16 Classic Knitted Men’s Vest Patterns

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Classic Knitted Men’s Vests for Any Occasion: Casual to Formal Wear

Handmade gifts are always appreciated, and these 16 Classic Knitted Men’s Vest Patterns are thoughtful and practical gifts to give the special men in your life.

Whether you’re looking for a Father’s Day gift or a birthday gift for your husband, an ideal knitted vest here will match your needs.

Knitted men’s vest patterns are a popular knitting project among knitters of all skill levels.

They are versatile, stylish, and functional, making them a great addition to any wardrobe.

Plus, these vests are perfect for layering, adding warmth to an outfit without the bulk of a sweater or jacket.

They can be knitted in many different styles, from classic V-neck designs to more modern and trendy styles.

Some patterns feature cable knit designs, while others have textured stitch patterns or incorporate colorwork.

One popular option is the argyle pattern, a classic design often associated with golfing attire.

Another well-loved style is the Fair Isle pattern, which incorporates multiple colors and intricate designs.

Both patterns require more skill and attention to detail, but the result is a timeless and stylish piece that will stand the test of time.

Overall, knitting a men’s vest is a fun and rewarding project that can be customized to suit any style or preference.

With so many different patterns and yarn options available below, there’s sure to be a perfect vest pattern for you.

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Take A Peek At These Stylish And Timeless Knitted Vest Patterns

If you’re searching for classic and stylish knitting projects, then you will want to see the men’s vest patterns below.

These patterns offer a range of classic designs, from the traditional argyle pattern to the intricate Fair Isle design.

Each pattern has been carefully selected to provide a versatile and dapper addition to any wardrobe and can be customized to fit the wearer’s style and needs.

Whether you’re an experienced knitter or just starting out, these classic men’s vest patterns will inspire you and provide hours of enjoyable knitting.

Have you knitted one of these vests? If so, consider sharing your thoughts and experience through a comment or review on the designer’s page. Sharing is caring, after all!

1. mens slipover knitting pattern - 16 Classic Knitted Men's Vest Patterns - The Knit Crew

Men’s Slipover

Project Size: 112/117 cm
Level: Unspecified
Yarn Weight: DK (3)
Brand: Unspecified
Needle: 3 ¼ mm, 4 mm
Video: No
Pattern Format: PDF Download
Designer: Eileen of Hobohooks

2. RED HEART PAR VEST FOR HIM - 16 Classic Knitted Men's Vest Patterns - The Knit Crew

Red Heart Par Vest For Him

Project Size: Small – 37″ (chest), 24″ (length)
Level: Intermediate
Yarn Weight: Aran (4)
Brand: Red Heart Super Tweed (Discontinued)
Needle: 5 mm
Video: No
Pattern Format: PDF Download
Designer: Unspecified through Yarnspirations

3. RED HEART MAN'S SEEDED RIB VEST - 16 Classic Knitted Men's Vest Patterns - The Knit Crew

Red Heart Man’s Seeded Rib Vest

Project Size: Small – 25½” (chest), 42″ (length)
Level: Intermediate
Yarn Weight: Medium (4)
Brand: Red Heart Soft
Needle: 5 mm
Video: No
Pattern Format: PDF Download
Designer: Unspecified through Yarnspirations

4. mens slipover knitting pattern - 16 Classic Knitted Men's Vest Patterns - The Knit Crew

Men’s Pullover

Project Size: Unspecified
Level: Unspecified
Yarn Weight: DK (3)
Brand: Unspecified
Needle: 5 mm, 6 mm
Video: No
Pattern Format: PDF Download
Designer: Eileen of CoutureKnitCrochet

5. Blue River Slipover - 16 Classic Knitted Men's Vest Patterns - The Knit Crew

Blue River Slipover

Project Size: Large
Level: Unspecified
Yarn Weight: Medium (4)
Brand: DROPS AIR from Garnstudio
Needle: 4 mm, 5 mm
Video: No
Pattern Format: Written
Designer: Unspecified through DROPS Design

6. Boston Vest - 16 Classic Knitted Men's Vest Patterns - The Knit Crew

Boston Vest 

Project Size: Large
Level: Unspecified
Yarn Weight: Sport Weight (2)
Brand: DROPS KARISMA from Garnstudio
Needle: 3 mm, 4 mm
Video: No
Pattern Format: Written
Designer: Unspecified through DROPS Design

