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Cable Panel Vest
Lion Brand® Amazing®
Pattern Number: L0634

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE:
S (M/L, 1X/2X) Finished Bust 35 (42, 50) in. (89 (106.5, 127 cm) Finished Length 20 1/2 (21 1/2, 22 1/2) in. (52 (54.5, 57) 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

825-201 Amazing Yarn: Ruby

Ruby red, violet, sky blue, and gray


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Alternative Quantity: 6, 7

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Additional Materials
Circular knitting needle size 7 (4.5 mm), 29 in. (75 cm) long Circular knitting needle size 8 (5 mm), 29 in. (75 cm) long
GAUGE:
18 sts + 24 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with larger needles; Cable Panel measures about 9 1/2 in. (24 cm) wide. 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 - 1 st increased.
ssk (slip, slip, knit) Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and knit them tog - 1 st decreased.
3/3 LC (3 over 3 left cross) Slip 3 sts to cable needle and hold in front, k3, then k3 from cable needle.



PATTERN STITCHES
K2, p2 Rib (multiple of 4 sts + 2)
Row 1 (WS): *K2, p2; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Rep Row 2 for K2, p2 Rib.



Cable Panel (worked over 52 sts)
Rows 1 and 5 (RS): P4, *k1, p2, k6, p2, k1, p4; rep from * 2 more times
Rows 2 and 4: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Row 3: P4, *k1, p2, 3/3 LC, p2, k1, p4; rep from * 2 more times.
Row 6: Rep Row 2.
Rep Rows 1-6 for Cable Panel.

NOTES:
1.

Vest is worked in two pieces; Front and Back.
2.

A circular knitting needle is used for ease in knitting.

Work back and forth on circular needle as if working on straight needles.


3.

Cable Panel can be worked from chart OR from written instructions.

Follow Chart from right to left on RS rows, from left to right on WS rows.


INSTRUCTIONS
BACK
With smaller needle, cast on 82 (98, 114) sts.
Work in K2, p2 Rib for 12 rows.
Next (Increase) Row: (Work in K2, p2 Rib as established across 5 sts, M1) 3 times, continue in rib pattern as established to last 15 sts, (M1, work in K2, p2 Rib as established across next 5 sts) 3 times - 88 (104, 120) sts at the end of this row.
Change to larger needle.
Begin Cable Panel
Next (RS) Row: K18 (26, 34), place marker (pm), work Row 1 of Cable Panel over next 52 sts, pm, k to end of row.
Note: Markers are placed on last row indicate placement of Cable Panel.

Sl markers on each row as you come to them.
Next Row (WS): P to marker, slip marker (sm), work next row of Cable Panel to next marker, sm, p to end of row.
Next Row: K to marker, work next row of Cable Panel between markers, k to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows until piece measures about 12 1/2 in.

(32 cm) from beg, end with a Row 2 of Cable Panel.
Note: End with a Row 2 of Cable Panel means that the last row you work should be a Row 2 of Cable Panel, and the next row that you are ready to work will be a Row 3 of Cable Panel.
Shape Armholes
Note: As you shape the armholes, continue as established by working the sts between the markers in the Cable Panel, and the sts outside the markers in St st (k on RS, p on WS).
Next Row (RS): Bind off 8 (10, 12) sts, work as established to end of row.
Next Row: Bind off 8 (10, 12) sts, work as established to end of row - 72 (84, 96) sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: K1, ssk, work as established to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 70 (82, 94) sts.
Next Row: P to marker, work next row of Cable Panel between markers, p to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows 2 (4, 6) more times - 66 (74, 82) sts rem.
Work even (without doing any decreases for shaping) as established until armhole measures 8 (9, 10) in.

(20.5 (23, 25.5) cm) from beg, end with a WS row.

Note: End with a WS row means that the last row you work should be a WS row, and the next row that you are ready to work will be a RS row.
Shape Neck and Shoulders
Row 1 (RS): Work as established across 23 (27, 31) sts, join a 2nd ball of yarn and bind off next 20 sts for neck, work as established to end of row.
Note: You will now work both sides at once with separate balls of yarn.
Row 2: Bind off 5 (6, 8) sts, work as established to end of first side; on 2nd side, bind off 5 sts, then work as established to end of row.
Row 3: Rep last row - 13 (16, 18) sts on each side.
Row 4: Bind off 4 (6, 7) sts work as established to end of first side; on 2nd side, bind off 5 sts, then work as established to end of row.
Row 5: Rep last row.
Bind off rem 4 (5, 6) sts on each side.
FRONT
Cast on and work same as Back until armholes measure about 1 in.

