Easy And Free Knit Pattern Going Vest

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Easy And Free Knit Pattern Going Vest

Designed by Cynthia Yanok.

Directions are for size Small; changes for sizes Medium,Large, XLarge and XXLarge are in parentheses.

Finished Bust: 36½ (41, 44, 48, 52½)”.

Finished Length: 20 (20¼, 20½, 20¾, 21)”.

RED HEART® “Chunky™”: 3 (4, 4, 5, 5) balls 7724 Berry Breeze.

Knitting Needles: 8mm [US 11].

Yarn needle.

GAUGE: 11 stitches = 4”; 20 rows = 4” in Garter st.

CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge given.

Easy And Free Knit Pattern Going Vest
Easy And Free Knit Pattern Going Vest

Easy And Free Knit Pattern Going Vest Instructions

Back

Cast on 50 (56, 60, 66, 72) stitches.

Work in Garter st (k every row) until piece measures 11½ (11¾, 11¾, 11¾, 11½)” from beginning, end by working a wrong side row.

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Shape Armholes

Bind off 0 (2, 0, 2, 2) stitches at beginning of next 2 rows,then dec 1 st each end every right side row 4 (3, 4, 4, 3) times–42 (46, 52, 54, 62) stitches.

Work even until piece measures 19 (19¼, 19½, 19¾, 20)” from beginning, end by working a wrong side row.

Shape Shoulders

Bind off 6 (7, 8, 8, 10) stitches at beginning of next 2 rows, then 5 (6, 8, 8, 10) stitches at beginning of next 2 rows. Bind off remaining 20 (20, 20, 22, 22) stitches for back neck.

Left Front

Cast on 25 (28, 30, 33, 36) stitches.

Work same as for Back until piece measures 11½ (11¾,11¾, 11¾, 11½)” from beginning, end by working a wrong side row.

Shape Armhole

Bind off 0 (2, 0, 2, 2) stitches at beginning of next row, then dec 1 st at armhole edge every right side row 4 (3, 4, 4,3) times–21 (23, 26, 27, 31) stitches. Work even until piece measures 17 (17¼, 17½, 17¾, 18)” from beginning, end by working a right side row.

Shape Neck

Bind off 4 (4, 4, 4, 4) stitches at beginning of next row, then 2 stitches 1 (1, 1, 2, 2) times at same edge–15 (17, 20, 19, 23) stitches. Dec 1 st at same edge every right side row 4 (4, 4,3, 3) times–11 (13, 16, 16, 20) stitches. Work even until piece measures same as Back to shoulder edge.

Shape Shoulder

Bind off 6 (7, 8, 8, 10) stitches at shoulder edge, then 5 (6, 8, 8, 10) stitches at same edge.

Right Front

Cast on and work same as for Left Front to armhole shaping, end by working a right side row.

Shape Armhole

Bind off 0 (2, 0, 2, 2) stitches at beginning of next row, then dec 1 st at armhole edge every right side row 4 (3, 4, 4,3) times–21 (23, 26, 27, 31) stitches. Work even until piece measures 17 (17¼, 17½, 17¾, 18)” from beginning, end by working a wrong side row.

Shape Neck

Bind off 4 (4, 4, 4, 4) stitches beginning of next row, then 2 stitches 1 (1, 1, 2, 2) times at same edge–15 (17, 20, 19, 23) stitches. Dec 1 st at same edge every right side row 4 (4, 4,3, 3) times–11 (13, 16, 16, 20) stitches. Work even until piece measures same as Back to shoulder edge.

Shape Shoulder

Bind off 6 (7, 8, 8, 10) stitches at shoulder edge, then 5 (6, 8, 8, 10) stitches at same edge.

FINISHING

With wrong sides together, sew shoulder seams. Sew side seams. Weave in yarn ends.

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