A simple vest with tons of style. The “Tabard Vest” is an easy knit ~ just a front & back joined at the shoulders. With a lace pattern that forms soft scallops at the lower edge, and a self finished cable neckline, you’ll wear this vest everywhere. The lace pattern also provides the buttonholes ~ no buttonholes to work!

Knit flat, this pattern is both written and charted. Circular needles are used to accommodate the number of stitches. The PDF download link is provided in your payment confirmation email.

Project sizing & materials:

  • Finished Chest: 24 (36, 48, 60, 72) inches
  • Finished Length: 22 1/2 (25, 26 1/2, 28, 30) inches
  • Yarn: Rozetti Soft Payette (DK weight; 70% acrylic, 22% polyester, 8% soft payette; 224 yds/100g per ball) ~ 3 (4, 6, 8, 10) balls
  • US 8 (5.0mm) 29-inch circular needle
  • US 7 (4.5mm) 29-inch circular needle
  • 8 ~ 3/4 inch buttons / 8 inches jewelry chain

Photography by Shane Baskin / Blackbox Studios

Note: Each pattern link is valid for three downloads. Please save the pdf file to your computer. Purchasing & return information can be found here: Purchasing from DRD.


  1. Rachele

    I love this vest, I wasn t thinking about knitting it for me – but the more I think about it. I have a pink grey plaid for a skirt, with either a pink or grey button down and the vest in a dark pink.

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