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Free Knitting Pattern: Hooded Vest

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

SIZE:

Girls' 12-14 (Girls' 16, Adult S, Adult M, Adult L)
Finished Chest 30 (32, 34, 38, 42) in. (76 (81.5, 86.5, 96.5, 106.5) 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 Jun 18, 2012)

LEFT FRONT
Shape Neck
Next (Dec) Row (RS): Work in rib over 14 (16, 18, 20, 22, 22, 24, 26) sts, pm for cable decrease, LCD, work in rib as established over 5 sts, remove front band marker and sl rem 9 sts to a holder for front band - 27 (29, 35, 37, 39) sts.
Work even in rib pattern as established for 7 rows.
Next (Dec) Row: Work in rib as established to cable decrease marker, LCD, p2, k2, p1 work in rib pattern as established across - 23 (25, 31, 33, 35) sts.
Rep last 8 rows until 23 (25, 27, 29, 31) sts.

SIZES S (M, L) ONLY
Rep last 8 rows once more – 27 (29, 31) sts rem.

ALL SIZES
Remove cable decrease marker.
Work even in rib as established until piece measures 11 1/2 (12, 13, 13 1/2, 14)


Shape Shoulder
Next Row (RS): Bind off 8 (9, 9, 10, 10) sts for left shoulder, work in rib as established across - 15 (16, 18, 19, 21) sts rem.
Next Row: Work even in rib.
Next Row: Bind off 8 (8, 9, 10, 11) sts, work in rib to end of row - 7 (8, 9, 109, 10) sts.
Next Row: Work even in rib.
Bind off rem 7 (8, 9, 9, 10) sts.

RIGHT FRONT

Shape Armhole
Next Row (WS):
Bind off 2 (4, 6, 6, 6) sts, work in rib pattern as established across – 56 (58, 60, 64, 72) sts rem.
Work even in rib pattern as established for 5 4 rows.
Next (Dec) Row (WS RS): Work in rib pattern as established to last 18 sts over 6 sts, work RCD LCD, work in rib pattern as established across – 52 (54, 56, 60, 68) sts rem.
Work even in rib pattern as established for 1 row.

All Sizes
Next Row (RS):
Rep Buttonhole Row.
Work even in rib pattern as established for 2 (2, 4, 6, 6) 3 (3, 5, 7, 7) rows.
Next (Dec) Row (WS RS): Work in rib pattern as established to last 18 sts over 6 sts, work RCD LCD, work in rib pattern as established across – 48 (50, 52, 56, 64) sts.

Rep last 8 rows until 40 (42, 48, 48, 50, 52) sts rem.
Work even in rib pattern 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.
Shape Neck
Next (Dec) Row (RS): Work in rib pattern over 9 sts and sl these 9 sts to a holder for front band; remove front band marker; work in rib over 5 sts, pm for cable decrease, RCD, work in rib to end of row - 27 (29, 35, 37, 39) sts.
Work even in rib for 7 rows.
Next (Dec) Row: Work in rib to cable decrease marker, RCD, work in rib to end of row - 23 (25, 31, 33, 35) sts.
Rep last 8 rows until 23 (25, 27, 29, 31) sts rem.

SIZES S (M, L) ONLY
Rep last 8 rows once more – 27 (29, 31) sts rem.

ALL SIZES
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.
Shape Shoulder
Next Row (WS): Bind off 8 (9, 9, 10, 10) sts for right shoulder, work in rib as established to end of row - 15 (16, 18, 19, 21) sts.
Next Row: Work even in rib.
Next Row: Bind off 8 (8, 9, 10, 11) sts, work in rib as established to end of row - 7 (8, 9, 109, 10) sts.
Next Row: Work even in rib.
Bind off 7 (8, 9, 9, 10) rem sts.
Sew shoulder seams.


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

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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) Sl 4 sts to cable needle and hold in front, (p2tog) twice, (k2tog) twice, then (k2, p2) from cable needle - cable made and 4 sts decreased.
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) Sl 8 sts to cable needle and hold in back, (k2, p2), then (k2tog) twice, (p2tog) twice from cable needle - cable made and 4 sts decreased.

