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Free Knitting Pattern: Knit Rectangle Vest

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Lion BrandŽ Jiffy®
Pattern #: 50904AD
Rating: ****4.1 (based on 15 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size
27 1/2 x 42 ˝ in. [70 x 108 cm]


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Color (A)

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*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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Knit Rectangle Vest

Lion BrandŽ Jiffy®


9 sts + 12 rows = 4 in.[10 cm] in Stockinette st (k on RS, p on WS) with two strands held tog. 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


Row 1:
*K2, p2; rep from *.
Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Rep Rows 1 and 2 for K2, P2 Ribbing

With 1 strand each of B and C held tog, cast on 62 sts. Work in K2, P2 Ribbing for 2 rows. Change to St st (k on RS, p on WS) and work 10 rows. Change to 1 strand each of C and A and work 14 rows. Change to 1 strand each of B and A and work 12 rows. Change to 2 strands of A and work 8 rows.

Shape Armholes
Next Row: K29, bind off 19 sts, k14.
Next Row: P14, cast on 19 sts, p29.
Work even for 36 rows.
Next Row: K29, bind off 19 sts, k14.
Next Row: P14, cast on 19 sts, p29.
Work even for 8 rows. Change to 1 strand each of A and B and work 12 rows. Change to 1 strand each of A and C and work 14 rows. Change to 1 strand each of B and C and work 10 rows. Work 2 rows in K2, P2 Ribbing. Bind off.

From RS, with 2 strands of A held tog, work 1 round single crochet evenly spaced around each armhole.
Weave in ends.

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k = knit p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing) RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es) tog = together
WS = wrong side  

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Pattern Average Rating: ****4.1 (based on 15 reviews)
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Knit Rectangle Vest Reviewed by elisabeth petruskie on 2014-02-26 *****
I made this vest using homespun thick and quick. I used size 15 needles. I did not count rows as pattern stated but used 17 and a half inches for the fronts each and 12 inches for the back. Came out exactly like picture! Much easier this way. Made it in 3 days! Great pattern! Thanks lion brand!

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