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Free Knitting Pattern: Red Hot Vest

Lion Brand® Jiffy® Thick & Quick® - Fun Fur®
Pattern #: 40269
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X

Finished chest 39½ (42½, 46½, 48½, 51½) inches Length 23 (23½, 23½, 24, 24½) 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® Thick & Quick®

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 430-210: Jiffy Thick & Quick Yarn: Ozarks
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Color (B)
Fun Fur®

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 320-113: Fun Fur Yarn: Red
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Color (C)
Fun Fur®

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 320-153: Fun Fur Yarn: Black
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To change colors, simply select color name from the drop-down above or else click the swatch you want to change and then click a color below
Fun Fur®
Ivory White Soft Pink Flamingo Sapphire Cobalt Raspberry Red
Champagne Tigers Eye Chocolate Taupe Terracotta Neon Orange Orchid Magenta
Grape Silver Fox Onyx Sterling Black Neon Lemon Amber Moss
Aquamarine Violet Purpletini Neon Lime Lime Hot Pink Indigo Lava
Sandstone Confetti Citrus Tropical Mango Ginger Café Cotton Candy Stripes
South Beach Stripes Mexicana Stripes Copacabana Stripes Deep Sea Stripes
Jiffy® Thick & Quick®
Green Mountains Rocky Mountains Catskills Ozarks Cascade Mountains Adirondacks Smoky Mountains Berkshires
*Jiffy® Thick & Quick® (Article #430). 100% Acrylic; package size: 5.00oz/140.00 gr. (84yds/76m) pull skeins
*Fun Fur (Article #320). 100% Polyester; package size: Solids: 1.75 oz/50g; 64 yd/58m balls
Prints: 1.5 oz/40g; 57 yd/52m balls
Exotics: 1.75 oz/50g; 55 yd/50m balls (Note: Exotics shades are lay flat to dry)

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MATERIALS
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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  430-210 Jiffy Thick & Quick Yarn: Ozarks
   balls
$ 25.47 (4, 4, 5, 5) 
•  320-113 Fun Fur Yarn: Red
   balls
$ 14.97 (3, 4, 4, 4) 
•  320-153 Fun Fur Yarn: Black
   balls
$ 14.97 (3, 4, 4, 4) 
Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 13 [9 mm]   $ 5.95  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
 

Red Hot Vest

Lion Brand® Jiffy® Thick & Quick® - Fun Fur®

GAUGE:

7.5 sts + 11.5 rows = 4” (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with Jiffy on larger needles.

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:

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.


BACK

With Jiffy and larger needles, cast on 32 (34, 38, 42, 44) sts. Knit 1 row.

Next Row (RS) Beg with a knit row, work in St st until piece measures 6” from beg, ending with a WS row. Inc 1 st at beg and end of row – 34 (36, 40, 44, 46) sts. Work even until piece measures 12” from beg, ending with a WS row. Inc 1 st at beg and end of row – 36 (38, 42, 46, 48) sts. Work even until piece measures 15” from beg, ending with a WS row.

Shape Armhole Bind off 4 sts at beg of next 2 rows.

Next (Dec) Row (RS) K 2, ssk, work to last 4 sts, k2tog, k 2. Work 1 row even. Repeat last 2 rows 3 more times – 20 (22, 26, 30, 32) sts. Work even until armholes measure 8 (81⁄2, 81⁄2, 9, 91⁄2)”. Bind off all sts.


LEFT FRONT

With Jiffy and larger needles, cast on 16 (18, 20, 20, 22) sts. Knit 1 row.

Next Row (RS) Beg with a knit row, work in St st until piece measures 6” from beg, ending with a WS row.

Next Row (RS) Inc 1 st at beg of row (outside edge) – 17 (19, 21, 21, 23) sts. Work even until piece measures 12” from beg, ending with a WS row. Inc 1 st at beg of row – 18 (20, 22, 22, 24) sts. Work even until piece measures 13 (131⁄2, 131⁄2, 14, 141⁄2)” from beg, ending with a RS row.

Shape V-Neck and Armhole Dec 1 st at beg of row (neck edge) and continue to dec 1 st from neck edge every 4th row 2 (5, 6, 5, 6) more times, then every 6th row 2 (0, 0, 0, 0) times; AT SAME TIME, when piece measures same length as Back to armhole, bind off 4 sts at beg of next RS row, then work 1 row even.
Next (Dec) Row (RS) K 2, ssk, work to end of row. Repeat dec row every RS row 3 more times. When all neck decs are completed, work even until armhole measures same as Back. Bind off remaining 5 (6, 7, 8, 9) shoulder sts.

RIGHT FRONT

Work as for Left Front, reversing shaping.

FINISHING

Sew shoulder and side seams. Armhole Trim

With circular needle, RS facing, and 1 strand of each color of Fun Fur held tog, pick up and knit 34 (36, 36, 38, 40) sts around armhole. Join and work in garter st (k 1 rnd, p 1 rnd) for 1”. Bind off all sts loosely.

Shawl Collar and Trim

With circular needle and 1 strand of each color of Fun Fur held tog, cast on 130 (134, 136, 142, 146) sts and, working flat, work 8 rows in garter st (k every row). Bind off 35 

(37, 37, 39, 41) sts at beg of next 2 rows, then bind off 2 sts at beg of next 14 rows. Work 0 (0, 2, 2, 2) rows even. Bind off remaining 32 (32, 34, 36, 36) sts. Sew bound-off edge to Fronts, joining ends to bottom Fronts, center to center Back neck, and easing rest of Collar in place.



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ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing) k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together MC = main color
p = purl rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side ssk = slip, slip, knit
St st = Stockinette stitch st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together WS = wrong side


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