12 of the best sweater vest patterns this season

Published on 8 February 2021 3 min read

The sweater vest is making a comeback! When the weather can't make up its mind, a knitted tank top is the perfect remedy for that cosy layered look. From preppy to country, statement or minimalist, sleeveless silhouettes are all the rage on the knitters block.

Sling over a simple tee, layer with pretty blouse or combine with sequins and heels for that understated swag. Practical, chic and goes with everything - what you waiting for?! Here's our pick of sweater vest patterns.

1. Neve tank top

This irresistible snow-soft cashmere and merino tunic-style tank sees plump cables flow through its longline silhouette for maximum impact. Dressed up or dressed down, you'll love curling up with this unforgettable Debbie Bliss pattern on long winter nights!

Neve Top - Knitting Pattern For Women in Debbie Bliss Iris
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Neve Top - Knitting Pattern For Women in Debbie Bliss Iris

By Debbie Bliss

2. Anyday vest

This chunky vest by designer Lily Kate France is sure to become your go-to layering item. The cropped fit makes it perfect for popping over dressy shirts and dresses for a more casual look.

Anyday Vest
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Anyday Vest

By Lily Kate France

3. Zoe sleeveless sweater

This stunning Zoe sleeveless sweater by Sue Whiting is a wardrobe staple that will look good with, well, everything. With its sharp design, soft drape and cropped front panel, it looks just as good worn solo as it does layered up!

Zoe 7025
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Zoe 7025

By Sue Whiting Designs

4. Orla knitted vest

Be whisked away with this beautiful fair isle tank by Debbie Bliss. Made in Erin Tweed the Orla knitted vest reminds us of highland walks and blustery days. A timeless statement knit worked flat, back and forth, with button detailing. You'll love wearing year after year!

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" Orla " - Vest Knitting Pattern For Women in Debbie Bliss Erin Tweed by Debbie Bliss

By Debbie Bliss

5. Fairlie kids tank

This adorable fair isle kids tank with rib edging is the perfect unisex knit to layer up your little adventurer. Practical and warm, great for outdoor games - we love this playful colourwork by Sian Brown.

Child s Fair Isle Tank Top
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Child s Fair Isle Tank Top

By Sian Brown

6. Into the Wild tank

Take on anything with this zero-fuss knitted tank top by Two of Wands. With its flattering shape this beautiful sleeveless knit is designed in simple knit and purl stitches, wonderful for beginners taking the next step!

Into the Wild Tank
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Into the Wild Tank

By Two of Wands

7. Dunbar waistcoat

For 70's chic, look no further than the Dunbar waistcoat pattern by Debbie Bliss. With its preppy short sleeves and intarsia diamond motif we love this bold design and rich retro-inspired colour palette that make this an instant new classic.

Dunbar Waistcoat - Knitting Pattern For Women in Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino
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Dunbar Waistcoat - Knitting Pattern For Women in Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino

By Debbie Bliss

8. Jessamine top

For ultimate comfort the Jessamine sleeveless sweater is a moreish make you'll love to sinking your needles into. With its statement chunky ribbed turtleneck and honeycomb cable detailing, this thick and cosy jumper vest design is a treat for those seasoned knitters looking for a challenge!

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"Jessamine Top" - Top Knitting Pattern For Women in Debbie Bliss Iris

By Debbie Bliss

9. Hazel top

This beautiful classic design reminds us of wild walks and cream teas. The Hazel tank top by Debbie Bliss is so easy to make, even beginners can knit up!

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"Hazel Top" - Top Knitting Pattern For Women in Debbie Bliss Iris

By Debbie Bliss

10. Sugar Maple vest

For those chilly days nothing beats a low-key woolly knit that you can pair with jeans for immediate comfort. We can't get enough of this beautiful boxy Sugar Maple Vest by Evin Bail O'Keeffe.

Sugar Maple Vest
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Sugar Maple Vest

By Evin Bail O'Keeffe

11. Smart vest

Great for pairing with a bow tie or layering up under a jacket, we love this versatile Smart vest by James McIntosh. Stitching together a classic silhouette with deep v-neck for a subtle twist, we love how it can be worn in a multitude of ways!

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Smart

By James McIntosh

12. Joan tank top

Simple, elegant and oh so stylish, this high neck sweater vest from Debbie Bliss is a wardrobe staple.

Joan Tank Top - Slipover Knitting Pattern For Women in Debbie Bliss Rialto Aran by Debbie Bliss
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Joan Tank Top - Slipover Knitting Pattern For Women in Debbie Bliss Rialto Aran by Debbie Bliss

By Debbie Bliss

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