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Knit Vest With Fun Fur Trim
Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice® - Fun Fur®
Pattern Number: L0720

SKILL LEVEL:  Experienced (Level 5)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X
Finished Bust 33 1/2 (36, 38, 40, 42) in. (85 (91.5, 96.5, 101.5, 106.5) cm), including trim. Finished Length 24 1/2 (25, 25, 25 1/2, 26) in. (62 (63.5, 63.5, 65, 66) 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

860-125 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Taupe

Dusty gray-brown


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Note: (A)

320-151 Fun Fur Yarn: Sterling Cool medium grey
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Note: (B)

320-127 Fun Fur Yarn: Taupe Brownish grey

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Note: (C)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size K-10.5 (6.5 mm)
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Additional Materials
Circular knitting needle size 9 (5.5 mm), 36 in. (91.5 cm) long Spare knitting needle size 9 (5.5 mm)
GAUGE:
15 sts + 27 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in Seed st, with A; 15 sts + 24 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in Scattered Seed st, with A; 24 sts = 4 in. (10 cm) in K2, p2 Rib, with A; 12 sc + 16 rows = 4 in. (10 cm), with 1 strand each of B and C 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:
kfb (knit into front and then back)
An increase worked as follows:
1.

Knit the next st through the front loop, but do not remove the st from your left hand needle.


2.

Knit the same st once more, this time inserting your needle through the back loop of the st.

You will have created 2 loops (sts) on your right hand needle.
3.

Drop the st from your left hand needle - you have increased 1 st.
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.



PATTERN STITCHES
K2, p2 Rib (over even number of sts)
Row 1 (RS): *K2, p2; rep from * to end of row.


Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Rep Row 2 for K2, p2 Rib.



Seed St (over odd number of sts)
Row 1 (RS): *K1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 2: K the purl sts and p the knit sts.
Rep Row 2 for Seed st.



Scattered Seed St (multiple of 4 sts + 1)
Row 1 (WS): *K1, p3; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 2: Knit.
Row 3: *P2, k1, p1; rep from * to last st, p1.
Row 4: Knit.
Rep Rows 1-4 for Scattered Seed st.

NOTES:
1.

Body of Vest is worked in one piece, beg at lower edge.

Piece is divided at armholes, and Fronts and Back are each worked separately.
2.

A circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of sts.

Work back and forth on circular needle as if working on straight needles.
3.

Body is worked with 1 strand of A.

Trim is worked with 1 strand each of B and C held tog.
4.

When you see 'as established' in the instructions, this means to continue in the current pattern st.

For example, to continue in Seed st, k the purl sts and p the knit sts.
5.

When you see 'work even' in the instructions, this means to continue working in the pattern st you have established without changing the number of sts.
6.

After working increases or decreases, the pattern will tell you to 'maintain the Scattered Seed st pattern as much as possible'.

This means that you may not have enough sts to work a complete repeat of the st pattern.


INSTRUCTIONS



POCKET LININGS (make 2)
With A, cast on 13 sts.
Row 1: Work Row 1 of Seed st.
Continue in Seed st until piece measures 3 in.

(7.5 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.

Ending with a WS row insures that your yarn will be attached to the right hand side of the Pocket Lining.
Cut yarn, leaving a 30 in.

(76 cm) yarn tail.

Place sts on a st holder.



BODY
With A, cast on 117 (125, 133, 141, 149) sts.
Work in Seed st until piece measures 4 in.

(10 cm) from beg.
Pockets
Notes:
1.

You will join the Pocket Linings and bind off Body sts for the pocket openings, all in the same row.
2.

Sts for each pocket opening on Body are bound off using the yarn tail from each Pocket Lining.
3.

