Classic Designs for the Modern Knitter

Home & Away: Sycamore

The Sycamore Vest was originally designed as part of an exclusive club for The Fibre Space in Alexandria, Virginia.  It was then released as in individual pattern featuring The Fibre Co. yarn Savannah in a color named Sycamore.  The color name crossed over to the design, and it has remained a popular Knitbot pattern for the past few years.  I was excited to include this minimalist vest in my new book Home & Away: Knits for Everyday Adventures.

A minimalist vest can act like an accessory, adding some punch to an everyday outfit.

Sycamore is knitted seamlessly from the bottom up until you divide for the armholes. Charted borders are worked at the same time. The back and fronts are then worked separately. The collar and armholes are picked up and knitted.

For this pattern you’ll be knitting both from written instructions and from charts. 


Chest circumference: 32.75 (36, 39.25, 42.75, 46)" / 83 (91.5, 100, 108.5, 117) cm

Shown in size 32.75" / 83 cm with no ease. 


4 (5, 6, 6, 7) skeins Quince & Co. Chickadee (100% wool; 181 yd / 166 m per 50 g skein) in Chanterelle OR 725 (825, 925, 1025, 1150) yd / 650 (750, 850, 950, 1050) m of dk weight yarn


US 5 / 3.75 mm:

32" / 80 cm circular needle

16" / 40 cm circular needle

Or size needed to obtain gauge.


Stitch markers, stitch holders or waste yarn, tapestry needle


24 sts and 32 rows = 4" / 10 cm in St st 

Hannah Fettig