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Changes for 2019: Thanks everyone for your support of our custom knits.  We have a long waiting list for the first come / first serve Winona Camouflage knits - at this time new orders will be processed October 2019 for the Winona Camo categories.    Thanks for your patience.

Thank you for shopping at The Knit Tree. We appreciate all our customers.  After over 45 years of operating The Knit Tree, in 2018, I will be semi-retiring.  My goal is to continue offering you quality custom knit products by narrowing down the number of knits we offer and by taking limited orders on garments (camo jackets, vests, and pants).  I will keep all the Winona Camo, the Native American, and Yarn, Kits and Patterns categories. I will be updating the online store to reflect these changes and look forward to hearing from you in the coming years.
Have a Great Day, Sharon

knit camo hooded vest with handwarmer pockets color R
Optional upper Chest Pockets with FlapsClose up of Hand Warmer Pocketsknit Winona camo hooded vest with handwarmer pockets color H
SKU: AcamoVstHood

Camouflage Style Hoodie Vest with full Zipper Front, Double  1 x 1 Ribbing at arms and bottom , and hand warmer pocket.
The photo of our sample has the OPTIONAL UPPER CHEST POCKETS WITH FLAPS

  • 3 Color Camo Design
  • Zipper Front with Hood and Hand warmer pocket
  • Special Order Your Size: Available Sizes: Xsmall through 3xlarge
  • Choose between several Color Combinations Our sweater in the photo is pictured in Camo Colorway R: Orange (color 1) / Black Shadows (Color 2) / and Grey (Color 3). This color way is only available in the classic version because we do not have orange merino wool.
  • Optional: upper chest pockets with flaps;  Select under options below
  • Fiber: 100% Acrylic for those customers who desire a camouflage garment that is machine wash and machine dry for quick and easy care.Our
  • Hand Loomed for Quality Workmanship and Personal Care
  • Machine Wash Cold Water/ Machine Dry Knit Cycle: do not use hot water or hot dryer setting: this would stretch any acrylic fibers. Turn garment inside out when washing to keep it looking like new. Rubbing action on acrylic knits could fuzz or pill some yarns. I have found that our acrylic yarn holds up very well under theses standard machine washing and drying instructions.
  • Double Bed Jacquard Fabric (no yarn floats on the inside of garment)

Make Your Selections Below Under Options

Winona Sizing Note: please refer to our finished measurements for all garments. For those of you that have owned the earlier Winona sweaters, jackets or pants knit in the 70’s – 90’s --- these were offered on a tighter fit scale. Today we have a lot of larger sized clients. So older Winona size XL is The Knit Tree’s Size Large and so forth.

Each vest is individually hand loomed and assembled. It is NOT a mass produced item.

We offer this vest under 'special order' so that you can select your size and color way to meet your hunting surroundings! or if it is just a 'style statement' for you to wear for casual wear.

Please allow two weeks to have this sweater especially knit for you. We will email you with an estimate of the shipping date or you can contact us if you have special needs. (during the fall hunting season our waiting list may be longer, please order early)

Click Here is see a View of some of the available three color camo Pattern choices in our yarn chart with the color names, the same color ways are used for the 100% acrylic or the merino / acrylic blend fiber. Our sample is in color R

Click here to see photos and comparisons of Winona Camouflage Color Ways

We get requests from our clients to have Camouflage Styles added to our line to meet different hunting or fashion needs. Some want the superfine merino / acrylic blend for the naturally insulating and moisture wicking charactoristics; others prefer the 100% acrylic for fast and easy care. This style fills another one of those requests.


The following chart shows the finished measurements of the standard sizes.
We try to complete these Custom Orders within two weeks. Christmas season (Oct-Jan) could be longer dependant upon backlog.

Size To Fit Chest Sizes: Finished Chest Finished Length
XSmall 30"-32" 38" 26"
Small 34"-36" 42" 27"
Medium 38"-40" 46" 28"
Large 42"-44" 50" 29"
XLarge 46"-48" 54" 30"
2XLarge 50"-52" 58" 31"
3XLarge 54"-56" 62" 32"
Note: Knits can very slightly from these measurements do to the effect of color and motifs.


  • Measure Chest at fullest Part
  • Different Styles of Knit Garments have different ease factors. Therefore, I put the different sizing charts within each product description instead of using a 'generic sizing chart' under the general information.
  • Notice that the finished chest measurement is 6" to 8" larger than the "to fit size" chest size - your actual chest measurement. Considar what you are going to have layered under your vest. I would recommend that you have 6" bigger than your measurement. If you are going to layer and have garments under this vest - GO TO A BIGGER SIZE
  • If you like a looser Style: choose a size larger.
  • Some Jackets by other designers, have as large of an "Ease Factor of 11" - 13". This is because it is lined or made from fabric, which does not 'give' or stretch like a knit. If you have special requirments contact us through custsomer service for your special considarations.
  • If you are unsure of what size you want, measure a knit sweater style garment that you own that has a similiar body shape and sweater weight and use that as your finished measurement guide.

If you have any questions, please email me at customer service/contact us.

Remember to allow two weeks to have this special order camouflage sweater jacket knit especially for you! If your sizes differ from our sizing chart, please add your changes in the comments box. Also contact me in Customer service (the contact us link) to let me know of your special needs. First Come First Serve.

Copyright and Licensing Acknowledgements

"All Winona Camo© items by The Knit Tree are produced under license derived from Copyrights originated by Bob Fratzke."

The sewing pattern and body style were reconstructed from a sample provided by Bob Fratzke. Sharon Nani owner of The Knit Tree used the Garment Designer Software by Cochenille to facilitate in the recreation process.

Price: $160.00

extra pockets

See Product Description for Color Details

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Emailed in Review on the Winona Knit Camo Hoodie Vest

I just received my camo hoodie and it looks great also your work and upgrades to the products looks awesome ! I really like the way you did the inside of the vest and arm pits and your knit colors are share and bright the pocket is a little big for me, but a nice touch ! over all this will be a great bowhunting vest! Thank you again Blaine