Here is the vest I made over Christmas. It was a jacket pattern, but we left off the sleeves. It’s very comfy and warm!
I used a book called Knitting Simple Jackets. To make the vest, I used Chenille Thick and Quick yarn. I did the Classic Chanel Jacket on p. 45. You knit the back, then the front pieces (as panels). I you want sleeves, you knit them as panels, too, and then sew the sides together to make sleeves.