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Home : Patterns : Cable Vest
 

Free Knitting Pattern: Cable Vest

Lion Brand« Cotton-Ease®
Pattern #: 70202A
Rating: *****4.3 (based on 16 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE:
6 months (1 year, 2 years, 3 years, 4 years)
Finished Chest 20 (22, 24, 26, 28) in. (51 (56, 61, 66, 71) cm)
Finished Length 10 (11, 12, 14, 16) in. (25.5 (28, 30.5, 35.5, 40.5) cm)

CORRECTIONS: None
 

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Color (A)
Cotton-Ease®

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Color (B)
Cotton-Ease®

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 830-149: Cotton-Ease Yarn: Stone
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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
Cotton-Ease®
Almond Snow Cherry Taupe Seaspray Hazelnut Cactus Plum
Turquoise Stone Charcoal Violet Lime
*Cotton-Ease® (Article #830). 50% Cotton, 50% Acrylic; package size: 3.50oz/100.00 gr. (207yds/188m) pull skeins

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MATERIALS
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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  830-100 Cotton-Ease Yarn: Snow
   ball
$ 7.69 1, 1, 1, 1 
Note: A
•  830-149 Cotton-Ease Yarn: Stone
   ball
$ 7.69 1, 2, 2, 2 
Note: B
Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 8 [5 mm]   $ 3.60  
Lion Brand Cable Needles (Set of 2)   $ 2.49  
Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers   $ 2.49  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
 

Cable Vest

Lion Brand« Cotton-Ease®

GAUGE:

17 sts + 24 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:

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 knit them tog.

PATTERN STITCH
Cable Pattern (over 8 sts)
Row 1: P1, k6, p1.
Row 2: K1, p6, k1.
Rows 3 and 4: Rep Rows 1 and 2.
Row 5: P1, slip next 3 sts to cable needle and hold in front of work, k3, k3 from cable needle, p1.
Row 6: K1, p6, k1.
Rep Rows 1-6 for Cable Pattern.

BACK
With A, cast on 40 (44, 48, 50, 54) sts.
Row 1: *K1, p1; rep from * to end of row.
Change to B, rep Row 1. Continue working k1, p1 Rib until piece measures 1 (1, 1 1/4, 1 1/4, 1 1/4) in. (2.5 (2.5, 3, 3, 3) cm) from beg, end with a RS row. Work Row 1 once more, increase 8 (8, 8, 10, 10) sts evenly spaced across row - 48 (52, 56, 60, 64) sts.
Next Row: K8 (9, 10, 11, 12), place marker (pm), work Row 1 of Cable pattern on next 8 sts, pm, k16 (18, 20, 22, 24), pm, work Row 1 of Cable pattern on next 8 sts, pm, k8 (9, 10, 11, 12).
Next Row: P8 (9, 10, 11, 12), work Row 2 of Cable pattern on next 8 sts, p16 (18, 20, 22, 24), work Row 2 of Cable pattern on next 8 sts, p8 (9, 10, 11, 12). Continue in patterns as established until piece measures 5 (5 1/2, 6 1/4, 8, 9) in. (12.5 (14, 16, 20.5, 23) cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Shape Armhole
Bind off 3 (3, 4, 4, 5) sts at beginning of next 2 rows - 42 (46, 48, 52, 54) sts.
Dec 1 st each side every other row 3 (4, 3, 4, 4) times - 36 (38, 42, 44, 46) sts.
Continue until piece measures 10 (11, 12, 14, 16) in. (25.5 (28, 30.5, 35.5, 40.5) cm) from beg. Bind off all sts.

FRONT
Work same as for Back until piece measures 6 1/2 (7, 7 1/2, 9 1/2, 11) in. (16.5 (18, 19, 24, 28) cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Shape Neck
Next Row (RS): Work 17 (18, 20, 21, 22) sts, join a 2nd ball of yarn and bind off center 2 sts, work remaining 17 (18, 20, 21, 22) sts.
Working both sides at once with separate balls of yarn, dec 1 st at neck edge every RS row 5 (6, 6, 7, 8) times total - 12 (12, 14, 14, 14) sts.
When piece measures same length as Back to shoulders, bind off.

FINISHING
Sew right shoulder seam.
Neckband
From RS with B, pick up and k19 (23, 25, 25, 27) sts evenly spaced down left Front, pm, pick up and k1 st at center of V-neck, pm, pick up and k18 (22, 24, 24 26) sts up right Front, and 14 (16, 16, 18, 20) sts across Back neck. Leave 2 1/4 (2 1/4, 2 3/4, 2 3/4, 2 3/4) in. (5.5 (5.5, 7, 7, 7) cm) of Back neck edge for left shoulder - 52 (62, 66, 68, 74) sts.
Row 1 (WS): Work in k1, p1 Rib to 2 sts before marker, ssk, sl marker, p1, sl marker, k2tog, continue in k1, p1 Rib to end of row - 50 (60, 64, 66, 72) sts.
Row 2 (RS): Work in k1, p1 Rib to 2 sts before marker, ssk, sl marker, k1, sl marker, k2tog, work in k1, p1 Rib to end of row - 48 (58, 62, 64, 70) sts.
Change to A and rep Rows 1 and 2 once more - 44 (54, 58, 60, 66) sts. Bind off in Rib. Sew left shoulder seam including neckband.
Armbands
From RS with B, pick up and k50 (54, 58, 60, 70) sts evenly spaced around armhole. Work 2 rows of k1, p1 Rib. Change to A and work 2 rows of k1, p1 Rib. Bind off in Rib. Rep for other armband.

Sew side seams, including armbands. Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl Pm = place marker
rep = repeat(s)(ing) RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es) tog = together
WS = wrong side  


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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.3 (based on 16 reviews)
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Super pattern Reviewed by Karen on 2013-06-30 *****
As other reviewers have said - start the v-neck lower. I start my neck when I do my sleeve decreases and it works great. That said, I have made 6 of these. It works great in Wool-ease - I have made 3 in shades of solid blue as baby gifts in the 12 month size. I have also made it in a cotton blend for an older child and one for each of my girls in pink and purple. It is super easy and always impresses. It is also quite easy to make this in the round.


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