 

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

 

K1, p1 Rib
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 Front. The Hood is worked by picking up and knitting sts around the neckline.
2. Shaping (by decreasing sts) is worked as part of Cable Decreases.
3. ' As established', means to continue in the current st pattern. For example, to continue in a rib pattern, k the knit sts and p the purl sts.
4. 'Work even' means to continue in the pattern st without changing the st count by increasing, decreasing, or binding off.
5. End with a WS row means that the last row you work should be a WS row, you will be ready to work a RS row.
6. End with a RS row means that the last row you work should be a RS row, you will be ready to work a WS row.
7. Markers are used when working the Left and Right Fronts to indicate placement of front band and Cable Decreases.


BACK
Cast on 98 (106, 110, 122,138) sts.
Work even 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.
Shape Armholes
Next Row (RS):
Bind off 2 (4, 6, 6, 6) sts for armhole, work in K2, p2 Rib as established across to end of row.
Next Row (WS): Bind off 2 (4, 6, 6, 6) sts (armhole), work in K2, p2 Rib as established across to end of row - 94 (98, 98, 110, 126) sts rem.
Work even in K2, p2 Rib as established for 5 rows.
Next (Dec) Row (WS): Work in rib as established over 6 sts, work Right Slanting Cable Dec (RCD) over next 12 sts, work in K2, p2 Rib as established to last 18 sts, work Left Slanting Cable Dec (LCD) over next 12 sts, work in rib as established over last 6 sts - 86 (90, 90, 102, 118) sts rem.
Work even in K2, p2 Rib for 7 rows.
Rep last 8 rows until 62 (66, 74, 78, 86) sts rem.
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.
Shape Neck and Shoulders
Next Row (RS):
Bind off 8 (9, 9, 10, 10) sts for right shoulder, work in K2, p2 Rib over 15 (16, 18, 18, 20) sts for right shoulder, join a 2nd ball of yarn and work in K2, p2 Rib over 16 (16, 20, 22, 26) sts, then sl these sts to holder for neck, work in K2, p2 Rib over 23 (25, 27, 28, 30) sts for left shoulder.
Note: You will now be working both sides at once with separate balls of yarn.
Next Row: Working over left shoulder sts, bind off 8 (9, 9, 10, 10) sts, work in K2, p2 Rib over rem left shoulder sts; working across right shoulder sts, work in K2, p2 Rib - 15 (16, 18, 18, 20) sts on each shoulder.
Next Row: Working over right shoulder sts, bind off 8 (8, 9, 9, 10) sts, work in K2, p2 Rib over rem right shoulder sts; working across left shoulder sts, work in K2, p2 Rib.
Next Row: Working over left shoulder sts, bind off 8 (8, 9, 9, 10) sts, work in K2, p2 Rib rem left shoulder sts; working across right shoulder sts, work in K2, p2 Rib.
Bind off rem 7 (8, 9, 9, 10) sts on each shoulder.


LEFT FRONT
Cast on 58 (62, 66, 70, 78) sts.
Next Row (WS): (K1, p1) 4 times, k1, place marker (pm) for front band, k1, *p2, k2; rep from * across.
Work even in rib pattern 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 WS row.
Shape Armhole
Next Row (RS):
Bind off 2 (4, 6, 4, 6) sts for armhole, work in rib as established across to end of row - 56 (58, 60, 66, 72) sts.
Work even in rib pattern as established for 5 rows.
Next (Dec) Row: Work in rib over 6 sts, RCD, work in rib to end of row - 52 (54, 56, 62, 68) sts.
Work even in rib pattern as established for 7 rows.
Rep last 8 rows until 40 (42, 48, 50, 52) sts.
Work even in rib 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.
Shape Neck
Next (Dec) Row (RS):
Work in rib over 14 (16, 22, 24, 26) sts, pm for cable decrease, LCD, work in rib as established over 5 sts, remove front band marker and sl rem 9 sts to a holder for front band - 27 (29, 35, 37, 39) sts.
Work even in rib pattern as established for 7 rows.
Next (Dec) Row: Work in rib as established to cable decrease marker, LCD, work in rib pattern as established across - 23 (25, 31, 33, 35) sts.
SIZES S (M, L) ONLY
Rep last 8 rows once more – 27 (29, 31) sts rem.
ALL SIZES
Remove cable decrease marker.
Work even in rib as established until piece measures 11 1/2 (12, 13, 13 1/2, 14) in. (29 (30.5, 33, 34.5, 25.5) cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Shape Shoulder
Next Row (RS):
Bind off 8 (9, 9, 10, 10) sts for left shoulder, work in rib as established across - 15 (16, 18, 19, 21) sts rem.
Next Row: Work even in rib.
Next Row: Bind off 8 (8, 9, 10, 11) sts, work in rib to end of row - 7 (8, 9, 9, 10) sts.
Next Row: Work even in rib.
Bind off rem 7 (8, 9, 9, 10) sts.


