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Homespun Vest
Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern Number: 10304

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X
FINISHED CHEST (BUTTONED) 36 (40, 44, 48) inches Length 20 (20, 22, 22) 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: (applied Oct 10, 2005)
>Shape Shoulder Bind off 7 (8, 8, 9) sts, k remaining stitches. K 4, purl. Bind off rem 6 (7, 8, 9) sts. Place 5 markers along front edge for buttons as follows: 1st button 1/4" from top; last button 1" from bottom; 3 buttons evenly between.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

790-341 Homespun Yarn: Windsor

'Painterly' color Lavender, medium blue, and cool green


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Additional Materials
Five 7/8 in. (22 mm) buttons
GAUGE:
14 sts+ 18 rows=4" (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) on larger needles. 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 the fronts of these 2 sts and k them tog.

NOTES:
All shaping decreases are done inside garter stitch (k every row) borders.


INSTRUCTIONS



VEST
BACK
With smaller needles, cast on 63 (70, 77, 84) sts.

Knit 6 rows.

Change to larger needles.

Beg with a purl row, work St st until piece measures 11 (10 1/4, 12, 11 1/4)" from beg, ending after a RS row.

Armhole Borders: Row 1 (WS) K 5, purl to last 5 sts, k 5.

Row 2 Knit.

Row 3 K 6, purl to last 6 sts, k 6.

Row 4 Knit Row 5 K 7, purl to last 7 sts, k 7.

Shape Armholes: Row 1 (RS) Bind off 3 sts, k to end.
Row 2 Bind off 3 sts, k 3 sts (4 sts on right needle), purl to last 4 sts, k 4.
Row 3 K 4, ssk, knit to last 6 sts, k2tog, k 4.
Row 4 K 4, purl to last 4 sts, k 4.

Rep Rows 3-4 for 3 (4, 5, 6) times more.

Cont in pat on rem 49 (54, 59, 64) sts until piece measures 18 1/4 (18 1/4,20 1/4,20 1/4)" from beg, ending after a RS row.

Neck Border:
Row 1 (WS) K 4, P 8 (10, 11, 13) sts, k 25 (26, 29,30) sts, P 8 (10, 11, 13) sts, k 4.
Row 2 Knit
Row 3 K 4, P 7 (9, 10, 12) sts, k 27 (28, 31, 32) sts, P 7 (9, 10, 12) sts, k 4.
Row 4 Knit
Row 5 K 4, P 6 (8, 9, 11) sts, k 29 (30, 33, 34) sts, P 6 (8, 9, 11) sts, k 4.

First Shoulder (RS) Bind off 7 (8, 8, 9) sts, with 1 st rem on right needle, k 6 (7, 8, 9) sts; turn.

Dec 1 st, k 2, purl across.

Bind off rem 6 (7, 8, 9) sts.

Neck and Second Shoulder With the RS facing, join yarn and bind off center 21 (22, 25, 26) sts for back neck, k to end.

Bind off 7 (8, 8, 9) sts, purl ending k 2, dec 1; turn.

Knit across.

Bind off rem 6 (7, 8, 9) sts.

LEFT FRONT
With smaller needles, cast on 31 (35, 39, 42) sts.

Knit 6 rows.

Change to larger needles.

Row 1 (WS) K 4, purl.

Row 2 Knit Rep Rows 1-2 until piece measures 11 (10 1/4, 12, 11 1/4)" from beg, ending after a RS row.

Armhole Borders:
Row 1 (WS) K 4, purl to last 5 sts, k 5.
Row 2 Knit
Row 3 K 4, purl to last 6 sts, k 6.
Row 4 Knit
Row 5 K 4, purl to last 7 sts, k 7.

Shape Armhole:
Row 1 (RS) Bind off 3 sts, k to end.
Row 2 K 4, purl to last 5 sts, k 5.
Row 3 K 4, ssk, knit to end.

Rep Rows 2-3 for 3 (4, 5,6) times more.

Cont in pat on rem 24 (27, 30, 32) sts until piece measures 16 1/4 (16 1/4, 18 1/4, 18 1/4)" from beg, ending after a RS row.

Neck Border: Row 1 (WS) K 9 (10, 13, 13) sts, P 11 (13, 13, 15) sts, k 4 sts.

Row 2 Knit Row 3 K 10 (11, 14, 14) sts, P 10 (12, 12, 14) sts, k 4 sts.

Row 4 Knit Row 5 K 11 (12, 15, 15) sts,p9(11, 11, 13) sts,k4sts.

Row 6 Knit

Shape Neck (WS) Bind off 7 (8, 10, 10) sts, k 3, purl to last 4 sts, k 4.
Row 2 Knit to last 6 sts, k2tog, k 4.
Row 3 K 4, purl to last 4 sts, k 4.

Rep Rows 2-3 for 3 times more.

Cont in pat on rem 13 (15,16, 18) sts until piece measures 20 (20, 22, 22)" from beg, ending after a WS row.

Shape Shoulder Bind off 7 (8, 8, 9) sts, k remaining stitches.

K 4, purl.

Bind off rem 6 (7, 8, 9) sts.

Place 5 markers along front edge for buttons as follows: 1st button 1/4" from top; last button 1" from bottom; 3 buttons evenly between.

RIGHT FRONT
Work as for Left Front, rev shaping.

AT SAME TIME, work buttonholes opposite markers on left front as follows (RS) K 2, yo, k2tog, knit

FINISHING
Sew shoulder and side seams.

Weave in ends.

Sew on buttons.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
CC = contrasting color
cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
MC = main color
p = purl
pat = pattern
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rev = revers(e)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over


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