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easy knit vest - free pattern




 


 

Thanks for Yvonne Ahoy
for knitting this model for us.

Easy Vest Rolled Collar Sleeveless
Mochi Plus

Size: S (M, L, XL)
Finished Chest Measurements: 39 (41, 43, 45)"

Materials
Crystal Palace Bamboo or DAISY Needles US sizes 9 & 10
7 (7, 8, 8) - 50 gr balls Mochi Plus color #555 "tapestry rainbow"
(See photos of Mochi Plus balls here)

Gauge
16 sts / 4 inches (10 cm) in St st on larger needles
Be sure to do a gauge swatch of at least 18-20 sts! Gauge tends to vary from knitter to knitter. Use smaller needles if you have less stitches to the inch or fatter needles if you have more stitches to the inch.

Abbreviations
K, Knit; P, Purl; st(s), stitch(es); inc, increase; dec, decrease; rep, repeat; alt, alternate; beg, beginning; foll, following; rem, remain(ing); P2togtbl, purl 2 tog through back of loop; St st, stockinette stitch; tog, together; tbl, through back of loop; skpsso, slip 1, K1, pass slipped st over; RS, right side; cm, centimeters; ins, inches.

NOTE: Instructions for the larger sizes are given in ( ) brackets; when one figure only is given this applies to all sizes.

Back
With smaller needles cast on 76 (80, 84, 88) sts.
Ribbing row 1: K1, * K2, P2; rep from * to last 3 sts, K3
Ribbing row 2: K1, * P2, K2; rep from * to last 3 sts P2, K1.
Rep these 2 rows 4 more times, inc 1 st at each end of last row. [78 (82, 86, 90) sts.]
Change to larger needles and work 9.75 (10.5, 10.5, 12.25)" (or desired length to underarm) in St st.**
Marking each end of next row with a contrast thread, work a further 9.75 (9.75, 10.5, 10.5)" end with a P row.
Shape Shoulders
Bind off 6 (7, 7, 7) sts at beg next 4 rows.
Bind off 7(6, 7, 8) sts at beg foll 2 rows.
Leave rem 40 (42, 44, 46) sts on a spare needle or stitch holder.

Front
Work as Back to **.
Marking each end of next row with a contrast thread, work a further 7.5 (7.5, 8.5, 8.5)" end with a P row.
Shape Neck
1st row: K27 (28, 29, 30) sts, turn and work on these sts only, leaving rem sts on a spare needle.
2nd row: Bind off 2 sts, P to end.
3rd row: K to last 2 sts, K2tog.
4th row: P2tog, P to end.
5th to 8th rows: Rep 3rd and 4th rows twice. [19 (20, 21, 22) sts rem.]
Work until length of work matches back (approx 4-6 rows) ending with P row.
Shape Shoulder
Bind off 6 (7, 7, 7) sts at beg of next and foll alt row.
Work 1 row.
Bind off rem 7 (6, 7, 8) sts.
With RS facing, return to sts on spare needle, slip 24 (26, 28, 30) sts onto a holder and complete to match left side, reversing shaping and working neck edge decs as 'skpsso' on K rows and 'P2togtbl' on P rows.

Collar
Join left shoulder seam.
With RS facing and smaller needles, K 40 (42, 44, 46) sts from back of neck, pick up and K12 sts from left front neck shaping, K24 (26, 28, 30) sts from center Front and pick up and K12 sts from right front neck shaping. [88 (92, 96, 100) sts.]
*** Work 15 rows St st beg P row.
Change to larger needles and bind off.

Armhole Bands - make 2
Join rem shoulder seam.
With RS facing and smaller needles pick up and K 80 (80, 84, 84) sts from armhole edge between marking threads.
Complete as Neckband from *** to end.

Finishing
Join collar seam - note collar should roll with P side outside.
Join underarm seams and armhole band seams in same way as neckband, allowing armhole edges to roll as collar.

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