Bear Brand

Checked Weskit Vest Knitting Pattern


Two Tone Weskit No 674 : This pattern gives instructions to knit, crochet edging, the garment pictured. This is a vintage 1957 knitting pattern issued in a time when fitted vests were frequently referred to as weskits. This particular design has a lot of fashion in progress. It is knit in tweed, for that polished look, in a front checked pattern stitch, with a striped type stitch on the back. Just waist length, it has a front v-neckline and 7 button front band. The pattern is written for misses size 12, with changes for 14 and 16 in parentheses.


  • Bear Brand Tweedmoor or Fleisher's Glen Tweed. Main Color A, 3 (4-4) ozs.
  • Bear Brand or Fleisher's Nylon 'n Wool, Color B, 2 ozs.
  • Bucilla Aluminum Needles, 1 pair each Sizes 1 and 3.
  • Bucilla Steel Hook, Size 3.


  • At bustline, buttoned 34 (36-38) ins.
  • Width of back at underarm 15 ½ (16 ½-17 ½) ins.

GAUGE: Ribbed Back-11 rows=1 inch Pattern stitch of fronts- 17 sts=2 inches 14 rows=1 inch Crochet border- 7 sc=1 inch

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