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Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern Number: 1217
With simple clean lines, large pockets, and a face-framing neckline, this vest flatters all figures.

Knit it in one of our Homespun prints and watch the captivating colors unfold.

Shown in New England.

Size 10 (6 mm) circular needle; Five 7/8-inch buttons.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X
Finished chest measurement 42 (46, 50, 54, 58)inches Length 26 1/2 (27, 27 1/2, 29, 30)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

790-337 Homespun Yarn: New England DISCONTINUED Heathered Solid Granite and dark sea colors.
Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 16.77
Alternative Quantity: (3, 4, 4, 5)

Lion Brand Stitch Holders
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 5.99

GAUGE:
14 sts + 20 rows = 4" (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS). 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:
Vest is constructed by first knitting three panels.

These three panels are then joined and worked together as one piece from the bottom up to the underarms.

This will keep the variegated stripes matching at the front and back seams.


INSTRUCTIONS
BACK PANEL

Cast on 74 (81, 88, 95, 102) sts.

Work in garter st (k every row) for 6 rows.

Row 1 (RS): K 4, p to last 4 sts, k 4.

Row 2: K across.

Repeat Rows 1-2 until piece measures 6" from beg, end with Row 2.

Place sts on st holder.



RIGHT FRONT PANEL

Cast on 40 (44, 47, 51, 54) sts.

Work in garter st for 6 rows.

Repeat Rows 1-2 from back panel until piece measures 6" from beg, end with Row 2.

Place sts on st holder.



LEFT FRONT PANEL

Repeat directions as for right front panel.
JOIN PANELS

Beg with right front, RS facing.

Row 1: Knit across right front panel, back panel, then left front panel.

Row 2: K 4, p across joining all panels, to last 4 sts, k 4.

Repeat Rows 1-2 until piece measures 7" from beg, ending with Row 2.

Buttonhole Row: Working in 4-st garter band on right front, make buttonholes on RS as follows: K 2, yo, k2 tog, k across.

Continue working in St st with garter st edge for 3 1/2", make next buttonhole.

Total of 5 buttonholes.

AT THE SAME TIME, continue working body until piece measures 15 (15, 15, 16, 17)" from beg, end with RS row.

Next Row: K 4, p 32 (36, 39, 43, 46), k 8, p 66 (73, 80, 87, 94), k 8, p 32 (36, 39, 43, 46), k 4.

Next Row: Knit.

Next Row: K 4, p 31 (35, 38, 42, 45), k 10, p 64 (71, 78, 85, 92), k 10, p 31(35, 38, 42, 45), k 4.

Next Row: Knit.

Next Row: K 4, p 30 (34, 37, 41, 44), k 12, p 62 (69, 76, 83, 90), k 12, p 30 (34, 37, 41, 44), k 4.

Next Row: Knit.

Dividing Row: K 4, p 30 (34, 37, 41, 44), k 6, place these 40 (44, 47, 51, 54) sts on st holder, k 6, p 62 (69, 76, 83, 90), k 6, place these 74 (81, 88, 95, 102) sts on st holder, k 6, p 30 (34, 37, 41, 44), k 4, cont working on remaining 40 (44, 47, 51, 54) sts.

Right Front Armhole Shaping Row 1 (RS): Knit.

Row 2: Bind off 3 sts, k 3, p to last 4 sts, k to end.

Row 3: Knit to last 2 sts, k 2 tog.

Row 4: K 4, p across to last 4 sts, k to end.

Repeat last 2 rows 3 (4, 4, 6, 8) times more.Next Row: Knit.

Next Row: K 4, p across to last 4 sts, k to end.

Repeat last two rows 0 (0, 1, 1, 2) more times.

Work until piece measures 23 (23 1/2, 24, 25 1/2, 26 1/2)" from beg, ending with a WS row.

Place 4 sts of garter button band on st holder - 29 (32, 35, 37, 40) sts on needle.

Shape Neck Row 1 (RS): Bind off 3 sts, k across.

Row 2: K 4, p across.

Row 3: Bind off 3 sts, k across.

Row 4: K 4, p across.

Row 5: Bind off 2 sts, k across.

Row 6: K 4, p across.

Row 7: Bind off 1 st, k across.

Row 8: K 4, p across.

Repeat last two rows 1 (1, 2, 2, 3) times more - 19 (22, 24, 26, 28) sts.

Work till piece measures 26 1/2 (27,27 1/2, 29, 30)" in length from beg.

Bind off.



Left Front Armhole and Neck ShapingReverse directions for Right Front Armhole and Neck Shaping.



Back Armhole Shaping Row 1 (RS): Bind off 3 sts, k across.

Row 2: Bind off 3 sts, k 3, p to last 4 sts, k to end.

Row 3: K across to last 2 sts, k2tog.

Row 4: K 4, p to last 5 sts, k 3, k2tog.

Rep last two rows 3 (3, 4, 4, 5) times more.

Next Row: K 4 sts each side of needle and work even until back measures 26 (26 1/2, 27, 28 1/2, 29 1/2)" from beg.

Next Row (RS): Bind off 19 (22, 24, 26, 28) sts, k across to last 19 (22, 24, 26, 28) sts, Bind off.

Place rem 22 (23, 24, 27, 28) sts on st holder.

Piece measures 26 1/2 (27, 27 1/2, 29, 30)" in length from beg.
POCKETS (make two)

Cast on 20 sts.

Work in St st for 5" ending with RS row.

K 4 rows.

Bind off all sts.
FINISHING

Sew shoulder seams.

Neckband (RS): Beg at right front neck and k 4 sts on holder, pick up and k 52 (52, 56, 56, 60) sts evenly around neck, including sts from back holder, k 4 sts on holder - 60 (60, 64, 64, 68) sts.

K 4 rows.

Bind off.

Sew pockets in place.

Sew on buttons.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over


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