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Fierce Fur Vest
Lion Brand® Romance®
Pattern Number: L32124 This hi-lo vest is a great piece to dress up an outfit for a New Year's Eve Party with friends.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X
Finished Bust 39 (45, 49, 53, 57, 61) in. (99 (114.5, 124.5, 134.5, 145, 155) cm) Finished Length 23 (23 1/2, 24, 24 1/2, 25, 25 1/2) in. (58.5 (59.5, 61, 62, 63.5, 65) 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

325-101 Romance Yarn: Pink Satin

Soft classic pink.


Quantity needed: 8 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 43.92
Alternative Quantity: 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

Lion Brand Knitting Needles Size 11 [8 mm]
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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GAUGE:
11 sts + 14 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS). 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.

NOTES:
1.

Vest is worked in 3 pieces, Back and 2 Fronts.

The lower edges of Fronts are worked by casting on sts to create a shaped edge.

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.


INSTRUCTIONS
BACK Cast on 54 (58, 64, 70, 76, 80) sts.

Beg with a RS (knit) row, work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) for 12 rows, end with a WS row as your last row.

Dec Row (RS): K1, k2tog, knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 52 (56, 62, 68, 74, 78) sts at the end of this row.

Work even in St st (without increasing or decreasing) for 11 rows.

Rep last 12 rows twice more - 48 (52, 58, 64, 70, 74) sts when all decreases have been completed.

Work even in St st until piece measures about 15 in.

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

Shape Armholes Bind off 4 (5, 6, 7, 8, 9) sts at beg of next 2 rows, then 2 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6) sts at beg of next 2 rows - 36 (38, 40, 42, 44, 44) sts when all bind offs have been completed.

Continue in St st, and rep Dec Row every other row 1 (2, 3, 3, 4, 4) times - 34 (34, 34, 36, 36, 36) sts when all decreases have been completed.

Work until Armhole measures about 7 (7 1/2, 8, 8 1/2, 9, 9 1/2) in.

(18 (19, 20.5, 21.5, 23, 24) cm), end with a WS row as your last row.

Shape Neck and Shoulders Next Row (RS): K9 (9, 9, 10, 10, 10) sts, join a 2nd ball of yarn and bind off 16 sts, work to end of row - 9 (9, 9, 10, 10, 10) sts rem each side.

Next Row: Working both sides at same time with separate balls of yarn, work to last 2 sts on first side, p2tog, on second side, p2 tog, work to end of row.

Next Row: K to last 2 sts on first side, k2tog, on second side, k2tog, work to end of row - 7 (7, 7, 8, 8, 8) sts when all decreases have been completed.

Bind off.
LEFT FRONT Note: A '0' in the instructions means that for specific size(s) you do not need to work the repeats.

Cast on 12 (12, 14, 16, 16, 16) sts.

Beg with a RS row, work in St st for 12 rows, end with a WS row as your last row.

Side Dec Row (RS): K1, k2tog, k to end of row - 11 (11, 13, 15, 15, 15) sts at the end of this row.

Next (Inc) Row: Cast on 11 (13, 13, 14, 15, 16) sts, p to end of row - 22 (24, 26, 29, 30, 31) sts.

Work in St st for 10 rows.

Rep last 12 rows once more - 32 (36, 38, 42, 44, 46) sts.

Next Row: Rep Side Dec Row - 31 (35, 37, 41, 43, 45) sts.

Work in St st until piece measures same length as Back to armholes, end with a WS row as your last row.

Shape Armhole and Neck Next Row (RS): Bind off 4 (5, 6, 7, 8, 9) sts, work to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 for neck - 26 (29, 31, 34, 35, 36) sts.

Neck Dec Row: P1, p2tog, purl to end of row - 25 (28, 30, 33, 34, 35) sts.

Next Row: Bind off 2 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6) sts, work to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 for neck - 21 (25, 26, 28, 28, 28) sts.

Next Row: Rep Neck Dec Row - 20 (24, 25, 27, 27, 27) sts.

Dec Row (RS): K1, k2tog for armhole, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 for neck - 18 (22, 23, 25, 25, 25) sts.

Continue to dec at armhole every RS row(s) 0 (1, 2, 2, 2, 3) more times, AT THE SAME TIME, dec 1 st at neck edge every row 7 (15, 16, 17, 17, 17) times, then every other row 4 (0, 0, 0, 0, 0) times - 7 (7, 7, 8, 8, 8) sts when all decreases have been completed.

Work even in St st without increasing or decreasing until piece measures same length as Back to shoulders.

Bind off.



RIGHT FRONT Cast on 12 (12, 14, 16, 16, 16) sts.

Beg with a RS row, work in St st for 12 rows, end with a WS row as your last row.

Next Row (RS): Cast on 11 (13, 13, 14, 15, 16) sts, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 22 (24, 26, 29, 30, 31) sts.

Work in St st for 11 rows.

Rep last 12 rows once more - 32 (36, 38, 42, 44, 46) sts.

Side Dec Row (RS): K to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 31 (35, 37, 41, 43, 45) sts.

Work even in St st until piece measures same as Back to armholes, end with a RS row as your last row.

Shape Armhole and Neck Next Row (WS): Bind off 4 (5, 6, 7, 8, 9) sts, p to last 3 sts, p2tog, p1 for neck - 26 (29, 31, 34, 35, 36) sts.

Neck Dec Row: K1, k2tog, k to end of row - 25 (28, 30, 33, 34, 35) sts.

Next Row: Bind off 2 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6) sts, p to last 3 sts, p2tog, p1 for neck - 21 (25, 26, 28, 28, 28) sts.

Dec Row: K1, k2tog for neck, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 for armhole - 19 (23, 24, 26, 26, 26) sts.

Continue to dec at armhole every RS row(s) 0 (1, 2, 2, 2, 3) more times, AT THE SAME TIME, dec 1 st at neck edge every row 8 (16, 17, 18, 18, 18) times, then every other row 4 (0, 0, 0, 0, 0) times - 7 (7, 7, 8, 8, 8) sts rem.

Work even in St st until piece measures same length as Back to shoulders.

Bind off.

FINISHING Sew shoulder seams.

Sew side seams.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
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)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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