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Speedy Vest
Lion Brand® Chenille Thick & Quick®
Pattern Number: kctq-speedyVest

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X
Finished chest 40 (44, 48, 53, 56)"
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.

PUBLISHED IN: Knit It!


CORRECTIONS: (applied Oct 25, 2002)
Pattern BACK should read: Shape armhole Bind off 2 (3, 3, 3, 4) sts at beg of next 2 rows; then bind off 2 (2, 2, 3, 3) sts at beg of foll 2 rows. Next row (RS) Slip 1 st, work 3 sts in Seed st, k2tog, knit to last 6 sts, ssk, work last 4 sts in Seed st. Next row (WS) Slip 1 st, work 3 sts in seed st, purl to last 4 sts, work 4 sts in seed st. Repeat last 2 rows 2 more times - 32 (34, 38, 42, 44) 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

950-107 Chenille Thick & Quick Yarn: Periwinkle DISCONTINUED Medium blue with lavender overtones
Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 17.85
Alternative Quantity: (3, 4, 4, 5)

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


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

Additional Materials
1 1 in. (25 mm) button
GAUGE:
9 1/4 sts and 14 rows = 4" (10 cm) In St 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:
SEED STITCH

Row 1 *K 1, p 1*; rep to end.
Row 2 K the purl sts and p the knit sts as they present themselves.

Repeat Row 2 for pattern.
Note Slip first st at beg of each row.

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


INSTRUCTIONS



BACK
Cast on 46 (50, 54, 60, 64) sts.

Work Seed st for 6 rows.

Row 1 (RS) Slip 1 st, work 4 sts in Seed st, work in St st to last 5 sts, work 5 sts in Seed st.

Row 2 (WS) Slip 1 st, work 4 sts in Seed st, purl to last 5 sts, work 5 sts in Seed st.

Repeat these 2 rows until piece measures 4" from beg, ending with WS row.

Cont in St st until piece measures 11 (11 1/4, 12, 12 1/4, 13)" from beg.



Shape armhole Bind off 2 (3, 3, 3, 4) sts at beg of next 2 rows; then bind off 2 (2, 2, 3, 3) sts at beg of foll 2 rows.
Back
Next row (RS) Slip 1 st, work 3 sts in Seed st, k2tog, knit to last 6 sts, ssk, work last 4 sts in Seed st.

Next row (WS) Slip 1 st, work 3 sts in Seed st, purl to last 4 sts, work last 4 sts in Seed st.

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

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



Shape shoulder and neck Bind off 5 (5, 5, 6, 6) sts at beg of next 2 rows, then bind off 4 (5, 6, 6, 7) sts at beg of foll 2 rows.

Bind off center 14 (14, 16, 18, 18) sts for Back Neck.



LEFT FRONT
Cast on 23 (25, 27, 30, 32) sts.

Work in Seed st for 6 rows.

Row 1 (RS) Slip 1 st, work 4 sts in Seed st, work in St st to last 4 sts, work 4 sts in Seed st.

Row 2 (WS) Slip 1 st, work 3 sts in Seed st, purl to last 5 sts, work 5 sts in Seed st.

Repeat Rows 1-2 until piece measures 4" from beg, ending with WS row.

Next row (RS) Work in St st to last 4 sts, work 4 sts in Seed st.

Next row (WS) Slip 1 st, work 3 sts in Seed st, purl to end.

Cont in pattern until piece measures 11 (11 1/4, 12, 12 1/4, 13)" from beg.



Shape armhole Bind off 2 (3, 3, 3, 4) sts at beg of next RS row, then bind off 2 (2, 2, 3, 3) sts at beg of foll RS row.

Next RS row Slip 1 st, work 3 sts in Seed st, k2tog, knit to last 4 sts, work 4 sts in Seed st.
Next row (WS) Slip 1 st, work 3 sts in seed st, purl to last 4 sts, work 4 sts in seed st.

Repeat last 2 rows 2 more times - 16 (17, 19, 21, 22) sts.

Work even, keeping edges in Seed st until armhole measures 9 (9 1/4 10, 10 1/4, 11)".



Shape shoulder and neck Bind off 5 (5, 5, 6, 6) sts at beg of next RS row, work one row even in pattern, then bind off 4 (5, 6, 6, 7) sts at beg of next RS row.



Bind off central 7 (7, 8, 9, 9) sts for Front lapel

RIGHT FRONT
Work as for Left Front, reversing all shaping.



FINISHING
Sew shoulder seams.

Sew side seams, leaving 4" side slits at bottom.

Weave in loose ends.

Fasten lapels to front.

Sew on button.

Use open fabric for buttonhole.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
k = knit
p = purl
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
foll = follow(s)(ing)
k = knit
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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