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Easy Cable Vest
Lion Brand® Woolspun (old)
Pattern Number: 996 Note: This product is discontinued; the pattern is provided as a courtesy to those who may still have yarn.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 2X, 3X
Directions are for sizes Small (Medium, Large, X-Large, XX-Large, XXX-Large). Finished Chest: 42 (46,50,54,58,62)".
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

370-098 Woolspun Thick & Thin Yarn: Natural (discontinued) Natural cream
Quantity needed: 5 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 12.45
Alternative Quantity: (5, 5, 5, 6, 6)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles Size 11 [8 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 5.95


Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 13 [9 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 5.95

Additional Materials
Buttons (optional).
GAUGE:
10 sts and 16 rows = 4 inches [10 cm] in Reverse St st 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:
CABLE PATTERN (worked over 8 sts):
Rows 1,3 & 5 (RS): K 8.
Rows 2, 4, 6 & 8 (WS): P 8.
Row 7 (RS): Sl4 sts onto cable needle (cn) and hold in front of work, k next 4 sts, k 4 sts from cn.

Rep Rows 1-8 for cable.

NOTES:
All shaping decreases are done inside garter stitch borders.


INSTRUCTIONS



VEST

BACK:
Garter St Border: With smaller needles, cast on 52 (58, 62,68,72,78) sts.

Work in garter st (k every row) for 6 rows.

Change to larger needles.

Est Pat: Row 1 (RS): K 3 (garter st vent), p 6 (9,10,12,14,17), Cable Pat Row 1 on next 8 sts, p 18 (18, 20, 22, 22, 22), Cable Pat Row 1 on next 8 sts, p 6 (9, 10, 12, 14, 17), k 3 (garter st vent).

Row 2: K 9 (12, 13, 15, 17,20), Cable Pat Row 2 on next 8 sts, k 18 (18, 20, 22, 22, 22), Cable Pat Row 2 on next 8 sts, k 9 (12, 13, 15, 17,20) sts.

Work in est pat continuing Cable Pats until piece measures 6" from beg, inc 1 st at each end (seam st).

Cont in est pat for 4 more rows.

Next Row (RS): P 10 (13, 14, 16, 18,21), Cable Pat on next 8 sts, p 18 (18, 20,22,22,22), Cable Pat on next sts, p 10 (13, 14, 16, 18, 21).

Cont in newly est pat (eliminating garter vent borders) until piece measures 16 1/4 in.

from beg or desired length to underarm, ending with a WS row.

Est Garter St Armhole Borders: Next Row (RS): K 6 (7,8,9,10,12), work in pat as est to last 6 (7, 8,9, 10, 12) sts, kto end.

Next Row: K 6 (7,8,9,10,12), work in pats est to last 6 (7, 8, 9,10,12) sts, k to end.

Shape armholes: Cont in newly est pat binding off3 (4, 5, 6, 7, 9) sts at beg of next 2 rows.

Dec 1 st inside garter st borders each side every row 2 (4, 4,5,6,7) times, then every other row 2 times -40 (40, 42, 44, 44, 44) sts.

Cont in pat as est until piece measures 25" from beg or desired length, ending with a WS row.

Garter St Border: K all sts for next 4 rows.

Bind off all sts.

LEFT FRONT:
Garter St Border: With smaller needles, cast on 31 (34, 36, 39,41,44) sts.

Work 6 rows in garter st.

Change to larger needles.

Est Pat: Row 1 (RS): K 3 (garter st vent), p 6 (9, 10, 12, 14, 17), Cable Pat Row 1 on next 8 sts, P 10 (10, 11, 12, 12, 12), k 4 (garter st front band).

Row 2: K 14 (14, 15, 16, 16, 16), Cable Pat Row 2 on next 8 sts, k to end.

Cont in est pat until piece measures 6" from beg, inc 1 st at vent end of next row (seam st).

Cont in est pat for 4 more rows.

Next Row (RS): P 10 (13, 14, 16, 18,21), Cable Pat on next 8 sts, p to end.

Cont in newly est pat (eliminating garter vent border) until piece measures same as Back to Underarm, ending with a WS row.

Est Garter St Armhole Border: Next Row (RS): K 6 (7, 8, 9, 10, 12) sts, cont in est pat.

Next Row: Work in est pat to last 6 (7, 8, 9, 10, 12) sts, k to end.

Shape armhole: Cont in newly est pat, binding off3 (4, 5, 6, 7, 9) sts at beg of next RS row, then dec 1 st inside garter st border at armhole every row 2 (4, 4,5,6,7) times, then every other row 2 times; AT THE SAME TIME, dec 1 st inside garter st border at neck every other row 0 (0, 4,5,5,5) times, then every 3 rows 10 (10, 7, 7, 7, 7) times.

Work even in est pat until piece measures same as Back to shoulder.

Bind off rem 15 sts.

RIGHT FRONT:
Work as for Left Front, rev shaping.

Optional Buttonholes: If buttons are desired, mark buttons evenly spaced on Left Front; and on Right Front WS row, (k 2, yo, k2tog) for each buttonhole.

FINISHING:
Hand wash pieces, lay flat to dry, blocking to desired measurements with hands.

Sew shoulder seams.
Sew side seams, leaving 6" vent open at bottom.

Sew in ends.

Optional:
Sew on buttons.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
k3tog = knit 3 together
p = purl
p3tog = purl 3 together
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
tbl = through the back loop
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl = slip
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
k = knit
p = purl
beg = begin(s)(ning)
cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
est = establish(ed)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
p = purl
pat = pattern
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rev = revers(e)(ing)
RS = right side
sl = slip
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over


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