Instructions to bind off sts for pocket opening use a straight needle to make the process a bit less awkward.
If you prefer, you can bind off the pocket opening sts using the circular needle.
Next Row (RS): *K6 (8, 8, 10, 10); continuing with same strand of yarn, k13 sts of Pocket Lining from st holder; with straight needle and yarn tail from Pocket Lining, bind off next 13 sts of Body from circular needle, sl last bound off st from straight needle back onto circular needle; resume knitting Body with circular needle,** k to last 19 (21, 21, 23, 23) sts; rep from * to **, then k to end of row.
Beg with a WS row, work in Scattered Seed st for 5 rows.
Shape Waist
Place st markers after st 27 (29, 31, 33, 35) and st 90 (96, 102, 108, 114) to mark sides.
Note: As you increase and decrease in the following sections, maintain the Scattered Seed st pattern as much as possible.
Decrease Row (RS): *Knit to 2 sts before marker, ssk, slip marker (sm), k2tog; rep from * once more, knit to end of row - 113 (121, 129, 137, 145) sts at the end of this row.
Work even in Scattered Seed st as established for 5 rows.
Rep Decrease Row - 109 (117, 125, 133, 141) sts at the end of this row.
Rep last 6 rows 2 more times - 101 (109, 117, 125, 133) sts when all decreases have been completed.
Work even in Scattered Seed st as established for 11 rows.
Shape Bust
Increase Row (RS): *Knit to 1 st before marker, kfb, sm, kfb; rep from * once more, k to end of row - 105 (113, 121, 129, 137) sts at the end of this row.
Work even in Scattered Seed st as established for 5 rows.
Rep Increase Row - 109 (117, 125, 133, 141) sts at the end of this row.
Rep last 6 rows 2 more times - 117 (125, 133, 141, 149) sts when all increases are completed.
Work even in Scattered Seed st as established for 11 rows.
Divide for Fronts and Back
Next Row (RS): K21 (23, 25, 27, 29) sts for right front and slip these sts onto a st holder; bind off next 12 sts for armhole, knit to 6 sts before next marker for back; bind off next 12 sts for armhole, k to end of row for left front and slip these left front sts onto a st holder.

Cut yarn.

51 (55, 59, 63, 67) sts rem on needle for back.



Back
Next Row (WS): Rejoin A to sts for back, so that you are ready to work a WS row.

Work this row in Scattered Seed st as established.
Decrease Row (RS): K1, k2tog, work in Scattered Seed st to last 3 sts, ssk, k1 - 49 (53, 57, 61, 65) sts at the end of this row.
Rep last 2 rows 7 more times - 35 (39, 43, 47, 51) sts rem.
Work even in Scattered Seed st as established until armhole measures 7 1/2 (8, 8, 8 1/2, 9) in.

(19 (20.5, 20.5, 21.5, 23) cm), end with a WS row.
Shape Neck and Shoulders
Next Row (RS): K9 (11, 13, 15, 17), join 2nd ball of A and bind off next 17 sts for neck, k to end of row - 9 (11, 13, 15, 17) sts for each shoulder.
You will now work both shoulders at the same time using separate balls of yarn.
Next Row (WS): Work in Scattered Seed st across sts of both shoulders.
Decrease Row: K to last 3 sts of first shoulder, k2tog, k1; for 2nd shoulder, k1, ssk, k to end of row - 8 (10, 12, 14, 16) sts for each shoulder.
Rep last 2 rows 4 more times - 4 (6, 8, 10, 12) sts for each shoulder.
Next Row (WS): Work in Scattered Seed st across sts of both shoulders.
Bind off all sts of both shoulders.



Right Front
Place the 21 (23, 25, 27, 29) right front sts back onto needle, and rejoin A, ready to work a WS row.
Next Row (WS): Work in Scattered Seed st as established for 1 row.
Armhole Decrease Row (RS): K to last 3 sts, ssk, k to end of row - 20 (22, 24, 26, 28) sts at the end of this row.
Rep last 2 rows 5 more times - 15 (17, 19, 21, 23) sts rem.
Shape Neck
Next Row (WS): Work in Scattered Seed st as established for 1 row.
Next (Decrease) Row: K1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, ssk, k to end of row - 13 (15, 17, 19, 21) sts at the end of this row.
Next Row (WS): Work in Scattered Seed st as established for 1 row.
Armhole Decrease Row: K to last 3 sts, ssk, k1 - 12 (14, 16, 18, 20) sts at the end of this row.
Work even in Scattered Seed st as established for 3 rows.
Neck Decrease Row (RS): K1, k2tog, k to end of row - 11 (13, 15, 17, 19) sts at the end of this row.
Work even in Scattered Seed st as established for 5 rows.
Rep Neck Decrease Row - 10 (12, 14, 16, 18) sts at the end of this row.
* Work even in Scattered Seed st as established for 3 (3, 3, 5, 5) rows.
Rep Neck Decrease Row - 9 (11, 13, 15, 17) sts at the end of this row.
Work even in Scattered Seed st as established for 5 rows.
Rep Neck Decrease Row - 8 (10, 12, 14, 16) sts at the end of this row.
Rep last 6 rows 1 (1, 1, 4, 4) more times - 7 (9, 11, 10, 12) sts rem.



