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Unstructured Vest

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Lion Brand
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Description

SIZES
S (M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X)
Finished Bust About 54 (58, 62, 66, 72, 76) in. (137 (147.5, 157.5, 167.5, 183, 193) cm) 
Finished Length About 26 in. (66) cm)
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 size before beginning.

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
• LION BRAND® COUNTRY
White Mountains 4 (5, 5, 6, 6) balls (A)
Kennebunk Teal 1 (1, 1, 1, 1) ball (B)
or colors of choice
• LION BRAND® knitting needles size 13 (9 mm)
• LION BRAND® crochet hook size N-13 (9 mm)
• LION BRAND® cable needle 
• LION BRAND® large-eyed blunt needle 

DIRECTIONS:
GAUGE
10 sts + 18 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in Welt pattern.
BE SURE TO CHECK GAUGE.

STITCH EXPLANATIONS
3/3 LC (3 over 3 left cross) Slip 3 sts to cable needle and hold in front, k3, then k3 from cable needle.
3/3 RC (3 over 3 right cross) Slip 3 sts to cable needle and hold in back, k3, then k3 from cable needle.
rev sc (reverse single crochet) Single crochet worked from left to right (right to left, if left-handed). Insert hook into next stitch to the right (left), under loop on hook, and draw up a loop. Yarn over, draw through all loops on hook. 
PATTERN STITCHES
K1, p1 Rib (multiple of 2 sts + 1)
Row 1 (RS): K1, *p1, k1; rep from * to end of row. 
Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Rep Row 2 for K1, p1 Rib.

Welt Pattern
Rows 1 - 5: Beginning with a knit row, work in St st (k on RS, p on WS).
Rows 6 - 10: Knit.

Rep Rows 1-10 for Welt pattern. 

Cable Pattern (worked over 27 sts)
Row 1 (RS): P1, k25, p1.
Row 2 and All WS Rows: K1, p9, k7, p9, k1.
Row 3: P1, 3/3 LC, k13, 3/3 RC, p1.
Row 5: P1, k25, p1.
Row 7: P1, k3, 3/3 RC, k7, 3/3 LC, k3, p1.
Row 8: K1, p9, k7, p9, k1.
Rep Rows 1-8 for Cable pattern.

NOTES
1.    Vest is worked sideways in one piece, beginning at right front and ending at left front.
2.    Vest is designed to be very oversized.
3.    When you see "– 12 sts". in the instructions, this lets you know how many sts you will have at the end of that specific row. 

VEST
With A, cast on 75 sts. 
Rows 1 and 2: Beg with Row 1, work in K1, p1 Rib for 2 rows. Change to B, but do not cut A. Carry A along side edge of piece until next needed.
Rows 3 and 4: With B, work in K1, p1 Rib as established.
Cut B, pick up A.
Rows 5-8: With A, work in K1, p1 Rib as established. Change to B, but do not cut A. Carry A along side edge of piece until next needed.
Next Row (RS): With B, knit. 
Next Row: With B, p24, k1, p9, k7, p9, k1, p24. 
Cut B, pick up A.
Begin Patterns
Note: In the next section you will be working with 2 patterns that have different numbers of rows. Keep careful track of which row you are on for each pattern. After completing Rows 1-8 of both patterns, you will no longer be working on the same row number for each pattern. For example, on Row 9 you will work Row 9 of Welt pattern, but Row 1 of Cable pattern and Row 10 will be Row 10 of Welt pattern and Row 2 of Cable pattern and so on.
Row 1 (RS): With A, work Row 1 of Welt pattern across first 24 sts, work Row 1 of Cable pattern across next 27 sts, work Row 1 of Welt pattern across remaining 24 sts.
Row 2: Work Row 2 of Welt pattern across first 24 sts, Row 2 of Cable pattern across next 27 sts and Row 2 of Welt pattern across remaining 24 sts.
Continuing in patterns as established, rep Rows 1-10 of Welt pattern and Rows 1-8 of Cable pattern until piece measures 14 in. (35.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row as the last row you work. Change to B, carry A along side edge of piece until next needed.
Next 2 Rows: With B, and continuing in patterns as established, work 2 rows. Cut B, pick up A.
Next 10 Rows: With A, and continuing in patterns as established, work 10 rows. Change to B, carry A along side edge of piece until next needed.
Next 2 Rows: With B, and continuing in patterns as established, work 2 rows. Cut B, pick up A.
With A, and continuing in patterns as established, work until piece measures 18 (20, 22, 24, 26, 28) in. (45.5 (51, 56, 61, 66, 71) cm) from beg, end with a WS row as the last row you work.
Shape Armhole
Next Row (RS): Continuing in patterns as established, work 20 sts, bind off 18 (18, 20, 20, 22, 22) sts, work to end of row. 
Next Row: Continuing in patterns, work 37 (37, 35, 35, 33, 33) sts, cast on 18 (18, 20, 20, 22, 22) sts over bound off sts, work to end of row.
Continuing in patterns across all sts, work until piece measures 8 (8, 8, 8, 9, 9) in. (20.5 (20.5, 20.5, 20.5, 23, 23) cm) from armhole cast-on, end with a WS row as the last row you work. Change to B.
With B, and continuing in patterns as established, work 6 rows. Change to A.
With A, work in patterns as established until piece measures 18 (18, 18, 18, 20, 20) in. (45.5 (45.5, 45.5, 45.5, 51, 51) cm) from armhole cast-on, end with a WS as the last row you work.
Shape Armhole
Next Row (RS): Continuing in patterns, work 20 sts, bind off 18 (18, 20, 20, 22, 22) sts, work to end of row. 
Next Row: Continuing in patterns as established, work 37 (37, 35, 35, 33, 33) sts, cast on 18 (18, 20, 20, 22, 22) sts over bound off sts, work to end of row.
Continuing in patterns across all sts, work 4 rows. Change to B, carry A along side edge of piece until next needed.
Next 2 Rows: With B, and continuing in patterns as established, work 2 rows. Change to A, carry B along side edge of piece until next needed.
Next 2 Rows: With A, and continuing in patterns as established, work 2 rows. Change to B, carry A along side edge of piece until next needed.
Next 2 Rows: With B, and continuing in patterns as established, work 2 rows. Cut B, pick up A.
With A, and continuing in patterns as established, work for 6 in. (15 cm). Change to B, cut A.
Next 6 Rows: With B, and continuing in patterns as established, work 6 rows. Change to A, cut B.
With A, and continuing in patterns as established, work until piece measures 16 (18, 20 22, 24, 26) in. (40.5 (45.5, 51, 56, 61, 66) cm) from second armhole cast-on, end with a WS row as the last row you work.
Next 4 Rows: Beg with Row 1, work in K1, p1 Rib for 4 rows. Change to B, carry A along side edge of piece until next needed.
Next 2 Rows: With B, work in K1, p1 Rib as established for 2 rows. Cut B, pick up A.
Next 2 Rows: With A, work in K1, p1 Rib for 2 rows. 
Bind off. 

FINISHING
Armhole Edging
With RS facing and crochet hook, join B at underarm, sc evenly spaced around armhole; join with sl st in first st. 
Work 1 rnd in rev sc; join with sl st in first st.
Fasten off.
Rep around opposite armhole.

Weave in ends. 

ABBREVIATIONS
beg = begin(ning)
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat
rnd(s) = round(s)
rev = reverse(e)(ing)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side

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