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Cable Knit Vest

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Skill Level:
  • Advanced
Project Courtesy of: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores
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SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • 5(6-6-7) skeins Patons Classic Merino Wool, aran
  • 4 buttons
  • Knitting needles: Sizes 6, 7
    24" size 6 circular knitting needle, or size to obtain tension
    Cable needle
GAUGE: 20 sts and 26 rows = 4" with larger needles in stocking st. Regular instruction lists begin with 'Directions' in bold, 'Notes' are italicized and each line is double spaced by 2
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DIRECTIONS: Pattern is written for smallest size. Changes for larger sizes will be in ( ). When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. Circle numbers pertaining to size before beginning.

Panel Pat A (worked over 9 sts). Row 1: (RS). K3. C6F. Row 2 and alt rows: P9. Rows 3 & 5: K9. Row 7: As Row 1. Row 9: As Row 3.
Row 11: C6B. K3. Rows 13 & 15: As Row 3. Row 17 as Row 11. Row 19: As Row 3.
Row 20: As Row 2. These 20 rows form Panel Pat A.

Panel Pat B (worked over 9 sts). Row 1: (RS). C6B. K3. Row 2 and alt rows: P9. Rows 3 & 5: K9.
Row 7: As Row 1. Row 9: As Row 3. Row 11: K3. C6F. Rows 13 & 15: As Row 3. Row 17: As Row 11.
Row 19: As Row 3. Row 20: As Row 2. These 20 rows form Panel Pat B.

LEFT FRONT: With larger needles, cast on 49 (55-61-67) sts. Row 1: (RS). K3. (P3. K3) 5 (6-7-8) times. P1. (K3. P3) twice. K3. Row 2: P3. (K3. P3) twice. K1. (P3. K3) 5 (6-7-8) times. P3. Rep last 2 rows of ribbing until work from beg measures 4", ending with a WS row. Proceed in pat as follows: Row 1: (RS). P24 (30-36-42). Work first row of Panel Pat A. P1. Work Row 1 of Panel Pat B. Purl to end of row. Row 2: K6. Work Row 2 of Panel Pat B. K1. Work Row 2 of Panel Pat A. Knit to end of row. Panel Pats A and B are in position. Cont even in pat until work from beg measures 6"; end with WS row.

Shape sides: Next row: P2. P2tog. Pat to end of row. Work 11 rows even. Rep last 12 rows 4 times more.
44 (50-56-62) sts. Cont even until work from beg measures 17", ending with a WS row.

Shape Front & sides: Next row: P2. M1P. P14 (20-26-32). P2tog. P1. Pat to end of row. Keeping cont of pat, inc 1 st at side edge, as before, on every following 12th row from previous inc 2 times more. At the same time, dec 1 st for front edge (before Cable Pat) on 2nd & every following alt row 1 (5-7-6) time(s) more, then every following 4th row 7 (5-4-5) times. 37 (41-46-52) sts. Work 3 (3-3-1) row(s) even.
XS/S, M, L only: Next row: (RS). Cast off 5 (5-8) sts. Pat to last 3 sts. P2tog. P1. 31 (35-37) sts. Next row: Work even in pat.
XL only: Next row: (RS). Cast off 11 sts. Pat to end of row. 41 sts. Next row: Work even in pat.
All sizes: Keeping cont of pat, dec 1 st at armhole edge on next 5 (7-9-9) rows, then every following alt row 4 (5-4-5) times. At the same time, dec 1 st at front edge (on last 3 sts) on every following 4th row from previous dec 11 (12-12-13) times. 11 (11-12-14) sts. Work 3 rows even.

Shape shoulders: Cast off 6 (6-6-7) sts beg of next row. Work 1 row even. Cast off rem 5 (5-6-7) sts.

RIGHT FRONT: With larger needles, cast on 49 (55, 61, 67) sts. Row 1: (RS). K3. (P3. K3) twice. P1.
(K3. P3) 5 (6, 7, 8) times. K3. Row 2: P3. (K3. P3) 5 (6, 7, 8) times. K1. (P3. K3) twice.
P3. Rep last 2 rows of ribbing until work from beg measures 4", ending with WS row. Proceed in pat: Row 1: (RS). P6. Work Row 1 of Panel Pat B. P1. Work Row 1 of Panel Pat A. Purl to end of row. Row 2: K24 (30-36-42).
Work Row 2 of Panel Pat A. K1. Work Row 2 of Panel Pat B. Knit to end of row. Panel Pats A and B are in position. Cont even in pat until work from beg measures 6", ending with a WS row.

Shape sides: Next row: Pat to last 4 sts. P2tog. P2. Work 11 rows even. Rep last 12 rows 4 times more. 44 (50-56-62) sts. Cont even until work from beg measures 17", ending with a WS row.

