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Long 'Patchwork' Vest
Lion Brand® Lion® Cotton
Pattern Number: kkc-patchworkVest

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X
Chest measurements: 35 (40, 45, 50, 55, 60) inches Length: 26 (26, 29, 29, 31, 31) 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

760-098 Lion Cotton Yarn: Natural

A soft natural cream


Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 20.97
Alternative Quantity: (4, 4, 5, 6, 7)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 6 [4.00 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.60


Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 7 [4.5 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.60

Additional Materials
7 5/8-inch buttons ALTERNATE COLOR CHOICE: 4 (4, 5, 6, 6, 7) multi-color balls
GAUGE:
18 sts + 24 rows = 4" in St st. 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:
PATTERN I: St st:
Row 1 (RS): Knit.
Row 2: Purl.
Rep Rows 1 and 2 for Pat I.

PATTERN II: Double Moss St (multiple of 2 sts plus 1):
Row 1: K 1, *p 1, k 1; rep from * to end.
Row 2: P 1, *k 1, p 1; rep from * to end.
Row 3: Rep Row 2.
Row 4: Rep Row 1.

Rep Rows 1-4 for Pat II.

PATTERN III: Fleck St (multiple of 2 sts plus 1):
Row 1 (RS): Knit.
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3: K 1, *p 1, k 1; rep from * across.
Row 4: Purl.
Rep Rows 1-4 for Pat III.


INSTRUCTIONS



VEST
BACK:
With smaller needles, cast on 80 (92, 104, 116, 128, 140) sts Keeping 1 st at each edge in St st for selvedge, knit 10 rows (garter st).

Change to larger needles.
First Block: *Work 13 (15, 17, 19, 21, 23) sts Pat I, 13 (15, 17, 19, 21, 23) sts Pat II, 13 (15, 17, 19, 21, 23) sts Pat III*; rep from * to * once.

Cont in First Block pat for 3 1/4 (3 1/4, 4, 4, 5, 5)", ending with a WS row.
Second Block: *Work 13 (15, 17, 19, 21, 23) sts Pat II, 13 (15, 17, 19, 21, 23) sts Pat III, 13 (15, 17, 19, 21, 23) sts Pat I*; rep from * to * once.

Cont in Second Block pat for 3 1/4 (3 1/4 , 4, 4, 5, 5)", ending with a WS row.
Third Block: *Work 13 (15, 17, 19, 21, 23) sts Pat III, 13 (15, 17, 19, 21, 23) sts Pat I, 13 (15,
17, 19, 21, 23) sts Pat II*; rep from * to * once.

Cont in Third Block pat for 3 1/4 (3 1/4 , 4, 4, 5, 5)", ending with a WS row.

After 3 1/4 (3 1/4 , 4, 4, 5, 5)" of Third Block pat has been completed, rep 3 1/4 (3 1/4, 4, 4, 5, 5)" each of First, Second, Third and First Block pats again; AT THE SAME TIME, when piece meas 17 (17, 19, 19, 20, 20)" from beg, shape armholes as foll: Bind off 6 (7, 8, 8, 9, 9) sts at beg of next 2 rows, then dec 1 st at
each edge every other row 6 (7, 8, 8, 9, 9) times -- 56 (64, 72, 84, 92, 104) sts.

When 3 1/4 (3 1/4 , 4, 4, 5, 5)" of last First Block pat has been completed, bind off all sts.

LEFT FRONT:
With smaller needles, cast on 41 (47, 53, 59, 65, 71) sts.

Keeping 1 st at each edge in St st for selvedge, knit 10 rows
(garter st), ending with a WS row.

Change to larger needles.
First Block: Work 13 (15, 17, 19, 21, 23) sts Pat I, 13 (15, 17, 19, 21, 23) sts Pat II, 13 (15, 17, 19, 21, 23) sts Pat III.

Cont in First Block pat for 3 1/4 (3 1/4 , 4, 4, 5, 5)", ending with a WS row.
Second Block: Work 13 (15, 17, 19, 21, 23) sts Pat II, 13 (15,
17, 19, 21, 23) sts Pat III, 13 (15, 17, 19, 21, 23) sts Pat I.

Cont
in Second Block pat for 3 1/4 (3 1/4 , 4, 4, 5, 5)", ending with a WS row.
Third Block: Work 13 (15, 17, 19, 21, 23) sts Pat III, 13 (15, 17, 19, 21, 23) sts Pat I, 13 (15, 17, 19, 21, 23) sts Pat II.

Cont in Third Block pat for 3 1/4 (3 1/4 , 4, 4, 5, 5)", ending with a WS row.

After 3 1/4 (3 1/4, 4, 4, 5, 5)" of Third Block pat has been completed, rep 3 1/4 (3 1/4 , 4, 4, 5, 5)" each of First, Second, Third and First Block pats again; AT THE SAME TIME, when piece meas 17 (17, 19, 19, 20, 20)" from beg, shape armhole and neck as foll: Next row (RS): Keeping pat as est, bind off 6 (7, 8, 8, 9, 9) sts, work to last 3 sts, k2tog, k 1 (neck edge).

Then dec 1 st at armhole edge every other row 6 (7, 8, 8, 9, 9) times; AT THE SAME TIME, cont to dec 1 st, 1 st from neck edge every 4th row 9 (11, 13, 13, 15, 15) more times -- 19 (21, 23, 29, 31, 37) sts.

When 3 1/4 (3 1/4 , 4, 4, 5, 5)"
of last First Block pat has been completed, bind off all sts.



RIGHT FRONT:
Work same as Left Front, rev armhole and neck shaping.

FINISHING:
Sew shoulder seams.

Armbands: With RS facing and smaller needles, pick up approx 108 (108, 112, 112, 116, 116) sts evenly around armhole edge.

Work in garter st for 1", ending with a RS row.

Bind off on WS.

Front and Neckbands: With RS facing and smaller needles, beg at Right Front lower edge, pick up 90 (90, 98, 99, 102, 102) sts evenly along Right Front edge to beg of neck shaping, 50 (50, 54, 54, 56, 56) sts along Right Front shaped neck edge to shoulder, 18 (22, 26, 26, 30, 30) sts along Back neck edge, 50 (50, 54, 54, 56, 56) sts along Left Front shaped neck edge to end of neck shaping, then 90 (90, 98, 98, 102, 102) sts along Left Front to lower edge.

Work in garter st for 1", placing seven 2-st buttonholes (bind off 2 sts for each buttonhole; then cast on 2 sts over each set of bound-off sts on next row) evenly spaced on Right Front band, with first one 1/2" from lower edge and last one at beg of neck shaping.

Sew side seams.

Sew on buttons.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
ch(s) = chain(s)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
approx = approximately
beg = begin(s)(ning)
cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
est = establish(ed)
foll = follow(s)(ing)
k = knit
meas = measure(s)
p = purl
pat = pattern
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rev = revers(e)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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