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Knit Sweater Vest
Lion Brand® Lion® Cashmere Blend
Pattern Number: 60343AD
This timeless sweater vest is a classic look for any age.

Knit with Lion Cashmere Blend for all the warmth of wool and the soft, silky touch of cashmere.

SKILL LEVEL:  Experienced (Level 5)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X
Finished Bust 34 (39, 42, 51, 58) in. [86.5 (99, 106.75, 129.5, 147.25) cm] Length 23 1/2 (23 3/4, 24 1/4, 24 1/4, 25 1/4) [59.75 (60.25, 61.5, 61.5, 64.25) cm]
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

270-149 Lion Cashmere Blend Yarn: Charcoal (DISCONTINUED) Dark, charcoal gray
Quantity needed: 8 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 79.92
Alternative Quantity: 9, 9, 10, 11

Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 9 [5.5 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 4.95


Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.49


Lion Brand Stitch Holders
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Estimated Price: $ 5.99


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

Additional Materials
Size 9 [5.5 mm] 16 in. [40.5 cm] circular needle
GAUGE:
14.75 sts + 32 rows = 4 in. [10 cm] in Seed st. 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:
Seed Stitch
Row 1: *K1, p1; rep from *.


Row 2: K the p sts and p the k sts.


INSTRUCTIONS



BACK
With straight needles, cast on 98 (114, 126, 158, 174) sts.

Work in k2, p2 rib for 4 in.

[10 cm], end with a RS row.


Next Row: *P2, p2tog; rep from*, end p2 -74 (86, 95, 119, 131) sts.


Next Row: Work in Seed st, AT THE SAME TIME, dec 11 (15, 18, 26, 24) sts evenly across row - 63 (71, 77, 93, 107) sts.


Work in Seed st for 7 rows.


Next Row: Dec 1 st at each end of row - 61 (69, 75, 91, 105) sts.


Continue in Seed st, dec 1 st at each end of every 8th row twice more - 57 (65, 71, 87, 101) sts.

Work even until piece measures 11 in.

[28 cm] from beg.


Next Row: Inc 1 st at each end of row - 59 (67, 73, 89, 103) sts.


Continue in Seed st, inc 1 st at each end of every 8th row twice more - 63 (71, 77, 93, 107) sts.

Work even until piece measures 13 1/2 in.

[34.25 cm] from beg.


Shape Sleeves
Inc 1 st each side every other row 3 times - 69 (77, 83, 99, 113) sts.

Cast on 12 sts at beg of next 2 rows - 93 (101, 107, 123, 137) sts.

Work even until sleeves measure 7 (7 1/2, 8, 8, 9) in.

[17.75 (19, 20.25, 20.25, 23) cm] from beg of sleeve shaping.


Shape Shoulders
Bind off 5 (5, 6, 7, 8) sts at beg of next 12 (8, 10, 8, 10) rows, 0 (7, 7, 8, 11) sts at the beg of next 0 (4, 2, 4, 2) rows.

Bind off remaining 33 (33, 33, 35, 35) sts for back neck.



FRONT
Work same as for Back until piece measures 13 1/2 in.

[34.25 cm] from beg, end with a WS row.

Shape V-neck as follows and, AT THE SAME TIME, when piece measures same as Back, work sleeve and shoulder shaping as for Back.


Shape V-Neck
Next Row (RS): Work to 3 sts before center st, work 2 sts tog in pattern, k1, place next st (center st) on holder, place rem sts on second holder for right side.


Row 1 (WS): Sl 1, work to end of row.


Row 2: Work to last st, k1.


Row 3: Repeat Row 2.


Row 4: Work to last 3 sts, work 2 sts tog in pattern, k1.


Repeat last 4 rows 15 (15, 15, 16, 16) times more.


Complete shoulder shaping as for Back.



Attach yarn and work right side as for left, reversing shaping.



FINISHING
Sew shoulder seams.

Sew side and sleeve seams.


Neckband
From RS with circular needle, beg at left shoulder seam, pick up and k30 (33, 36, 36, 39) sts along left front neck edge, place marker, slip center st from holder to needle, place marker, pick up and k30 (33, 36, 36, 39) sts along right front neck edge, pick up and k 33 (33, 33, 36, 36) sts across back neck - 94 (100, 106, 109, 115) sts.

Place different color marker as beg of rnd marker.

Join.


Rnd 1: Purl.


Rnd 2: (K2, p into front and back of next st) to 1 stitch before front marker, p1, slip marker, k1, slip marker, p1, (k2, p into front and back of next st) to end of rnd.


Rnd 3: Work in k2, p2 rib to 1 stitch before marker, insert needle into the next 2 sts as if to k and sl them to the right needle, k1, pass both slipped sts over the k st, work in k2, p2 rib to end of rnd.


Repeat last rnd until neckband measures 2 in.

[5 cm] from beg.

Bind off in rib.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
bet = between
BO = bind off
ch(s) = chain(s)
CO = cast on
cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
foll = follow(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
meas = measure(s)
ndl(s) = needle(s)
opp = opposite
p = purl
pat = pattern
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rev = revers(e)(ing)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
Pm = place marker
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
p = purl
Pm = place marker
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
sl = slip
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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