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Veranda Vest
Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®
Pattern Number: L30221B Wear this knitted two-toned vest to add a bold, striking statement piece for any outfit. Click here to see it in another colorway.

SKILL LEVEL:  Experienced (Level 5)
SIZE: XS, Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X
Bust Note: Fit is determined by how you wrap the vest. Sizes are to fit actual bust as follows: To Fit Bust 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56) in. (81.5 (91.5, 101.5, 112, 122, 132, 142) cmFinished Waist 40 (46, 52, 58, 64, 70, 76) in. (101.5 (117, 132, 147.5, 162.5, 178, 193) cm, unwrapped Finished Length 21 (21 1/2, 22, 22 1/2, 23, 23 1/2, 24) in. (53.5 (54.5, 56, 57, 58.5, 59.5, 61) 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: (applied Mar 7, 2014)
Back ... Dec Row (RS): K 37 (41, 45, 49, 53, 57, 61), skp, k2, place marker (pm), k2, k2tog, knit to end - 80 (88, 96, 104, 112, 120, 128) sts at the end of this row. Work 7 rows in St st, slipping marker as you come to it. Dec Row (RS): K to 4 sts before marker, skp, k2, sm, k2, k2tog, knit to end.The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)

MATERIALS

860-110 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Navy

Darkest blue


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
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Alternative Quantity: 3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5
Note: (A)

860-107 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Sapphire

Brilliant blue


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Alternative Quantity: 3, 4, 4, 5, 6, 6
Note: (B)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 9 [5.5 mm]
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Boye Aluminum Circular Knitting Needles 29 inches Size 7
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Boye Aluminum Circular Knitting Needles 29 inches Size 10
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Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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Lion Brand Stitch Holders
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Additional Materials
One knitting needle size 10.5 (6.5 mm) for binding off
GAUGE:
16 sts + 22 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with size 9 (5.5 mm) 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:
kfb (knit in front and back) Knit next st without removing it from left needle, then k through back of same st – 1 st increased.pfb (purl in front and back) Purl next st without removing it from left needle, then p through back of same st – 1 st increased.skp Slip 1 as if to knit, knit 1, pass slip stitch over knit stitch – 1 st decreased.SPECIAL TECHNIQUES3-Needle Bind Off With RS together, hold in one hand 2 needles with equal number of sts on each.

With 3rd needle, knit tog 1 st from each needle, *knit tog 1 st from each needle, pass first st worked over 2nd to bind off, repeat from * across.

Cut working yarn and pull through last st to secure.Sloped Bind Off Sloped Bind Off is worked over 2 rows.

1.

On the row previous to the bind-off row, sl the last st (wyif on WS, wyib on RS).

2.

On bind off row, sl the first st (wyif on WS, wyib on RS), k next st, pass sl st over st just knit, k next st, bind off rem sts as usual.

NOTES:
1.

Vest is made in one piece beginning with the Back.

Stitches are picked up along sides of Back to work fronts.

2.

Vest is designed to be oversized with fronts longer than back.

3.

Pieces are worked back and forth in rows.

Circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of stitches.

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


INSTRUCTIONS



VEST Back With straight needles and A, cast on 82 (90, 98, 106, 114, 122, 130) sts.

Beg with a RS row, work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) for 8 rows, end with a WS row as your last row.

Dec Row (RS): K 37 (41, 45, 49, 53, 57, 61), skp, k2, place marker (pm), k2, k2tog, knit to end - 80 (88, 96, 104, 112, 120, 128) sts at the end of this row.

Work 7 rows in St st, slipping marker as you come to it.Dec Row (RS): K to 4 sts before marker, skp, k2, sm, k2, k2tog, knit to end.

Rep last 8 rows 7 more times - 66 (74, 82, 90, 98, 106, 114) sts, AT SAME TIME, when piece measures about 8 in.

(20.5 cm) from beg, change to B.

Work even until piece measures about 13 in.

(33 cm) from beg, end with a WS row as your last row.

