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Home : Patterns : Level 1 Knit Vest

Free Knitting Pattern: Level 1 Knit Vest

Lion Brand® Lion's Pride® Woolspun®
Pattern #: L40185
Rating: ****4.0 (based on 1 review)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)

SIZE: S/L, 1X/2X

S/L (1X/2X)
Finished Circumference About 53 (65) in. (134.5 (165) cm)
Finished Length About 25 (26 1/2) in. (63.5 (67.5) cm), not including collar

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.

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Level 1 Knit Vest

Lion Brand® Lion's Pride® Woolspun®


13 sts + 24 rows = about 4 in. (10 cm) in Seed st.

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.

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Pattern Average Rating: ****4.0 (based on 1 review)
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Level 1 Knit Vest Reviewed by Whitney Cant on 2015-05-22 ****
I learned how to knit a couple months ago, and this was my first wearable project -- I love it. I have only done cowls and small accessories before now. It turned out really nicely, albeit with a few disguised mistakes. I chose to use Homespun in Delft instead of Woolspun, and it turned out a bit bigger because I didn't do a gauge swatch to check. I really love variegated yarn as a beginner. My vest is equally stylish open or belted, and it's the perfect topper for a chilly day. It looks best over a long-sleeve tee and tight pants, but I have also worn it over a dress and it wasn't bad. This vest would be a great project to knit if you work in a chilly air-conditioned office. A word on sizing: it's quite oversized. I consider myself a plus-sized woman and I made the S/L size, not the 1X/2X size. This is definitely not a warm weather project either -- it's heavy and warm on your lap as you knit.

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