RIGHT FRONT
Cast on 58 (62, 66, 70, 78) sts.
Next Row (WS): P2, *k2, p2; rep from * to last 12 sts, k2, p1, pm for front band, p1, (k1, p1) 4 times.
Work even in rib pattern as established for 10 more rows.
Buttonhole Row (RS): (K1, p1) twice, yarn over, k2tog (buttonhole made), work in rib as established across.
Work even in rib 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.
Shape Armhole
Next Row (WS):
Bind off 2 (4, 6, 6, 6) sts for armhole, work in rib as established to end of row - 56 (58, 60, 64, 72) sts.
Work even in rib for 4 rows.
Next (Dec) Row (RS): Work in rib pattern as established to last 18 sts, work LCD, work in rib pattern as established across - 52 (54, 56, 60, 68) sts.
Work even in rib pattern as established for 1 row.

Sizes Girls' 12-14 (Girls' 16, Adult S) ONLY
Work even in rib as established for 4 (4, 2) rows.

All Sizes
Next Row (RS):
Rep Buttonhole Row.
Work even in rib pattern as established for 3 (3, 5, 7, 7) rows.
Next (Dec) Row (RS): Work in rib pattern as established to last 18 sts , work LCD, work in rib pattern as established - 48 (50, 52, 56, 64) sts.
Work even in rib pattern as established for 7 rows.
Rep last 8 rows until 40 (42, 48, 50, 52) sts rem.
Work even in rib 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.
Shape Neck
Next (Dec) Row (RS):
Work in rib pattern over 9 sts and sl these 9 sts to a holder for front band; remove front band marker; work in rib over 5 sts, pm for cable decrease, RCD, work in rib to end of row - 27 (29, 35, 37, 39) sts.
Work even in rib for 7 rows.
Next (Dec) Row: Work in rib to cable decrease marker, RCD, work in rib to end of row - 23 (25, 31, 33, 35) sts.

SIZES S (M, L) ONLY
Rep last 8 rows once more – 27 (29, 31) sts rem.
ALL SIZES
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.
Shape Shoulder
Next Row (WS):
Bind off 8 (9, 9, 10, 10) sts for right shoulder, work in rib as established to end of row - 15 (16, 18, 19, 21) sts.
Next Row: Work even in rib.
Next Row: Bind off 8 (8, 9, 10, 11) sts, work in rib as established to end of row - 7 (8, 9, 9, 10) sts.
Next Row: Work even in rib.
Bind off 7 (8, 9, 9, 10) rem sts.
Sew shoulder seams.