Shape Armhole Bind off 5 (5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14) sts at beg of next 2 rows, then 2 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 6) sts at beg of next 2 rows - 52 (60, 64, 66, 68, 70, 74) sts.

Dec Row (RS): K1, k2tog, knit to last 3 sts, skp, k1- 50 (58, 62, 64, 66, 68, 72) sts.

Work 1 row even.

Rep last 2 rows 1 (3, 4, 5, 6, 6, 8) more time(s) - 48 (52, 54, 54, 54, 56, 56) sts.

Work even until armhole measures 5 1/2 (6, 6 1/2, 7, 7 1/2, 8, 8 1/2) in.

(14 (15, 16.5, 18, 19, 20.5, 21.5 cm)), end with a WS row as your last row.

Shape Neck Mark center 20 (22, 22, 22, 22, 24, 24) sts.Next Row (RS): K 14 (15, 16, 16, 16, 16, 16), join a 2nd ball of yarn and bind off center 20 (22, 22, 22, 22, 24, 24) sts for neck, knit to end of row - 14 (15, 16, 16, 16, 16, 16) sts rem each side.

Working both sides at same time with separate balls of yarn, bind off 4 sts at each neck edge once - 10 (11, 12, 12, 12, 12, 12) sts rem each side.

Work until armhole measures 6 (6 1/2, 7, 7 1/2, 8, 8 1/2, 9) in.

(15 (16.5, 18, 19, 20.5, 21.5, 23 cm)), slip rem 10 (11, 12, 12, 12, 12, 12) sts to stitch holder for shoulders.



Lower Right Front With RS facing and straight needles, join A at lower right side edge of Back, pick up and knit 34 sts evenly spaced along side edge of A section.

Purl 1 row, knit 1 row, purl 1 row.

Bias Row (RS): K1, kfb, knit to last 3 sts, skp, k1.

Rep last 4 rows until lower right front measures 12 (14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24) in.

(30.5 (35.5, 40.5, 45.5, 51, 56, 61 cm)) from beg, measuring across center of piece.

Pm at each side edge of lower right front.

Change to smaller needle and work 4 rows in St st for rolled edging.

Bind off with larger needle.



Upper Right Front With RS facing and straight needles, join B at marker along upper long edge of lower right front, pick up and knit 52 (60, 68, 76, 84, 92, 100) sts evenly spaced across edge to side edge of Back.

Purl 1 row, knit 1 row, purl 1 row.

Dec Row (RS): K1, k2tog, knit to end - 51 (59, 67, 75, 83, 91, 99) sts.

Rep the last 4 rows twice more - 49 (57, 65, 73, 81, 89, 97) sts.

Purl 1 row.

Shape Neck Note: in the following section, you will be working bind offs and decreases to shape the neck BUT before you finish all the neck shaping, you will also shape the armhole.

Read carefully through the following section and keep careful track of exactly which row you are on.

Next Row (RS): Bind off 2 sts, knit to end - 47 (55, 63, 71, 79, 87, 95) sts.

Using Sloped Bind-off, bind off 2 sts at beg of each RS row 6 (9, 12, 14, 17, 20, 23) times, then dec 1 st at beg of every RS row 16 (15, 13, 13, 11, 10, 8) times.

AT SAME TIME, when piece measures same as Back to armhole, end with a RS row as your last row.

Shape Armhole Bind off 5 (5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14) sts at beg of next WS row once, then bind off 2 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 6) sts at beg of the following WS row once.

Dec Row (RS): Continuing to work neck shaping as established, knit to last 3 sts, skp, k1.

Rep Dec Row every RS row 1 (3, 4, 5, 6, 6, 8) time(s) more.

Work until armhole measures same as Back, slip rem 10 (11, 12, 12, 12, 12, 12) sts to stitch holder for shoulders.



Lower Left Front With RS facing and straight needles, join A at upper left side edge of Back, pick up and knit 34 sts evenly spaced along side edge of A section.

Purl 1 row, knit 1 row, purl 1 row.

Bias Row (RS): K1, k2tog, knit to last 2 sts, kfb, k1.

Rep last 4 rows until lower left front measures about 12 (14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24) in.

