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Fast and easy vest with simple lines for a classic look. Shown in Patons Shetland Chunky.

Sizes

XS
28-30 ins [ 71-76 cm ]
34 ins [ 86.5 cm ]
S
32-34 ins [ 81.5-86.5 cm ]
37½ ins [ 95 cm ]
M
36-38 ins [ 91.5-96.5 cm ]
41½ ins [ 105.5cm ]
L
40-42 ins [ 101.5-106.5 cm ]
46 ins [ 117 cm ]
XL
44-46 ins [ 112-117 cm ]
50 ins [ 127 cm ]
2XL
48-50 ins [ 122-127 cm ]
53½ ins [ 136 cm ]
3XL
52-54 ins [ 132-137 cm ]
58 ins [ 147.5cm ]
4XL
56-58 ins [ 142-147.5 cm ]
62 ins [ 157.5cm ]
5XL
60-62 ins [ 152.5-157.5 cm ]
65 ins [ 165 cm ]

Next Steps Three - Create Your Own Cardigan

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Bust Measurement
28-30 ins [ 71-76 cm ]
Finished Bust
34 ins [ 86.5 cm ]

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5 or 6 buttons (approx 1½ ins [4 cm] in diameter).

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Abbreviations

Alt = alternate(ing)

Beg = beginning

cont = continue(ity)

Dec = decrease(ing)

Inc = Increase(ing)

K = knit

k2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together.

P = purl

P2tog = purl two stitches together

P2togtbl = purl 2 stitches together through back loops

psso = pass slipped stitch over

rem = remain(ing)

rep = repeat

RS = right side

st(s) = stitch(es)

WS = wrong side

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Bust Measurement
XS 28-30 ins [ 71-76 cm ]
S 32-34 ins [ 81.5-86.5 cm ]
M 36-38 ins [ 91.5-96.5 cm ]
L 40-42 ins [ 101.5-106.5 cm ]
XL 44-46 ins [ 112-117 cm ]
2XL 48-50 ins [ 122-127 cm ]
3XL 52-54 ins [ 132-137 cm ]
4XL 56-58 ins [ 142-147.5 cm ]
5XL 60-62 ins [ 152.5-157.5 cm ]
Finished Bust
XS 34 ins [ 86.5 cm ]
S 37½ ins [ 95 cm ]
M 41½ ins [ 105.5cm ]
L 46 ins [ 117 cm ]
XL 50 ins [ 127 cm ]
2XL 53½ ins [ 136 cm ]
3XL 58 ins [ 147.5cm ]
4XL 62 ins [ 157.5cm ]
5XL 65 ins [ 165 cm ]

MATERIALS

Shetland Chunky
SizesXSSMLXL2XL3XL4XL5XL 
Main Color (MC)
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556677899
Sizes 5.5 mm (U.S. 9) and 6 mm (U.S. 10) knitting needles or size needed to obtain tension. 1 st holder. 5 (5-5-5-5-6-6-6-6) buttons (approx 1½ ins [4 cm] in diameter).

GAUGE

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

INSTRUCTIONS

The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will be written thus ( ). When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. For ease in working, circle all numbers pertaining to your size.

BACK
Sizes XS-XL only
With smaller needles, cast on 62 (70- 78-86-94) sts.
1st row: (RS). K2. *P2. K2. Rep from * to end of row.
2nd row: P2. *K2. P2. Rep from * to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows of (K2. P2) ribbing until work from beg measures 2½ ins [6 cm], ending with a 2nd row and increase (inc) 2 (0-0-0-0) sts evenly across last row. 64 (70-78-86-94) sts.
Change to larger needles and beg with a knit row, proceed in stocking st until work from beg measures 12½ ins [32 cm], ending with RS facing for next row.
Shape armholes: Cast off 4 (5-6-8- 10) sts beg next 2 rows. 56 (60-66- 70-74) sts.
Next row: (RS). K2. K2tog. Knit to last 4 sts. Sl1. K1. psso. K2.
Next row: P2. P2togtbl. Purl to last 4 sts. P2tog. P2.
Rep last 2 rows 0 (0-0-0-1) time more. 52 (56-62-66-66) sts.
Next row: (RS). K2. K2tog. Knit to last 4 sts. Sl1. K1. psso. K2.
Next row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 1 (2-4-5-5) time(s) more. 48 (50-52-54-54) sts.
Cont even until armhole measures 8 (8-8½-9-9½) ins [20.5 (20.5-21.5- 23-24) cm], ending with RS facing for next row.
Shape shoulders: Cast off 5 (6-6-7- 7) sts beg next 2 rows, then 6 (6-7-7- 7) sts beg following 2 rows. Leave rem 26 sts on a st holder.

