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closeup image of the neckline of pullover handknit sweater vest

shop sample: Open Trails Sweater Vest

chunky knit handknit sweater vest modeled on dressform

Open Trails Sweater Vest by Ashley Lillis is a fun and fast knit in super bulky yarn. Accessible for beginner knitters and fun for any knitter, this warm and wearable vest can be layered over a t-shirt, dress, or collared shirt. It is knit in the round from the bottom up, divided at the underarms to work the front and back separately, and then seamed at the shoulders. The neck and armhole edgings are picked up and knit in 1x1 rib in the round.

Julia knit our sample in the super soft Blue Sky Woolstok North, a single-ply, super bulky 100% fine highland wool yarn. North is squishy, sturdy, and woolly, and generous 150g hanks are perfect for quick-to-knit projects. 

chunky knit handknit sweater vest modeled on dressform


Finished Size: Available sizes: finished bust circumference 35, 38.5, 41.5, 45, 48, 51, 54.5, 57.5"; shown in 45"
Pattern: Open Trails Sweater Vest by Ashley Lillis is a free pattern on Ravelry or

300 - 446 yards of super bulky weight yarn, shown in 3 skeins Blue Sky Fibers Woolstok North color 4310 cranberry compote

Note: pattern estimates 446 yds for all sizes; we knit the 45" in 3 skeins (321 yds); 4 skeins would be required for larger sizes and possibly 5. 

Gauge: 10 stitches and 13 rows over 4 inches in Stockinette stitch
Needles: 16-40" circular US 13 (9.0mm) and US 11 (8.0mm)


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You can email Team Awesome at, or text us at 541-308-0002 and we would be happy to help get your next project into your hands!

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  • Will you be reordering Blue Sky yarn for the Open Trails Vest ? Thank you
    Knot Another Hat replied:
    Yes, thank you for asking, we are ordering more Blue Sky North for the vest! >

    Mary Stepanek

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