Jewel-colored stripes on a rich brown background jazz up this plush, easy-to-make vest. The simple shape and clean neckline make it a versatile top: Wear it over a T-shirt or under a jacket. Worked in two-by-two rib on large needles, the vest takes only a few hours to knit and assemble. The yarn is an easy-care chenille. Make it in the colorway shown here, or try it in bright and eye-catching tones.