Summer Vest 2021 – Materials


Join this summer’s hottest trend and, together with us at Järbo, knit the #summervest2021! For the third year in a row, we’ll run our much appreciated summer knitalong. We hope you will also want to join us this time! 


Stitches and Techniques:

Italian cast-on

Knitting from the  bottom up, back and forth

Lace knitting

Italian bind-off


The Vest model

This year’s summer vest is a seamless, straight model – with button closures and lace panels out to the button bands. The vest is worked from the bottom up, focusing on professional details and finishing, with exciting cast-on and bind-off techniques.

DESIGN: As usual, Maja Karlsson is our designer.

SIZES XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL)     

Yarn Amount Approx. 200(200, 250, 300, 300, 350, 350, 400) g Astrid


Maja has selected six fine colors for the Summer Vest.

See all the Astrid colors here!

Click here to find a map listing all the shops selling Astrid!

Oat Field

Astrid in color Camel Beige


Astrid in color Pale Jade

Midsummer Wreath

Astrid in color Smoke Blue

Elderberry Flowers

Astrid in color Lemon Ice

Nippon Rose

Astrid in color Light Old Rose

Summer Rain

Astrid in color Heather Light Grey


U. S. 7 / 4.5 mm (32 inch / 80 cm)
We recommend Birch interchangeable needles and cables that you simply screw together. You can also use a flexibelt with other Järbo-tips (and even Knitter’s Pride/KnitPro!) later on.


1 JULY Part 1: Lower edge, lace, and body

8 JULY Part 2: Top

15 JULY Part 3: Ribbing and Finishing

And, of course, we will have a drawing at the end of the KAL to give away some very wonderful prizes!

Facebook and Instagram

On Facebook, we have a group called Sommarvästen 2021. Feel free to join there for an extra dose of inspiration, the opportunity to ask questions and share photos.

If you use Instagram to publish photos on your Sommarväst, use the hashtags # sommarvästen2021 and # Järbo.

Next week the first part will be out - we'll hear from you then!