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Free Knitting Pattern: Hooded Vest

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Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®
Pattern #: L0009AD
Rating: ***2.2 (based on 12 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Experienced (Level 5)

SIZE: Child (Multiple Sizes), Adult (Multiple Sizes)

Girls' 12-14 (Girls' 16, Adult S, Adult M, Adult L)
Finished Chest 31 1/2 (33 1/2, 35 1/2, 39 1/2, 43 1/2) in. (80 (85, 90, 100.5, 110.5) cm), buttoned
Finished Length 12 1/2 (13, 14, 14 1/2, 15) in. (32 (33, 35.5, 37, 38) cm)

 


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: (applied May 14, 2015)
Pattern has been edited and schematics replaced.
The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)
 
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Hooded Vest

Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®

GAUGE:

26 sts + 23 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in K2, p2 Rib, unstretched

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:

LCD (Left Slanting Cable Decrease – worked over 12 sts, decreased to 8 sts) Sl 4 sts to cable needle and hold in front, working over next 8 sts on left needle, (p2tog) twice, (k2tog) twice, then (p2, k2) from cable needle – 4 sts decreased. Note: When working the decs in cable, you will p2tog over knit sts and k2tog over purl sts. Once all decs have been made, the K2, p2 rib pattern will be restored and will look unbroken because the decs are 'hidden' behind the 4 cabled sts.
M1 (make 1) An increase worked by lifting horizontal thread lying between needles and placing it onto left needle.
Knit this new stitch through the back loop – 1 st increased.
RCD (Right Slanting Cable Decrease – worked over 12 sts, decreased to 8 sts) Sl 8 sts to cable needle and hold in back, working over next 4 sts on left needle, k2, p2, then working over 8 sts on cable needle, (k2tog) twice, (p2tog) twice from cable needle – 4 sts decreased. Note: When working the decs in cable, you will p2tog over knit sts and k2tog over purl sts. Once all decs have been made, the K2, p2 rib pattern will be restored and will look unbroken because the decs are 'hidden' behind the 4 cabled sts.

PATTERN STITCHES
K2, p2 Rib (worked over a multiple of 4 sts + 2 additional sts)
Row 1 (RS):
P2, *k2, p2; rep from * across.
Row 2: K the knits sts and p the purl sts.
Rep Row 2 for K2, p2 Rib.

K1, p1 Rib (worked over an even number of sts)
Row 1:
*K1, p1; rep from * across.
Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Rep Row 2 for K1, p1 Rib.

NOTES:

1. Vest is worked in 3 pieces – Back, Left and Right Fronts. The Hood is worked from sts picked up around the neck.
2. Shaping (by decreasing sts) is worked as part of Cable Decreases.
3. When you see 'as established' in the instructions, this means to work the sts to maintain the current st pattern. For example, to maintain a rib pattern, k the knit sts and p the purl sts.
4. When you see 'work even' in the instructions, this means to continue on in the pattern st you have established without changing the st count by increasing, decreasing, or binding off.
5. Markers are used when working the Fronts and Hood to indicate location of front band and cable decreases.


BACK
Cast on 98 (102, 110, 122, 138) sts.
Work in K2, p2 Rib until piece measures 3 (3, 3 1/2, 4, 4) in. (7.5 (7.5, 9, 10, 10) cm) from beg, end with a WS row as the last row you work.
Shape Armholes
Row 1 (RS):
Bind off 4 (4, 4, 8, 8) sts, work in K2, p2 Rib as established to end of row.
Row 2: Bind off 4 (4, 4, 8, 8) sts, work in K2, p2 Rib as established to end of row – 90 (94, 102, 106, 122) sts.
Rows 3-6: Work even in K2, p2 Rib as established for 4 rows.
Row 7 (Decrease Row – RS): P2, k2, p2, work Right Slanting Cable Decrease (RCD) over next 12 sts, work in K2, p2 Rib as established to last 18 sts, work Left Slanting Cable Decrease (LCD) over next 12 sts, p2, k2, p2 – 82 (86, 94, 98, 114) sts.
Rows 8-14: Work even in K2, p2 Rib as established for 7 rows.
Rep last 8 rows 2 (2, 2, 2, 3) more times – 66 (70, 78, 82, 90) sts rem on last row worked.
Work even in K2, p2 Rib as established until piece measures 11 1/2 (12, 13, 13 1/2, 14) in. (29 (30.5, 33, 34.5, 35.5) cm) from beg, end with a WS row as the last row you work.
Shape Neck and Shoulders
Row 1 (RS):
Bind off 9 (9, 10, 10, 11) sts, work in K2, p2 Rib as established until there are 16 (16, 19, 19, 22) sts on right needle for right shoulder, join a 2nd ball of yarn and work K2, p2 Rib as established over 16 (20, 20, 24, 24) sts, place these sts on a holder for neck, work in K2, p2 Rib as established over 25 (25, 29, 29, 33) sts for left shoulder.
Work both sides AT THE SAME TIME with separate balls of yarn.
Row 2: Working over left shoulder sts, bind off 9 (9, 10, 10, 11) sts, work in K2, p2 Rib as established over rem left shoulder sts; working over right shoulder sts, work in K2, p2 Rib as established across – 16 (16, 19, 19, 22) sts rem on each shoulder.
Row 3: Working over right shoulder sts, bind off 9 (9, 10, 10, 11) sts, work in K2, p2 Rib as established over rem right shoulder sts; working over left shoulder sts, work in K2, p2 Rib as established across – 7 (7, 9, 9, 11) sts rem on right shoulder; 16 (16, 19, 19, 22) sts rem on left shoulder.
Row 4: Working over left shoulder sts, bind off 9 (9, 10, 10, 11) sts, work in K2, p2 Rib as established over rem left shoulder sts; working over right shoulder sts, work in K2, p2 Rib as established across – 7 (7, 9, 9, 11) sts rem on each shoulder.
Bind off rem 7 (7, 9, 9, 11) sts on each shoulder.


