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Double-Breasted Vest
Lion Brand® Chenille Thick & Quick®
Pattern Number: 20160

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X
S (M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X) Finished chest 38 (42, 44, 48, 50, 54) 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

950-246 Chenille Thick & Quick Yarn: Rainbow Denim Print Denim-blue base with multi-tone highlights

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Additional Materials
Two 1-inch buttons
GAUGE:
10 sts + 14 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:
PATTERN STITCH
Seed Stitch
Row 1 *K1, p1, rep from * to end.
Row 2 K the purl sts, p the knit sts.
Repeat Row 2 for patt.
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.


INSTRUCTIONS



BACK

Cast on 48 (52, 56, 60, 64, 68) sts.

Work 2 rows in Seed st.

Continue in St st until piece measures 13 (12 1/4, 12, 12 1/4, 12, 12)" from beg, end after a WS row.

Shape armhole Bind off 2 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4) sts at beg of next 2 rows, then bind off 2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 3) sts at beg of next 2 rows.
Next row (RS) Slip 1 st, work 2 sts in Seed St, k2tog, k to last 5 sts, ssk, work last 3 sts in Seed st.
Next row (WS) Slip 1 st, work 2 sts in Seed St, p to last 3 sts, work last 3 sts in Seed st.

Repeat last 2 rows 3 times more - 32 (34, 38, 42, 44, 46) sts.

Work even, keeping first and last 3 sts in Seed st, until armhole measures 9 (9 1/4, 10, 10 1/4, 11, 11)", end after a WS row.

Shape shoulder and neck Bind off 5 (5, 5, 6, 6, 7) sts, k 4 (5, 6, 7, 7, 7), turn.

Purl 1 row.

Bind off 4 (5, 6, 7, 7, 7) sts at beg of next row.

Break off yarn.

With RS facing, join yarn and bind off center 14 (14, 16, 16, 18, 18) sts for Back neck, work to end.

Bind off 5 (5, 5, 6, 6, 7) sts at beg of next row, p 4 (5, 6, 7, 7, 7), turn.

Knit 1 row.

Bind off 4 (5, 6, 7, 7, 7) sts at beg of next row.




LEFT FRONT
Cast on 34 (36, 38, 40, 42, 44) sts.

Work 2 rows in Seed st.
Next row (RS) Work in St st to last 3 sts, work 3 sts in Seed st.
Next row (WS) Slip 1 st, work 2 sts in Seed st, purl to end.

Continue in this way until piece measures 5" from beg, ending after a WS row.

Place marker for beg of V-neck.

V-neck shaping: Next row (RS) Work in St st to last 5 sts, ssk, work 3 sts in Seed st.
Next row (WS) Slip 1 st, work 2 sts in Seed st, purl to end.

Repeat decs 16 (16, 17, 17, 18, 18) times at neck edge, alternating every third and fourth rows.

Note Dec will be on both RS and WS rows.

AT SAME TIME, continue as before until piece measures 13 (12 1/4, 12, 12 1/4, 12, 12)" from beg, end after a WS row.

Shape armhole Bind off 2 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4) sts at beg of next row, work to end, continue dec at neck edge.

Next row (WS) Slip 1 st, work 2 sts in Seed St st, purl to end.

Bind off 2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 3) sts at beg of next row.

Work 1 row even.
Next row (RS) Slip 1 st, work 2 sts in Seed St, k2tog, work to last 3 sts, work 3 sts in Seed st.
Next row (WS) Slip 1 st, work 3 sts in Seed st, work to last 3 sts, work 3 sts in Seed st.

Repeat last 2 rows 3 times more.

Work even, keeping first and last 3 sts in Seed st until armhole measures 9 (9 1/4, 10, 10 1/4, 11, 11)".

Shape shoulder Bind off 5 (5, 5, 6, 6, 7) sts at beg of next row, work to end.

Bind off 4 (5, 6, 7, 7, 7) sts at beg of next RS row.


RIGHT FRONT

Work as for left front, reversing all shaping.

When piece measures 5" from beg, make 2 buttonholes as follows: Slip 1 st, work 2 sts in Seed st, yo, k2tog, knit to 20th st, yo, k2tog, knit to end.


FINISHING
Sew shoulder seams.

Sew side seams.

Weave in loose ends.

Sew 2 buttons at left front, corresponding to buttonholes.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
k = knit
p = purl
p2sso = pass 2 slipped sts over
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
yo = yarn over
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dpn(s) = double pointed needle(s)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
Rev St st = reverse stockinette stitch
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
tbl = through the back loop
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
p = purl
pat = pattern
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over


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