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Deep V Cabled Vest
Lion Brand® Heartland Thick & Quick®
Pattern Number: L32267 This oversized vest is great to wear when you're in the midst of changing out your winter clothes for spring.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
Finished Bust 48 in. (122 cm) Finished Length 32 in. (81.5 cm)

CORRECTIONS: (applied Oct 3, 2014)
GAUGE: 15 sts + 14 rows = 3 in. (7.5 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS). + 4 in. (10 cm) over Cable pattern A.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

137-151 Heartland Thick & Quick Yarn: Katmai

Heathered light gray.


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GAUGE:
15 sts + 4 in. (10 cm) over Cable pattern A. 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:
4/4 LC (4 over 4 left cross) Slip 4 sts to cable needle and hold in front, k4, then k4 from cable needle.

4/4 RC (4 over 4 right cross) Slip 4 sts to cable needle and hold in back, k4, then k4 from cable needle.

5/5 LC (5 over 5 left cross) Slip 5 sts to cable needle and hold in front, k5, then k5 from cable needle.

5/5 RC (5 over 5 right cross) Slip 5 sts to cable needle and hold in back, k5, then k5 from cable needle.

M1 (make 1) An increase worked by lifting the horizontal strand lying between needles and placing it onto the left hand needle.

Knit this new stitch through the back loop – 1 st increased.



PATTERN STITCHES K1, p1 Rib (worked over a multiple of 2 sts) Row 1 (WS): *K1, p1; rep from * to end of row.

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

Rep Row 2 for K1, p1 Rib.



Cable A (worked over a multiple of 15 sts) Row 1 (RS): Knit.

Row 2 and All WS Rows: Purl.

Row 3: 5/5 LC, k5.

Row 5: Knit.

Row 7: K5, 5/5 RC.

Row 8: Purl.

Rep Rows 1-8 for Cable A.



Cable B (multiple of 12 sts) Row 1 (RS): Knit.

Row 2 and All WS Rows: Purl.

Row 3: 4/4 LC, k4.

Row 5: Knit.

Row 7: K4, 4/4 RC.

Row 8: Purl.

Rep Rows 1-8 for Cable B.

NOTES:
1.

Design is meant to be oversize for smaller sizes.

2.

Vest is worked in 2 pieces, Back and Front.

3.

Front is divided, then each side is worked separately to create a deep v-neck.

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 Cast on 92 sts.

Beg with Row 1, work in K1, p1 Rib for 2 rows.

Next Row (WS): K1, p1, k1, p9, *p2, M1; rep from * to last 12 sts, p9, k1, p1, k1 – 126 sts at the end of this row.

Next Row: P1, k1, p1, beg with Row 1, work Cable A across to last 3 sts, p1, k1, p1.

Next Row: K1, p1, k1, work next row of Cable A across to last 3 sts, k1, p1, k1.

Keeping first and last 3 sts in K1, p1 rib and rem sts in Cable A, work until piece measures about 18 in.

(45.5 cm) from beg, end with a Row 6 as the last row you work.

Shape Armholes Next Row (RS): P1, k1, p1, k5, slip next 5 sts to a cable needle and hold in back, (knit next st on left hand needle tog with next st on cable needle) 5 times, continuing in Cable A, work to last 18 sts, k5, slip next 5 sts to a cable needle and hold in back, (knit next st on left hand needle tog with next st on cable needle) 5 times, p1, k1, p1 – 116 sts rem.

Next 5 Rows: K the knit sts and p the purl sts over the first and last 13 sts and continue in Cable A, as established over rem sts.

Next Row (RS): K2, p1, slip next 5 sts to a cable needle and hold in front, (knit next st on left hand needle tog with next st on cable needle) 5 times, place marker (pm), continuing in Cable A, work to last 13 sts, pm, slip next 5 sts to a cable needle and hold in front, (knit next st on left hand needle tog with next st on cable needle) 5 times, p1, k2 – 106 sts rem.

Next Row: K the knit sts and p the purl sts as they appear, slipping markers as you come to them.

Place markers at each end of last row for beg of armholes.

Row 1 (RS): K2, p2tog, k to marker, work in Cable A to marker, k to last 4 sts, p2tog, k2 – 104 sts rem.

Row 2: P2, k2tog, p3, work in Cable A to last 7 sts, p3, k2tog, p2 – 102 sts rem.

Rep Rows 1 and 2 once, then Row 1 once – 96 sts when all decreases have been completed.

Keeping in patterns as established, work until piece measures 10 in.

(25.5 cm) from armhole markers, end with a Row 2 as the last row you work.

Next Row (RS): K2, p1, *slip next 5 sts to a cable needle and hold in front, (knit next st tog with first st on cable needle) 5 times, k5; rep from * to last 3 sts, p1, k2 – 66 sts rem.

