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Free Knitting Pattern: Modern Colorblock Vest

Lion Brand® Modern Baby®
Pattern #: L40116
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: Child (Multiple Sizes)

12-18 months (2-3 years, 4-5 years)
Finished Chest (buttoned) About 24 (26, 28) in. (61 (66, 71) cm)
Finished Length About 12 (13, 14) in. (30.5 (33, 35.5) cm)



CORRECTIONS: None
 
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 Kids will love the stylish colors of Modern Baby®, a new Lion Brand yarn used to make this knit vest.  

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Color (A)
Modern Baby®

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Color (B)
Modern Baby®

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Color (C)
Modern Baby®

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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
Modern Baby®
Cream Pink Blue Red Green Orange Purple Turquoise
Grey Black Yellow Chartreuse
*Modern Baby (Article #924). 50% Acrylic, 50% Nylon; package size: 2.60oz/75.00 gr. (173yds/158m) pull skeins

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MATERIALS
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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  924-147 Modern Baby: Purple
   balls
$ 11.98 2, 3 
Note: (A)
•  924-148 Modern Baby: Turquoise
   ball
$ 5.99 1, 2 
Note: (B)
•  924-149 Modern Baby: Grey
   ball
$ 5.99 1, 1 
Note: (C)
Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 6 [4.00 mm]   $ 3.60  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
3 buttons, 3/4 in. (19 mm) in diameter
Sewing needle and thread
 

Modern Colorblock Vest

Lion Brand® Modern Baby®

GAUGE:

21 sts + 30 rows = about 4 in. (10 cm) in 2 x 2 Ridge pattern.

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 together – 1 st decreased.

PATTERN STITCHES
2 x 2 Ridge pattern (worked over any number of sts)
Rows 1 and 2:
Knit.
Rows 3 and 4: Purl.
Rep Rows 1-4 for 2 x 2 Ridge pattern.

Moss stitch (worked over an even number of sts)
Rows 1 and 2:
*K1, p1; rep from * across.
Rows 3 and 4: *P1, k1; rep from * across.
Rep Rows 1-4 for Moss st.

NOTES:

1. Vest is worked in 3 pieces: Back, Left Front and Right Front. The pieces are worked in 2 pattern sts and 2 colors.
2. After shoulders are seamed, sts are picked up to work the bands at neck, front, and armhole. The bands are worked in Garter st (k every row).
3. On Back, both sides of the neck are worked AT THE SAME TIME with separate balls of yarn. If you are making either of the 2 smaller sizes, wind B into 2 separate balls before beginning.


BACK
With A, cast on 62 (68, 74) sts.
Beg with Row 1, work in 2 x 2 Ridge pattern until piece measures about 6 1/2 (7, 7 1/2) in. (16.5 (18, 19) cm) from beg, end with a WS row as the last row you work.
Shape Armholes
Row 1 (RS):
Bind off 3 (4, 5) sts, work in Ridge pattern to end of row – 59 (64, 69) sts at the end of this row.
Row 2: Bind off 3 (4, 5) sts, work in Ridge pattern to end of row – 56 (60, 64) sts.
Rows 3 and 4: Bind off 2 sts, work in Ridge pattern to end of row – 52 (56, 60) sts at the end of Row 4.
Rows 5-8: Bind off 1 st, work in Ridge pattern to end of row – 48 (52, 56) sts at the end of Row 8.
Change to B.
Row 9: Knit.
Beg with Row 1, work in Moss st until armholes measure 5 (5 1/2, 6) in. (12.5 (14, 15) cm), end with a WS row.
Shape Back Neck
Row 1 (RS):
Work in Moss st over first 13 (14, 15) sts, join a 2nd ball of B and bind off center 22 (24, 26) sts, work in Moss st to end of row – at the end of this row you will have 13 (14, 15) sts on each side.
Row 2: Working both sides of neck AT THE SAME TIME with separate balls of yarn, work in Moss st to last 2 sts of first side, k2tog; on 2nd side, ssk, work in Moss st to end of this side – at the end of this row you will have12 (13, 14) sts on each side.
Work even (without decreasing or increasing) in Moss st across both sides with separate balls of yarn, until armholes measure 5 1/2 (6, 6 1/2) in. (14 (15, 16.5) cm).
Bind off.