LEFT FRONT
Cast on 58 (62, 66, 70, 78) sts.
Row 1 (WS): (K1, p1) 4 times, place marker (pm) for front band, k2, *p2, k2; rep from * to end of row.
Work even in rib patterns as established with 50 (54, 58, 62, 70) sts in K2, p2 rib, and rem 8 sts in K1, p1 rib, slipping front band marker when you come to it, until piece measures 3 (3, 3 1/2, 4, 4) in. (7.5 (7.5, 9, 10, 10) cm) from beg, end with a WS row as the last row you work.
Shape Armhole
Row 1 (RS):
Bind off 4 (4, 4, 8, 8) sts, work in rib patterns as established to end of row – 54 (58, 62, 62, 70) sts rem at end of this row.
Rows 2-6: Work even in rib patterns as established for 5 rows.
Decrease Row 7 (RS): Work in rib pattern as established over 6 sts, RCD, work in rib patterns as established to end of row – 50 (54, 58, 58, 66) sts rem at end of this row.
Work even in rib patterns as established for 7 rows.
Rep last 8 rows 2 (2, 2, 2, 3) more times – 42 (46, 50, 50, 54) sts rem at end of last row worked.
Work even in rib patterns as established until piece measures 9 (9 1/2, 10, 10 1/2, 10 1/2) in. (23 (24, 25.5, 26.5, 26.5) cm) from beg, end with a WS row as the last row you work.
Shape Neck
Row 1 (RS):
Work in rib pattern as established over 16 (20, 24, 24, 28) sts, LCD, pm for cable decrease, work in rib pattern as established to last st before marker, place last st before marker and 8 front band sts on a holder (making a total of 9 sts) for front band – 29 (33, 37, 37, 41) sts rem.
Rows 2-8: Work even in rib pattern as established for 7 rows, slipping cable decrease marker when you come to it.
Row 9 (Decrease Row): Work in rib pattern as established to 12 sts before cable decrease marker, LCD, work in rib pattern as established to end of row – 25 (29, 33, 33, 37) sts rem at end of this row.
Rep last 8 rows 0 (1, 1, 1, 1) more time – 25 (25, 29, 29, 33) sts rem on last row worked.
Note: When you see '0' repeats in an instruction, this means that you should not perform that particular instruction, just skip to the next part of the instruction.
Remove cable decrease marker.
Work even in rib pattern as established until piece measures 11 1/2 (12, 13, 13 1/2, 14) in. (29 (30.5, 33, 34.5, 35.5) cm) from beg, end with a WS row as the last row you work.
Shape Shoulder
Row 1 (RS):
Bind off 9 (9, 10, 10, 11) sts, work in rib pattern as established to end of row – 16 (16, 19, 19, 22) sts rem at end of this row.
Row 2: Work even in rib pattern as established to end of row.
Row 3: Bind off 9 (9, 10, 10, 11) sts, work in rib pattern as established to end of row – 7 (7, 9, 9, 11) sts rem at end of this row.
Row 4: Work even in rib pattern as established to end of row.
Bind off 7 (7, 9, 9, 11) rem sts.