(30.5 (35.5, 40.5, 45.5, 51, 56, 61 cm)) from beg, measuring along center of piece.

Pm on each side edge of lower left front.

Change to smaller circular needle and work 4 rows in St st for rolled edging.

Bind off with larger needle.



Upper Left Front With RS facing and straight needles, join B at side edge of Back and top edge of lower left front, pick up and k 52 (60, 68, 76, 84, 92, 100) sts evenly spaced along edge to marker at outer edge of lower left front.

Purl 1 row, knit 1 row, purl 1 row.

Dec Row (RS): Knit to last 3 sts, ssk, k1 - 51 (59, 67, 75, 83, 91, 99) sts.

Rep the last 4 rows twice more - 49 (57, 65, 73, 81, 89, 97) sts.

Purl 1 row, knit 1 row.

Shape Neck Next Row (WS): Bind off 2 sts, purl to end - 47 (55, 63, 71, 79, 87, 95) sts.

Using Sloped Bind-off, bind off 2 sts at beg of each WS rows 6 (9, 12, 14, 17, 20, 23) times, then dec 1 st at end of every RS row 16 (15, 13, 13, 11, 10, 8) times.

AT SAME TIME, when piece measures same as Back to armhole, end with a WS row as your last row.

Shape Armhole Bind off 5 (5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14) st, at beg of next RS row, then bind off 2 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 6) sts at beg of following RS row once.

Dec Row (RS): K1, k2tog, knit to end of row, continuing to work neck shaping as established.

Rep Dec Row every RS row 1 (3, 4, 5, 6, 6, 8) more time(s).

Work until armhole measures same as Back, slip rem 10 (11, 12, 12, 12, 12, 12) sts to stitch holder for shoulders.

Armhole Edging With RS facing and smaller circular needle, join B at at one shoulder edge, pick up and k 64 (68, 72, 76, 80, 84, 88) sts evenly spaced around armhole edge.

Knit 1 row.

Bind off as if to purl with larger needle.

Repeat for opposite armhole.



FINISHING Return shoulder sts to straight needles and using 3-Needle Bind off, join shoulders.

Sew armhole edging seams.

Allow 4 rows of rolled edging on each lower front to roll to RS.

Sew in place.

Neck Edging With RS facing and smaller circular needle, join B at lower edge of upper right front, pick up and k 11 sts evenly spaced along straight edge of right front, pm, pick up and k 52 (58, 66, 74, 84, 94, 106) sts evenly spaced along right front neck edge, pick up and k 32 (34, 34, 34, 34, 36, 36) sts evenly spaced along back neck, pick up and k 52 (58, 66, 74, 84, 94, 106) sts evenly spaced along left front neck edge, pm, pick up and knit 11 sts evenly spaced along straight edge of left front - 158 (172, 188, 204, 224, 246, 270) sts.

Row 1 (WS): * Knit to 1 st before marker, kfb, sm, k1, kfb; rep from * once, knit to end - 162 (176, 192, 208, 228, 250, 274) sts.

Row 2: * Purl to 1 st before marker, pfb, sm, p1, pfb; rep from * once, purl to end - 166 (180, 196, 212, 232, 254, 278) sts.

Bind off as if to knit.

Lower Edging With WS facing (to create a ridge on RS), and larger circular needle, join A at marker on lower right front bottom edge, pick up and knit 176 (200, 224, 248, 272, 296, 320) sts along lower edge of fronts and Back to marker on lower left front bottom edge.

Knit 1 row.

Row 2 (WS): P1, * yo, p2tog, p1; rep from * to last st, yo, p1 - 177 (201, 225, 249, 273, 297, 321) sts.

Row 3: P1, * k1 tbl, p1; rep from * to end.

Row 4: K1, * p1 tbl, k1; rep from * to end.

Rep Rows 3-4 for twice more.

Bind off with larger needle.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
Pm = place marker
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sm = slip marker
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tbl = through the back loop
tog = together
WS = wrong side
wyib = with yarn in back
wyif = with yarn in front
yo = yarn over


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