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Mitered Vest Knit
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Chunky
Pattern Number: 1197 Show off your outstanding knitting skills with this Lion Brand exclusive. Clean geometric lines and a buttoned down collar are some of the details that make this all-garter stitch mitered vest extraordinary.

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

630-152 Wool-Ease Chunky Yarn: Charcoal Dark gray
Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 26.37
Alternative Quantity: (3, 4, 4)

630-139 Wool-Ease Chunky Yarn: Huckleberry (discontinued) Dark, purplish red
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 6.99
Alternative Quantity: (1, 1, 2)

630-099 Wool-Ease Chunky Yarn: Fisherman

Soft, natural cream


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 8.79
Alternative Quantity: (1, 1, 2)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 10.5 [6.5 mm]
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Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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Additional Materials
Three 3/4 inches buttons
GAUGE:
12 sts + 24 rows = 4" (10 cm) over garter st 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.

Double Decrease: Slip 2 sts (as if to knit them together) from the left needle to the right needle, k 1, pass both slip sts over the knit stitch.

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.


INSTRUCTIONS
BACK

With MC, cast on 103 (113, 125, 137) sts.

Row 1 (RS): K 49 (53, 59, 65) (top edge), work double decrease over 3 sts, place marker, k 51 (57, 63, 69) (side edge).

Row 2: K to marker, slip marker, p 1, 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 79 (87, 97, 105) sts.

Row 1 (RS): K 51 (57, 63, 69) (side edge), work double decrease over next 3 sts, place marker, k 25 (27, 31, 33) (top edge).

Row 2: K to marker, slip marker, p 1, 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 79 (87, 97, 105) sts.

Row 1 (RS): K 25 (27, 31, 33) (top edge), work double decrease over next 3 sts, place marker k 51 (57, 63, 69) (side edge).

Row 2 K: to marker, slip marker, p 1, k to end.

Row 3 K: to 2 sts before marker, work double decrease over next 3 sts (remove and replace marker), work 13 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 81/2 (9, 9, 91/2)" from shoulder seams.

With right side facing and MC, begin at lower back left edge, pick up 27 (30, 36, 41) sts along side edge to armhole marker.

Work in garter st (k every row) for 3 (31/2, 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 110 (122, 134, 144) 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 56 (60, 60, 66) 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
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sl = slip
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
wyif = with yarn in front
k = knit
MC = main color
p = purl
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)


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