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Everyday Long Vest
Lion Brand® Cotton-Ease® (original)
Pattern Number: 20122

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X
Finished chest 36 (40, 44, 48, 52, 56) inches
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

700-107 Cotton-Ease yarn: Candy Blue (discontinued) Light medium blue
Quantity needed: 4 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 19.96
Alternative Quantity: (4, 5, 5, 6, 6)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 8 [5 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.60


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

Additional Materials
1 7/8-inch (22 mm) button
GAUGE:
17 sts + 24 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) in Stockinette 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.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
ssk (slip, slip, knit) Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and k them tog.

NOTES:
When working in Garter st, slip first st of each row for a smooth edge.


INSTRUCTIONS



BACK
Cast on 85 (94, 102, 110, 119, 127) sts.

Work 7 rows Garter st (k every row).

Next row (WS) Work 4 Garter sts, St st to last 4 sts, 4 Garter sts.

Work as established for 32 more rows.



Dec row (RS) K 1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, ssk, k 1.

Repeat dec row every 20 rows 3 more times - 77 (86, 94, 102, 111, 119) sts.

Cont in St st only until piece measures 20 1/4 (20, 20, 19 1/4, 19 1/4, 19)" from beg, ending with a WS row.

Shape Armhole Bind off 3 (4, 5, 6, 6, 7) sts at beg of next 2 rows.



Dec row (RS) Work 4 Garter sts, k2tog, St st to last 6 sts, ssk, 4 Garter sts.

Repeat dec every other row 8 (9, 10, 13, 15, 16) more times - 53 (58, 62, 64, 67, 71) sts.

Work even until armhole measures 7 (7 1/4, 8, 8 1/4, 9, 9 1/4)", ending with a RS row.



Next row (WS) Work 4 Garter sts, p 5 (7, 9, 10, 11, 12), work 35 (36, 36, 36, 37, 39) Garter sts, p 5 (7, 9, 10, 11, 12), work 4 Garter sts.

Work even until armholes measure 8 (8 1/4, 9, 9 1/4, 10, 10 1/4)", ending with a WS row.



Shape Shoulder and Back Neck Bind off 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7) sts at beg of next row, work 8 (10, 11, 11, 12, 13) sts, join 2nd ball of yarn and bind off center 27 (28, 28, 28, 29, 31) sts, work to end.



Next row (WS) Bind off 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7) sts at beg of row, work to end.

Working both sides at same time, bind off 4 (5, 6, 6, 6, 7) sts at beg of next 4 (4, 2, 2, 4, 2) rows, bind off 0 (0, 5, 5, 0, 6) sts at beg of next 0 (0, 2, 2, 0, 2) rows.


LEFT FRONT
Cast on 45 (49, 53, 57, 62, 66) sts.

Work 7 rows Garter st.



Next row (WS) Work 4 Garter sts, St st to last 4 sts, 4 Garter sts.

Work as established for 32 rows more.



Dec row (RS) K 1, k2tog, St st to last 4 sts, 4 Garter sts for placket.



Rep dec row every 20 rows 3 more times - 41 (45, 49, 53, 58, 62) sts.

Work even until piece measures 20 1/4 (20, 20, 19 1/4, 19 1/4, 19)" from beg, ending with a WS row.

Place marker at neck edge.

Shape Armhole and V-neck Bind off 3 (4, 5, 6, 6, 7) sts at beg of next row, work to last 6 sts, ssk, 4 Garter sts.

Next row (WS) Work 4 Garter sts, St st to last 4 sts, 4 Garter sts.



Next row (RS) Work 4 Garter sts, k2tog, St st to last 6 sts, ssk, 4 Garter sts.

Repeat dec at neck edge every other row 5 (4, 3, 1, 1, 2) more times, then every 4th row 9 (10, 11, 13, 14, 14) times and, AT SAME TIME, repeat decs at armhole edge every other row 8 (9, 10, 13, 15, 16) more times - 13 (15, 17, 17, 19, 20) sts.

Work even until armhole measures 8 (8 1/4, 9, 9 1/4, 10, 10 1/4)", ending with a WS row.



Shape shoulder Bind off 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7) sts at beg of next 1 (3, 2, 2, 1, 2) RS rows, then bind off 4 (0, 5, 5, 6, 6) sts at beg of next 2 (0, 1, 1, 2, 1) RS rows.

Mark position for button.

RIGHT FRONT
Work as for Left Front, reversing shapings and working k2tog, yarn over for buttonhole in Garter st border opposite marker on Left Front.

FINISHING
Sew shoulders together.

Sew side seams, leaving 6 1/4" side slits.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
beg = begin(s)(ning)
cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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