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Free Knitting Pattern: Simple Luxury Vest Knit

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Lion Brand® Chenille Thick & Quick®
Pattern #: 20125
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SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)

SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X

Finished Chest 42 (46, 50, 54) 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.

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Dress it up, dress it down -- this versatile Chenille Thick & Quick vest is sure to be a wardrobe staple.

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Chenille Thick & Quick®

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 950-126: Chenille Thick & Quick Yarn: Sable DISCONTINUED
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Chenille Thick & Quick®
Sorry, product is discontinued; no colors are available.
*Chenille Thick & Quick® (Article #950). 91% acrylic, 9% rayon; package size: Solids: N/A; 100 yd/90m;
Prints: N/A; 75 yd/68m
Because of the nature of this yarn, we only give the length, not the weight of the product, as the number of ounces can vary due to the textures of the skein.

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•  950-126 Chenille Thick & Quick Yarn: Sable DISCONTINUED
$ 56.94 (6, 7, 7) 
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Lion Brand Knitting Needles Size 11 [8 mm]   $ 5.95  
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One 7/8 inches (22mm) button

Simple Luxury Vest Knit

Lion Brand® Chenille Thick & Quick®


8 sts + 16 rows = 4" (10 cm) in St st (k on RS. p on WS). BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE.

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


Dec 1 Sc Pull up a loop in each of 2 sc, yo and pull through all 3 loops at once.


Left Front Cast on 21 (23, 25. 27) sts. Knit 3 rows.
Row 1 (RS): Knit.
Row 2: K 3, P to last 3 sts, k 3.
Rep Rows 1-2 until piece measures
4" from beg. ending with Row 2. Break yarn. Back With free needle, cast on 42 (46, SO, 54) sts. Work as for Left Front -2 sections on needle. Break yarn.

Right Front:With free needle, cast on 21 (23, 25. 27) sts. Work as for Left Front -3 sections on needle. Knit across all 3 sections to join -84 (92. 100, 108) sts.


Row 1 (WS): K 3. P to last 3 sts, k 3.
Row 2: Knit.
Rep Rows 1-2 until piece measures 18½ (19½, 20½, 21½)" from beg, ending with a RS row
Next Row (WS): K 3, P 12 (14, 16, 18), k 12. P 30 (34, 38, 42), k 12, P 12 (14. 16. 18). k 3.
Next Row: Knit.
Rep last 2 rows once more. Divide for Back and Fronts K 3, P 12 (14, 16, 18), k 3, bind off next 6 sts for underarm and slip 18 (20, 22. 24) sts just worked onto a holder for Left Front k 3, P 30 (34, 38, 42), k 3, bind off next 6 sts for underarm; k 3. P 12 (14, 16, 18), k 3. Cut yarn and slip last 18 (20, 22, 24) sts on a holder for Right Front.


With RS facing. join yarn at ack underarm.
Row 1 (RS): K 36 (40, 44, 48).
Row 2 (WS): K 3, P 30 (34, 38. 42), k 3.
Rep Rows 1-2 until armhole measures 8 1/2 (9 1/2, 10, 10 1/2" above underarm bind off, ending with a WS row. Knit 5 rows. Bind off loosely.


With RS facing place 18 (20, 22, 24) Left Front sts on a needle and join yarn.
Row 1: (RS) K to last 5 sts, k2tog (neck dec). k 3.
Row 2: K 3, P to last 3sts, k3.
Row 3: Knit.
Row 4: K 3, P to last 3sts, k 3.
Rep Rows 1-4 until 12 (14, 16, 18) sts remain. Work even until armhole measures 8 1/2 (9 1/2, 10, 10 1/2)" above underarm bind off. Knit 5 rows. Bind off loosely.

Work as for Left Front, reversing shaping.

Sew shoulder seams. Weave in ends Sew button at point where V-neck begins. Use open fabric to create a buttonhole.

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beg = begin(s)(ning) dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es) tog = together
WS = wrong side  

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