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Light Summer Vest
Lion Brand® Muse - Jazz
Pattern Number: 70048

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X
Finished Chest 36 (38, 42, 46, 50) in. (91.5 (96.5, 106.5, 117, 127) cm) Finished Length 23 1/4 (24, 24 1/4, 25, 25 1/4) in. (59.5 (61, 62, 63.5, 65) 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

104-123 Muse Yarn: Gold Intense natural gold
Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 19.42
Alternative Quantity: (2, 2, 3, 3)
Note: (A)

105-124 Jazz Yarn: Dark Khaki Dark Khaki green with an overtone of brown
Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 37.42
Alternative Quantity: (2, 2, 3, 3)
Note: (B)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 8 [5 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.60


Lion Brand Stitch Holders
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Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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Estimated Price: $ 2.49


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Additional Materials
Circular knitting needle size 8 (5 mm), 36 in. (91.5 cm)
GAUGE:
19 sts + 23 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with 1 strand each of A and 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:
K1, p1 Rib
Row 1: *K1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Rep Row 2 for k1, p1 Rib.


INSTRUCTIONS



BACK

With straight needles and 1 strand each of A and B held tog, cast on 85 (91, 99, 109, 119) sts.

Work in k1, p1 Rib for 2 in.

(5 cm), end with a WS row.

Change to St st (k on RS, p on WS) and work until piece measures 15 1/4 in.

(39.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.



Shape Armholes
Bind off 5 (6, 8, 10, 11) sts at beg next 2 rows - 75 (79, 83, 89, 97) sts.



Shape Neck
Next Row (RS): K2, k2tog, k34 (36, 38, 41, 45), slip st just k onto stitch holder (center st), k to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2 - 36 (38, 40, 43, 47) sts each side.
Next Row (WS): P 36 (38, 40, 43, 47) sts, join second balls of yarn (1 strand each A and B) and purl to end of row.
Working both sides at same time, with separate balls of yarn, dec 1 st at each armhole edge every RS row 5 (6, 7, 9, 11) times, AT THE SAME TIME, dec 1 st at each neck edge every RS row 19 (19, 20, 20, 21) times - 12 (13, 13, 14, 15) sts.

Work even until armhole measures 7 1/4 (8, 8 1/4, 9, 9 1/2) in.

(19 (20.5, 21.5, 23, 24) cm).



Shape Shoulders
On each shoulder, bind off 6 (6, 6, 7, 7) sts at beg next row.

Work 1 row even.

Bind off rem 6 (7, 7, 7, 8) sts.




FRONT

With straight needles and 1 strand each of A and B held tog, cast on 85 (91, 99, 109, 119) sts.

Work in k1, p1 Rib for 2 in.

(5 cm), end with a WS row.



Left Front
Next Row (RS): K42 (45, 50, 54, 59) (for Left Front), slip rem 43 (46, 51, 55, 60) sts to st holder (for Right Front).
Next Row (WS): Purl.
Next Row: K across, dec 1 st at end of row (neck edge).



Dec 1 st at end of every 4th row 3 (7, 7, 7, 11) times, then at end of every 6th row 16 (12, 14, 13, 10) times, AND AT THE SAME TIME, when work measures 15 1/4 in.

(39.5 cm), work armhole shaping as for Back - 12 (13, 13, 14, 15) sts rem.

Work even until armhole measures 7 1/4 (8, 8 1/4, 9, 9 1/2) in.

(19 (20.5, 21.5, 23, 24) cm), end with a WS row.

Shape shoulder as for Back.



Right Front
From RS, slip sts from holder back to needle and k to end.
Next Row (WS): Purl.
Next Row (RS): Dec 1 st, k to end of row.
Dec 1 st at beg of every 4th row 3 (7, 7, 7, 11) times, then at beg of every 6th row 16 (12, 14, 13, 10) times, AT THE SAME TIME, when piece measures 15 1/4 in.

(39.5 cm), work armhole shaping as for Back - 12 (13, 13, 14, 15) sts rem.

Work even until armhole measures 7 1/4 (8, 8 1/4, 9, 9 1/2) in.

(19 (20.5, 21.5, 23, 24) cm), end with a RS row.

Shape shoulder as for Back.


FINISHING
Sew shoulder seams.



Neckband
With circular needle and 1 strand each of A and B held tog, beg at lower edge of Right Front after ribbing, pick up and k 94 (98, 102, 106, 108) sts along Right Front edge, 41 (43, 47, 49, 53) sts along Right Back neck edge, k1 from stitch holder (and mark for center Back st), pick up and k 41 (43, 47, 49, 53) sts along Left Back neck edge, and 94 (98, 102, 106, 108) sts down Left Front edge to ribbing - 271 (283, 299, 311, 323) sts.

Do not join.

Work back and forth in rows.
Row 1 (WS): *P1, k1; rep from * to last st, p1.
Row 2: Work in rib to 3 center Back sts, p3tog, rib to end.
Row 3: Work in rib to 3 center Back sts, k3tog, rib to end.



Rep last 2 rows 3 more times.

Bind off.



Armband
From RS with 1 strand each of A and B held tog, pick up and k 77 (81, 87, 91, 97) sts evenly along armhole.
Row 1 (WS): *P1, k1; rep from * to last st, p1.
Row 2: *K1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.
Bind off.



Sew side and armband seams.

Lap Right Front neckband over Left Front neckband and sew together on RS and WS of work.



Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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