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Naturally Classic Vest
Lion Brand® Lion® Organic Cotton
Pattern Number: 70261A

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE:
Child Sizes 12-18 months (2, 3, 4-5) years Finished Chest 23 (24, 25, 26) in. (58.5 (61, 63.5, 66) cm) Finished Length 11 (11 1/2, 14, 14 1/2) in. (28 (29, 35.5, 37) cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

680-002 Lion Organic Cotton Yarn: Almond Natural, light soft golden tan
Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
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Alternative Quantity: 3, 3, 3
Note: A

680-003 Lion Organic Cotton Yarn: Bark True, warm medium brown
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Estimated Price: $ 6.49
Alternative Quantity: 1, 1, 1,
Note: B

Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 6 [4.00 mm]
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Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 5 [3.75 mm]
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GAUGE:
20 sts + 24 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.


INSTRUCTIONS
PATTERN STITCH
K2, p2 Rib
Row 1: *K2, p2; rep from *, ending k2.
Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Repeat Row 2 for k2, p2 Rib.



BACK
With smaller needles and B, cast on 58 (60, 62, 64) sts.

Change to A and work in k2, p2 Rib until uil piece measures 1 in.

(2.5 cm) from beg.
Change to larger needles.
Work in Stockinette st until piece measures 3 (3, 4, 4) in.

(7.5 (7.5, 10, 10) cm) from beg, end with a WS row.

Change to B and continue in St st until piece measures 5 (5, 7, 7) in.

(12.5 (12.5, 18, 18) cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Change to A and continue in St st until piece measures 6 (6, 8, 8) in.

(15 (15, 20.5, 20.5) cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Shape Armhole
Bind off 4 sts at beg of the next 2 rows - 50 (52, 54, 56) sts.
Row 1 (RS): K1, k2 tog, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.
Row 2: Purl.
Repeat last 2 rows twice more - 44 (46, 48, 50) sts.

Continue in St st until armhole measures 5 (5 1/2, 6, 6 1/2) in.

(12.5 (12.5, 16.5, 16.5) cm).

Bind off.
FRONT
Work same as Back to armhole.
Shape Armhole and V-Neck
Row 1 (RS): Bind off 4 sts, k23 (24, 25, 26) sts, k2 tog, join a 2nd ball of A, k2 tog, k to end.


Row 2 (WS): Bind off 4 sts, working both sides at once, with separate balls of yarn, p across both sides of neck.
Row 3: K1, k2 tog, k to last 2 sts of first side, k2 tog; on second side, k2 tog, k to last 3 sts, k2 tog, k1.
Row 4: Purl.


Repeat Rows 3 and 4 twice more.

Continue as established, working neck decs every other row 9 times more - 10 (11, 12, 13) sts remain for each shoulder.
When armhole measures same as back, bind off.

FINISHING
Sew right shoulder seam.
Neckband
From RS, with smaller needles and A, pick up and k31 (35, 41, 45) sts evenly spaced along left front neck edge, (pick up and k1, place marker, pick up and k1) at center of V-Neck, pick up and k31 (35, 41, 45) sts evenly spaced along right front neck, and 24 sts across back neck - 88 (96, 104, 116) sts.


Row 1 (WS): Work in k2, p2 Rib to 2 sts before marker, p2 tog, slip marker, p2tog, work in rib to end.
Row 2: Work in rib to 2 sts before marker, k2 tog, slip marker, k2 tog, work in rib to end.
Rep last 2 rows once, then Row 1 once more.

Change to B and bind off in rib.

Sew left shoulder and neckband seam.
Armbands
From RS, with smaller needles and A, begin at underarm, pick up and k 54 (58, 66, 70) sts evenly spaced around armhole.

Work in k2, p2 Rib for 5 rows.
Change to B and bind off in rib.
Repeat armband on remaining armhole.

Sew side seams including armbands.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
p = purl
RS = right side
sl = slip
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
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)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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