LEFT FRONT
With A, cast on 29 (32, 35) sts.
Beg with Row 1 work in 2 x 2 Ridge pattern until piece measures same as Back to armhole shaping, end with a WS row as the last row you work.
Shape Armhole
Row 1 (RS):
Bind off 3 (4, 5) sts, work in Ridge pattern to end of row – 26 (28, 30) sts.
Row 2: Work even in Ridge pattern across.
Row 3: Bind off 2 sts, work in Ridge pattern to end of row – 24 (26, 28) sts.
Rows 4 and 6: Work even in Ridge pattern across.
Rows 5 and 7: Bind off 1 st, work in Ridge pattern across – 22 (24, 26) sts at the end of Row 7.
Row 8: Work even in Ridge pattern across.
Change to B.
Row 9: Knit.
Beg with Row 1, work in Moss st pattern until armhole measures 3 (3 1/2, 4) in. (7.5 (9, 10) cm), end with a RS row.
Shape Neck
Row 1 (WS):
Bind off 5 (6, 7) sts, work in Moss st to end of row – 17 (18, 19) sts.
Row 2: Work even in Moss st across.
Row 3: Bind off 3 sts, work in Moss st to end of row – 14 (15, 16) sts.
Rows 4 and 6: Work even in Moss st across.
Rows 5 and 7: Bind off 1 st, work in Moss st to end of row – 12 (13, 14) sts at the end of Row 7.
Work in even (without decreasing or increasing) in Moss st until piece measures same length as Back.
Bind off.


RIGHT FRONT
With A, cast on 29 (32, 35) sts.
Beg with Row 1, work in 2 x 2 Ridge pattern until piece measures same as Back to armhole shaping, end with a RS row as the last row you work.
Shape Armholes
Row 1 (WS):
Bind off 3 (4, 5) sts, work in Ridge pattern to end of row – 26 (28, 30) sts.
Row 2: Work even in Ridge pattern across.
Row 3: Bind off 2 sts, work in Ridge pattern to end of row – 24 (26, 28) sts.
Rows 4 and 6: Work even in Ridge pattern across.
Rows 5 and 7: Bind off 1 st, work in Ridge pattern to end of row – 22 (24, 26) sts at the end of Row 7.
Row 8: Work even in Ridge pattern to end of row.
Change to B.
Row 9: Knit.
Beg with Row 1, work in Moss st until armhole measures 3 (3 1/2, 4) in. (7.5 (9, 10) cm), end with a WS row as the last row you work.
Shape Neck
Row 1 (RS):
Bind off 5 (6, 7) sts, work in Moss st to end of row – 17 (18, 19) sts.
Row 2: Work even in Moss st across.
Row 3: Bind off 3 sts, work in Moss st to end of row – 14 (15, 16) sts.
Rows 4 and 6: Work even in Moss st across.
Rows 5 and 7: Bind off 1 st, work in Moss st to end of row – 12 (13, 14) sts at the end of Row 7.
Work in even (without decreasing or increasing) in Moss st until piece measures same length as Back.
Bind off.

FINISHING
Sew shoulder seams.
Neckband
Row 1 (RS):
From RS with C, beg at right front neck, pick up and k20 (22, 24) sts evenly spaced across right front neck edge to shoulder seam, pick up and k22 (24, 26) sts evenly spaced across back neck, and 20 (22, 24) sts evenly spaced across left front neck edge – 62 (68, 74) sts.
Work in Garter st (k every row) for 6 rows.
Bind off.
Button Band
Row 1 (RS):
From RS with C, pick up and k55 (60, 65) sts evenly spaced along left front edge including neckband.
Work in Garter st for 8 rows.
Bind off.
Buttonhole Band
Row 1 (RS):
From RS with C, pick up and k55 (60, 65) sts evenly spaced along right front edge including neckband.
Work in Garter st for 3 rows.
Buttonhole Row (RS): K32 (35, 38), *k2tog, yo (buttonhole), k7 (8, 9); rep from * once more, k2tog, yo, k3.
Next Row: Knit into every st and yo across.
Work in Garter st for 3 more rows.
Bind off.
Armhole Bands
Row 1 (RS):
From RS with C, pick up and k60 (64, 68) sts evenly spaced along armhole edge.
Work in Garter st for 6 rows.
Bind off.
Rep on opposite armhole.
Sew side seams, including armhole bands.
With sewing needle and thread, sew buttons opposite buttonholes.
Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing) RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es) WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over  


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