Next Row: K the knit sts and p the purl sts as they appear.

Shape Neck and Shoulders Mark center 16 sts for neck.

Next Row (RS): K2, p1, work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) to marked center 16 sts, join a second ball of yarn and bind off center 16 sts, work in St st to last 3 sts, p1, k2 – 25 sts remain on each side.

Working both sides AT THE SAME TIME with separate balls of yarn, work one row.

Next 2 Rows: On first side, bind off first 7 sts, work to end of side; on second side, bind off first 2 sts, work to end of side – 16 sts each side.

Next 2 Rows: On first side, bind off first 7 sts, work to end of side; on second side, dec 1 st (k2tog on RS, p2tog on WS), work to end of side – 8 sts remain on each side.

Bind off rem sts on each side.
FRONT Cast on and work same as Back until piece measures about 14 in.

(35.5 cm) from beg, end with Row 8 as the last row you work.

Shape Neck Next Row (RS): P1, k1, p1, work Row 1 of Cable A over next 45 sts, k12, p1, k2, join a second ball of yarn, k2, p1, k12, work Cable A over next 45 sts, p1, k1, p1 – 63 sts rem on each side.

Next Row: On first side, k1, p1, k1, work Row 2 of Cable A over next 45 sts, beg with Row 2, work Cable B over next 12 sts, k1, p2; on second side, p2, k1, work Row 2 of Cable B over next 12 sts, work Row 2 of Cable A to last 3 sts, k1, p1, k1.

Working both sides AT THE SAME TIME with separate balls of yarn and continuing in patterns as established, work until piece measures about 18 in.

(45.5 cm) from beg, end with a Row 6 as the last row you work.

Shape Armholes Next Row (RS): On first side, p1, k1, p1, k5, slip next 5 sts to a cable needle and hold in back, (knit next st tog with next st on cable needle) 5 times, work in patterns as established to end of side; on second side, work in patterns as established to last 18 sts, k5, slip next 5 sts to a cable needle and hold in back, (knit next st tog with next st on cable needle) 5 times, p1, k1, p1 – 58 sts rem each side.

Next 5 Rows: K the knit sts and p the purl sts over the first and last 13 sts and continue in patterns, as established over rem sts.

Next Row (RS): On first side, p1, k1, p1, k5, slip next 5 sts to a cable needle and hold in back, (knit next st tog with next st on cable needle) 5 times, pm, work in patterns as established to end of side; on second side, work in patterns as established to last 18 sts, pm, k5, slip next 5 sts to a cable needle and hold in back, (knit next st tog with next st on cable needle) 5 times, p1, k1, p1 – 53 sts rem each side.

Next Row: K the knit sts and p the purl sts as they appear.

Place marker at each end of last row for beg of armholes.

Row 1 (RS): On first side, k2, p2tog, k to marker, work in patterns as established to end of side; on second side, work in patterns as established to marker, k to last 4 sts, p2tog, k2 – 52 sts rem each side.

Row 2: On first side, p2, k2tog, p to marker, work in patterns as established to end of side; on second side, work in patterns as established to marker, p to last 4 sts, k2tog, p2 – 51 sts rem each side.

Rep Rows 1 and 2 once, then Row 1 once – 48 sts each side when all decreases have been completed.

After decreases have been completed removed markers as you work the next row.

Continuing in patterns as established, work until piece measures about 10 in.

(25.5 cm) from armhole markers, end with a Row 2 as the last row you work.

Shape Shoulders Next Row (RS): K2, p1, *slip next 5 sts to a cable needle and hold in front, (knit next st tog with next st on cable needle) 5 times, k5; rep from * once more, work in pattern as established to end of side; on second side, work in patterns as established over first 15 sts, **slip next 5 sts to a cable needle and hold in front, (knit next st tog with next st on cable needle) 5 times, k5; rep from ** once more, p1, k2 – 43 sts rem each side.

Next Row: K the knit sts and p the purl sts as they appear.

Next Row (RS): On first side, k2, p1, work in St st to last 15 sts, work in pattern as established to end of side; on second side, work in pattern as established over first 15 sts, work in St st to last 3 sts, p1, k2 – 38 sts each side.

Next 4 Rows: On first side, bind off 7 sts, work to end of side; on second side, work to end of side.

Next 2 Rows: On first side, bind off 8 sts, work to end of side; on second side, work to end of side – 16 sts remain on each side when all bind offs have been completed.

Shape Back Neck Trim Working both sides AT THE SAME TIME, work as established on 16 sts each side until pieces measures about 3 in.

(7.5 cm) from last shoulder bind-off row OR same length as to center of back neck.

Bind off each side separately.

FINISHING Sew shoulder seams.

Sew bound off ends of back neck trim together, then sew lower edge of trim along back neck edge.

Sew side seams from lower edge to armhole markers.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
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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