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Free Knitting Pattern: Teddy Vest

Lion Brand« Wool-Ease« Thick & Quick« - Homespun® Thick & Quick®
Pattern #: L32239
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X

Finished Bust 46 (50, 54, 58, 64, 68) in. (117 (127, 137, 147.5, 162.5, 172.5, 178) cm), unsnapped
Finished Length 26 (26 1/2, 27, 27 1/2, 28, 28 1/2) in. (66 (67.5, 68.5, 70, 71, 72.5) 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: None
 
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Color (A)
Wool-Ease« Thick & Quick«

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Color (B)
Homespun® Thick & Quick®

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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
Wool-Ease« Thick & Quick«
Linen Fisherman Blossom Glacier Sky Blue Cobalt Navy Raspberry
Denim Taupe Oatmeal Barley Grass Lemongrass Pumpkin Citron
Spice Apricot Cranberry Claret Fig Eggplant Charcoal Black
Grey Marble Snapdragon Cilantro Butterscotch Denim Twist Celebration Cabernet Constellation
Gemstone Galaxy Poinsettia Mystical Starlight Wheat Wood Sequoia
Mesquite Granite Sandstone Marble Blackstone Jungle Desert Flamingo
Toucan Parakeet Monarch Seagull Blue Jay Purple Martin Bluebird Raven
Hoosiers Hoyas Crimson Tigers Huskies Spartans Red Beacon Checkerboard
Homespun® Thick & Quick®
Coral Stripes Natural Stripes Greystone Stripes Violet Stripes Wildberries Stripes Granite Stripes Woodland Stripes Antique Stripes
Sea Glass Stripes Oceania Stripes Spring Stripes Lavender Stripes Sangria Stripes Colonial Edwardian Tudor
Waterfall Barrington Barley Lagoon Painted Desert Wild Fire Herb Garden Mixed Berries
Pearls Purple Haze Azure Blue Relish Claret Dove
*Wool-Ease Thick & Quick (Article #640). Solids, Heathers, Twists: 80% Acrylic, 20% Wool
Wheat & Wood: 86% Acrylic; 10% Wool; 4% Rayon
Oatmeal & Barley & Grey Marble: 82% Acrylic; 10% Wool; 8% Rayon
Metallics: 79% Acrylic, 20% Wool, 1% Metallic Poly; package size: Solids, Heathers, Twists, Tweeds: 6 oz./170g (106 yd/97 m)
Prints, Stripes: 5 oz./140g (87 yd/80 m)
Metallics: 5 oz./140g (92 yd/84 m)
*Homespun® Thick & Quick® (Article #792). 88% Acrylic, 12% Polyester; package size: 8.00oz/227.00 gr. (160yds/146m) pull skeins

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MATERIALS
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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  640-149 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Charcoal
   balls
$ 37.96 5, 5, 6, 7, 7 
Note: (A)
•  792-312 Homespun Thick & Quick Yarn: Edwardian
   ball
$ 8.99 1, 2, 2, 2, 2 
Note: (B)
Lion Brand Knitting Needles Size 11 [8 mm]   $ 5.95  
Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 13 [9 mm]   $ 5.95  
Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers   $ 2.49  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
Circular knitting needle size 11 (8 mm), 24 in. (61 cm) long
Crochet hook size L-11 (8 mm)
Four large snap fasteners
Sewing needle and thread
 

Teddy Vest

Lion Brand« Wool-Ease« Thick & Quick« - Homespun® Thick & Quick®

GAUGE:

9 sts + 13 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with larger needles and A.
8 sts + 12 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in Rev St st (p on RS, k on WS) with larger needles and B.

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:

PATTERN STITCH
K1, p1 Rib (multiple of 2 sts + 1)
Row 1 (RS):
*K1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.
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 and 2 Fronts.
2. Front armholes are worked in intarsia, using a separate ball of yarn for each color. Twist yarns on WS to prevent holes.
3. End with a WS row means that the last row you work should be a WS row, and the next row that you are ready to work will be a RS row.
4. When you see '– 12 sts' in the instructions, this lets you know how many sts you will have at the end of that specific row.


