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Free Knitting Pattern: Everyday Long Vest

Lion Brand® Cotton-Ease® (original)
Pattern #: 20122
Rating: *****5.0 (based on 4 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X
Finished chest 36 (40, 44, 48, 52, 56) inches
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)
Cotton-Ease® (original)

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 700-107: Cotton-Ease yarn: Candy Blue (discontinued)
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Discontinued - click here for possible substitutions
Cotton-Ease® (original)
Sorry, product is discontinued; no colors are available.
*Cotton-Ease® (original) (Article #700). 50% Cotton/50% Acrylic; package size: 3.50oz/100.00 gr. (207yds/188m) pull skeins

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MATERIALS
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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  700-107 Cotton-Ease yarn: Candy Blue (discontinued)
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$ 19.96 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6)  
Discontinued, sorry!
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Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 8 [5 mm]   $ 3.60  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
1 7/8-inch (22 mm) button
 

Everyday Long Vest

Lion Brand® Cotton-Ease® (original)

GAUGE:

17 sts + 24 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) in Stockinette st.(k on RS, p on WS). 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 k them tog.

NOTES:

When working in Garter st, slip first st of each row for a smooth edge.

BACK
Cast on 85 (94, 102, 110, 119, 127) sts. Work 7 rows Garter st (k every row). Next row (WS) Work 4 Garter sts, St st to last 4 sts, 4 Garter sts. Work as established for 32 more rows.

Dec row (RS) K 1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, ssk, k 1. Repeat dec row every 20 rows 3 more times – 77 (86, 94, 102, 111, 119) sts. Cont in St st only until piece measures 20½ (20, 20, 19½, 19½, 19)" from beg, ending with a WS row. Shape Armhole Bind off 3 (4, 5, 6, 6, 7) sts at beg of next 2 rows.

Dec row (RS) Work 4 Garter sts, k2tog, St st to last 6 sts, ssk, 4 Garter sts. Repeat dec every other row 8 (9, 10, 13, 15, 16) more times – 53 (58, 62, 64, 67, 71) sts. Work even until armhole measures 7 (7½, 8, 8½, 9, 9½)", ending with a RS row.

Next row (WS) Work 4 Garter sts, p 5 (7, 9, 10, 11, 12), work 35 (36, 36, 36, 37, 39) Garter sts, p 5 (7, 9, 10, 11, 12), work 4 Garter sts. Work even until armholes measure 8 (8 ½, 9, 9½, 10, 10½)", ending with a WS row.

Shape Shoulder and Back Neck Bind off 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7) sts at beg of next row, work 8 (10, 11, 11, 12, 13) sts, join 2nd ball of yarn and bind off center 27 (28, 28, 28, 29, 31) sts, work to end.

Next row (WS) Bind off 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7) sts at beg of row, work to end. Working both sides at same time, bind off 4 (5, 6, 6, 6, 7) sts at beg of next 4 (4, 2, 2, 4, 2) rows, bind off 0 (0, 5, 5, 0, 6) sts at beg of next 0 (0, 2, 2, 0, 2) rows.

LEFT FRONT
Cast on 45 (49, 53, 57, 62, 66) sts. Work 7 rows Garter st.

Next row (WS) Work 4 Garter sts, St st to last 4 sts, 4 Garter sts. Work as established for 32 rows more.

Dec row (RS) K 1, k2tog, St st to last 4 sts, 4 Garter sts for placket.

Rep dec row every 20 rows 3 more times – 41 (45, 49, 53, 58, 62) sts. Work even until piece measures 20½ (20, 20, 19½, 19½, 19)" from beg, ending with a WS row. Place marker at neck edge.

Shape Armhole and V-neck Bind off 3 (4, 5, 6, 6, 7) sts at beg of next row, work to last 6 sts, ssk, 4 Garter sts.

Next row (WS) Work 4 Garter sts, St st to last 4 sts, 4 Garter sts.

Next row (RS) Work 4 Garter sts, k2tog, St st to last 6 sts, ssk, 4 Garter sts. Repeat dec at neck edge every other row 5 (4, 3, 1, 1, 2) more times, then every 4th row 9 (10, 11, 13, 14, 14) times and, AT SAME TIME, repeat decs at armhole edge every other row 8 (9, 10, 13, 15, 16) more times – 13 (15, 17, 17, 19, 20) sts. Work even until armhole measures 8 (8 ½, 9, 9½, 10, 10½)", ending with a WS row.

Shape shoulder Bind off 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7) sts at beg of next 1 (3, 2, 2, 1, 2) RS rows, then bind off 4 (0, 5, 5, 6, 6) sts at beg of next 2 (0, 1, 1, 2, 1) RS rows. Mark position for button.

RIGHT FRONT
Work as for Left Front, reversing shapings and working k2tog, yarn over for buttonhole in Garter st border opposite marker on Left Front.

FINISHING
Sew shoulders together. Sew side seams, leaving 6½" side slits. Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing) k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing) RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together WS = wrong side


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Pattern Average Rating: *****5.0 (based on 4 reviews)
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Everyday Long Vest Reviewed by Mary Ann Johnson on 2011-12-05 *****
made this for my daughter. Fit and looked great on her, and true to size. She loved it. Only took me a week to do it in my spare time.


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