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Vest In-a-Jiffy
Lion Brand® Jiffy®
Pattern Number: 20064
A pretty hip-length open-front vest with a single button closure that's flattering and simple to make.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: XS, Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X
Finished chest 35 (38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58) 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

450-360 Jiffy Yarn: Midnight Blues (discontinued) Mixed medium blues and teal
Quantity needed: 4 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 10.36
Alternative Quantity: (4,4,5,5,5,6)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 10 [6 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 4.95


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

Additional Materials
One 1-inch [25 mm] button
GAUGE:
13.5 sts + 18 rows = 4 in (10 cm) in Stockinette 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
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
Row 1 *K 1, p 1; rep from * to end.
Row 2 K the purl sts, p the knit sts.
Rep Row 2 for pattern.



ssk (slip, slip, knit) Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and k them tog.


INSTRUCTIONS



VEST
BACK
Cast on 59 (63, 69, 75, 81, 89, 95) sts.

Work in Seed st for 5 rows.
Next row (RS) Work 4 sts in Seed st, work in St st to last 4 sts, work 4 sts in Seed st.

Work pattern in this way until piece measures 4 inches from beg, ending after a WS row.

Continue in St st only until piece measures 14 (14, 14, 13 1/4, 13 1/4, 13, 13) inches from beg, end after a WS row.

Armhole shaping
Bind off 3 (3, 3, 4, 5, 5, 5) sts at beg of next 2 rows.
Decrease row (RS) Work 4 sts in Seed st, ssk, knit to last 6 sts, k2tog, work last 4 sts in Seed st.

Rep dec row every other row 5 (6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13) times more - 41 (43, 47, 49, 51, 53, 57) sts.

Work even until armhole measures 6 1/4 (7, 7 1/4, 8, 8 1/4, 9, 9 1/4) inches, ending after a WS row.
Next row (RS) Work 4 sts in Seed st, k 2 (2, 3, 4, 4, 5, 6), 29 (31, 33, 33, 35, 35, 37) sts in Seed st, k 2 (2, 3, 4, 4, 5, 6), 4 sts in Seed st.

Work even until armhole measures 7 1/4 (8, 8 1/4, 9, 9 1/4, 10, 10 1/4) inches, ending after a WS row.

Shoulder and Back neck shaping
Cont in pattern, bind off 5 (6, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7) sts at beg of next row, work 5 (5, 6, 7, 7, 7, 8) sts, join 2nd ball of yarn and bind off center 21 (21, 23, 23, 25, 25, 27) sts, work to end.
Next row (WS) Bind off 5 (6, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7) sts at beg of row, work to end.

Working both sides at once, bind off 5 (5, 6, 7, 7, 7, 8) sts at beg of next 2 rows.

LEFT FRONT
Cast on 31 (35, 38, 41, 44, 48, 51) sts.

Work in Seed st for 5 rows.
Next row (RS) Work 4 sts in Seed st, work in St st to last 5 sts, work 5 sts in Seed st.

Work even until piece measures 4 inches from beg, ending after a WS row.
Next row (RS) Work in St st to last 5 sts, work 5 sts in Seed st for placket.

Work even until piece measures 14 (14, 14, 13 1/4, 13 1/4, 13, 13) inches from beg, end after a WS row.

Armhole and V-neck shaping
Place marker at neck edge.

Bind off 3 (3, 3, 4, 5, 5, 5) sts at beg of next row, k to last 7 sts, k2tog, 5 sts in Seed St.

Work 1 row in pattern.
Next row (RS) Work 4 sts in Seed st, ssk, knit to last 5 sts, 5 sts in Seed st.

Repeat dec at neck edge every 4th row once more, then decrease 1 st every other row 11 (12, 13, 13, 14, 14, 15) times more.

AT SAME TIME repeat decs at armhole edge every other row 5 (6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13) times more.

Work in this manner until armhole measures 7 1/4 (8, 8 1/4, 9, 9 1/4, 10, 10 1/4) inches, ending after a WS row.
Shoulder shaping
Bind off 5 (6, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7) sts at beg of next RS row, bind off 5 (5, 6, 7, 7, 7, 8) sts at beg of next RS row

RIGHT FRONT
Work to correspond to left front, reversing all shaping.

With RS facing, beg armhole/V-neck shaping.

Make 1 buttonhole at placket (work 1 st, k2tog, yo, work 2 sts) opposite marker on Left Front.



FINISHING
Sew shoulders together.

Sew side seams, leaving 4 inches side slits.

Weave in loose ends.

Sew on button.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
approx = approximately
beg = begin(s)(ning)
foll = follow(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
pat = pattern
PU = pick up
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over


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