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Denim Vest
Lion Brand® Chunky USA
Pattern Number: kcusa-denimVest

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X
Finished chest 38 (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

420-110 Chunky USA yarn: Denim Dark denim blue
Quantity needed: 4 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 7.96
Alternative Quantity: (4, 4, 4, 5, 5)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 10 [6 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 4.95


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

Additional Materials
1 1 inches (25 mm) Button
GAUGE:
12 sts + 16 rows = 4" (10 cm) in Stockinette st (k on RS, p on WS) 12 sts + 22 rows = 4" (10 cm) in Garter St (k every row). 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 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.

NOTES:
1.

When working in Garter St, slip the first st of each row for a smooth edge.
2.

For ease in working, circle numbers that pertain to your size.


INSTRUCTIONS



BACK

Cast on 58 (64, 70, 76, 82, 88) sts.

Work 5 rows in Garter st.

Next row (WS) Work 3 sts in Garter st, work in St st to last 3 sts, work 3 sts in Garter st.

Cont in this way for 18 rows from beg.

Work 2 rows in St st.

Next row (RS) K 1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, ssk, k 1 - 56 (62, 68, 74, 80, 86) sts.

Continue in St st until piece measures 14 (14, 13 1/4, 13 1/4, 13, 13)" from beg, end after a WS row.

Armhole shaping Continue in Garter st only, bind off 3 (3, 4, 5, 5, 5) sts at beg of next 2 rows.

Decrease row (RS) Slip 1, k 1, ssk, knit to last 4 sts, k2tog, k 2.

Repeat dec every other row 5 (7, 7, 8, 10, 12) times more - 38 (40, 44, 46, 48, 50) sts.

Work in this way until armhole measures 7 (7 1/4, 8, 8 1/4, 9, 9 1/4 )", ending after a WS row.

Shoulder and Back neck shaping: Next row (RS) Slip 1, k 9 (10, 11, 12, 12, 13), turn.

Work these 10 (11, 12, 13, 13, 14) sts until armhole measures 8 (8 1/4, 9, 9 1/4, 10, 10 1/4)".

Bind off.

Join 2nd ball of yarn and bind off center 18 (18, 20, 20, 22, 22) sts, k to end.

Work on last 10 (11, 12, 13, 13, 14) sts to match other side.

Bind off.


LEFT FRONT
Cast on 32 (35, 38, 41, 44, 47) sts.

Work 5 rows in Garter st.

Next row (WS) Work 5 sts in Garter st, work in St st to last 3 sts, work 3 sts in Garter st.

Cont in this way for 18 rows from beg.

Work 2 rows even in St st, keeping 5 sts in Garter st at front opening edge for placket.

Next row (RS) K 1, ssk, k to end - 31 (34, 37, 40, 43, 46) sts.

Cont in St St keeping 5 sts at neck edge in Garter St until piece measures 14 (14, 13 1/4, 13 1/4, 13, 13)" from beg.

End with WS completed.

Armhole and V-neck shaping (RS) Work in Garter st only.

Bind off 3 (3, 4, 5, 5, 5) sts at beg of next row, k to last 7 sts, k2tog, k 5.

Work one row even.

Next row (RS) Slip 1, k 1, ssk, k to last 7 sts, k2tog, k 5.

Repeat dec at neck edge every other row 1 (0, 1, 1, 0, 0) time more, then every 4th row 9 (10, 10, 10, 12, 12) times more.

AT SAME TIME, repeat dec at armhole edge every other row 5 (7, 7, 8, 10, 12) times more - 10 (11, 12, 13, 13, 14) sts.

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

Bind off all sts.


RIGHT FRONT
Work to correspond to left front, reversing all shaping.

At beg of armhole and V-neck shaping make 1 buttonhole at placket as follows (RS) Work 1 st, k2tog, yo, work 2 sts, k across.

FINISHING
Sew shoulder seams.

Sew side seams, leaving 4" side slits.

Weave in loose ends.

Sew on button.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
ch(s) = chain(s)
sc = single crochet
beg = begin(s)(ning)
cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
p = purl
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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