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Hooded Ski Vest
Lion Brand® Homespun® - Lion® Bouclé
Pattern Number: 60376

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: Medium, 1X, 3X
S/M (L/1X, 2X/3X) Finished Chest 42 (48, 54) in. [106.5 (123, 137) cm] Finished Length 22 (23, 24) in. [56 (58.5, 61) 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

790-385 Homespun Yarn: Fuchsia Heathered Solid Deep magenta
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Additional Materials
20 in. [50 cm] separating zipper Sewing needle and thread
GAUGE:
4 sts + 4 rows = 4 in. [10 cm] in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with larger needles and 1 strand A and 2 strands B held tog. 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:
M1 (make 1) An increase worked by lifting horizontal thread lying between needles and placing it onto left needle.

Knit this new stitch through the back loop.


INSTRUCTIONS



BACK
With larger needles and 1 strand A and 2 strands B held tog, cast on 22 (24, 26) sts.

Work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) until piece measures 13 (14, 15) in.

[33 (35.5, 38) cm] from beg.



Shape Armhole
Bind off 2 (3, 4) sts at beg of next 2 rows.

Work even until piece measures 22 (23, 24) in.

[56 (58.5, 61) cm].

Bind off.



LEFT FRONT
With larger needles and 1 strand A and 2 strands B held tog, cast on 11 (13, 16) sts.

Work in St st until piece measures 13 (14, 15) in.

[33 (35.5, 38) cm] from beg; end with a WS row.



Shape Armhole
Bind off 2 (3, 4) sts at armhole edge.

Work even until piece measures 19 (20, 21) in.

[48.5 (51, 53.5) cm] from beg, end with a RS row.



Shape Neck
Bind off 3 (3, 4) sts at neck edge.

Dec 1 st at neck edge every other row 1 (2, 2) time(s).

Work even until piece measures 22 (23, 24) in.

[56 (58.5, 61) cm].

Bind off.



RIGHT FRONT
Work same as Left Front, reversing all shaping.



HOOD
With larger needles and 1 strand A and 2 strands B held tog, cast on 12 sts.

Work in St st until piece measures 5 in.

[12.5 cm], end with a WS row.
Next Row (RS): K to last st, m1, k1 - 13 sts.
Work even until piece measures 12 in.

[30.5 cm], end with a WS row.
Next Row (RS): Work to last 2 sts, k2tog - 12 sts.
Work even until piece measures 14 in.

[35.5 cm], end with a WS row.
Next Row (RS): K to last st, m1, k1 - 13 sts.
Work even until piece measures 21 in.

[53.5 cm], end with a WS row.
Next Row (RS): Work to last 2 sts, k2tog - 12 sts.
Work even until piece measures 27 in.

[68.5 cm].

Bind off.
Fold Hood in half and sew the shaped sides tog, forming back of Hood.

From RS, with smaller needles and 3 strands A held tog, pick up and k 24 sts around front edge of Hood and knit 1 row.

Bind off.



FINISHING
Sew shoulder and side seams.

Sew Hood to neck edge of Vest.

From RS, with smaller needles and 3 strands of A held tog, pick up and k 17 (18, 19) sts down Left Front edge and knit 1 row.

Bind off.

From RS, with smaller needles and 3 strands of A held tog, pick up and knit 17 (18, 19) sts up Right Front edge and knit 1 row.

Bind off.

Weave in ends.

With sewing needle and thread, sew in zipper.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
Pm = place marker
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
p = purl
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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