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V-Neck Vest

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Some Experience Necessary
Project Courtesy of: Patons
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SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Main Color (MC) Pale Grey Mix 2 2 2 3 3 ball(s)
  • Contrast A Lime Juice 1 1 1 1 1 2 ball(s)
  • Contrast B Dark Green Tea 1 1 1 1 1 1 ball
  • Knitting needles - sizes U.S. 6 (4 mm) & U.S. 7 (4.5 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
  • 1 stitch holder
  • Safety pin
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle
  • Tape measure

SIZES:

To fit chest measurement Finished chest
2 yrs: 21" [ 53.5 cm ] 25" [ 63.5 cm ]
4 yrs: 23" [ 58.5 cm ] 27" [ 68.5 cm ]
6 yrs: 25" [ 63.5 cm ] 29" [ 73.5 cm ]
8 yrs: 26-1/2" [ 67.5 cm ] 31" [ 78.5 cm ]
10 yrs: 28" [ 71 cm ] 33" [ 84 cm ]
12 yrs: 30" [76 cm ] 35" [ 89 cm ]

GAUGE:

20 sts and 26 rows = 4" [10 cm] in stocking st with larger needles.

NOTE:

Check the tension by making a test swatch and adjusting the needle size, if necessary, to obtain the tension quoted in the pattern. Inaccurate tension may result in an item too large or too small.

DIRECTIONS:

The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will be written thus ( ). Numbers for each size are shown in the same color throughout the pattern. When only one number is given in black, it applies to all sizes.

PLAIN VERSION
FRONT
**With smaller needles, cast on 62 (66-70-74-82-86) sts.
1st row: (RS). *K2. P2. Rep from * to last 2 sts. K2.
2nd row: *P2. K2. Rep from * to last 2 sts. P2.
Rep last 2 rows of (K2. P2) ribbing for 2 (2-2-2-1/2-2-1/2-2-1/2)" [5 (5-5-6-6-6) cm], ending with a 2nd row and inc 1 (1-3-3-1-1) st(s) evenly across last row. 63 (67-73-77-83-87) sts.***

Change to larger needles and proceed in stocking st until work from beg measures 9 (10-11-11-1/2-12-3/4-13-3/4)" [23 (25.5-28-29-32.5-35) cm], ending with a purl row.

Shape armholes: Cast off 3 (4-5-5-6-6) sts beg next 2 rows. 57 (59-63-67-71-75) sts.
1st row: (RS). K2. ssk. Knit to last 4 sts. K2tog. K2.
2nd row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 2 (2-3-3-4-5) times more. 51 (53-55-59-61-63) sts.**

Work 2 (4-2-4-2-0) rows even, ending with a purl row.

Shape neck: 1st row: (RS). K23 (24-25-27-28-29). K2tog (neck edge). Turn. Leave rem sts on a spare needle.
2nd row: Purl.
3rd row: Knit to last 2 sts. K2tog.
4th row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 9 (10-11-12-13-14) times more. 14 (14-14-15-15-15) sts.

Cont even until armhole measures 5½ (6-6-1/2-7-7-1/4-7-3/4)" [14 (15-16.5-18-18.5-19.5) cm], ending with a purl row.

Shape shoulder: Cast off 7 sts beg next row. Purl 1 row. Cast off rem 7 (7-7-8-8-8) sts.

With RS facing, slip next st (center st) onto safety pin. Join yarn to rem sts. ssk. Knit to end of row.
Next row: Purl.
Next row: ssk. Knit to end of row.
Next row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 9 (10-11-12-13-14) times more. 14 (14-14-15-15-15) sts.

Cont even until armhole measures 5½ (6-6-1/2-7-7-1/4-7-3/4)" [14 (15-16.5-18-18.5-19.5) cm], ending with a knit row.

Shape shoulder: Cast off 7 sts beg next row. Knit 1 row. Cast off rem 7 (7-7-8-8-8) sts.

BACK
Work from ** to ** as given for Front.

Cont even until armhole measures 5½ (6-6-1/2-7-7-1/4-7-3/4)" [14 (15-16.5-18-18.5-19.5) cm], ending with a purl row.

Shape shoulders: Cast off 7 sts beg next 2 rows, then cast off 7 (7-7-8-8-8) sts beg following 2 rows. Leave rem 23 (25-27-29-31-33) sts on a st holder.

FINISHING:

Pin garment pieces to measurements and cover with damp cloth leaving cloth to dry.
Sew right shoulder seam.

