Savannah Easy Knit Vest Free Pattern Page

Savannah Easy Knit Vest Free Pattern Page by Kristin Omdahl

This is a beautifully textured, oversized drapey vest that is very simple to knit. The stitch pattern is easy to memorize and the gathered shaping details on the front yoke are simple and refined. Add a belt for more styling possibilities.

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What you will need:

  • 435 yds or (398m) #5 bulky weight yarn
  • US13 (9mm) knitting needles
  • 2 extra sets of knitting needles  (or 1 extra set of knitting needles and one set of stitch holders) for three needle bind off
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors
  • Stitch holders

Note: You may use straight or circular knitting needles for this project. I would suggest 24 in (60cm) length circular cord or longer to accommodate the stitches. However, the entire project is worked flat so straights work as well, as long as you can fit all stitches on the needles.

Shown in: 

Be So Easy Yarn; 145 yds (132m) per 3.5oz (100gm); 100% milk cotton, #5 bulky weight yarn; color Putty, 3 (3, 4) balls.

Finished Sizes:

Bust: 42 (52, 62) in 106.7 (132, 157)cm  circumference

Length: 25 in (63.5cm)

Shown in size 52 in (132cm) bust.


8 sts / 12 rows = 4 in (10cm) in pattern.

Stitch Guide:

Cast on (CO), bind off (BO), knit (k), purl (p), knit 2 together (k2tog), and knit 3 together (k3tog).

Three Needle Bind Off: Place the stitches to be joined onto two separate needles and hold the needles parallel so that the right sides of knitting face together. Insert a third needle into the first stitch on each of two needles and knit them together as one stitch. *Knit the next stitch on each needle the same way, then use the left tip to lift the first stitch over the second stitch and off the needle. Rep from * until no stitches remain on first two needles, or otherwise stated in pattern.



CO 42 (52, 62) sts

Note: Row 1 is right side.

Rows 1 – 2: *K1, p1. Rep from * across. — 42 (52, 62) sts

Rows 3 – 4: *P1, k1. Rep from * across. — 42 (52, 62) sts

Rows 5 – 74: Rep rows 1 – 4 seventeen times, then rows 1 – 2 once more. Place stitches on holder. — 42 (52, 62) sts

Fronts (make 2):

CO 28 (32, 36) sts

Note: Row 1 is right side.

Rows 1 – 65: Rep rows 1 – 4 of back sixteen times, then row 1 once more. — 28 (32, 36) sts

Row 66: (K1, p1)x5, k1, k5togx2, p1, (k1, p1)x5. — 20 (24, 28) sts

Rows 67 – 68: *P1, k1. Rep from * across.

Rows 69 – 70: *K1, p1. Rep from * across.

Rows 71 – 74: Rep rows 67 – 70 once more. Place stitches on holder or extra set of knitting needles.

Joining Fronts to Back:

Holding right sides together join left front to back with 3 needle bind off over the first 20 (24, 28) sts of back. BO next 2 (4, 6) back stitches alone. Holding right sides together with second front piece and back, join with 3 needle bind off over the remaining 20 (24, 28) sts of back. Fasten off.


Sew side seams, leaving 8 (9, 10) in or 20.3 (229, 25.4)cm from shoulder seam open for armhole.


Weave in loose ends. Hand wash, block to finished measurements and allow to dry.

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7 thoughts on “Savannah Easy Knit Vest Free Pattern Page

  1. Ana M Guzman says:

    Question. The Savanna shawl pattern indicates #3dk, but the shawl was done on #5. Which is the correct weight yarn I should be using to obtain the right gage on your pattern so that I can order the right amount of yarn?

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  3. Lisa Ogilvie says:

    Ravelry lists this yarn as a #6 super bulky yarn, I’ve been looking for a chunky or super bulky weight cotton for years, I’m dying to know if I have finally found it.

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