. In 2020, we created a vest. In fact, it’s one of my favorite knit vest patterns for spring and summer. It’s made with two different colorways of It’s a Wrap Yarn, which is a lightweight cotton yarn that’s perfect for crafting spring and summer accessories.
This vest uses a double seed stitch texture in combination with knit cables for a richly textured design. There are cables in the front on the lapels. Moreover, there is a detailed thick cable running vertically along the spine. And yet, because this is a cropped vest designed with a low-cut front, it’s perfect for warmer weather. Wear it over a variety of different tops and dresses.
This is a classic knit vest design, almost like a sleeveless cardigan. As a result, it is highly versatile for wear over a variety of different outfits. Dress it up or dress it down. Worked in red, as designed, it’s bold and rich. However, the almost leaf-like design running vertically down the back also looks wonderful in earthy and organic colors.
I created this step-by-step video tutorial for Lisa Gentry’s Going Coastal Knit Vest. This is a long knit vest with a beautiful color-changing pattern that looks a lot like waves. Obviously, that’s where the name comes from. Belt it or leave it loose and flowing for different looks.
If you’re looking for a really long vest, then consider making a duster instead. For example, this loose open duster pattern has the perfect flow for wearing in a spring breeze. This is a lace knit vest worked seamlessly from the bottom up. Despite the length, it’s a lightweight vest. Therefore, it works well for warmer weather.
6. Totally Vested Knit Pattern
This belted knit design comes in sizes to flatter almost any figure. Wear it as a top on its own on warm days or pair it with other clothes as you see fit. This lace cable vest is one of my most versatile knit vest patterns.
7. Shortcake Knit Vest
This ruffled blue knit vest pattern is a cozy modern take on a denim jacket. It’s a fun, flirty design which is perfect for spring and summer.
Knit vest patterns aren’t just for the ladies. Men look stylish in them as well. In fact, this particular vest is a great unisex design that can be worn on its own or with a shirt underneath.