HOOD
From RS, work in rib as established across 9 sts from right front holder, pick up and k18 (18, 20, 20, 22) sts along right front neck, 6 sts along right back neck, pm, work 16 (16, 22, 22, 26) sts from back holder as established, pm, pick up and k 6 sts along left back neck, 18 (18, 20, 20, 22) sts along left front neck, work in rib across 9 sts from left front holder - 82 (82, 92, 92, 100) sts.
Next Row (WS): (K1, p1) 4 times, k1, *p2, k2; rep from * to marker, work in rib as established to next marker, *k2, p2; rep from * to last 9 sts, (k1, p1) 4 times, k1.
Shape Back of Hood
Row 1 (Inc):
Work in rib as established to marker, M1, sl marker (sm), work in rib to next marker, sm, M1, work in rib to end of row - 84 (84, 94, 94, 102) sts.
Row 2: Work in rib as established to 1 st before marker, p1, work in rib to next marker, p1, work in rib to end of row.
Row 3: Rep Row 1 (Inc) - 86 (86, 96, 96, 104) sts at the end of this row.
Row 4: Work in rib pattern as established to 2 sts before marker, p2, work in rib as established to next marker, p2, work in rib to end of row.
Row 5: Rep Row 1 (Inc) - 88 (88, 98, 98,106) sts at the end of this row.
Row 6: Work in rib to 1 st before marker, k1, work in rib to next marker, k1, work in rib to end of row.
Row 7: Rep Row 1 (Inc) - 90 (90, 100, 100, 108) sts at the end of this row.
Row 8: Work in rib to 2 sts before marker, k2, work in rib to next marker, k2, work in rib to end of row.
Rep Rows 1-8 until 98 (98, 116, 116, 124) sts rem.

Sizes Girls' 12-14 (Girls' 16) ONLY
Rep Rows 1-6 once more - 104 (104) sts.

All Sizes
Work even in rib as established for 24 (24, 28, 28, 30) rows.
Shape Top of Hood
Next (Dec) Row (RS):
Work in rib over 31 (31, 35, 35, 39) sts, LCD, work in rib as established over 18 (18, 22, 22, 22) sts, RCD, work in rib to end of row - 96 (96, 108, 108, 116) sts.
Work even in rib for 3 rows.
Next (Dec) Row: Work in rib over 27 (27, 31, 31, 35) sts, LCD, work in rib over 18 (18, 22, 22, 22) sts, RCD, work in rib to end of row - 88 (88, 100, 100, 108) sts rem.
Work even in rib for 3 rows.
Next (Dec) Row: Work in rib over 23 (23, 27, 27, 31) sts, LCD, work in rib pattern over 18 (18, 22, 22, 22) sts, RCD, work in rib to end of row - 80 (80, 92, 92, 100) sts.
Work even in rib for 3 rows.
Next (Dec) Row: Work in rib over 19 (19, 23, 23, 27) sts, LCD, work in rib over 18 (18, 22, 22, 22) sts, RCD, work in rib to end of row - 72 (72, 84, 84, 92) sts.
Work even in rib for 3 rows.
Next Row (RS): Work in rib over 9 sts and sl to a holder for front band, bind off 18 (18, 22, 22, 26) sts for side, work in rib over 18 (18, 22, 22, 22) sts, join a 2nd ball of yarn and bind off 18 (18, 22, 22, 26) sts for side, work in rib as established over rem 9 sts and sl these sts to a holder for front band; do not cut yarn.
Center Section
Note:
Work over center 18 (18, 22, 22, 22) sts only.
Work even for 34 (34, 40, 40, 46) rows. Bind off in rib.
Sew sides of center section to bound-off sts of sides.
Front Band
Note:
Grafting the front band sts together creates a smooth join but, if you prefer, you can bind off and then seam bands together.
Sl the 9 sts, with yarn still attached, from holder to a double pointed needle (dpn).
Work in K1, p1 Rib as established until rib measures same length as bound-off edge of center of hood.
Sl rem 9 sts from holder to a dpn 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:
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, leave st on the needle.
3) Insert needle into first st on back needle as if to purl and let the st drop from the needle.
4) Insert needle as if to knit through 2nd st on back needle and pull the yarn through, leave st on the needle.
Rep steps 1-4 until all sts have been grafted together.
When finished, adjust tension as necessary. Weave in ends.

FINISHING
Sew edge of Front Band to bound-off edge of center 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) inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit k2tog = knit 2 together
p2tog = purl 2 together Pm = place marker
rem = remain(s)(ing) rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side sl = slip
sm = slip marker 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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