7. PETER EASY - 16 Classic Knitted Men's Vest Patterns - The Knit Crew

Peter Easy

Project Size: Medium
Level: Easy
Yarn Weight: Aran (4)
Brand: Berroco Pure Merino (Discontinued)
Needle: 5 mm, 5.5 mm
Video: No
Pattern Format: Written
Designer: Berroco Design Team of Berocco

8. Men's & Women's Slipover Vest - 16 Classic Knitted Men's Vest Patterns - The Knit Crew

Men’s & Women’s Slipover Vest

Project Size: 34-42 inch (86-107 cm) chest
Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Yarn Weight: DK (3)
Brand: Unspecified
Needle: 3.25 mm, 4.5 mm
Video: No
Pattern Format: PDF Download
Designer: Angela of Southern Alps Knitwear

9. Plum Green Argyle Vest - 16 Classic Knitted Men's Vest Patterns - The Knit Crew

Plum Green Argyle Vest

Project Size: Medium
Level: Unspecified
Yarn Weight: Bulky 
Brand: Farmhouse Yarns Woodland Spun (Discontinued)
Needle: 6 mm, 6.5 mm
Video: No
Pattern Format: PDF Download
Designer: Minh Han of Minh Han Designs

10. Mens Pullover Knitting Pattern - 16 Classic Knitted Men's Vest Patterns - The Knit Crew

Men’s Pullover Knitting Pattern

Project Size: Large
Level: Unspecified
Yarn Weight: Sport (2)
Brand: Unspecified
Needle: Unspecified
Video: No
Pattern Format: PDF Download
Designer: Amanda of PDF Knitting Crochet

11. No Vest for Old Men - 16 Classic Knitted Men's Vest Patterns - The Knit Crew

No Vest for Old Men

Project Size: Medium
Level: Unspecified
Yarn Weight: Worsted (4)
Brand: Dream in Color Classy
Needle: 4 mm, 5 mm
Video: No
Pattern Format: Written
Designer: Jane Gracier of Jane’s Knit Designs

12. CARON DAD'S CABLED VEST - 16 Classic Knitted Men's Vest Patterns - The Knit Crew

Caron Dad’s Cabled Vest

Project Size: Small – 40″ (101.5 cm)
Level: Intermediate
Yarn Weight: Worsted (4)
Brand: Caron Simply Soft
Needle: 5 mm
Video: No
Pattern Format: PDF Download
Designer: Unspecified through Yarnspirations

13. Drunken Argyle Vest - 16 Classic Knitted Men's Vest Patterns - The Knit Crew

Drunken Argyle Vest

Project Size: Medium
Level: Unspecified
Yarn Weight: Fingering 
Brand: Dale Garn Baby Ull
Needle: 2.5 mm, 3 mm
Video: No
Pattern Format: Written
Designer: Holli Yeoh through Knitty

14. Vintage Mens Fair Isle V Neck Sleeveless Slipover Pullover - 16 Classic Knitted Men's Vest Patterns - The Knit Crew

Vintage Mens Fair Isle V Neck Sleeveless Slipover

Project Size: 34″ – 42″
Level: Unspecified
Yarn Weight: DK (3)
Brand: Unspecified
Needle: 3.25 mm, 4 mm
Video: No
Pattern Format: PDF Download
Designer: Sandra of Thistle & Twig

15. Charley Vest - 16 Classic Knitted Men's Vest Patterns - The Knit Crew

Charley Vest

Project Size: Large
Level: Intermediate
Yarn Weight: Aran (4)
Brand: Universal Yarn Deluxe Worsted
Needle: 4.5 mm, 5 mm
Video: No
Pattern Format: PDF Download
Designer: Universal Yarn of Universal Yarn Website

16. Super Chunky Seeded Column Vest - 16 Classic Knitted Men's Vest Patterns - The Knit Crew

Super Chunky Seeded Column Vest

Project Size: Medium
Level: Unspecified
Yarn Weight: Super Bulky (6)
Brand: Farmhouse Yarns Woodland Spun (Discontinued)
Needle: 6.5 mm, 8 mm
Video: No
Pattern Format: PDF Download
Designer: Minh Han of Minh Han Designs

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