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Free Knitting Pattern: Tabard Vest

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®
Pattern #: 80398AD
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate + (Level 4)

SIZE: Varies

S/M (L, 1X)
Finished Bust 36 (39 1/2, 43) in. (91.5 (99, 109) cm)
Finished Length 28 (28 1/2, 29) in. (71 (72.5, 73.5) cm)



PUBLISHED IN:  Jo-Ann
CORRECTIONS: (applied Mar 22, 2011)

Chart 2 Pattern (Sizes S/M and 1X)
Row 11: *K1, *yo, s2kp, yo, k5; rep from * to end.

Chart 2 Pattern (Size L)
Row 11: *K1, *yo, s2kp, yo, k5; rep from * to last 4 sts, yo, s2kp, yo, k1.

Chart 3 Pattern
Row 3: P2, yo, ssk, p2, k2, p2, k7, k3tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, (k2, p2) (twice), k2tog, yo, p2.
Row 11: P2, yo, ssk, (p2, k2) (twice), yo, k1, k2, yo, k2, s2kp, k7, p2, k2, p2, k2tog, yo, p2.

Side Bands
Using the 4 armhole markers as a guide, place one more marker 5 1/2 in. (14 cm) below each of these 4 markers.
Left Edge Band: From RS with smaller circular needle

Collar
From RS with smaller circular needle,


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Vests are perfect for winter, and this gorgeous tunic features a fashionable shawl collar.

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Wool-Ease®

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•  620-402 Wool-Ease Yarn: Wheat
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Lion Brand Stitch Holders   $ 5.99  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
Circular needle size 7 (4.5 mm), 29 in. (73.5 cm) long
Circular needle size 8 (5 mm), 29 in. (73.5 cm) long
Four buttons, 1 3/8 in. (35 mm) diameter
 

Tabard Vest

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®

GAUGE:

18 sts and 24 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) using 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:

M1 as if to purl (make 1 st as if to purl) An increase worked by lifting the horizontal thread lying between the needles and placing it onto the left needle. Purl this new stitch through the back loop.
s2kp Slip 2 sts to right needle, knit 1, pass 2 sts over—2 sts decreased.
sk2p Slip 1 st to right needle, knit 2 together, pass st over—2 sts decreased.
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 STITCHES
K1, p1 Rib (over odd number of sts)
Row 1 (RS):
K1, *p1, k1; rep from * to end.
Row 2: K the knits and p the purls.
Rep Row 2 for K1, p1 Rib.



VEST
Chart 1 Pattern
Row 1 (RS):
P6, k2tog, yo, p6.
Row 2: Knit.
Row 3: P6, yo, ssk, p6.
Row 4: Knit.
Rep Rows 1–4 for Chart 1 pattern.

Chart 2 Pattern (Sizes S/M and 1X)
Row 1 (RS):
Knit.
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3: *K5, p3*; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 4: P1, *k3, p5; repeat from * to end.
Row 5: *K5, yo, s2kp, yo; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 6: Purl.
Row 7: Knit.
Row 8: Purl.
Row 9: K1, *p3, k5; rep from * to end.
Row 10: *P5, k3; rep from * to last st, p1.
Row 11: K1, *yo, s2kp, yo, k5; rep from * to end.
Row 12: Purl.
Rep Rows 1–12 for Chart 2 pattern.

Chart 2 Pattern (Size L)
Row 1 (RS):
Knit.
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3: *K5, p3*; rep from * to last 5 sts, k5.
Row 4: *P5, k3; rep from * to last 5 sts, p5.
Row 5: *K5, yo, s2kp, yo; rep from * to last 5 sts, k5.
Row 6: Purl.
Row 7: Knit.
Row 8: Purl.
Row 9: K1, *p3, k5; rep to last 4 sts, p3, k1.
Row 10: P1, *k3, p5; rep from * to last 4 sts, k3, p1.
Row 11: K1, *yo, s2kp, yo, k5; rep from * to last 4 sts, yo, s2kp, yo, k1.
Row 12: Purl.
Rep Rows 1–12 for Chart 2 pattern.

