Is it possible to knit a wearable garment all in one-piece? And when I say ‘all in one-piece’ I mean exactly that – no picking up of stitches, no seaming whatsoever. Yes it is! This was the challenge I gave myself when working on the concept for the Brooklin Vest.
Brooklin was originally released as part of Berroco Yarn’s Portfolio Volume 2 back in 2016. But it’s now available as a single pattern through my own shop! It’s knit side-to-side, completely in one-piece with no seams. Think: big rectangle with slits for armholes.
The back features a basketweave stitch pattern that is super easy – it’s just knits and purls! Actually the whole piece is just knits and purls. And knit with bulky-weight yarn, it knits up in no time too. I used Berroco Yarn’s Vintage Chunky – I love the feel of this yarn and there are lots of great color options. I like this Cork color because it goes with everything, so it’s a nice neutral layering piece.
One of the other things I love about this piece is there are lots of ways to wear it. Where it open and folded over just a little bit and you get a great layered look where the fronts just drape open. You can also have the fronts cross over and secure them with a shawl pin.
If you are interested in knitting your own Brooklin, click here for my pattern shop page!