RIGHT FRONT
Cast on 58 (62, 66, 70, 78) sts.
Row 1 (WS): *K2, p2; rep from * to last 8 sts, pm for front band, (p1, k1) 4 times.
Rows 2-11 (11, 13, 13, 13): Work even in rib patterns as established (just as you did for Left Front) for 10 (10, 12, 12, 12) more rows, slipping front band marker when you come to it.
Buttonhole Row (RS): (P1, k1) twice, yarn over, k2tog (buttonhole made), work in rib patterns as established to end of row.
Work even in rib patterns as established until piece measures 3 (3, 3 1/2, 4, 4) in. (7.5 (7.5, 9, 10, 10) cm) from beg, end with a RS row as the last row you work.
Shape Armhole
Row 1 (WS):
Bind off 4 (4, 4, 8, 8) sts, work in rib patterns as established to end of row – 54 (58, 62, 62, 70) sts rem at end of this row.
Row 2-5: Work even in rib patterns as established for 4 rows.
Decrease Row 6 (RS): Work in rib patterns as established to last 18 sts, work LCD, work in rib pattern as established to end of row – 50 (54, 58, 58, 66) sts rem at end of this row.
Row 7-11: Work even in rib patterns as established for 5 rows.
Row 12: Rep Buttonhole Row.
Row 13: Work even in rib patterns as established for 1 row.
Row 14: Rep Row 6 – 46 (50, 54, 54, 62) sts rem at end of this row.
Work even in rib patterns as established for 7 rows.
Rep last 8 rows 1 (1, 1, 1, 2) more time(s) – 42 (46, 50, 50, 54) sts at end of last row worked.
Work even in rib patterns as established until piece measures 9 (9 1/2, 10, 10 1/2, 10 1/2) in. (23 (24, 25.5, 26.5, 26.5) cm) from beg, end with a WS row as the last row you work.
Shape Neck
Row 1 (RS):
Removing marker as you come to it, work in rib pattern as established over 9 sts, place these 9 sts on a holder (the 8 front bands sts plus 1 st for a total of 9 sts) for front band, work in rib pattern as established over 5 sts, pm for cable decrease, RCD, work in rib pattern as established to end of row – 29 (33, 37, 37, 41) sts rem.
Rows 2-8: Work even in rib pattern as established for 7 rows, slipping cable decrease marker when you come to it.
Row 9 (Decrease Row): Work in rib pattern as established to cable decrease marker, sm, RCD, work in rib pattern as established to end of row – 25 (29, 33, 33, 37) sts rem at end of this row.
Rep last 8 rows 0 (1, 1, 1, 1) more time – 25 (25, 29, 29, 33) sts at end of last row worked.
Note: When you see '0' repeats in an instruction, this means that you should not perform that particular instruction, just skip to the next part of the instruction.
Remove cable decrease marker.
Work even until piece measures 11 1/2 (12, 13, 13 1/2, 14) in. (29 (30.5, 33, 34.5, 35.5) cm) from beg, end with a RS row as the last row you work.
Shape Shoulder
Row 1 (WS):
Bind off 9 (9, 10, 10, 11) sts, work in rib pattern as established to end of row – 16 (16, 19, 19, 22) sts rem.
Row 2: Work even in rib pattern as established to end of row.
Row 3: Bind off 9 (9, 10, 10, 11) sts, work in rib pattern as established to end of row – 7 (7, 9, 9, 11) sts rem.
Row 4: Work even in rib as established to end of row.
Bind off rem 7 (7, 9, 9, 11) sts.

Sew shoulder seams.