V-Neckband: With RS facing and smaller needles, pick up and knit 26 (30-30-34-38-42) sts down left front neck edge. K1 from safety pin (place marker for center st). Pick up and knit 26 (30-30-34-38-42) sts up right front neck edge. K23 (25-27-29-31-33) from back neck st holder, inc 1 st at center. 77 (85-89-97-109-121) sts.
1st row: (WS). *P2. K2. Rep from * 11 (12-13-14-16-18) times. P2tog. P1 (center st). P2tog. **K2. P2. Rep from ** to end of row.
2nd row: *K2. P2. Rep from * to 3 sts before center st. K1. P2tog. K1 (center st). P2tog. K1. **P2. K2. Rep from ** to end of row.
3rd row: *P2. K2. Rep from * to 2 sts before center st. K2tog. P1 (center st). K2tog. **K2. P2. Rep from ** to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows twice more. Cast off in ribbing, dec as before.
Sew left shoulder and neckband seam.

Armbands: With RS facing and smaller needles, pick up and knit 70 (78-82-86-94-98) sts across armhole edge.
Beg on a 2nd row, work 5 rows in (K2. P2) ribbing as given for Back. Cast off in ribbing.
Sew side and armband seams.

ARGYLE VERSION
FRONT
Note: When working from chart, wind small balls of colors to be used, one for each separate area of color in the design. Start new colors at appropriate points. To change colors, twist the two colors around each other where they meet on WS to avoid a hole.

With MC, work from ** to *** as given for Front of Plain Version.

Change to larger needles and work Chart III in stocking st, reading knit rows from right to left and purl rows from left to right until row 46 (52-58-58-64-76) of chart is complete.

Shape armholes: Keeping cont of chart, cast off 3 (4-5-5-6-6) sts beg next 2 rows. 57 (59-63-67-71-75) sts.
1st row: (RS). K2. ssk. Knit to last 4 sts. K2tog. K2.
2nd row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 2 (2-3-3-4-5) times more. 51 (53-55-59-61-63) sts.
Work 2 (4-2-4-2-0) rows even in chart.

Shape neck: 1st row: (RS). Keeping cont of chart, K23 (24-25-27-28-29). K2tog (neck edge). Turn. Leave rem sts on a spare needle.
2nd row: Purl.
3rd row: Knit to last 2 sts. K2tog.
4th row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 9 (10-11-12-13-14) times more. 14 (14-14-15-15-15) sts.
Cont even until row 82 (90-98-104-112-124) of chart is complete.

Shape shoulder: Cast off 7 sts beg next row. Purl 1 row. Cast off rem 7 (7-7-8-8-8) sts.
With RS facing, slip next st (center st) onto safety pin. Join yarn to rem sts. ssk. Work chart to end of row.
Keeping cont of chart, proceed as follows:
Next row: Purl.
Next row: ssk. Knit to end of row.
Next row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 9 (10-11-12-13-14) times more. 14 (14-14-15-15-15) sts.
Cont even until row 83 (91-99-105-113-125) of chart is complete.

Shape shoulder: Cast off 7 sts beg next row. Knit 1 row. Cast off rem 7 (7-7-8-8-8) sts.

BACK
With MC, work from ** to *** as given for Front of Plain Version.
Change to larger needles and proceed in stocking st until work from beg measures same length as Front to beg of armhole shaping, ending with a purl row.

Shape armholes: Cast off 3 (4-5-5-6-6) sts beg next 2 rows. 57 (59-63-67-71-75) sts.
1st row: (RS). K2. ssk. Knit to last 4 sts. K2tog. K2.
2nd row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 2 (2-3-3-4-5) times more. 51 (53-55-59-61-63) sts.
Cont even until armhole measures same length as Front to beg of shoulder shaping, ending with a purl row.

Shape shoulders: Cast off 7 sts beg next 
2 rows, then cast off 7 (7-7-8-8-8) sts beg following 2 rows. Leave rem 23 (25-27-29-31-33) sts on a st holder.

FINISHING:

Pin garment pieces to measurements and cover with damp cloth leaving cloth to dry.
Work duplicate st embroidery with B on Front (see page 63). Sew right shoulder seam.
V-Neckband and Armbands: With MC, work as given for Plain Version.

ABBREVIATIONS:

Beg = Beginning.
Cont = Continue(ity).
Dec = Decrease(ing).
Inc(s) = Increase 1 stitch by knitting into front and back of next stitch.
K = Knit.
K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together.
P = Purl.
P2tog = Purl next 2 stitches together.
Rem = Remaining.
Rep = Repeat.
RS = Right side.
Ssk = Slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time. Pass them back onto left-hand needle, then knit through back loops together.
St(s) = Stitch(es).
WS = Wrong side

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