This vest came out of a conversation with a friend. She said that she couldn’t find vests that she liked and that she would really like to be able to wear vests, so I got down to work and this is how the Olivia vest was born.


1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7) with a bust circumference on finished garment of 94 (105, 116, 127, 133, 144, 155) cm/37 (41.25, 45.75, 50, 50.25, 56.75, 61)”. 10-15 cm/4-6” of positive ease at bust is recommended.

See the tabs below for more information on construction notes, level of difficulty, prerequisites, materials and gauge.


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Do you feel like knitting something simple and eye-catching at the same time? I present you this knitting pattern to knit the Olivia vest. Enjoy the simple openwork pattern that is the basis of this garment and that we like to knit so much.

In the pattern you will find the instructions to make the vest in 7 different sizes, covering chest contours from 94 cm/ 41.25″ to 155 cm/61″. It is recommended a positive ease of about 10-15 cm/ 4-6″.

It is a very visual pattern that includes a schematic of the garment and an openwork chart. If you prefer it is also described row by row.

If you have a beginner-intermediate level of knitting you will knit it without any problem. The vest is knitted from the bottom to the top flat and without seams.

I will give you tips on how to adapt the garment, for example with the desired length.


I do recommend that you have an intermediate level of knitting, so you don’t get frustrated. The lace is formed with increases and decreases, so if you are a very beginner, you may find it frustrating and that is the last thing I would like.

The pattern has been tech edited to check for any mistakes and tested by several testers to make sure they could follow it without any problems.

If you want more information go to the construction notes, prerequisites, materials and gauge tabs above.

If you have any question about the Olivia vest  knitting pattern do not hesitate to contact us

Happy knitting experience!

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Construction notes:

The top is worked in the round up to the armhole. Front and back are worked flat, then the shoulders are seamed. Sleeves are worked flat bottom up and seamed. Neckline and armhole edge (for tee) are finished with i-cord bind off.

Difficulty Level

Pattern has been tech edited.

What do you need to know?

To knit and purl, increase and decrease, and work in the round. The top pattern is charted only. I include a video to help you with charts if it is your first time. Support videos available for some stitches. Auxiliary photos for some steps provided.



  • Yarn: Katia Missouri– 50gr; 145m (159yds). 60% Cotton, 40% -Acrylic
  • Amount: 4 (4, 4, 4, 5) skeins of 50 gr
  • Total in m: 580 (580, 580, 580, 725) m
  • Total in yds: 636 (636, 636, 636, 795) yds
  • Other yarn suggestions provided


  • Yarn: Drops Merino Extra Fine – 50gr; 105m (115 yds). 100% wool
  • Amount: 8 (8, 9, 9, 10) skeins of 50gr
  • Total in m: 840 (840, 945, 945, 1.050) m
  • Total in yds: 920 (920, 1.035, 1.035, 1.150) yds

Tee and sweater

    • 4 mm (US 6) circular needles for top
    • 3,5 mm (US 4) circular needles for neckline and armhole finishing
    • 4 mm (G-6) crochet hook for the bobbles
    • Markers
    • Cable needle
    • Waste yarn or stitch holders
    • Tapestry needle


In a 10×10 cm (4×4 in) gauge you should have 20 sts and 26 rounds worked in the round in lace pattern.


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