Chart 3 Pattern
Row 1 (RS):
P2, k2tog, yo, p2, k2, p2, k10, k3tog, (yo, k1) twice, p2, k2, p2, yo, ssk, p2.
Row 2 and all WS Rows: (K2, p2) twice, k2, p15, (k2, p2) twice, k2.
Row 3: P2, yo, ssk, p2, k2, p2, k7, k3tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, (k2, p2) twice, k2tog, yo, p2.
Row 5: P2, k2tog, yo, p2, k2, p2, k5, k3tog, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3, p2, k2, p2, yo, ssk, p2.
Row 7: P2, yo, ssk, p2, k2, p2, k3, k3tog, k4, yo, k1, yo, k4, p2, k2, p2, k2tog, yo, p2.
Row 9: P2, k2tog, yo, p2, k2, p2, k1, yo, k1, yo, s2kp, k10, p2, k2, p2, yo, ssk, p2.
Row 11: P2, yo, ssk, (p2, k2) twice, yo, k1, yo, k2, s2kp, k7, p2, k2, p2, k2tog, yo, p2.
Row 13: P2, k2tog, yo, p2, k2, p2, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3, s2kp, k5, p2, k2, p2, yo, ssk, p2.
Row 15: P2, yo, ssk, p2, k2, p2, k4, yo, k1, yo, k4, s2kp, k3, p2, k2, p2, k2tog, yo, p2.
Row 16: Rep Row 2.
Rep Rows 1–16 for Chart 3 pattern.


BACK
Lower Rib Band

With smaller circular needles, cast on 123 (133, 143) sts.
Work in K1, p1 Rib back and forth on circular needle as if working on straight needles for 8 rows.
Dec Row (RS): Work in K1, p1 Rib as established over 4 sts, sk2p, work in K1, p1 Rib to last 7 sts, k3tog, work in K1, p1 Rib over last 4 sts – 119 (129, 139) sts.
Continue in K1, p1 Rib as established, AT THE SAME TIME, rep last dec row every 8th row once more – 115 (125, 135) sts.
Work even until piece measures 3 1/2 in. (9 cm) from beg, end with a RS row.
Dec Row (WS):P3, (p4, p2tog) 18 (20, 22) times, p4 (2, 0) – 97 (105, 113) sts.

Establish Pattern
Change to larger circular needles.
Row 1 (RS): Work 14 sts of Chart 1; work 17 (21, 25) sts of Chart 2; work 35 sts of Chart 3; work 17 (21, 25) sts of Chart 2; work 14 sts in Chart 1.
Work as established, following charts in this manner, for a total of 16 rows.
Dec Row (RS): P4, p2tog, work 6 sts as established, p2tog; work in pattern as established to the last 14 sts; p2tog, work 6 sts as established, p2tog, p4 – 93 (101, 109) sts.
Dec 4 sts in this way (in the 2 purl sections at the beg and 2 purl sections at the end) every 8th row 3 more times – 81 (89, 97) sts.
Work even until piece measures 17 in. (43 cm) from beg. Mark each end of last row (for beg of armhole shaping).

Shape Armhole
Inc Row (RS):
P1, M1 as if to purl, work 4 sts as established, M1 as if to purl; work in pattern as established to last 5 sts; M1 as if to purl, work 4 sts, M1 as if to purl, p1 – 85 (93, 101) sts.
Work the inc row (working M1 as if to purl each side of the eyelet) every 6th row twice more – 93 (101, 109) sts.
Work even until piece measures 8 (8 1/2, 9) in. (20.5 (22, 23) cm) above beg of armhole shaping, end with a WS row.

Shape Shoulder
Bind off 3 sts at beg of next 12 (8, 0) rows, 4 sts at beg of next 0 (4, 12) rows – 57 (61, 61) sts.

Shape Neck
Next Row (RS):
Bind off 3 (4, 4) sts, work as established over next 16 (17, 17) sts; join a 2nd ball of yarn and bind off 19 sts; work as established to end.
Work both sides at same time with separate balls of yarn.
Next Row (WS): Bind off 3 (4, 4) sts, work as established to end – 16 (17, 17) sts on each side.
Next 2 Rows: Bind off 3 (4, 4) sts, work as established to end of first side, bind off 5 sts at neck edge of 2nd side, work as established to end – 8 (8, 8) sts on each side.
Next 2 Rows:Bind off 4 sts, work as established to end of first side, bind off 4 sts at neck edge of 2nd side, work as established to end.

FRONT
Work lower rib band as for Back – 97 (105, 113) sts.

Establish Patterns and Separate for Pocket and Lining
Change to larger needles.
Next Row (RS): Work 14 sts of Chart 1, sl the next 69 (77, 85) sts to a st holder (for pocket), cast on 69 (77, 85) sts, work 14 sts of Chart 1.
Beg with Row 2 of charts, work 14 sts of Chart 1; work 17 (21, 25) sts of Chart 2; work 35 sts of Chart 3; work 17 (21, 25) sts of Chart 2; work 14 sts in Chart 1 for a total of 16 rows.
Dec Row (RS): P4, p2tog, work 6 sts as established, p2tog; work in pattern as established to the last 14 sts; p2tog, work 6 sts as established, p2tog, p4 – 93 (101, 109) sts.
Dec 4 sts in this way (in the 2 purl sections at the beg and 2 purl sections at the end) every 8th row 3 more times – 81 (89, 97) sts.
Work even until piece measures 8 in. (20.5 cm) above rib; end with Row 15 (RS) of Chart 3. Slip these sts onto a holder (for lining).

