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Home : Patterns : Knitted Quick & Easy Vest
 

Free Knitting Pattern: Knitted Quick & Easy Vest

Lion Brand Homespun®
Pattern #: 20134
Rating: *****5.0 (based on 1 review)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X
Finished chest 40 (44, 48, 52, 56) inches
Length 21 (22, 23, 24, 25) 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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Homespun®

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Sundae Stripes Gemstone Stripes Wildberries Stripes Beachside Stripes Petunia Stripes Hepplewhite Shaker Colonial
Deco Rococo Edwardian Tudor Sierra Regency Baroque Waterfall
Gothic Prairie Barrington Nouveau Windsor Corinthian Mediterranean Delft
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Seafoam Spice Tulips Cherry Blossom Vineyard Pueblo Abalone Claret
Clouds Desert Mountain Blue Moon Barks Forest Sand Dune
*Homespun® (Article #790). 98% Acrylic, 2% Polyester; package size: 6.00oz/170.00 gr. (185yds/169m) pull skeins

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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  790-355 Homespun Yarn: Delft
   balls
$ 22.47 (3, 3, 4, 4)  
Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 9 [5.5 mm]   $ 4.95  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
1 1-inch (25 mm) button
 

Knitted Quick & Easy Vest

Lion Brand Homespun®

GAUGE:

14 sts + 22 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) in St 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 the next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into the fronts of these 2 sts and k them tog.

STITCH PATTERN

Seed Stitch
Row 1
*K 1, p 1; rep from * to end.
Row 2 K the purl sts, and p the knit sts.
Rep Row 2 for pattern.
Note Slip first st of each row for a neat edge.


VEST
BACK
Cast on 70 (77, 84, 91, 98) sts. Work 12 rows in Seed st.
Row 1 (RS) Slip first st, work 5 Seed sts, k to last 6 sts, work 6 Seed sts.
Row 2 Slip first st, work 5 Seed sts, p to last 6 sts, work 6 Seed sts.
Rep Rows 1 and 2 until piece measures 4 inches from beg, ending with a WS row. Work even in St st only until piece measures 11 (12, 12 , 13, 13) inches from beg.

Shape Armhole
Bind off 4 (5, 5, 6, 6) sts at beg of next 2 rows, 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows.
Next row (RS) Slip first st, work 5 Seed sts, k2tog, k to last 8 sts, ssk, work 6 Seed sts.
Next row Slip first st, work 5 Seed sts, p to last 6 sts, work 6 Seed sts.
Rep last 2 rows 4 (5, 6, 7, 7) more times 46 (49, 54, 57, 64) sts. Cont in St st, keeping first and last 6 sts in Seed st until armhole measures 9 (9, 10, 10, 11) inches.

Shape Neck and Shoulder
Bind off 6 (7, 7, 8, 9) sts at beg of next 2 rows, then bind off 6 (6, 7, 7, 9) sts at beg of foll 2 rows. Bind off center 22 (23, 26, 27, 28) sts for Back Neck.

LEFT FRONT
Cast on 35 (39, 42, 46, 49) sts. Work 12 rows Seed st.
Row 1 (RS) Slip first st, work 5 Seed sts, k to last 6 sts, work 6 Seed sts.
Row 2 Slip first st, work 5 Seed sts, p to last 6 sts, work 6 Seed sts.
Rep Rows 1 and 2 until piece measures 4 inches from beg, ending with a WS row.
Next row (RS) K to last 5 sts, work 5 Seed sts.
Next row Slip first st, work 4 Seed sts, p to end.
Rep last 2 rows until piece measures 11 (12, 12, 13, 13) inches from beg.

Shape Armhole
Bind off 4 (5, 5, 6, 6) sts at beg of next RS row. Work WS rows in pattern. Bind off 3 sts at beg of next RS row.
Next row (RS) Slip first st, work 5 Seed sts, k2tog, k to last 5 sts, work 5 Seed sts.
Next row Slip first st, work 4 Seed sts, p to last 6 sts, work 6 Seed sts.
Rep last 2 rows 4 (5, 6, 7, 7) more times 23 (25, 27, 29, 34) sts. Work even in St st, keeping edges in Seed st, until armhole measures 9 (9, 10, 10, 11) inches ending with a WS row.

Shape Neck and Shoulder
Bind off 6 (7, 7, 8, 9) sts at beg of next row; bind off 6 (6, 7, 7, 9) sts at beg of next 2 rows; then bind off center 5 (6, 6, 7, 12) sts of front lapel.

RIGHT FRONT
Work as for Left Front, reversing all shaping.

FINISHING
Sew shoulder and side seams, leaving 4 inches open at lower edge for side slits. Fasten lapels to fronts. Weave in loose ends. Sew on button, use opening in fabric for buttonhole.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
foll = follow(s)(ing) k = knit
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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Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: *****5.0 (based on 1 review)
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Knitted Quick & Easy Vest Reviewed by Shirley M Horn on 2010-12-13 *****
I have knitted 3 vests already and still get compli-ments, even though the vests are several years old. I want to make another and wanted to make sure I am using the right size needles. I found the size at the end of the page. Thank you so much for your wonderful "free" patterns. I love this one.
Shirley Horn


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