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Red Hot Vest
Lion Brand® Jiffy® Thick & Quick® - Fun Fur®
Pattern Number: 40269 Fun and fashionable, this wear-with-anything vest will top every hip chick’s must-have list

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X
Finished chest 39 1/2 (42 1/2, 46 1/2, 48 1/2, 51 1/2) inches Length 23 (23 1/2, 23 1/2, 24, 24 1/2) 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

430-210 Jiffy Thick & Quick Yarn: Ozarks Red and burgundy, transitioning to gray and black.
Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 25.47
Alternative Quantity: (4, 4, 5, 5)

320-113 Fun Fur Yarn: Red

Bright cherry red


Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 14.97
Alternative Quantity: (3, 4, 4, 4)

320-153 Fun Fur Yarn: Black Rich, true black
Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 14.97
Alternative Quantity: (3, 4, 4, 4)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 13 [9 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 5.95


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

GAUGE:
7.5 sts + 11.5 rows = 4” (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with Jiffy on larger 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.

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.


INSTRUCTIONS
BACK With Jiffy and larger needles, cast on 32 (34, 38, 42, 44) sts.

Knit 1 row.

Next Row (RS) Beg with a knit row, work in St st until piece measures 6” from beg, ending with a WS row.

Inc 1 st at beg and end of row – 34 (36, 40, 44, 46) sts.

Work even until piece measures 12” from beg, ending with a WS row.

Inc 1 st at beg and end of row – 36 (38, 42, 46, 48) sts.

Work even until piece measures 15” from beg, ending with a WS row.

Shape Armhole Bind off 4 sts at beg of next 2 rows.

Next (Dec) Row (RS) K 2, ssk, work to last 4 sts, k2tog, k 2.

Work 1 row even.

Repeat last 2 rows 3 more times – 20 (22, 26, 30, 32) sts.

Work even until armholes measure 8 (81⁄2, 81⁄2, 9, 91⁄2)”.

Bind off all sts.
LEFT FRONT With Jiffy and larger needles, cast on 16 (18, 20, 20, 22) sts.

Knit 1 row.

Next Row (RS) Beg with a knit row, work in St st until piece measures 6” from beg, ending with a WS row.

Next Row (RS) Inc 1 st at beg of row (outside edge) – 17 (19, 21, 21, 23) sts.

Work even until piece measures 12” from beg, ending with a WS row.

Inc 1 st at beg of row – 18 (20, 22, 22, 24) sts.

Work even until piece measures 13 (131⁄2, 131⁄2, 14, 141⁄2)” from beg, ending with a RS row.

Shape V-Neck and Armhole Dec 1 st at beg of row (neck edge) and continue to dec 1 st from neck edge every 4th row 2 (5, 6, 5, 6) more times, then every 6th row 2 (0, 0, 0, 0) times; AT SAME TIME, when piece measures same length as Back to armhole, bind off 4 sts at beg of next RS row, then work 1 row even.

Next (Dec) Row (RS) K 2, ssk, work to end of row.

Repeat dec row every RS row 3 more times.

When all neck decs are completed, work even until armhole measures same as Back.

Bind off remaining 5 (6, 7, 8, 9) shoulder sts.

RIGHT FRONT Work as for Left Front, reversing shaping.

FINISHING Sew shoulder and side seams.

Armhole Trim With circular needle, RS facing, and 1 strand of each color of Fun Fur held tog, pick up and knit 34 (36, 36, 38, 40) sts around armhole.

Join and work in garter st (k 1 rnd, p 1 rnd) for 1”.

Bind off all sts loosely.

Shawl Collar and Trim With circular needle and 1 strand of each color of Fun Fur held tog, cast on 130 (134, 136, 142, 146) sts and, working flat, work 8 rows in garter st (k every row).

Bind off 35 (37, 37, 39, 41) sts at beg of next 2 rows, then bind off 2 sts at beg of next 14 rows.

Work 0 (0, 2, 2, 2) rows even.

Bind off remaining 32 (32, 34, 36, 36) sts.

Sew bound-off edge to Fronts, joining ends to bottom Fronts, center to center Back neck, and easing rest of Collar in place.



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


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