Fitted V-neck Vest with Cabled Back

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“Macallan balances simple design and intricate detail. The clean V neck front features subtle detailing on pockets that sit below the waist, while the back indulges in texture and movement with a heavily cabled panel. Look more closely, though, and you’ll notice that the details make the sweater modern and flattering – the pockets are faux, reducing any additional bulk at the waist, and the tails of the cables flow unbroken into the ribbing below. The high waist shaping paired with a looser lower body leaves room for layering. It’s a garment that satisfies two of my priorities as a designer – fun to knit and versatile to wear.” − Thea Colman


  • Approximately 560 (665, 755, 830, 950, 1050, 1235) yards of worsted weight wool yarn
  • Approximately 1120 (1330, 1505, 1655, 1895, 2095, 2470) yards of fingering weight wool yarn (held double throughout)


  • 5 (5, 6, 7, 7, 8, 9) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia Wool; 275 yards/50g) or Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia Wool; 140 yards/50g)
  • Photographed in color Pumpernickel

Please note: the stitch patterns in this garment are charted only.

  • Working Gauge: 20 stitches & 32 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch with Size A needle and using fingering weight yarn held double; before blocking
  • Finished Gauge: 18 stitches & 30 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch with Size A needle and using fingering weight yarn held double; after blocking
  • 82-stitch Cable Panel measures approximately 14” wide after blocking
  • 15-stitch motif from Back Chart (stitches 8-22) measures approximately 2½” wide after blocking

Size A (for Main Fabric):

  • One pair of straight needles or a 24-32” circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 4½ mm (US 7)

Size B (for Ribbing):

  • One 16” circular needle three sizes smaller than Size A
  • Suggested Size: 3½ mm (US 4)
Finished dimensions
  • 32¾ (36¾, 38¾, 42, 45¾, 47¼, 52¾)” finished (blocked) garment at bust
  • Intended ease: +2–4”
  • Sample shown is size 36¾” with +4¾” of ease on model
Thea Colman
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Thea Colman