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Autumn Beauty Color Block Vest
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Pattern Number: 60426 This fabulous colorblock vest wraps you in the warm colors of Fall.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: Small, Adult Medium, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X
Finished Chest 35 3/4 (39, 42 3/4, 46, 48 3/4 in. [91 (99, 108.5, 117, 127) cm] Finished Length 21 1/4 (21 1/4, 22, 22 3/4, 22 3/4) in. [54.5 (54.5, 56, 58, 58) 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

640-122 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Taupe

Dusty brownish grey


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Alternative Quantity: (2, 2, 3, 3)
Note: (A)

640-132 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Lemongrass

Bold pea green


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Note: (B)

640-189 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Butterscotch

Rich golden orange


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Note: (C)

640-112 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Raspberry

Rich purplish-pink


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Note: (D)

640-145 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Plum

Dusty purple


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Note: (E)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 10.5 [6.5 mm]
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Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 13 [9 mm]
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Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Additional Materials
Circular needle size 10.5 [6.5 mm] 16 in. [40 cm]
GAUGE:
9 sts + 13 rows = 4 in. [10 cm] in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with 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:
K1, p1 Rib
Row 1: *K1, p1; rep from *.
Row 2: K the k sts and p the p sts.
Repeat Row 2 for pattern.


INSTRUCTIONS



BACK
With smaller needles and A, cast on 40 (44, 48, 52, 56) sts.

Work 4 rows in k1, p1 Rib.

Change to larger needles and work 4 rows in St st (k on RS, p on WS).

Dec 1 st each end of next row -- 38 (42, 46, 50, 54) sts.

Work 5 rows even.

Dec 1 st each end of next row -- 36 (40, 44, 48, 52) sts.

Work 13 rows even.

Inc 1 st each end of next row -- 38 (42, 46, 50, 54) sts.

Work 9 rows even.

Inc 1 st each end of next row -- 40 (44, 48, 52, 56) sts.

Work 1 row even.



Armhole Shaping
Bind off 2 (3, 3, 4, 4) sts at beg of next 2 rows, then dec 1 (2, 2, 2, 2) st(s) at beg of next 2 rows 1 (1, 1, 1, 2) time(s), then dec 1 st at beg of next 2 rows 1 (1, 2, 3, 2) time(s) -- 32 (32, 34, 34, 36) sts.

Work 20 rows even.

Bind off 3 (3, 4, 4, 4) sts at beg of next 2 rows, then bind off 4 (4, 4, 4, 5) sts at beg of next 2 rows -- 18 sts.

Bind off remaining sts.




LEFT FRONT
With smaller needles and A, cast on 20 (22, 24, 26, 28) sts.

Work 4 rows in k1, p1 Rib.

Change to larger needles and B and work 4 rows in St st.

Dec 1 st at beg of next RS row -- 19 (21, 23, 25, 27) sts.

Change to C and work 5 rows even.

Dec 1 st at beg of next RS row -- 18 (20, 22, 24, 26) sts.

Work 9 rows even.

Change to A and work 4 rows even.

Inc 1 st at beg of next RS row -- 19 (21, 23, 25, 27) sts.

Work 9 rows even.

Inc 1 st at beg of next RS row -- 20 (22, 24, 26, 28) sts.

Work 1 row even.



Armhole Shaping
Bind off 2 (3, 3, 4, 4) sts at beg of next RS row, then dec 1 (2, 2, 2, 2) st(s) at beg of next RS row 1 (1, 1, 1, 2) time(s), then dec 1 st at beg of next RS row 1 (1, 2, 3, 2) time(s) -- 16 (16, 17, 17, 18) sts.

Change to D and work 3 rows even.



V-Neck Shaping
Dec 1 st at neck edge every RS row 3 times -- 13 (13, 14, 14, 15) sts.

Change to E and dec 1 st at neck edge every RS row 6 times -- 7 (7, 8, 8, 9) sts.

Bind off 3 (3, 4, 4, 4) sts at beg of next RS row.

Work 1 row even.

Bind off.


RIGHT FRONT
Work as for Left Front, reversing shaping, in the following color sequence:
4 rows with A (K1, p1 rib)
10 rows with D
20 rows with A
8 (8, 10, 10, 10) rows with E
16 rows with B
10 (10, 10, 12, 12) rows with C.



FINISHING
Sew center seam between Left Front and Right Front.

Sew shoulder and side seams.



Neck Edging: From RS, with circular needle and A, pick up 12 sts along Left Front neck, place marker, pick up 12 sts along Right Front neck, and pick up 18 sts along Back neck.

*Work in k1, p1 Rib to 2 sts before marker, dec 1 st, slip marker, dec 1 st, work in k1, p1 Rib to end of round.

Rep from * once more.

Bind off in rib.



Armhole Edging: From RS, with circular needle and A, pick up 32 sts around armhole edge.

Work 1 round in k1, p1 rib.

Bind off in rib.
Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl = slip
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
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
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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