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Simple Luxury Vest Knit
Lion Brand® Chenille Thick & Quick®
Pattern Number: 20125 Dress it up, dress it down -- this versatile Chenille Thick & Quick vest is sure to be a wardrobe staple.

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X
Finished Chest 42 (46, 50, 54) 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

950-126 Chenille Thick & Quick Yarn: Sable DISCONTINUED Warm, soft brown
Quantity needed: 6 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 56.94
Alternative Quantity: (6, 7, 7)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles Size 11 [8 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 5.95


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


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

Additional Materials
One 7/8 inches (22mm) button
GAUGE:
8 sts + 16 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.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
Dec 1 Sc Pull up a loop in each of 2 sc, yo and pull through all 3 loops at once.


INSTRUCTIONS
VEST BOTTOM

Left Front Cast on 21 (23, 25.

27) sts.

Knit 3 rows.

Row 1 (RS): Knit.

Row 2: K 3, P to last 3 sts, k 3.

Rep Rows 1-2 until piece measures 4" from beg.

ending with Row 2.

Break yarn.

Back With free needle, cast on 42 (46, SO, 54) sts.

Work as for Left Front -2 sections on needle.

Break yarn.
Right Front:With free needle, cast on 21 (23, 25.

27) sts.

Work as for Left Front -3 sections on needle.

Knit across all 3 sections to join -84 (92.

100, 108) sts.



VEST MIDDLE

Row 1 (WS): K 3.

P to last 3 sts, k 3.

Row 2: Knit.

Rep Rows 1-2 until piece measures 18 1/2 (19 1/2, 20 1/2, 21 1/2)" from beg, ending with a RS rowNext Row (WS): K 3, P 12 (14, 16, 18), k 12.

P 30 (34, 38, 42), k 12, P 12 (14.

16.

18).

k 3.

Next Row: Knit.

Rep last 2 rows once more.

Divide for Back and Fronts K 3, P 12 (14, 16, 18), k 3, bind off next 6 sts for underarm and slip 18 (20, 22.

24) sts just worked onto a holder for Left Front k 3, P 30 (34, 38, 42), k 3, bind off next 6 sts for underarm; k 3.

P 12 (14, 16, 18), k 3.

Cut yarn and slip last 18 (20, 22, 24) sts on a holder for Right Front.

BACK

With RS facing.

join yarn at ack underarm.

Row 1 (RS): K 36 (40, 44, 48).

Row 2 (WS): K 3, P 30 (34, 38.

42), k 3.

Rep Rows 1-2 until armhole measures 8 1/2 (9 1/2, 10, 10 1/2" above underarm bind off, ending with a WS row.

Knit 5 rows.

Bind off loosely.



LEFT FRONT

With RS facing place 18 (20, 22, 24) Left Front sts on a needle and join yarn.

Row 1: (RS) K to last 5 sts, k2tog (neck dec).

k 3.

Row 2: K 3, P to last 3sts, k3.

Row 3: Knit.

Row 4: K 3, P to last 3sts, k 3.

Rep Rows 1-4 until 12 (14, 16, 18) sts remain.

Work even until armhole measures 8 1/2 (9 1/2, 10, 10 1/2)" above underarm bind off.

Knit 5 rows.

Bind off loosely.



RIGHT FRONT Work as for Left Front, reversing shaping.



FINISHING Sew shoulder seams.

Weave in ends Sew button at point where V-neck begins.

Use open fabric to create a buttonhole.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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