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Nocturne DK Crossover Vest

Nocturne DK Crossover Vest

Nocturne DK Crossover Vest

 

Nocturne DK Crossover Vest

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Nocturne DK

Crossover Vest

Tech edited by Dawn Leesman and Angie Kachelmeier

Description:  Layer up in style with this trendy, kimono-like vest.  There is openwork bottom edging, reverse Stockinette body and garter stitch trim at neckline and armholes.  The vest is finished off with inside and outside sets of I-cords for a great fit.

Level:  Easy/Intermediate (yo, ssk, I-ccords)

Size:  S (M, L, XL)

Finished Chest Measurements:  35¾ (38, 40¼, 43½)

Materials: 

Note: The longer circular needle is needed for working the front band, double-points are used for I-cords.

 

Gauge:  21 sts and 29 rows = 4” in Reverse St st. For correct sizing, be sure to do a gauge swatch.

Abbreviations:  Beg-begin; BO-bind off; CO-cast on; Dec-decrease; Dpn(s)-double pointed needle(s); Inc-increase; K-knit; K2tog-knit 2 stitches together; ndl(s)-needle(s); PU-pick up; P-purl; rem-remain; rep-repeat; rnd(s)-round(s); RS-right side; ssk-slip, slip knit 2 stitches together through back loops; st(s)-stitch(es); ST st-Stockinette stitch; WS-wrong side; YO-yarn over.

 

Reverse Stockinette:

Row 1 (RS): Purl.

Row 2 (WS): Knit.

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Back

Using Size 5 straight ndls, CO 93 (99, 105, 113) sts. Knit 5 rows. Purl 1 row. Work Openwork pattern as follows:

 

Open Work Pattern:

Row 1 (WS): K2, *YO, k2tog; rep from * to last st, end k1. Rows 2, 4 and 6 (RS): Purl. Rows 3 and 7: Knit. Row 5: K2, *ssk, YO; rep from * to last 3 sts, end k3. Row 8: Purl. Rep rows 1-6 once more, inc 1 st on last row—94 (100, 106, 114) sts. Change to size 7 ndls; work in Reverse Stockinette Stitch until piece measures 12 (12, 12 ½, 12 ½)”.

 

Shape Armhole

BO 3 sts at beg next 2 rows, 2 sts at beg next 4 (4, 4, 6) rows and 1 st at beg next 6 (6, 6, 8) rows. Work 2 rows even; BO 1 st at beg next 2 rows -  72 (78, 84, 84) sts rem.  Work even until piece measures 18 ¼ (19 ¼, 20 ¼, 20 ¾)”.

 

Shape Neck

Work 24 (26, 28, 28) sts, join 2nd ball of yarn, BO 24 (26, 28, 28) sts for neck, work rem sts. Work both sides at same time, BO 4 sts at each neck edge 1 time—20 (22, 24, 24) sts rem for each shoulder. Piece should measure 19 (20, 21, 21 ½)”. BO all sts.

 

Left Front

Using Size 5 straight ndls, CO 69 (75, 81, 89) sts. Knit 5 rows. Purl 1 row. Work Openwork pattern as follows:

 

 Open Work Pattern:

Row 1 (WS): K2, *YO, k2tog; rep from * to last st, end k1.

Rows 2, 4 and 6 (RS): Purl.

Rows 3 and 7: Knit.

Row 5: K2, *ssk, YO; rep from * to last 3 sts, end k3.

Row 8: Purl. Rep rows 1-6 once more. Change to size 7 ndls; work in Reverse Stockinette Stitch until piece measures
7 (7, 7 ½, 7 ½) "; end after working a RS (purl) row.

 

Shape Neck

Dec Row: K1, ssk, knit to end of row. Rep dec row every other row.  At the same time, when piece measures 12 (12, 12 ½, 12 ½)”, (end after working a WS knit row), beg armhole shaping. 

 

Shape Armhole

BO 3 sts at armhole edge; 2 sts every other row 2 (2, 2, 3) times, and 1 st every other row 3 (3, 3, 4) times. Work 2 rows even; BO 1 st at armhole edge 1 time.  Continue neck shaping until 20 (22, 24, 24) sts rem for shoulder and piece measures 19 (20, 21, 21½)".  BO all rem sts.

 

Right front

Work same as for back to neck shaping, end after working a RS (purl) row.

 

Shape Neck

Dec Row: Knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1. Rep dec row every other row. At the same time; when piece measures 12 (12, 12 ½, 12 ½)”, end after working a RS (purl) row beg armhole shaping.

 

Shape Armhole

BO 3 sts at armhole edge; 2 sts every other row 2(2, 2, 3) times, and 1 st every other row 3 (3, 3, 4) times. Work 2 rows even; BO 1 st at armhole edge 1 time.  Continue neck shaping until 20 (22, 24, 24) sts rem for shoulder and piece measures 19 (20, 21, 21½)".  BO all rem sts.

 

Finishing

Soak and block pieces.  Sew shoulder seams. Work Armbands.

 

Armbands

RS facing, using size 5 straight ndls, PU 74 (82, 86, 90) sts evenly around armhole. Knit 5 rows. BO all sts loosely.

 

Sew side seams. Work Neckband.

 

Neckband

RS facing, using size 5, 35” circular ndls; beg at lower right front edge, PU39 sts to beg of neck shaping, 69 (75, 79, 83) sts along right front neck to right shoulder seam, 34 (36, 38, 38) sts across back neck to left shoulder, 69 (75, 79, 83) sts along left front neck and 39 sts to lower left front edge.—250 (264, 274, 282) sts. Knit 5 rows. BO all sts loosely.

 

Make I-cord ties.

 

I-Cord Ties (make 4)

Using dpns, CO 3 sts.* K3 sts, slide stitches to other end of needle, pull yarn firmly across the back and repeat from * until cord measures 12”. BO.

 

Sew one tie to each front at beg of neck shaping and one to inside seam of each piece 7 (7, 7 ½, 7 ½) " from lower edge.
See photo at right with vest open showing inside tie in place.

 

 

 

June 2014