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Mitered Vest
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Sportweight
Pattern Number: 1168
Skill Level: Intermediate Spice up your wardrobe with this attention grabber.

Knit from Wool-Ease Sportweight in three squares and sewn together, this dramatic vest requires no shaping.

Chest measurements: S/M 40 inches -44 inches , L 48 inches , XL 52 inches .

Shown in Black, Ranch Red and Fisherman.

Needles: Size 8 (5 mm) and size 8 (5 mm) 16 inches circulars; three 3/4 inches buttons

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X
Finished chest 40 (44, 48, 52) inches. Length 18 (20, 22, 24) 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

MATERIALS

660-153 Wool-Ease Sportweight Yarn: Black (discontinued) True black
Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 11.98
Alternative Quantity: (2, 2, 3)

660-102 Wool-Ease Sportweight Yarn: Ranch Red (discontinued) Bright red
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 5.99
Alternative Quantity: (1, 1, 1)

660-099 Wool-Ease Sportweight Yarn: Fisherman (discontinued) Creamy natural
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 5.99
Alternative Quantity: (1, 1, 1)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 8 [5 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.60


Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.49

GAUGE:
18 sts and 36 rows = 4" with size 8 needles. BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. 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
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

NOTES:
Each pattern ridge is 2 rows of knitting.

The vest is worked by casting on the top and side outer edges.

As you work, you decrease 2 stitches on every other row, creating a diagonal ridge.


INSTRUCTIONS
Double Decrease: Slip 2 sts as if to knit them together from the left needle to the right needle, k1, pass both slip sts over the knit stitch at the same time.

Pattern 1: 2 ridges MC, 1 ridge A, 2 ridges MC, 1 ridge B, 2 ridges MC, 2 ridges A, 1 ridge B, 2 ridges A.

Pattern 2: 4 ridges MC, 1 ridge B, 4 ridges MC, 1 ridge A.

Pattern Sequences Back Repeat Pattern 1 to end.

Left Front Work Pattern 2 twice.

Work Pattern 1 to end.

Right Front Work Pattern 1 twice.

Work Pattern 2 to end.
BACK:

With MC, cast on 155 (171, 189, 205) sts.

Row 1 (RS): K 75 (82, 91, 99) (top edge), work double decrease over 3 sts, place marker, k 77 (86, 95, 103) (side edge).

Row 2: K to marker, sl marker, p1, k to end.

Row 3: K to 2 sts before marker, work double decrease over next 3 sts (remove and replace marker), k to end.

Continue to repeat Rows 2 and 3 in pattern sequence until all top sts have been decreased.

Bind off remaining side edge sts.
LEFT FRONT:

With MC, cast on 117 (129, 143, 155) sts.

Row 1 (RS): K 77 (86, 95, 103) (side edge), work double decrease over next 3 sts, place marker, k 37 (40, 45, 49) (top edge).

Row 2 K to marker, sl marker, p1, k to end.

Row 3 K to 2 sts before marker, work double decrease over next 3 sts (remove and replace marker), k to end.

Continue to repeat Rows 2 and 3 in pattern sequence until all top sts have been decreased.

Bind off remaining sts.
RIGHT FRONT:

With MC, cast on 117 (129, 143, 155) sts.

Row 1 (RS): K 37 (40, 45, 49) (top edge), work double decrease over next 3 sts, place marker k 77(86, 95, 103) (side edge).

Row 2: K to marker, sl marker, p1, k to end.

Row 3: K to 2 sts before marker, work double decrease over next 3 sts (remove and replace marker), work 26 sts, bind off next 2 sts for buttonhole, k to end.

On next row, cast-on 2 sts over bound-off sts.

Continue to repeat Rows 2 and 3 (omitting buttonhole) in pattern sequence until all top sts have been decreased.

Bind off remaining sts.



FINISHING:

Sew shoulder seams leaving approximately 9" open for neck.

Fold back both upper front corners and tack in place with a button at each corner.

Underarm Panels: Place markers on back and fronts to mark armholes 8 1/2 (9, 9, 9 1/2 )" from shoulder seams.

With right side facing and MC, begin at lower back left edge, pick up 40 (46, 56, 62) sts alongside edge to armhole marker.

Work in garter st (k every row) for 3 (3 1/2, 31/2, 4)".

Bind off.

Sew bound-off edge to left front.

Work second panel in the same way, picking up stitches along lower right front side edge and sewing to back right edge.

Lower Band: With right side facing and MC, begin at center front, pick up and k 166 (182, 198, 215) sts along lower edge.

Work in garter st for 2 ridges (4 rows).

Bind off loosely.

Armhole Band: With right side facing, circular needle, and MC, pick up 84 (90, 90, 98) sts evenly around armhole edge.

Join.

P 1 round, k 1 round until 2 ridges have been worked (4 rounds).

Bind off loosely.

Sew on button.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
k = knit
MC = main color
p = purl
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)


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