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Home : Patterns : Vest In-a-Jiffy
 

Free Knitting Pattern: Vest In-a-Jiffy

Lion Brand® Jiffy®
Pattern #: 20064
A pretty hip-length open-front vest with a single button closure that's flattering and simple to make.
Rating: *****4.3 (based on 6 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: XS, Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X
Finished chest 35 (38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58) inches
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

CORRECTIONS: None
 

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Color (A)
Jiffy®

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 450-360: Jiffy Yarn: Midnight Blues (discontinued)
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Jiffy®
Fisherman White Light Pink Denim Navy True Red Chili Caffe
Camel Espresso Apple Green Avocado Grape Black Silver Heather Dark Grey Heather
Aqua Country Green Wine Violet Shocking Pink Sky El Paso Salem
Kitty Hawk Denim Spray Rose Spray Purple Spray Camel Spray
*Jiffy® (Article #450). 100% Acrylic; package size: Solids (except 151 Dusty Grey): 3 oz./85g; 135 yd/123m balls
Multi (plus 151 Dusty Grey): 2.5 oz./70g; 115 yd/103m balls

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MATERIALS
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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  450-360 Jiffy Yarn: Midnight Blues (discontinued)
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$ 10.36 (4,4,5,5,5,6) 
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Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 10 [6 mm]   $ 4.95  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
One 1-inch [25 mm] button
 

Vest In-a-Jiffy

Lion Brand® Jiffy®

GAUGE:

13.5 sts + 18 rows = 4 in (10 cm) in Stockinette st (k on RS, p on WS). When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch

STITCH EXPLANATION:

Row 1 *K 1, p 1; rep from * to end.
Row 2 K the purl sts, p the knit sts.
Rep Row 2 for pattern.

ssk (slip, slip, knit) Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and k them tog.


VEST
BACK

Cast on 59 (63, 69, 75, 81, 89, 95) sts. Work in Seed st for 5 rows.
Next row (RS)
Work 4 sts in Seed st, work in St st to last 4 sts, work 4 sts in Seed st. Work pattern in this way until piece measures 4 inches from beg, ending after a WS row. Continue in St st only until piece measures 14 (14, 14, 13½, 13½, 13, 13) inches from beg, end after a WS row.

Armhole shaping

Bind off 3 (3, 3, 4, 5, 5, 5) sts at beg of next 2 rows.
Decrease row (RS)
Work 4 sts in Seed st, ssk, knit to last 6 sts, k2tog, work last 4 sts in Seed st. Rep dec row every other row 5 (6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13) times more – 41 (43, 47, 49, 51, 53, 57) sts. Work even until armhole measures 6½ (7, 7½, 8, 8½, 9, 9½) inches, ending after a WS row.
Next row (RS)
Work 4 sts in Seed st, k 2 (2, 3, 4, 4, 5, 6), 29 (31, 33, 33, 35, 35, 37) sts in Seed st, k 2 (2, 3, 4, 4, 5, 6), 4 sts in Seed st. Work even until armhole measures 7½ (8, 8½, 9, 9½, 10, 10½) inches, ending after a WS row.

Shoulder and Back neck shaping

Cont in pattern, bind off 5 (6, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7) sts at beg of next row, work 5 (5, 6, 7, 7, 7, 8) sts, join 2nd ball of yarn and bind off center 21 (21, 23, 23, 25, 25, 27) sts, work to end.
Next row (WS)
Bind off 5 (6, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7) sts at beg of row, work to end. Working both sides at once, bind off 5 (5, 6, 7, 7, 7, 8) sts at beg of next 2 rows.
LEFT FRONT
Cast on 31 (35, 38, 41, 44, 48, 51) sts. Work in Seed st for 5 rows.
Next row (RS)
Work 4 sts in Seed st, work in St st to last 5 sts, work 5 sts in Seed st. Work
even until piece measures 4 inches from beg, ending after a WS row.
Next row (RS)
Work in St st to last 5 sts, work 5 sts in Seed st for placket. Work even until piece measures 14 (14, 14, 13½, 13½, 13, 13) inches from beg, end after a WS row.

Armhole and V-neck shaping

Place marker at neck edge. Bind off 3 (3, 3, 4, 5, 5, 5) sts at beg of next row, k to last 7 sts, k2tog, 5 sts in Seed St. Work 1 row in pattern.
Next row (RS)
Work 4 sts in Seed st, ssk, knit to last 5 sts, 5 sts in Seed st. Repeat dec at neck edge every 4th row once more, then decrease 1 st every other row 11 (12, 13, 13, 14, 14, 15) times more. AT SAME TIME repeat decs at armhole edge every other row 5 (6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13) times more. Work in this manner until armhole measures 7½ (8, 8½, 9, 9½, 10, 10½) inches, ending after a WS row.
Shoulder shaping

Bind off 5 (6, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7) sts at beg of next RS row, bind off 5 (5, 6, 7, 7, 7, 8) sts at beg of next RS row

RIGHT FRONT

Work to correspond to left front, reversing all shaping. With RS facing, beg armhole/V-neck shaping. Make 1 buttonhole at placket (work 1 st, k2tog, yo, work 2 sts) opposite marker on Left Front.

FINISHING
Sew shoulders together. Sew side seams, leaving 4 inches side slits. Weave in loose ends. Sew on button.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing) k = knit
p = purl rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over  


  Learn to Knit instructions:  http://www.lionbrand.com/learnToKnit.html


Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: *****4.3 (based on 6 reviews)
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Reviewed by Haleigh Weszelits on 2012-09-23 *****
Mine came out to be the perfect size, although I am tall and I made a medium. It was super easy


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