Shape Front & sides: Next row: Pat across next 25 sts. P1. P2tog. Purl to last 2 sts. M1P. P2. Keeping cont of pat, inc 1 st at side edge on every following 12th row 2 times more; at the same time, dec 1 st at front edge (after Cable Pat) on 2nd and every following alt row 1 (5-7-6) time(s) more, then every following 4th row 7 (5-4-5) times. 37 (41-46-52) sts. Work 3 (3-3-2) rows even.
XS/S, M, L only: Next row: (RS). P1. P2tog. Pat to end of row. Next row: Cast off 5 (5-8) sts. Pat to end of row. 31 (35-37) sts.
XL only: Next row: (WS). Cast off 11 sts. Pat to end of row. 41 sts.
All sizes: Keeping cont of pat, dec 1 st at armhole edge on next 5 (7-9-9) rows, then every following alt row 4 (5-4-5) times, at the same time, dec 1 st at front edge (across first 3 sts) on every following 4th row from previous dec 11 (12-12-13) times. 11 (11-12-14) sts. Work 2 rows even. Shape shoulders: Cast off 6 (6-6-7) sts beg of next row. Work 1 row even. Cast off rem 5 (5-6-7) sts.

Back: With larger needles, cast on 97 (109-121-133) sts. Row 1: (RS). (P3. K3) 8 (9-10-11) times.
P1. (K3. P3) 8 (9-10-11) times. Row 2: (K3. P3) 8 (9-10-11) times. K1. (P3. K3) 8 (9-10-11) times.
Rep last 2 rows of ribbing until work from beg measures 4", ending with RS facing for next row.
Proceed in pat: Row 1: (RS). P39 (45-51-57). Work Row 1 of Panel Pat A. P1. Work Row 1 of Panel Pat B.
Purl to end of row. Row 2: K39 (45-51-57). Work 2nd row of Panel Pat B. K1. Work 2nd row of Panel Pat A.
Knit to end of row. Panel Pats A and B are now in position. Cont even in pat until work from beg measures 6", ending with RS facing for next row.

Shape sides: Next row: P2. P2tog. Pat to last 4 sts. P2tog. P2. Work 11 rows even. Rep last 12 rows 4 times more. 87 (99-111-123) sts. Cont even until work from beg measures 17", ending with RS facing for next row. Next row: P2. M1P. Pat to last 2 sts. M1P. P2. Work 11 rows even. Rep last 12 rows once more. Next row: (RS). P2. M1P. Pat to last 2 sts. M1P. P2. 93 (105-117-129) sts. Cont even until work from beg measures same length as Fronts to armhole shaping, ending with RS facing for next row.

Shape armholes: Cast off 5 (5-8-11) sts beg next 2 rows. 83 (95-101-107) sts. Next row: (RS). P2. P2tog. Pat to last 4 sts. P2tog. P2. Next row: K2. K2tog. Pat to last 4 sts. Sl1. K1. psso. K2. Dec 1 st each end of needle, on every row to 75 (83-85-91) sts, then every alt row 5 (6-5-6) times. 65 (71-75-79) sts. Cont even until armhole measures same length as fronts before shoulder shaping; end RS facing for next row.

Shape back neck: Next row: Cast off 6 (6-6-7) sts. Pat 5 (5-6-7) sts (including st after cast off). P2tog. Turn. Leave rem sts on a spare needle. Next row: K2tog. Pat to end of row. Cast off rem 5 (5-6-7) sts. With RS of work facing, rejoin yarn to rem sts: cast off 39 (45-47-47) sts. Pat to end of row. Next row: (WS). Cast off 6 (6-6-7) sts. Pat to last 2 sts. K2tog. Next row: P2tog. Pat to end of row. Cast off rem 5 (5-6-7) sts.

ASSEMBLY: Pin garment pieces to measurements. Cover with a damp cloth, leaving cloth to dry.
Front & neck edge: Sew shoulder seams. With RS of work facing & circular needle beg at bottom of right front, pick up & knit 89 sts to beg of V-neck shaping, 71 (77-77-79) sts to shoulder, 43 (49-49-51) sts across center back, 71 (77-77-79) sts down to beg of V-neck shaping, 89 sts down left front edge to bottom edge. 363 (381-381-387) sts. **Row 1: (WS). P3. *K3. P3. Rep from * to end of row. Row 2: K3. *P3. K3. Rep from * to end of row. Rep last 2 rows of (K3. P3) ribbing once more, then 1st row once.** Next row: (RS). (Buttonhole row). Rib 49 sts. [Cast off 2 sts. Rib 10 sts (including st after cast off)] 3 times. Cast off 2 sts. Rib to end of row. Next row: Work in ribbing, casting on 2 sts over cast off sts. Work 5 rows more in (K3. P3) ribbing. Cast off in rib.

Armhole bands: With RS of work facing & circular needle beg at side edge, pick up & knit 87 (93-93-105) sts.
Work 6 rows of (K3. P3) ribbing as given for Front and neck edge. Cast off in rib. Sew side seams.

Belt: With smaller needles, cast on 11 sts. Row 1: (RS). K4. C6F. K1. Row 2 & alt rows: K1. P9. K1. Row 3: Knit. Row 5: K1. C6B. K4. Row 7: Knit. Row 8: As Row 2. Rep last 8 rows until work from beg measures 60", ending with RS facing for next row. Cast off.
Belt loops: Make 2. With smaller needles, cast on 14 sts. Cast off. Try on vest; mark position of Belt Loops at side seams. Sew on loops.

Finished bust: XS /S: 35", M: 40", L: 44", XL: 49"

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