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Teddy Vest
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick® - Homespun®Thick & Quick®
Pattern Number: L32239

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X
Finished Bust 46 (50, 54, 58, 64, 68) in. (117 (127, 137, 147.5, 162.5, 172.5, 178) cm), unsnapped Finished Length 26 (26 1/2, 27, 27 1/2, 28, 28 1/2) in. (66 (67.5, 68.5, 70, 71, 72.5) 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: (applied Dec 15, 2014)
LEFT FRONT With smaller straight needles and A, cast on 29 (31, 33, 35, 39, 41) sts. Beg with Row 1, work in K1, p1 Rib for 3 in. (7.5 cm), end with a WS row as your last row. Next Row (RS): Change to larger needles and B, p1 (3, 5, 0, 4, 6), *p2tog, p3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4) p2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3); rep from * 6 more times – 22 (24, 26, 28, 32, 34) sts. … RIGHT FRONT With smaller straight needles and A, cast on 29 (31, 33, 35, 39, 41) sts. Beg with Row 1, work in K1, p1 Rib for 3 in. (7.5 cm), end with a WS row as your last row. Next Row (RS): Change to larger needles and B, *p3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4) p2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3), p2tog; rep from * 6 more times, p1 (3, 5, 0, 4, 6) – 22 (24, 26, 28, 32, 34) sts.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

640-149 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Charcoal

Dark gray


Quantity needed: 4 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 37.96
Alternative Quantity: 5, 5, 6, 7, 7
Note: (A)

792-312 Homespun Thick & Quick Yarn: Edwardian

Heathered Solid Deepest gray


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 8.99
Alternative Quantity: 1, 2, 2, 2, 2
Note: (B)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles Size 11 [8 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 5.95


Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 13 [9 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 5.95


Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.49


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

Additional Materials
Circular knitting needle size 11 (8 mm), 24 in. (61 cm) long Crochet hook size L-11 (8 mm) Four large snap fasteners Sewing needle and thread
GAUGE:
9 sts + 13 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with larger needles and A. 8 sts + 12 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in Rev St st (p on RS, k on WS) with larger needles and B. 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:
PATTERN STITCH K1, p1 Rib (multiple of 2 sts + 1) Row 1 (RS): *K1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.

Rep Row 2 for K1, p1 Rib.

NOTES:
1.

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

2.

Front armholes are worked in intarsia, using a separate ball of yarn for each color.

Twist yarns on WS to prevent holes.

3.

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.

4.

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 With smaller straight needles and A, cast on 55 (59, 63, 67, 73, 77) sts.

Beg with Row 1, work in K1, p1 Rib for 3 in.

(7.5 cm), end with a WS row as your last row.

Change to larger needles and work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) until piece measures 15 in.

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

Shape Armhole Next Row (WS): K4, p to last 4 sts, k4.

Keeping first and last 4 sts in Garter st (knit every row) and rem sts in St st, work until armholes measures 9 1/2 (10, 10 1/2, 11, 11 1/2, 12) in.

(24 (25.5, 26.5, 28, 29, 30.5) cm), end with a WS row as your last row.

Shape Shoulders Continuing in St st, bind off 6 (7, 7, 8, 9, 10) sts at beg of next 4 rows, then 6 (6, 8, 8, 9, 9) sts at beg of next 2 rows – 19 sts when all bind offs have been completed.

Bind off rem sts.
LEFT FRONT With smaller straight needles and A, cast on 29 (31, 33, 35, 39, 41) sts.

Beg with Row 1, work in K1, p1 Rib for 3 in.

(7.5 cm), end with a WS row as your last row.

Next Row (RS): Change to larger needles and B, p1 (3, 5, 0, 4, 6), *p2tog, p2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3); rep from * 6 more times – 22 (24, 26, 28, 32, 34) sts.

Work in Rev St st (p on RS, k on WS) until piece measures same as Back to armholes, end with a WS row as your last row.

Shape Armhole and Neck Dec Row (RS): With A, k4, with B, p to last 4 sts, p2tog, p2 – 21 (23, 25, 27, 31, 33) sts.

Keeping 4 sts with A in Garter st, and rem sts in Rev St st with B, rep Dec row every 4th row 5 (5, 5, 5, 6, 6) more times – 16 (18, 20, 22, 25, 27) sts when all decreases have been completed.

Work until armhole measures same as Back to shoulder, end with a WS row as your last row.

Shape Shoulder Bind off 5 (6, 6, 7, 8, 9) sts at beg of next RS row twice.

Work 1 row even, then bind off rem sts.



RIGHT FRONT With smaller straight needles and A, cast on 29 (31, 33, 35, 39, 41) sts.

Beg with Row 1, work in K1, p1 Rib for 3 in.

(7.5 cm), end with a WS row as your last row.

Next Row (RS): Change to larger needles and B, *p2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3), p2tog; rep from * 6 more times, p1 (3, 5, 0, 4, 6) – 22 (24, 26, 28, 32, 34) sts.

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

Shape Armhole and Neck Dec Row (RS): With B, p2, p2tog, p to last 4 sts, with A, k4 – 21 (23, 25, 27, 31, 33) sts.

Keeping 4 sts with A in Garter st and rem sts in Rev St st with B, rep Dec row every 4th row 5 (5, 5, 5, 6, 6) more times – 16 (18, 20, 22, 25, 27) sts rem.

Work until armhole measures same as Back to shoulders, end with a RS row as your last row.

Shape Shoulder Bind off 5 (6, 6, 7, 8, 9) sts at beg of next WS row twice.

Work 1 row even, then bind off rem sts.

FINISHING Sew shoulder seams.

Measure and mark 8 1/2 (9, 9 1/2, 10, 10 1/2, 11) in.

(21.5 (23, 24, 25.5, 26.5, 28) cm) down from shoulder on Fronts and Back.

Sew Side seams from marker to lower edge.

Front Edgings From RS with crochet hook, join A with a sl st at lower edge of Right Front.

Work sl sts evenly spaced along front edge to beg of neck shaping.

Fasten off.

From RS with crochet hook, join A with a sl st at neck edge of Left Front.

Work sl sts evenly spaced along front edge to lower edge.

Fasten off.



Collar From RS, with circular needle and A, beg at neck shaping of Right Front, pick up and k39 (40, 41, 42, 43, 44) sts evenly spaced along neck edge to shoulder seam, pick up and k 19 sts evenly spaced along back neck, pick up and k39 (40, 41, 42, 43, 44) sts evenly spaced along neck edge to beg of neck shaping of Left Front – 97 (99, 101, 103, 105, 107) sts.

Work in K1, p1 Rib for 3 1/2 in.

(9 cm).

Bind off.



Mark for 4 snap fasteners evenly spaced along front edges, with first 2 in.

(5 cm) from lower edge and last 2 in.

(5 cm) below bound-off edge of Collar.

With sewing needle and thread, sew corresponding snap fasteners where marked.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
Rev St st = reverse stockinette stitch
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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