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Crystal Palace Yarns
free knit vest pattern

Nubbles is CPY's highly textured, 90% wool yarn that lends itself to many combinations. Iceland is especially nice to pair with Nubbles and the finished garment or project is very soft.

Also see a Nubbles + Iceland Shawl pattern here - fast to knit on 17s.

Knit Vest with
Nubbles & Iceland Wool

Designed and Knit by Dawn Leeseman for Crystal Palace Yarns

Sizes:
S (M) (L) (XL) (1X)
Finished Measurements:
Bust: 37.75 (41) (45) (49) (53)
Length: 17 (17.5) (18.5) (19) (19.5)

Materials:
3 (3) (3) (4) (4) balls Crystal Palace Iceland color 4891, "Strawberry Pink"
5 (6) (7) (8) (9) balls Crystal Palace Nubbles
color 409, "New Picnic"
Crystal Palace Bamboo Needles: Size 11, 26" circular needles and Size 11, 16" circular needles
Size 11 double pointed needles for I-cord button loop
Button
Stitch holders-3

Abbreviations:
Beg-beginning; BO-bind off; CO-cast on, Dec-decrease; K- knit; PU-pick up; P-purl; Rem- remaining; Rep-repeat; Rnd-round; RS-right side; St(s)-stitch(es); WS-wrong side;

Gauge:
10 sts = 4 inches and 16 rows = 4 inches using Nubbles in Garter stitch, using size 11 needles.
12 sts = 4 inches and 18 rows =4 inches using Iceland in Broken Rib stitch, using size 11 needles
Be sure to make a gauge swatch,
block and measure on flat surface.

Bottom Rib:
Vest is worked in one piece and divided at armholes.
Using Iceland, CO 107 (117) (129) (141) (153) sts.
Begin Broken Rib Stitch as follows:
R1 (WS): * K1, p1, rep from * end k1
R2: Knit
Repeat these 2 rows for a total of 9 rows, end after working Row 1:

Body:
Begin using Nubbles.
Knit across row decrease 18 (20) (22) (24) (26) evenly. 89 (97) (107) (117) (127) sts.
Knit 7 rows.
Change to Iceland
Row 1: Knit 1row.
Row 2: Purl 1 row.
Change to Nubbles
Rows 3-10: Knit
Repeat these 10 rows until piece measures 8 (8) (8.5) (9) (9.5)" from CO, end after working a WS row.

Back Armhole Shaping:

Work across 21(23) (25) (28) (31) sts, place on stitch holder for right front. Work across 47 (51) (57) (61) (61) sts for back. Place rem 21 (23) (25) (28) (31) sts on holder for left front.
Working on back sts only.
Bind off 4 sts at each end once; 3 sts each end once and Dec 1 st every RS row 2 (2) (3) (4) (6) times. 29 (33) (37) (39) (41) sts
Work even until armhole measures 9 (9.5) (10) (10) (10.5)" from armhole BO.
Bind Off all sts, mark 8 (10) (11) (12) (13) at each end for shoulders.

Left Front Armhole Shaping:

RS facing, return 21 (23) (25) (28) (31) sts for left front to needles, join yarn at armhole edge.
Work 2 rows even.
At armhole edge BO 4 sts once, BO3 sts at armhole edge once, Dec 1 st every RS row 2 (2) (3) (5) (6) times. 12 (14) (15) (16) (18) sts.
Work even in pattern until armhole measures 4" from armhole BO end after working RS row.

Shape Left Neck:

BO2 sts at neck edge once; dec 1 st every RS row 2 (2) (2) (2) (3) times. 8 (10) (11) (12) (13) sts.
Work even in pattern until armhole measures 9 (9.5) (10) (10) (10.5)" from armhole BO, end after working WS row. Bind off 8 (10) (11) (12) (13) sts.

Right Front Armhole Shaping:

WS facing join yarn at armhole edge; BO4 sts at armhole edge once; BO3 sts at armhole edge once, and Dec 1 st every RS row 2 (2) (3) (5) (6) times.
Work even in pattern until armhole measures 4" from armhole BO end after working WS row.

Shape Right Neck:

BO2 sts at neck edge once; Dec 1 st every RS row 2 (2) (2) (2) (3) times. 8 (10) (11) (12) (13) sts.
Work even in pattern until armhole measures 9 (9.5) (10) (10) (10.5)" from armhole BO, end after working WS row. Bind off 8 (10) (11) (12) (13) sts.

Finishing:
With RS together sew 8 (10) (11) (12) (13) sts of right front and back shoulder sts together, rep for left shoulder.

Arm Bands: (Worked in the round)
Using 16" circular needles, RS facing, beg at center of underarm; PU54 (56) (60) (60) (62) armhole and join.
Broken Rib (in the round):
Rnd 1: *K1, p1; rep from * to end of rnd
Rnd 2: Knit
Repeat these 2 rows for a total of 6 rows. BO in rib. Fasten off leaving a 6" tail. Weave tail into 1st st to close gap. Work in end.

Left Front Band:

RS facing, beg at neck BO, PU35 (35) (37) (39) (41) sts along front to bottom edge.
Broken Rib:
Row 1 (WS): *P1, k1, rep from.
Row 2: Knit
Rep these 2 rows for a total of 5 rows, end after working Row 1.
RS facing, BO in k1, p1 rib.

Right Front Band:

RS facing, beg at bottom edge, PU35 (35) (37) (39) (41) sts along front to neck BO.
Rep Broken Rib as for left front.

Neck Band:

RS facing, beg at right front neck where the front band begins, PU 5 sts across right band, 20 (22) (22) (24) (26) sts along front to back neck, knit 13 (13) (15) (15) (15) sts across back neck, 20 (22) (22) (24) (26) sts to front band, 5 sts across left band. 63 (67) (69) (73) (77) sts.
Work in Broken Rib as follows:
Row 1 (WS): *P1, k1; rep from *
Row 2: Knit
Rep these 2 rows for a total of 5 rows, end after working Row 1. RS facing, BO in k1, p1 rib.

I-cord Button Loop:
Using Double pointed needles and Iceland, leaving a 6" tail, CO3 sts, knit across 3 sts, with out turning, slide 3 sts to the end of the needles. Pull yarn across the back and knit the 3 sts. Repeat until cord is long enough to go around the button but not too loose, as the loop will stretch a bit after use.
Bind off, leaving a 6" inch tail. Using the tails, attach 1 end of cord to WS at top of right front band, make a loop and anchor the other end of the cord below the first attachment. Anchor the tails securely and work in ends.
Note: If you decide to use a smaller button than can be looped with the 3-end I-Cord, you may want to crochet or braid the Iceland to make a smaller loop.
Sew button on top left band opposite of button loop.
Work in all ends. Block if necessary.

Copyright 2005 Crystal Palace Yarns/Straw Into Gold, Inc. - We are happy to share this  pattern with knitters. The pattern may be used for non-commercial personal or knitting guild use. It is not to be used in any publication in print nor should it be reproduced in electronic/digital format without permission. Knitting shops carrying CPY Yarns Iceland & Nubbles are welcome to print and share this pattern with customers of our yarns.

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