BACK
With smaller straight needles and A, cast on 55 (59, 63, 67, 73, 77) sts.
Beg with Row 1, work in K1, p1 Rib for 3 in. (7.5 cm), end with a WS row as your last row.
Change to larger needles and work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) until piece measures 15 in. (38 cm) from beg, end with a RS row as your last row.
Shape Armhole
Next Row (WS):
K4, p to last 4 sts, k4.
Keeping first and last 4 sts in Garter st (knit every row) and rem sts in St st, work until armholes measures 9 1/2 (10, 10 1/2, 11, 11 1/2, 12) in. (24 (25.5, 26.5, 28, 29, 30.5) cm), end with a WS row as your last row.
Shape Shoulders
Continuing in St st, bind off 6 (7, 7, 8, 9, 10) sts at beg of next 4 rows, then 6 (6, 8, 8, 9, 9) sts at beg of next 2 rows – 19 sts when all bind offs have been completed.
Bind off rem sts.


LEFT FRONT
With smaller straight needles and A, cast on 29 (31, 33, 35, 39, 41) sts.
Beg with Row 1, work in K1, p1 Rib for 3 in. (7.5 cm), end with a WS row as your last row.
Next Row (RS): Change to larger needles and B, p1 (3, 5, 0, 4, 6), *p2tog, p3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4); rep from * 6 more times – 22 (24, 26, 28, 32, 34) sts.
Work in Rev St st (p on RS, k on WS) until piece measures same as Back to armholes, end with a WS row as your last row.
Shape Armhole and Neck
Dec Row (RS):
With A, k4, with B, p to last 4 sts, p2tog, p2 – 21 (23, 25, 27, 31, 33) sts.
Keeping 4 sts with A in Garter st, and rem sts in Rev St st with B, rep Dec row every 4th row 5 (5, 5, 5, 6, 6) more times – 16 (18, 20, 22, 25, 27) sts when all decreases have been completed.
Work until armhole measures same as Back to shoulder, end with a WS row as your last row.
Shape Shoulder
Bind off 5 (6, 6, 7, 8, 9) sts at beg of next RS row twice.
Work 1 row even, then bind off rem sts.

RIGHT FRONT
With smaller straight needles and A, cast on 29 (31, 33, 35, 39, 41) sts.
Beg with Row 1, work in K1, p1 Rib for 3 in. (7.5 cm), end with a WS row as your last row.
Next Row (RS): Change to larger needles and B, *p3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4), p2tog; rep from * 6 more times, p1 (3, 5, 0, 4, 6) – 22 (24, 26, 28, 32, 34) sts.
Work in Rev St st until piece measures same as Back to armholes, end with a WS row as your last row.
Shape Armhole and Neck
Dec Row (RS):
With B, p2, p2tog, p to last 4 sts, with A, k4 – 21 (23, 25, 27, 31, 33) sts.
Keeping 4 sts with A in Garter st and rem sts in Rev St st with B, rep Dec row every 4th row 5 (5, 5, 5, 6, 6) more times – 16 (18, 20, 22, 25, 27) sts rem.
Work until armhole measures same as Back to shoulders, end with a RS row as your last row.
Shape Shoulder
Bind off 5 (6, 6, 7, 8, 9) sts at beg of next WS row twice.
Work 1 row even, then bind off rem sts.


FINISHING
Sew shoulder seams.
Measure and mark 8 1/2 (9, 9 1/2, 10, 10 1/2, 11) in. (21.5 (23, 24, 25.5, 26.5, 28) cm) down from shoulder on Fronts and Back. Sew Side seams from marker to lower edge.
Front Edgings
From RS with crochet hook, join A with a sl st at lower edge of Right Front. Work sl sts evenly spaced along front edge to beg of neck shaping. Fasten off.
From RS with crochet hook, join A with a sl st at neck edge of Left Front. Work sl sts evenly spaced along front edge to lower edge. Fasten off.

Collar
From RS, with circular needle and A, beg at neck shaping of Right Front, pick up and k39 (40, 41, 42, 43, 44) sts evenly spaced along neck edge to shoulder seam, pick up and k 19 sts evenly spaced along back neck, pick up and k39 (40, 41, 42, 43, 44) sts evenly spaced along neck edge to beg of neck shaping of Left Front – 97 (99, 101, 103, 105, 107) sts.
Work in K1, p1 Rib for 3 1/2 in. (9 cm).
Bind off.

Mark for 4 snap fasteners evenly spaced along front edges, with first 2 in. (5 cm) from lower edge and last 2 in. (5 cm) below bound-off edge of Collar. With sewing needle and thread, sew corresponding snap fasteners where marked.
Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing) Rev St st = reverse stockinette stitch
RS = right side St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es) tog = together
WS = wrong side  


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