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Loom-Knit Turtleneck Ribbed Vest
Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®
Pattern Number: kb-RibbedVest Copyright 2006 Authentic Knitting Board, All rights reserved. Reproduced with permission.

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner + (Level 2)
SIZE: Medium, Large
Neckline to Hem=aprox 22" Chest=36" (42) Hemline=38" (44) Shoulder=14" (16)
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

860-108 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Dusty Blue

Muted blue


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860-147 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Purple Medium purple


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The Knitting Board
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Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size J-10 (6 mm)
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GAUGE:
3 sts=1" 3 rows=1" 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:
Rib stitch starts at 1st needle on top board, and down to 3rd needle on board closest to knitter.

Weave every other needle, turn board around and continue weaving until all needles are covered.

This will create consecutive needles covered at each end of board.


INSTRUCTIONS



Sweater
Front and Sweater back are the same.

(Knit 2)

Cast On 58 (68) sts, color purple.
Place anchor yarn (bulky strand of different color, aprox.

40" in length) across stitches between boards with ends dangling at each end.

Do not cover the bolt end of boards with anchor yarn.
Knit 14 (18) rows in rib pattern.
Dec (1) st each end.

(This is done by lifting loop #1 and placing on needle #2.

Do this to both boards, at both ends.)
Now weave row by starting at needle #2 top, and bring down to needle #4 bottom.

This will keep your ribs in pattern.

Hook over.

On decreased needles, lift both bottom loops.
Knit (4) additional rows, no decrease, starting each on needles 2 and 4.
Cut yarn with 4-5" tail.

Tie on main color blue.
Knit 25 (29) rows.
Dec (1) st each end, both boards.

Knit row starting 1st needle top, 3rd needle bottom.
Continue (12) more rows with starting position of needles 1 and 3.
Next 4 Rows:
Dec (1) st each end, both boards.

After each dec, alternate the starting needles.

In other words, dec (1) and start weave (2) and (4).

Next row, dec (1) st each end both boards, start weave on needles (1) and (3).

Next row, dec (1), start on needle (2) and (4).
Next row dec (1), start on needle (1) and (3).

Continue 25 rows regular (no decrease) starting on needles (1) and (3).



SHOULDER SHAPING
Our shoulders have a soft shaping that flows right into collar.
Dec every row both ends for next (5) rows just as you did to shape the armhole.
You now have 36 sts (46) for the turtleneck collar.
You are on the 2nd and 4th needles to start your next (21) rows.

Continue in pattern until you have completed (21) rows for the collar.
Ready to remove the sweater piece:
You will need a crochet hook to bind off the stitches.

For a neckline, you want to do an even, stretchy finish.

Start at opposite end from yarn tail.

Pick up (2) loops, st (1) front and back.

Pull (1) loop (closest to hook) thru other loop on crochet hook.

Then pick up (1) additional loop, always alternating the boards.

Pull 1 loop thru the other.

Continue this method of bind off to the end of stitches.

When one loop remains, cut your yarn with a 2-3" tail, and pull yarn tail thru last loop to knot.

This tail will be worked into seam on completion.

You may now, carefully, remove the anchor yarn.
Repeat all steps for the sweater back.

Front and back are the same.



FINISHING
You may sew with single strand of matching yarn.

If using a thinner yarn, you may want to use a double strand.



Lay the pieces together.

Start at sweater side seams, color purple.

Sew with invisible stitch.

Change yarn colors when you come to change in sweater color.

Continue to underarm, being sure to keep pieces even.



At underarm, sew to edge, and return back down for 2" so that knotting is not at armhole.

Sew second side seam.



Now, sew seams in shoulder and collar starting at collar and ending with shoulder.

Remember to tuck any yarn tails into the knitting for a finished look.

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