Man Cold Vest c. 2014


This vest started as a project for my husband who absolutely hates to wear wool, but would still like to benefit from it’s warmth. He wanted a garment that would never have to touch his bare skin. This reminded me of how terribly the poor creatures have to suffer when they are down with a cold, hence the name: “Man Cold Vest”.
Man Cold is knit from the top down in one piece. The shoulders are shaped with contiguous seams. The neck and armhole ribbing are added after the body has been completed. Even though it is called “Man Cold” this is a unisex pattern, which includes waist shaping for women.
There is also a version of this vest for children called Kid Cold!


Man Cold is available in English and in German.


Men's Size: XS (S1, S2, M1, M2)(L1, L2, XL1, XL2);
Women's Size: S1 (S2, M1, M2, L1)(L2, XL1, XL2, XXL);

Corresponding Chest Measurement: 32" (34”, 36”, 38”, 40")(42", 44", 46”, 48”) /
81.5 (86.5, 91.5, 96.5, 101.5)(107, 112, 117, 122) cm


Finished Chest Circumference (including ease): 34" (36", 38", 40", 42")(44", 46", 48", 50") /
86.5 (91.5, 96.5, 101.5, 107)(112, 117, 122, 127) cm

Finished Armhole depth: 9" (9", 9.5", 9.5", 10")(10.5", 11", 11.5", 11.5") /
23 (23, 24, 24, 25.5)(27, 28, 29, 29) cm


There is approximately 2 inches (5 cm) of positive ease worked into the chest circumference. To determine the correct size, first measure your chest circumference and compare this with the Sizes and Bust Measurement as stated in the pattern. Then determine how tight or loose you would like "Man Cold Vest" to fit.


20 stitches x 28 rows = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette stitch on size US 7 (4.5 mm) needles (or size needed to get gauge), measured on a washed and blocked swatch.


Intermediate to Advanced (short rows, cable and twisted stitches).


US Size 7 (4.5 mm) for body and ribbing
Cable needle
Tapestry needle


tosh Vintage by madelinetosh - 200 yards (183m) per skein
Approximately 4 (4, 4, 5, 5)(5, 6, 6, 6) skeins


Stitch Markers in several different colors

Copyright: Please respect the moral rights of independent designers. The copyright of this pattern remains with the author. This pattern is provided for personal home use only. It should not be sold. Commercial use of this pattern is a violation of the copyright. Selling products made from this pattern or distributing this pattern in any manner is prohibited under the copyright unless Amanda Woeger has granted express written permission.