Pocket
From RS, rejoin yarn to work the pocket sts.
Row 1 (RS): Cast on 1 st, purl this st, beg with Row 1 of charts, work 17 (21, 25) sts of Chart 2, 35 sts of Chart 3, 17 (21, 25) sts of Chart 2.
Row 2 (WS):Cast on 1 st and k this st, work as established to end. Work even as established on 71 (79, 87) sts until pocket measures about 3 in. (7.5 cm) above the rib; end with a WS row.

Shape Pocket
Continue to work in established pattern while dec as follows:
Bind off 5 (6, 6) sts at beg of next 2 rows.
Bind off 3 sts at beg of next 2 (4, 4) rows.
Bind off 2 sts at beg of next 10 (10, 14) rows – 35 sts.
Work even as established on remaining sts until pocket measures the same length as lining. Leave these sts on needle.

Join Pocket and Lining
Next Row (WS):
Work 23 (27, 31) sts of lining; with the pocket sts, purl 1 st from lining and pocket tog, continue purling 1st from lining and 1 st from pocket together until all sts of pocket are joined; work remaining 23 (27, 31) sts of lining.
Continue in pattern as for Back until piece measures about 12 (12 1/2, 13) in. (30.5 (32, 33) cm) above the rib; end with a WS row.

Shape Neck
Next Row (RS):
Work as established over first 32 (36, 40) sts, join a 2nd ball of yarn and bind off 17 sts, work as established to end—32 (36, 40) sts on each side.
Work both sides at same time with separate balls of yarn. Work even for 1 row.
Dec Row (RS): Work as established to last 11 sts on first side, k2tog, work 9 sts as established; on 2nd side, work 9 sts as established, ssk, work as established to end – 31 (35, 39) sts on each side.
Rep this dec row every 6th row 9 more times, AT THE SAME TIME, when piece measures about 17 in. (43 cm) from beg, mark each end of last row (for armholes), then work 3 inc rows as for Back. Work even until piece measures same as Back to shoulder; end with a WS row – 28 (32, 36) sts on each side.

Shape Shoulder
Bind off 3 sts from each shoulder edge 8 (4, 0) times, 4 sts 1 (5, 9) times.

FINISHING
Sew shoulder seams.

Pocket Trim
From RS, with smaller needles, pick up and k33 (37, 41) sts along pocket edge. Work in K1, p1 Rib for 2 rows. Bind off. Rep along opposite pocket edge. Sew pocket sides in place on Front and sew lining to lower edge on WS.

Side Bands
Using the 4 armhole markers as a guide, place one more marker 5 1/2 in. (14 cm) below each of these 4 markers.
Left Edge Band: From RS with smaller circular needle, beg at lower left front, pick up and k60 sts evenly spaced to the first marker, slip marker, 28 sts to the 2nd marker, slip marker, 53 (56, 59) sts to the shoulder, 1 st at shoulder, 53 (56, 59) sts to the next marker, remove marker, 28 sts to the last marker, remove marker, 60 sts to the lower edge – 283 (289, 295) sts. Work in K1, P1 rib for 5 rows.
Next Row (Buttonhole – RS): *Work in K1, p1 Rib to 2 sts before next marker, bind off 5 sts (for button hole); repeat from * once more; work in K1, p1 rib to end.
Next Row (Buttonhole – WS): Work in K1, p1 Rib across, casting on 5 sts over each of 5 bound off sts.
Continue in K1, p1 Rib for 5 more rows. Bind off.
Work the right edge band in same way, ensuring that buttonholes are worked along the front edge.

Collar
From RS with smaller circular needle, pick up and k41 sts evenly spaced across back neck.
Row 1 (WS): K1, *p1, k1; rep from * to end.
Row 2 (RS): Cast on 8 sts, p1, *k1, p1; rep from * to end.
Row 3 (WS): Cast on 8 sts, k1, *p1, k1; rep from * to end – 57 sts.
Rep last 2 rows 9 more times – 201 sts.
Work even as established for about 4 in. (10 cm) or until collar fits across the opening at center front. Bind off. Sew the collar to entire front, with the right edge of collar overlapping the left edge. Sew buttons to back bands opposite buttonholes.



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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 k3tog = knit 3 together
p = purl p2tog = purl 2 together
rep = repeat(s)(ing) RS = right side
sl = slip St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es) tbl = through the back loop
tog = together WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over  


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