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Patchwork Textured Vest
Lion Brand® Lion® Cotton
Pattern Number: 575

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X
Finished bust meas 35 (40, 45, 50, 55, 60)".
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: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 13.98
Alternative Quantity: (3, 3,4,4,5)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 6 [4.00 mm]
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Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 7 [4.5 mm]
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Additional Materials
or 5 5/8-inch buttons. Note: If using a print color: 3 (4, 4,5,5,6) balls print color of your choice.
GAUGE:
18 sts and 24 rows = 4 inches [10 cm] in stock 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.


INSTRUCTIONS



PATTERN I - st st
Row 1: (RS) Knit.
Row 2: Purl.
Rep Rows 1 and 2 for St st.

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 Double Moss St.

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 Fleck St.

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 6 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, 4 1/4, 4 1/4) ", 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, 4 1/4, 4 1/4)", 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, 4 1/4, 4 1/4)", ending with a WS row.

AT THE SAME TIME, when piece meas 10 (10, 11 1/4, 11 1/4, 12 1/4, 12 1/4)" 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 each edge every other row 6 (7, 8,8,9,9) times - 56 (64, 72, 84,92,104) Sts.

After 3 1/4 (3 1/4, 4, 4, 4 1/4, 4 1/4)" of Third Block pat has been completed, rep 3 1/4 (3 1/4, 4, 4, 4 1/4, 4 1/4)" each of First Block and Second Block pats.

When Second Block 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 6 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, 4 1/4, 4 1/4)", 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, 4 1/4, 4 1/4)", 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, 4 1/4, 4 1/4)", ending with a WS row.

AT THE SAME TIME, when piece measures 10(10, 11 1/4, 11 1/4, 12 1/4, 12 1/4)" 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).

After 3 1/4 (3 1/4, 4, 4, 4 1/4, 4 1/4)" of Third Block pat has been completed, rep First Block and Second Block pats each for 3 1/4 (3 1/4, 4, 4, 4 1/4, 4 1/4)", 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, 4 1/4, 4 1/4)" of last Second Block 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 58 (58, 62, 62, 66, 66) 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 58 (58, 62, 62, 66, 66) sts along Left Front to lower edge.

Work in garter st for 1", placing five 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
k = knit
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
approx = approximately
beg = begin(s)(ning)
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)
WS = wrong side


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