Zack Sideways Vest PATTERN (Downloadable)
Zack Sideways Vest PATTERN (Downloadable)
Zack Sideways Vest PATTERN (Downloadable)

Zack Sideways Vest PATTERN (Downloadable)

Regular price $ 15.00


How about turning your knitting on its side? Our new Zack vest pattern is knit sideways. This elegant design is knit in one piece with small seams at the shoulders. While it is sophisticated it is also easier than it looks. This unique pattern double strands Zauberball Crazy lace weight variegated yarn to create a beautiful blending of color. And Trekking Sport in a solid color joins in to create a vest so classy you’ll never want to cover it with a sport coat. Since both yarns are a matching blend of superwash wool and nylon you’ll have a timeless creation with lasting durability.

Pattern and Row Checker
This pattern includes a list of all abbreviations, glossary of terms, and a crisp schematic with dimensions for proper blocking. It also comes with my unique Row Checker, complimentary. A tool you can use to help keep track of your stitch count, row number, increases, and decreases. Throughout the pattern you'll find indicators of when to refer to your Row Checker.

Knitting Help
For your convenience, I’ve collected knitting tips and links to videos that will make knitting your project easier and even more fun.  Knitting Help


This sweater was designed for the following yarns. 2 color options

Schoppel’s Zauberball Crazy, 75% Superwash Wool, 25% Nylon
Zauberball has been kicked up a notch, as two strands of the main ply have been dyed individually and then twisted together for a crazy combination The end result is a self-striping multi-colored pattern, with a bold variegated design.

Zitron’s Trekking Sport, 75% Superwash Wool, 25% Nylon
This all-time favorite fingering weight yarn for knitters seeking high-quality, softness, and durability, is now available in solids. A new go-to for solid sock yarn, Trekking XXL Sport is the same weight as Trekking XXL, which has been highly treasured for over 20 years.

Skeins needed for S(M, L, XL): 
Zauberball Crazy = 4(5, 5, 6)
Trekking Sport = 2 (3, 3, 3)

Gauge: 26.5 sts and 34.5 rows = 4"/10cm, in stockinette

Suggested Needles and Notions: 

  • US4/3.5mm* 16”/40cm circular needle
  • US4/3.5mm* 32”/80cm circular needle
  • US4/3.5mm* 60”/150cm circular needle
  • US2/2.75mm** 16”/40cm circular needle
  • 6 buttons
  • Removable stitch markers
  • Tapestry needle

* or size needed to obtain gauge 
** or two sizes smaller than needed to obtain gauge


Small – Finished Chest 37.5"/95.5cm
Medium – Finished Chest 41"/104.5cm
Large – Finished Chest 45.75"/108.5cm
X-Large – Finished Chest 46.25"/117.5cm

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A link to this downloadable pattern (PDF) will be provided after checkout, as well as via email. Downloadable patterns are nonrefundable.

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