(2.5 cm), end with a Row 4 of Cable Panel.
Shape Neck
Notes:
1.

Continue to work armhole shaping same as Back while working neck shaping.
2.

Front is separated into left and right halves for neck shaping and each half is worked separately.
3.

Front is separated by dividing the 6-st cable at the center front into 3 sts on each side of neck.

After the 6-st center front cable is divided, work these 3 sts on each side of neck in St st - do not work the 3/3 LC.
4.

Left front and right front refer to the sides of the vest as it is worn.



Next Row (RS): Work as established to marker, sm, p4, k1, p2, k6, p2, k1, p3, k2tog, p2, k3 place rem sts onto a holder for right front.
Left Front
Note: Continue on sts of left front only.
Next Row: Work as established across sts of left front.
Next Row: Work as established to last 7 sts of left front, k2tog, p2, k3.
Rep last 2 rows 13 more times.
Next 3 Rows: Work even (without decreasing for neck) across sts of left front as established.
Next Row: Work as established to last 7 sts of left front, k2tog, p2, k3.
Rep last 4 rows once more.
Work even on rem 16 (20, 24) sts until armhole measures same as Back, end with a WS row.
Shape Shoulder
Next Row: Bind off 5 (6, 8) sts, work as established to end of left front.
Work one row even as established.
Next Row: Bind off 4 (6, 7) sts, work as established to end of left front.
Work one row even as established.
Next Row: Bind off 4 (5, 6) sts, work as established to end of left front.
Slip rem 3 sts to a holder, to be worked later for neck edging.



Right Front
Note: Continue to work armhole shaping as for Back while shaping neck.
Sl sts for right front from holder back onto larger needle and join yarn.
Next Row (RS): K3, p2, ssk, work as established to end of row.
Next Row: Work as established over sts of right front.
Rep last 2 rows 13 more times.
Next Row (RS): K3, p2, ssk, work as established to end of row.
Next 3 Rows: Work even (without decreasing for neck) as established.
Next Row (RS): K3, p2, ssk, work as established to end of row.
Rep last 4 rows once.
Work even on rem 16 (20, 24) sts until armhole measures same as Back, end with a RS row.
Shape Shoulder
Next Row: Bind off 5 (6, 8) sts, work as established to end of right front.
Work one row even as established.
Next Row: Bind off 4 (6, 7) sts, work as established to end of right front.
Work one row even as established.
Next Row: Bind off 4 (5, 6) sts, work as established to end of right front.
Sl rem 3 sts to a holder, do not cut yarn.
Sew shoulder seams.
Sl rem 3 sts of right front onto larger needle and work in St st until this piece, when slightly stretched, reaches across back neck.

Cut yarn, leaving a long tail.

FINISHING
Neck Edging
Sl 3 sts of left front neck from holder onto larger needle.



Graft ends of neck edging together, as follows:
Hold the 2 ends of larger needle parallel with WS of left and right neck edging together.

Thread a large-eyed blunt needle with the yarn tail and work as follows:
1.

Insert needle as if to purl into first st on front piece.

Insert needle as if to knit into first st on back piece.

Pull yarn through, leaving sts on needles.
2.

Insert needle as if to knit through first st on front needle and let the st drop from needle.
3.

Insert needle into 2nd st on front needle as if to purl and pull the yarn through, leaving st on the needle.
4.

Insert needle into first st on back needle as if to purl and let it drop from the needle.
5.

Insert needle as if to knit through 2nd st on back needle and pull the yarn through, leaving st on needle.
Rep steps 2-5 until all sts are gone.

When finished, adjust tension as necessary.

Weave in ends.
Sew side of edging to edge of back neck.
Armhole Edging
From RS with smaller needle, pick up and k90 (102, 114) sts evenly spaced along armhole.
Row 1: K1, *k2, p2; rep from * to last st, p1.
Rows 2 and 3: K the knit sts, and p the purl sts to end of row.
Bind off.
Rep edging on other armhole.
Sew side seams, including armhole edging.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
Pm = place marker
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sl = slip
sm = slip marker
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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