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Garter Yoke Vest
Lion Brand® Chenille Thick & Quick®
Pattern Number: 1282
Here is an easy one-piece vest that you can dress-up or dress-down, depending on your mood.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large
Finished Chest 46 (52, 56)" (Note Because this is a thick yarn, the finished sizes will fit the following chest sizes: 34" - 36" actual chest - 46" finished size; 42" - 44" actual chest - 52" finished size; 46" - 48" actual chest - 56" finished size) Length 24 (24 1/2, 25)"
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

950-108 Chenille Thick & Quick Yarn: Dusty Blue DISCONTINUED A gentle, grayish blue
Quantity needed: 4 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 23.80
Alternative Quantity: (5, 6)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 10.5 [6.5 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 4.95


Lion Brand Knitting Needles Size 11 [8 mm]
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Estimated Price: $ 5.95


Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size K-10.5 (6.5 mm)
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Estimated Price: $ 2.65


Lion Brand Stitch Holders
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Estimated Price: $ 5.99

Additional Materials
Two toggle buttons
GAUGE:
8 sts + 12 rows = 4" (10 cm) in stockinette st (k on RS, p on WS) on size 11 (8 mm) needles. 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:
This vest is worked in one piece from the lower back, over the shoulders and down the front.

A single crochet edging is applied to the front band and sleeve edges with crocheted button loops on right front.

Where only one figure appears, it applies to all sizes.


INSTRUCTIONS



VEST
With smaller needles, cast on LOOSELY 46 (52, 56) sts.

Knit 5 rows in garter stitch.

Change to larger needles.

Starting with a knit row, work in stockinette stitch until piece measures 15" from beginning, ending having just worked a wrong side row.

Armhole Change to smaller needles and begin working in garter st (knit every row), binding off 3 (6, 8) sts at beg of next 2 rows for armholes [40 sts rem].

Continue in garter stitch until armhole measures 9 (9 1/2, 10)".

Divide for Fronts Knit 12 (11, 11) sts and put on holder; bind off next 16 (18, 18) sts for neck; knit across last 12 (11, 11) sts.

LEFT FRONT
Knit in garter stitch on these 12 (11, 11) sts until 3 (3 1/2, 3 1/2)" from bound off neck sts.

Cast on 8 (9, 9) sts at front edge.

Knit in garter stitch until front armhole measures the same as back armhole, and cast on 3 (6, 8) sts at armhole edge.

Change to larger needles.

Keeping 2 sts in garter stitch at FRONT EDGE throughout, work in stockinette stitch until 11/2" from bottom.

Change to smaller needles and work garter stitch for 5 rows.

Bind off LOOSELY.

RIGHT FRONT
Take sts from holder and join yarn at neck edge.

Work right front to correspond to left front, reversing shaping.

FINISHING
Sew side seams.

On right front place a marker for button loops right below top edge for first button and 11/2" up from last garter stitch ridge for second button.

Front Edge With K hook, join yarn on right side at bottom of right front.

Single crochet up front edge to first marker, chain 4 for button loop.

Single crochet to second marker and chain 4 for second button loop.

Single crochet around neck edge and down the left front.

Fasten off.

Sleeve Edgings Beginning on right side at lower sleeve opening, single crochet evenly around sleeve edge.

Repeat for other sleeve.

Fasten off.

Sew on buttons.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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