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Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Pattern Number: kwet-vst

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)
SIZE: One Size
Finished garment 48" when tied and 28" long.



640-143 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Claret

Deep purplish red

Quantity needed: 5 Skeins
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Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 13 [9 mm]
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8 sts x 14 rows = 4" [10 cm] in garter st (k every row). 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.

Body is worked in piece to underarms.


Cast on 96 sts.
Row 1 (RS): K across.
Row 2(WS): Sl first st with yarn in front as if to p, bring back yarn to the back and k across to last st, bring yarn to the front, sl last st with yarn in front as if to p.

Rep Rows 1 and 2 for garter st pat, with sl st selvedge at each end, until piece measures 17.3" from beg, ending with WS row.
Shape front neck: Next row (RS): Dec 1 st at beg and end of row - 94 sts rem.

Work even in garter st pat for 3 rows.

Divide for Back and Fronts:
Shape armholes:Row 1 (RS): Work across 19 sts for First Front, bind off next 8 sts for underarm, work across until there are 40 sts on needle for Back, bind off next 8 sts for underarm, work across rem sts for Second Front (19 sts).

Place sts of both fronts on sperate stitch holders.

Next row (WS): Join another strand of yarn to Back at underam, work 1 row even.

Dec 1 st at beg and end of next row (RS) and every RS row 3 more times - 32 sts rem.

Work even in garter st pat until armholes measure 9" from beg of shaping.


First Front: Sl First Front sts from stitch holder onto knitting needle and join yarn at underarm.
Next row (WS): Work 1 row even.
Next row (RS): Dec 1 st at beg and end of row - 17 sts rem.

Dec 1 st at armhole edge every RS row 3 more times; AT THE SAME TIME, cont to dec 1 st at neck edge every 6th row once, then every 4th row 5 more times - 8 sts rem.

Work even in garter st pat until armhole measures same as Back.


Second Front: SI Second Front sts from stitch holder onto knitting needle and work to correspond to First Front, reversing shaping.

FINISHING: Sew shoulder seams.
Ties (make 2): Cast on 32 sts; then bind off all sts loosely.

Sew one tie to each side of neck edge on row below first row of neck shaping.

beg = begin(s)(ning)
bet = between
BO = bind off
ch(s) = chain(s)
CO = cast on
cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
foll = follow(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
meas = measure(s)
ndl(s) = needle(s)
opp = opposite
p = purl
pat = pattern
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rev = revers(e)(ing)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side

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