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Highlighter Vest
Lion Brand® Hometown USA®
Pattern Number: L30231 Teens will love the bright colors of Hometown USA used in this vest.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X
Finished Bust 42 (46, 52, 56, 60, 64) in. (106.5 (117, 132, 142, 152, 162) cm) Finished Length 21 (22, 22 1/2, 23, 24, 24 1/2) in. (53.5 (54.5, 57, 59.5, 62, 63.5) 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

135-099 Hometown USA Yarn: Los Angeles Tan

Neutral beige


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Note: (A)

135-401 Hometown USA Yarn: Neon Orange

Bright tangerine


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135-402 Hometown USA Yarn: Neon Lemon

Bright yellow


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135-400 Hometown USA Yarn: Neon Pink

Electric pink


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135-605 Hometown USA Yarn: Spartans

Emerald and white twist


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Lion Brand Knitting Needles Size 11 [8 mm]
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Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 13 [9 mm]
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Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Additional Materials
Circular knitting needle size 11 (8 mm), 16 in. (40.5 cm) long
GAUGE:
11 sts + 13 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in K2, p1 rib 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.

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.PATTERN STITCHESK2, p1 Rib (worked over a multiple of 3 sts + 2 additional sts)Row 1 (RS): *K2, p1; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.Row 2: Knit the knit sts and purl the purl sts.Rep Row 2 for K2, p1 Rib.STRIPE PATTERNWorking in K2, p1 rib, work 2 rows with A, 2 rows with B, 2 rows with A, 2 rows with C, 2 rows with A, 2 rows with D, 2 rows with A, 1 row with E, 2 rows with A, 2 rows with D, 2 rows with A, 2 rows with C, 2 rows with A, 2 rows with B, 2 rows with A, 1 row with E.

Rep these 30 rows for Stripe Pattern.

NOTES:
1.

Vest is worked in 2 pieces, Front and Back.

2.

When you see ‘– 12 sts’ in the instructions, this lets you know how many sts you will have at the end of that specific row.

3.

When picking up sts around armholes and neck, pick up a number that works well on your Vest.

You may find that picking up 1 or 2 more or fewer sts looks better than the number of sts we suggest.


INSTRUCTIONS



VESTBackWith smaller straight needles and A, cast on 53 (59, 65, 71, 77, 83) sts.

Row 1 (WS): With A, *p1, k1; rep from * to last st, p1.Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.

Change to E.Row 3: With E, rep Row 2.

Change to A.Rows 4 and 5: With A, rep Row 2.Begin Rib and Stripe PatternChange to larger needles and beg with Row 1, work in K2, p1 rib and Stripe pattern for 6 rows.Next Inc Row: Pfb, keeping in K2, p1 rib and Stripe pattern, work to last st, pfb – 55 (61, 67, 73, 79, 85) sts.

Next Row: K1, work in rib to last st, k1.

Work in rib and Stripe pattern for 6 more rows.Next Inc Row: Kfb, keeping in K2, p1 rib and Stripe pattern, work to last st, kfb – 57 (63, 69, 75, 81, 87) sts.

Next Row: P1, work rib as established to last st, p1.

Work in rib and Stripe pattern for 6 more rows.Rep last 8 rows once more – 59 (65, 71, 77, 83, 89) sts.

Continue in K2, p1 rib and Stripe pattern until piece measures 15 in.

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

Shape ArmholesContinuing in K2, p1 rib and Stripe pattern, bind off 3 (4, 6, 7, 8, 9) sts at beg of next 2 rows – 53 (57, 59, 63, 67, 71) sts rem.

Bind off 2 (4, 5, 6, 8, 9) sts at beg of next 2 rows – 49 (49, 49, 51, 51, 53) sts rem.

Dec Row (RS): K1, p1, k1, skp, work in rib to last 5 sts, k2tog, k1, p1, k1 – 47 (47, 47, 49, 49, 51) sts rem.Next Row: Continue in K2, p1 rib and Stripe pattern, AT THE SAME TIME, rep Dec Row every other row 4 more times – 39 (39, 39, 41, 41, 43) sts rem on last row worked.

Work even (without increasing or decreasing) until armholes measure 5 (6, 6 1/2, 7, 8, 8 1/2) in.

(12.5 (15, 16.5, 18, 20.5, 21.5) cm), end with a WS row as your last row.Shape NeckRow 1 (RS): Work in rib and Stripe pattern as established over 7 (7, 7, 8, 8, 9) sts, join 2nd ball of yarn and bind off 25 sts, work to end – 7 (7, 7, 8, 8, 9) sts rem each side for shoulders.

Dec Row 1 (WS): Working both sides at the same time with separate balls of yarn, work to last 3 sts on first side, p2tog, p1, on 2nd side, p1, p2tog, work to end of row – 6 (6, 6, 7, 7, 8) sts rem each side.

Dec Row 2 (RS): Work to last 3 sts on first side, k2tog, k1, on 2nd side, k1, skp, work to end – 5 (5, 5, 6, 6, 7) sts rem each side.Dec Row 3: Work to last 3 sts on first side, p2tog, p1, on 2nd side, p1, p2tog, work to end of row.Bind off rem 4 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6) sts each side.

FrontWork as for Back until armholes measure 3 (4, 4 1/2, 5, 6, 6 1/2) in.

(7.5 (10, 11.5, 12.5, 14, 15, 16.5) cm), end with a WS row as your last row.Shape NeckMark center 13 sts for neck.Note: Armhole decs may not be finished when working smaller sizes.

Continue to work armhole decs at side edges at same time as working neck shaping as is necessary.Next Row (RS): Continue to work armhole dec at each side edge if necessary, AT THE SAME TIME, work to center marked sts, join 2nd ball of yarn and bind off 13 sts, work to end, working armhole dec at end of row if necessary.

Dec Row 1 (WS): Working both sides at the same time with separate balls of yarn, work to last 3 sts on first side, p2tog, p1, on 2nd side, p1, p2tog, work to end of row.

Dec Row 2 (RS): Work to last 3 sts on first side, k2tog, k1, on 2nd side, k1, skp, work to end.Rep Dec Rows 1-2 four more times, then Dec Row 1 once – 4 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6) sts rem each side.

Work until piece measures the same length as Back to shoulders.

Bind off 4 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6) sts each side.

FINISHINGSew shoulder and side seams.Armhole TrimWith RS facing and circular needle, join A at center of underarm, pick up and k 38 (42, 46, 52, 58, 66) sts evenly spaced around armhole.

Join by working the first st on the left hand needle with the yarn from the right hand needle.

Without working any rnds, immediately bind off purlwise.Rep trim around opposite armhole.NeckbandWith RS facing and circular needle, beginning at either shoulder seam, join A, pick up and knit 62 sts (or another multiple of 2) evenly spaced around neck.

Place marker for beg of rnd.

Join by working the first st on left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle.Rnds 1-2: *K1, p1; rep from * around.Bind off in rib.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
hdc = half double crochet
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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