HOOD
Set-Up Row (RS):
From RS, work 9 sts from right front band holder as established, pick up and k16 (18, 20, 22, 24) sts evenly spaced along right front neck, 6 sts along right back neck, pm, work 16 (20, 20, 24, 24) sts from back holder as established, pm, pick up and knit 6 sts evenly spaced along left back neck, 16 (18, 20, 22, 24) sts along left front neck, work 9 sts from left front band holder – 78 (86, 90, 98, 102) sts.
Next Row: (K1, p1) 4 times, k1, p2, (k2, p2) to marker, sm, work in rib as established to next marker, sm, p2, (k2, p2) to last 9 sts, (k1, p1) 4 times, k1.
Shape Back of Hood
Increase Row 1 (RS):
Work in rib patterns as established to marker, M1, sm, work in rib pattern as established to marker, sm, M1, work in rib patterns as established across – 80 (88, 92, 100, 104) sts at the end of this row.
Row 2: Work in rib pattern as established to 1 st before marker, k1, sm, work in rib pattern as established to next marker, sm, k1, work in rib pattern as established across.
Row 3: Rep Row 1 (Increase Row) – 82 (90, 94, 102, 106) sts.
Row 4: Work in rib patterns as established to 2 sts before marker, k2, sm, work in rib pattern as established to next marker, sm, k2, work in rib patterns as established across.
Row 5: Rep Row 1 (Increase Row), working new (increased) sts into K2, p2 rib – 84 (92, 96, 104, 108) sts.
Row 6: Work in rib patterns as established to 1 st before marker, p1, sm, work in rib pattern as established to next marker, sm, p1, work in rib patterns as established across.
Row 7: Rep Row 1 (Increase Row) – 86 (94, 98, 106, 110) sts.
Row 8: Work in rib patterns as established to 2 sts before marker, p2, sm, work in rib pattern as established to next marker, sm, p2, work in rib patterns as established across.
Rep Rows 1-8 once more, working new (increased sts into rib pattern) – 94 (102, 106, 114, 118) sts rem at the end of last row worked.
Rep Rows 1 and 2 once more – 96 (104, 108, 116, 120) sts rem at the end of last row worked.
Work even in rib patterns as established for 30 (30, 34, 36, 36) more rows.
Shape Top of Hood
Row 1 (Decrease Row – RS):
Work in rib patterns as established over 27 (29, 31, 33, 35) sts, LCD, pm, work in rib pattern as established over 18 (22, 22, 26, 26) sts, pm, RCD, work in rib patterns as established to end of row – 88 (96, 100, 108, 112) sts.
Rows 2-4: Work even in rib patterns as established for 3 rows.
Row 5 (Decrease Row): Work in rib patterns as established to 12 sts before marker, LCD, sm, work in rib pattern as established to next marker, sm, RCD, work in rib patterns as established to end of row – 80 (88, 92, 100, 104) sts rem at end of this row.
Rows 6-13: Rep last 4 rows 2 more times – 64 (72, 76, 84, 88) sts rem at end of last row worked.
Rows 14-16: Work even in rib patterns as established for 3 rows.
Row 17: Work in rib pattern as established over 9 sts and place these sts on a holder for front band, bind off all sts to first marker removing marker as you bind off, work in rib pattern as established over center 18 (22, 22, 26, 26) sts, join a 2nd ball of yarn, bind off all sts to last 9 sts removing marker, work in rib pattern as established over rem 9 sts and place these sts on a holder for front band.
Do not cut yarn.
Center Section
Work over center 18 (22, 22, 26, 26) sts only.
Work even in rib pattern as established until sides of center section are same length as bound-off side edges of Row 17.
Bind off in rib.
Sew sides of center section to bound-off edges.
Front Band
From RS, return the set of 9 front band sts with yarn still attached from holder to a double pointed needle.
Work in K1, p1 Rib as established until rib measures same length as bound-off edge of center section of Hood.
Return rem set of 9 front band sts from holder to another double pointed needle, and graft sts together as follows: Holding the 2 needles parallel with WS of fabric together, thread a large-eyed blunt needle with one of the yarn ends and work as follows:
Insert needle as if to purl into first st on front piece.
Insert needle as if to knit into first st on back piece.
Then follow steps 1-4 as outlined below.
1) Insert needle as if to knit through first st on front needle and let the st drop from needle.
2) Insert needle into 2nd st on front needle as if to purl and pull the yarn through, leaving st on the needle.
3) Insert needle into first st on back needle as if to purl and let it drop from the needle.
4) Insert needle as if to knit through 2nd st on back needle and pull the yarn through, leaving st on needle.
Rep steps 1-4 until all sts are gone. When finished, adjust tension as necessary. Weave in ends.

FINISHING
Sew edge of Front Band to bound-off edge of center section of Hood.
Sew side seams.
Sew buttons to Left Front opposite buttonholes.
Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
dpn(s) = double pointed needle(s) k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing) RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es) WS = wrong side


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Pattern Average Rating: ***2.2 (based on 12 reviews)
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Hooded Vest Reviewed by SUSAN LEV on 2013-12-08 *
I'm so glad I decided to check this out. I started about 19 months ago. I am also an experienced knitter and the cables were wrong. because of the nature of the pattern, I decided to knit both fronts at the same time and the errors became apparent. I tried many things and encorporated many tactics I've previously learned in knitting many aran sweaters. After reading these reviews, I'll just rip it out and use the sizing to do my own pattern. This is very cute, but very poorly written.


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