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Knitted Quick & Easy Vest
Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern Number: 20134

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X
Finished chest 40 (44, 48, 52, 56) inches Length 21 (22 1/4, 23 1/4, 24, 25) 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

790-355 Homespun Yarn: Delft

'Painterly' color Medium blues and white


Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
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Alternative Quantity: (3, 3, 4, 4)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 9 [5.5 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Additional Materials
1 1-inch (25 mm) button
GAUGE:
14 sts + 22 rows = 4 inches (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:
ssk (slip, slip, knit) Slip the next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into the fronts of these 2 sts and k them tog.



STITCH PATTERN

Seed Stitch
Row 1 *K 1, p 1; rep from * to end.
Row 2 K the purl sts, and p the knit sts.
Rep Row 2 for pattern.
Note Slip first st of each row for a neat edge.


INSTRUCTIONS



VEST
BACK
Cast on 70 (77, 84, 91, 98) sts.

Work 12 rows in Seed st.
Row 1 (RS) Slip first st, work 5 Seed sts, k to last 6 sts, work 6 Seed sts.
Row 2 Slip first st, work 5 Seed sts, p to last 6 sts, work 6 Seed sts.
Rep Rows 1 and 2 until piece measures 4 inches from beg, ending with a WS row.

Work even in St st only until piece measures 11 (12, 12 1/4, 13, 13) inches from beg.



Shape Armhole
Bind off 4 (5, 5, 6, 6) sts at beg of next 2 rows, 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows.
Next row (RS) Slip first st, work 5 Seed sts, k2tog, k to last 8 sts, ssk, work 6 Seed sts.
Next row Slip first st, work 5 Seed sts, p to last 6 sts, work 6 Seed sts.
Rep last 2 rows 4 (5, 6, 7, 7) more times - 46 (49, 54, 57, 64) sts.

Cont in St st, keeping first and last 6 sts in Seed st until armhole measures 9 (9 1/4, 10, 10 1/4, 11) inches.



Shape Neck and Shoulder
Bind off 6 (7, 7, 8, 9) sts at beg of next 2 rows, then bind off 6 (6, 7, 7, 9) sts at beg of foll 2 rows.

Bind off center 22 (23, 26, 27, 28) sts for Back Neck.



LEFT FRONT
Cast on 35 (39, 42, 46, 49) sts.

Work 12 rows Seed st.
Row 1 (RS) Slip first st, work 5 Seed sts, k to last 6 sts, work 6 Seed sts.
Row 2 Slip first st, work 5 Seed sts, p to last 6 sts, work 6 Seed sts.
Rep Rows 1 and 2 until piece measures 4 inches from beg, ending with a WS row.
Next row (RS) K to last 5 sts, work 5 Seed sts.
Next row Slip first st, work 4 Seed sts, p to end.
Rep last 2 rows until piece measures 11 (12, 12 1/4, 13, 13) inches from beg.



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

Work WS rows in pattern.

Bind off 3 sts at beg of next RS row.
Next row (RS) Slip first st, work 5 Seed sts, k2tog, k to last 5 sts, work 5 Seed sts.
Next row Slip first st, work 4 Seed sts, p to last 6 sts, work 6 Seed sts.
Rep last 2 rows 4 (5, 6, 7, 7) more times - 23 (25, 27, 29, 34) sts.

Work even in St st, keeping edges in Seed st, until armhole measures 9 (9 1/4, 10, 10 1/4, 11) inches ending with a WS row.



Shape Neck and Shoulder
Bind off 6 (7, 7, 8, 9) sts at beg of next row; bind off 6 (6, 7, 7, 9) sts at beg of next 2 rows; then bind off center 5 (6, 6, 7, 12) sts of front lapel.



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



FINISHING
Sew shoulder and side seams, leaving 4 inches open at lower edge for side slits.

Fasten lapels to fronts.

Weave in loose ends.

Sew on button, use opening in fabric for buttonhole.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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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