Sizes S (M, L) ONLY: Rep last 16 rows once more (beg at *) - 4 (6, 8) sts rem.



All Sizes
Work even in Scattered Seed st as established until armhole measures 9 1/2 (10, 10, 10 1/2, 11) in.

(24 (25.5, 25.5, 26.5, 28) cm).
Bind off.



Left Front
Place the 21 (23, 25, 27, 29) left front sts back onto needle and rejoin A, ready to work a WS row.
Next Row (WS): Work in Scattered Seed st as established for 1 row.
Armhole Decrease Row (RS): K1, k2tog, k1 - 20 (22, 24, 26, 28) sts at the end of this row.
Rep last 2 rows 5 more times - 15 (17, 19, 21, 23) sts rem.
Shape Neck Next Row (WS): Work in Scattered Seed st as established for 1 row.
Next (Decrease) Row: K1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, ssk, k1 - 13 (15, 17, 19, 21) sts at the end of this row.
Next Row (WS): Work in Scattered Seed st as established for 1 row.
Armhole Decrease Row: K1, k2tog, k to end of row - 12 (14, 16, 18, 20) sts at the end of this row.
Work even in Scattered Seed st as established for 3 rows.
Neck Decrease Row (RS): K to last 3 sts, ssk, k1 - 11 (13, 15, 17, 19) sts at the end of this row.
Work even in Scattered Seed st as established for 5 rows.
Rep Neck Decrease Row - 10 (12, 14, 16, 18) sts at the end of this row.
* Work even in Scattered Seed st as established for 3 (3, 3, 5, 5) rows.
Rep Neck Decrease Row - 9 (11, 13, 15, 17) sts at the end of this row.
Work even in Scattered Seed st as established for 5 rows.
Rep Neck Decrease Row - 8 (10, 12, 14, 16) sts at the end of this row.
Rep last 6 rows 1 (1, 1, 4, 4) more times - 7 (9, 11, 10, 12) sts rem.



Sizes S (M, L) ONLY: Rep last 16 rows once more (beg at *) - 4 (6, 8) sts rem.



All Sizes
Work even in Scattered Seed st as established until armhole measures 9 1/2 (10, 10, 10 1/2, 11) in.

(24 (25.5, 25.5, 26.5, 28) cm).
Bind off.



FINISHING
Sew shoulder seams.

Sew edges of Pocket Linings to WS of Body.



Front Edging
From RS with crochet hook and 1 strand each of B and C held tog, join yarn with sl st in lower right front corner.
Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, work 12 sc evenly spaced along Seed st section of right front, 39 sc evenly spaced along right front edge to beg of neck shaping, 23 (24, 25, 26, 27) sc evenly spaced around right front neck edge, 24 sc evenly spaced across back neck edge, 23 (24, 25, 26, 27) sc evenly spaced around left front neck edge, 39 sc evenly spaced along other left front edge to beg of Seed st section, 12 sc evenly spaced along Seed st section of left front - 172 (174, 176, 178, 180) sc.
Rows 2-6: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc around.
Fasten off.



Armhole Edging
From RS with crochet hook and 1 strand each of B and C held tog, join yarn with sl st at underarm of either armhole.
Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 1, work 58 (60, 62, 64, 66) sc evenly spaced around armhole.
Rnds 2-6: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc around.

At the end of Rnd 6, join with sl st in first sc.
Fasten off.

Rep for rem armhole.



Collar
Measure down from shoulder seam and place markers on left and right fronts about 4 1/2 in.

(11.5 cm) below shoulder seams.
From RS with circular needle and A, pick up and k 96 sts evenly spaced between markers.
Row 1 (WS): With yarn in back, sl first st as if to knit, bring yarn to front between needles, *p2, k2; rep from * to last 3 sts, p2, k1.
Row 2: With yarn in front, sl first st as if to purl, take yarn to back between needles, *k2, p2; rep from * to last 3 sts, k2, p1.
Rep Rows 1 and 2 until collar measures about 3 in.

(7.5 cm).
Bind off.
Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl = slip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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