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Thanks everyone for your support of our custom knits. We appreciate your patience as We go through the retirement process.  For this time, we hope to still provide you with our custom knits in the Native, Camo, and Yarn Kits Categories.  We will be taking limited orders on the Winona Camo™ Sweaters, Vests, and Pants.  I will publish those items until my order limit has been reached and I will notify you of the approximate waiting time for your order.  Please note, that some of the colorways are no longer available due to the yarn distributors eliminating the yarn color.

A Knit Winona Camo™ Classic Vest ~ Sherpa Lining shown in E camel black brown
A Knit Winona Camo™ Classic Vest ~ Sherpa Lining shown in S grey black brownA Knit Winona Camo™ Classic Vest ~ Sherpa Lining shown in F grey black dark greyA Knit Winona Camo™ Classic Vest ~ Sherpa Lining shown in G grey black white
SKU: ALwinonaVst

Winona Camo™ Classic Vest,
Lined with Sherpa fabric ~ full Zipper Front, 1 x 1 Rib trims, and inside hand warmer pockets with slash rib front opening.

Photo is in Color Way E: Camel / Black / Brown

  • Zipper Front, Full length Front Zipper that extends into the Crew Neck or Shirt Style Collar. Wear it as a shirt collar or zip it all the way up to fold into a turtle neck to keep that neck snug and warm!
  • Choose Crew Rib neck or Shirt Style Collar
  • Special Order Your Size: Available Sizes: Xsmall through 3xlarge
  • Choose between different Color Combinations or contact us if you want to create your own camo color way from our available yarn colors. Please Refer to your State Hunting Regulations on the wearing of Orange Camo color way, this varies in each state.
  • Choose your lining color: natural or black. Bob Fratzke said "in production knitting we could not offer all the options that The Knit Tree does with its Custom Knits, so we opted to use the natural color so it looked like sheepskin." The Knit Tree has had request for black lining, more suitable to hunting blinds. So we offer the choice under OPTIONS below.
  • In this photo our model is wearing a size Large. His chest measurement is 40.5" so he would normally order a 'Medium' ~ see sizing chart and Sizing Tips below. It has a crew rib neckline. It is in Colorway E: Camel / Black / Brown; it has Natural sherpa lining: and color 3, brown rib trims. He is also wearing the Survivor hat which can be ordered under the Camo Cap category
  • Double 1 x 1 Rib Trims at Waist and neckline Choose your Rib trim color using any of the 3 colors within your Camo Color way. there are 3 choices for the Rib Trim color for each colorway:Color 1 is the first color listed in the camo color way camel Color 2 is the 2nd color listed in our Camo color way - the smaller Shadow color: Black in our photo, or Color 3: the third color listed in each Camo color way, brown in our photo. The image is shown with Color 3 brown rib trim in the E Camo color way.
  • Body Fiber: 100% acrylic. Sherpa Lining: 90% polyester / 10% acrylic
  • Hand Loomed for Quality Workmanship and Personal Care
  • Machine Wash Cold Water/Gentle you can dry low heat in the dryer
  • Double Bed Jacquard Fabric (no yarn floats on the inside of garment).

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.

The Classic is a medium weight vest which is good for cooler weather, if you need something for cold weather please considar the elite version of one of our lined vests. Elite is our Acrylic / merino wool blend fabric.
Make Your Selections Below Under Options

Click Here is see a detailed article showing closeup photos of this Winona Reconstructed Knit Camo Jacket, including neckline, pocket, and construction details, along with photos on different models so you can see the fit. The large facing pockets in the vest are the same as this jacket

Each knit garment 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.

 We will email you with an estimate of the shipping date or you can contact us if you have special needs. Remember it is first come first serve, and we get very busy starting in Sept. so please get your order in before then.

Click Here is see a picture showing Color E Camo Color way, with the rib trim in the 3 different color choices for this Color Way. Notice how the rib trim color effects the overall look of a jacket. This picture is of another style jacket, but you can see how different rib colors affect the overall appearance.

Click Here to see a View of some of the available three color Pattern choices in our yarn chart with the color names.

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. This style is another one of those requests. Much appreciation to Bob Fratzke for sending in samples of the Winona Camo™ garments and accessories that he originated so "I could get it right".


The following chart shows the finished measurements of the standard sizes.

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.
First Come First Serve.


Copyright and Licensing Acknowledgements

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

Price: $210.00

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Knit Winona Camo Classic Vest Sherpa Lined

(note from Sharon: this is a reveiw submitted by Bob Fratzke by phone) "Sharon, your workmanship is outstanding. My brother (who also worked for Winona Knitting Mills) and I are both impressed that such a tight knit could be made on home knitting machines. The fabric is very nice." by Bob Fratzke Date Added: Wednesday 25 May, 2011