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Tumbling Blocks Vest
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®
Pattern Number: 747 For those who like the challenge of working with multiple colors. we're offering the beautiful Wool-Ease Tumbling Blocks Vest pattern. This designer vest is a wearable work of art. It looks smart and goes with everything. Knit it with 10 Wool-Ease colors.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: Medium, Large
Finished chest measurement 40 (46, 50, 54) 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

620-153 Wool-Ease Yarn: Black

True black


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
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Alternative Quantity: (3, 4, 4)
Note: (MC)

620-130 Wool-Ease Yarn: Green Heather DISCONTINUED

Soft dark green with a hint of gray.


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Note: (A)

620-190 Wool-Ease Yarn: Copper (discontinued) Warm, golden brown with an organge tint.
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Note: (B)

620-114 Wool-Ease Yarn: Denim

Deep blue and gray


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Note: (C)

620-152 Wool-Ease Yarn: Oxford Grey

Light and medium iron grays


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620-179 Wool-Ease Yarn: Chestnut Heather

Medium brown and burgundy


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620-145 Wool-Ease Yarn: Plum (discontinued) A deep reddish purple.
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620-138 Wool-Ease Yarn: Cranberry

Deep, intense red


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Note: (G)

620-127 Wool-Ease Yarn: Mink Brown

Dark brown with tan


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Note: (H)

620-151 Wool-Ease Yarn: Grey Heather

Soft misty grays


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Note: (I)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 6 [4.00 mm]
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Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 8 [5 mm]
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Lion Brand Stitch Holders
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Additional Materials
Size 6 circular needles
GAUGE:
18 sts + 24 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) with Size 8 needles 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 next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and k them tog.

NOTES:
When changing colors, be sure to twist yarn on WS from underneath to avoid holes.


INSTRUCTIONS



BACK
Border
With smaller straight needles and MC, cast on 87 (101, 109, 117) sts.

Work in k 1, p 1 rib in the foll color sequence: 4 rows MC, 4 rows C, 2 rows MC, 2 rows G, 2 rows MC inc 3 sts evenly spaced across last row - 90 (104, 112, 120) sts.

Change to larger needles and work in St st foll chart Rows 1-58.

Shape armholes Keeping to chart, bind off 5 sts at beg of next 2 rows, then dec 1 st at each end every other row 4 (5, 6, 7) times - 72 (84, 90, 96) sts.

Cont to foll chart through 2nd Row 68.

Bind off.



FRONT

Work same as Back until armhole shaping has been completed - 72 (84, 90, 96) sts.

Shape V-neck: Next Row Keeping to chart, work 35 (41, 44, 47) sts and place on holder, bind off center 2 sts, work rem 35 (41, 44, 47) sts.

Working each side separately and keeping to chart, at center front dec 1 st every 3rd row 19 times.

Work until Front measures same as Back to shoulders.

Bind off rem 16 (22, 25, 28) sts.

Work other side to correspond foll chart.

FINISHING

Sew Front to back at shoulders.

Neckband With RS facing, using circular needles and MC, pick up and k 40 sts along the Back, 47 (49, 51, 53) sts along left neck edge to center front, marker center, 47 (49, 51, 53) sts along right neck edge, mark for beg of rnd.

Work around in k 1, p 1 rib as foll: 1 rnd MC, 1 rnd G, 1 rnd MC, 1 rnd C, 2 rnds MC.

At same time, work neck band front center shaping on every round.

Work to 2 sts before center marker, ssk, slip the marker, k2tog; work to end of round.

Repeat this shaping on all neckband rounds.

Bind off to gauge.

Sew side seams.

Armbands With RS facing, using circular needles and MC, pick up and k 107 (109, 111, 113) sts along armhole shaping.

Work in rib and stripe sequence as for neckband.

Bind off in rib.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
foll = follow(s)(ing)
k = knit
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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