How to knit a sweater vest

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Sweater Vests for beginners 

If you are new to knitting, but want to join the trend of knitted sweater vests, we have a collection of easy knitting patterns for sweater vests here above. A sweater vest is fun to knit, and you can wear it with many different outfits to create exactly the look you want. Read more about knitted sweater vests and how to style your new trendy vest here.

But more importantly, sweater vests are a good knitting project for beginners because you don't have to knit the cumbersome sleeves and sweater vests look great when knit in chunky beginner-friendly yarn. Read our guide to good knitting projects for beginners here. All the sweater vests in this collection are easy to knit and based on knitting patterns written for beginners, many of them even include video guides that will guide you all the wa - which leads us to the important question of how to knit a sweater vest: 

So "How to knit a sweater vest?" 

Our best advice to new knitters who wants to learn how to knit, and in particular wish to learn how to knit a sweater vest, is to find a knitting pattern that meet two important requirements: 

1. It must be a design you love, and that you are really looking forward to wear, as that is obviously the most motivating. 

2. Choose a knitting pattern with video guides that guide you through the entire knitting proces. It is our experience, that one of the best way to learn how to knit (not just sweater vests, but in general), is to watch video guides. You can watch the videos while you knit, so you can watch, pause, and follow along at your own pace. 

Knitting patterns for sweater vests that we love, and that have video guides are for instance: Drama Vest by Spektakelstrik, Holiday Slipover by PetiteKnit, and Saga Vest by Spektakelstrik.

Knitting patterns with matching yarn

Another advice for beginner knitting projects, is to buy a knitting kit, with yarn that matches the pattern. A common mistake when knitting, is to knit with yarn that does not matches the pattern, which will lead to your project being too big, too small or just entirely out of shape and form. At Önling we therefore sell knitting kits, where our knitting experts have matched the knitting pattern with suitable yarn, so you don't have to worry about making your own calculations to make it fit. In the collection above, you can find both knitting patterns and knitting kits for sweater vests. All our knitting kits are made with soft and luxurious yarn of high quality. See all our kits for beginner knitting projects here

More from Önling's Nordic knitting universe 

Önling offers a complete knitting experience based on classic, Scandinavian designs and sustainable yarn. At Önling we develop knitting patterns and provide a broad choice of knitting kits from a range of talented Danish knit designers. In addition to that we sell yarn and knitting accessories, including our own range of sustainable Önling yarn. Everything we do is based on strong sustainable values, and with a focus on sustainable production, natural material and design with a long lifetime. Take a look around and find inspiration for your next knitting project!