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Tie Front Swing Vest
Lion Brand® Homespun® - Fun Fur®
Pattern Number: 40206

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X
Chest (tied): 36 1/4 (41 1/2, 44, 47 3/4, 51) inches [92.5 (105, 112, 121.5, 129.5] cm Length: 26 (26 1/4, 27, 28, 28 1/4) inches [66 (67.5, 68.5, 71, 72.5) cm]
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

790-338 Homespun Yarn: Nouveau

'Painterly' color Chocolate, gray, and tan


Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 22.47
Alternative Quantity: (4, 4, 5, 5)
Note: (A)

320-126 Fun Fur Yarn: Chocolate Deep, rich brown
Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 14.97
Alternative Quantity: (3, 4, 4, 4)
Note: (B)

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


Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size J-10 (6 mm)
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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GAUGE:
14 sts and 20 rows = 4 inches [10 cm] over St st (k on RS, p on WS) using Homespun. 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.


INSTRUCTIONS



VEST

BACK

With A, cast on 84 (91, 97, 103, 109) sts and work 2 rows in Garter st (knit every row).

Next Row (RS): Knit.



Next row (WS): K 4, p to last 4 sts, k 4.



Repeat last 2 rows, working Garter st over first and last 4 sts and St st over center sts, until piece measures 6 inches [15 cm] from beg, ending with a WS row.

Changing to St st, work 4 rows even.

Decrease 1 st each end next row, then every following 4th row 8 times more - 66 (73, 79, 85, 91) sts.

Work even until piece measures 16 (16 1/4, 16 1/4, 17, 17) inches [40.5 (42, 42, 43, 43) cm] from beg, ending with a WS row.

Armhole Shaping

Bind off 12 sts at beg of next 2 rows - 42 (49, 55, 61, 67) sts.

Work even until armhole measures 10 (10, 10 1/4, 11, 11 1/4) inches [25.5 (25.5, 26.5, 28, 29) cm].

Bind off all sts.

LEFT FRONT

With A cast on 36 (40, 42, 45, 48) sts and work 2 rows in Garter st.

Next Row (RS): Knit.



Next Row (WS): P to last 4 sts, k 4.



Repeat last 2 rows, working Garter st over 4 outside edge sts and St st over remainder of row, until piece measures 6 inches [15 cm] from beg, ending with a WS row.

Change to St st and work 4 rows even.

Next Row (RS): Decrease 1 st at beg of row (outside edge), then decrease 1 st at outside edge every 4th row 8 times more - 27 (31, 33, 36, 39) sts; AT SAME TIME, when piece measures 15 (15 1/4, 16, 16 1/4, 16 1/4) inches [38 (39.5, 40.5, 42, 42) cm] from beg, ending with a RS row:

V-Neck and Armhole Shaping

Next Row (WS): Decrease 1 st at beg of row (neck edge), then decrease 1 st at neck edge every 12th row 4 times more; AT SAME TIME, when piece measures same length as Back to armhole, bind off 12 sts at beg of next RS row.

When all neck decreases are completed, work even until armhole measures same length as Back.

Bind off remaining 10 (14, 16, 19, 22) sts.





RIGHT FRONT

Work as for Left Front, reversing all shaping.

FINISHING

Left Front Armhole Trim

With B and RS facing, starting at outside edge, pick up and knit 12 sts along the bound-off armhole sts and work even in Garter st for 1 inches [2.5 cm], ending with a WS row.

Next row (RS): Bind off 7 sts, then work even over remaining 5 sts for 9 (9, 9 1/4, 10, 10 1/4) inches [23 (23, 24, 25.5, 26.5) cm], or until band measures length to shoulder.

Sew inside edge of band to armhole edge.



Right Front Armhole Trim

With B and RS facing, starting at inside edge, pick up and knit 12 sts along 12 bound-off armhole sts and work even in Garter st for 1 inches [2.5 cm], ending with a RS row.

Next Row (WS); Bind off 7 sts, then work even over remaining 5 sts for 9 (9, 9 1/4, 10, 10 1/4) inches [23 (23, 24, 25.5, 26.5) cm] or until band measures length to shoulder.

Sew inside edge of band to armhole edge.



Right Back Armhole Trim

Work as for Left Front Armhole Trim.

Left Back Armhole Trim

Work as for Right Front Armhole Trim.

Sew shoulder seams.

Sew side seams, beginning after the 6 inches [15 cm] of Garter edge stitches, creating side vents.

Front Trim

With B, cast on 5 sts and work even in Garter st until piece measures length from bottom center Front to center Back neck.

Bind off and sew to Left Front.

Repeat for Right Front Trim.

Sew ends of trim to each other at center Back neck.

Ties

With crochet hook and A, make 2 chains 13 inches [33 cm] long or desired length.

Sew to Left and Right Front Trim 17 inches [43 cm] or desired length from bottom.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
p = purl
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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