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Knitted Ultimate Vest
Lion Brand® Lion® Bouclé
Pattern Number: 40213 The figure-flattering fit and incredible versatility (wear it with just about anything in your closet), are sure to make this simple stunner a fashion favorite.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
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

930-212 Lion Boucle Yarn: Popsicle Orange, raspberry, purple and dark grape
Quantity needed: 7 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 34.93
Alternative Quantity: (8,9,10)

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

Additional Materials
One 3/4 in [19 mm] button
GAUGE:
10 sts = 4” (10 cm) in Sttockinette stitch (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:
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.

NOTES:
Vest is worked in one piece to underarm.


INSTRUCTIONS
VEST

Cast on 105 (115, 125, 135) sts.

Knit 3 rows.

Row 1 (RS): Knit.

Row 2: K 4, p to last 4 sts, k 4.

Repeat last 2 rows until piece measures 11 (12, 13, 14)” from beg, ending with a RS row.

Next Row (WS): K 4, p 14 (16, 19, 21), k 17, p 35 (41, 45, 51), k 17, p 14 (16, 19, 21), k 4.

Next Row: Knit.

Repeat last 2 rows once more.

Divide for Back and Fronts (WS): K 4, p 14 (16, 19, 21), k 4 and slip these 22 (24, 27, 29) sts just knitted onto a holder for Left Front; bind off next 9 sts for underarm, k 4, p 35 (41, 45, 51), k 4, bind off next 9 sts for underarm; k 4, p 14 (16, 19, 21), k 4.

Break off yarn and slip last 22 (24, 27, 29) sts on a holder for Right Front.
BACK

Row 1 (RS): With RS facing, join yarn at Back underarm and k 43 (49, 53, 59).

Row 2 (WS):K 4, p 35 (41, 45, 51), k 4.

Repeat last 2 rows until armhole measures 8 1/2 (9 1/2, 10, 10 1/2)” above underarm bind off.

Knit every row for 5 rows.

Bind off loosely.



RIGHT FRONT

With RS facing place 22 (24, 27, 29) Right Front sts on a needle and join yarn at front edge.

Row 1 (RS): K 4, ssk (neck decrease), knit to end.

Row 2: K 4, p to last 4 sts, k 4.

Row 3: Knit.

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

Repeat last 4 rows until 15 (17, 19, 20) sts remain.

Repeat Row 1 once more – 14 (16, 18, 19) sts.

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

Knit every row for 5 rows.

Bind off loosely.
LEFT FRONT

With RS facing place 22 (24, 27, 29) Left Front sts on a needle, join yarn at armhole edge and work as follows: Row 1 (RS): Knit to last 6 sts, k2tog (neck decrease), k 4.

Row 2: K 4, p to last 4 sts, k 4.

Row 3: Knit.

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

Repeat last 4 rows until 15 (17, 19, 20) sts remain.

Repeat Row 1 once more – 14 (16, 18, 19) sts.

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

Knit every row for 5 rows.

Bind off loosely.
FINISHING

Sew shoulder seams.

Weave in ends.

Sew clasp at point where V-neck begins.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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