BACK
Sizes 2XL-5XL only
With smaller needles, cast on 98 (106-114-122) sts.
1st row: (RS). K2. *P2. K2. Rep from * to end of row.
2nd row: P2. *K2. P2. Rep from * to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows of (K2. P2) ribbing until work from beg measures 2½ ins [6 cm], ending with a 2nd row and increase (inc) 2 (2-2-0) sts evenly across last row. 100 (108-116-122) sts.
Change to larger needles and beg with a knit row, proceed in stocking st until work from beg measures 14 ins [35.5 cm], ending with RS facing for next row.
Shape armholes: Cast off 10 (12-14- 15) sts beg next 2 rows. 80 (84-88- 92) sts.
Next row: (RS). K2. K2tog. Knit to last 4 sts. Sl1. K1. psso. K2.
Next row: P2. P2togtbl. Purl to last 4 sts. P2tog. P2.
Rep last 2 rows 1 (1-3-3) time(s) more. 72 (76-72-76) sts.
Next row: (RS). K2. K2tog. Knit to last 4 sts. Sl1. K1. psso. K2.
Next row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 6 (7-4-5) times more. 58 (60-62-64) sts.
Cont even until armhole measures 10 (10-10½-11) ins [25.5 (25.5-26.5- 28) cm], ending with RS facing for next row.
Shape shoulders: Cast off 7 (8-8-8) sts beg next 2 rows, then 8 sts beg following 2 rows. Leave rem 28 (28- 30-32) sts on a st holder.

LEFT FRONT
Sizes XS-XL only
**With smaller needles, cast on 30 (34- 38-42-46) sts and work 2½ ins [6 cm] in (K2. P2) ribbing, as given for Back, ending on a 2nd row and increase (inc) 1 (0-0-0-0) st at center of last row. 31 (34-38-42-46) sts.**
Change to larger needles and beg with a knit row, proceed in stocking st until work from beg measures same length as Back to beg of armhole shaping, ending with RS facing for next row.
Shape armhole: 1st row: Cast off 4 (5-6-8-10) sts. Knit to end of row. 27 (29-32-34-36) sts.
2nd row: Purl.
3rd row: K2. K2tog. Knit to end of row.
4th row: Purl to last 4 sts. P2tog. P2.
Rep last 2 rows 0 (0-0-0-1) time(s) more. 25 (27-30-32-32) sts.
Next row: (RS). K2. K2tog. Knit to end of row.
Next row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 1 (2-4-5-5) time(s) more. 23 (24-25-26-26) sts.
Cont even until armhole measures 5 (5-5--5½) ins [12.5 (12.5-12.5- 14-14) cm], ending with WS facing for next row.
Shape neck: Next row: Cast off 6 sts.
Purl to end of row. 17 (18-19-20- 20) sts.
Dec 1 st at neck edge on next 3 rows, then on every following alt row 3 times more. 11 (12-13-14-14) sts.
Cont even until armhole measures same length as Back to beg of shoulder shaping, ending with RS facing for next row.
Shape shoulder: Cast off 5 (6-6-7-7) sts beg next row. Purl 1 row. Cast off rem 6 (6-7-7-7) sts.

RIGHT FRONT
Sizes XS-XL only
Work from ** to ** as given for Left Front.
Change to larger needles and beg with a knit row, proceed in stocking st until work from beg measures same length as Back to beg of armhole shaping, ending with WS facing for next row.
Shape armhole: 1st row: Cast off 4 (5-6-8-10) sts. Purl to end of row. 27 (29-32-34-36) sts.
2nd row: (RS). Knit to last 4 sts. Sl1. K1. psso. K2.
3rd row: P2. P2togtbl. Purl to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows 0 (0-0-0-1) time more. 25 (27-30-32-32) sts.
Next row: (RS). Knit to last 4 sts. Sl1. K1. psso. K2.
Next row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 1 (2-4-5-5) time(s) more. 23 (24-25-26-26) sts.
Cont even until armhole measures 5 (5-5--5½) ins [12.5 (12.5-12.5- 14-14) cm], ending with RS facing for next row.
Shape neck: Next row: (RS). Cast off 6 sts. Knit to end of row. 17 (18-19- 20-20) sts.
Purl 1 row.
Dec 1 st at neck edge on next 3 rows, then on every following alt row 3 times more. 11 (12-13-14-14) sts.
Cont even until armhole measures same length as Back to beg of shoulder shaping, ending with WS facing for next row.
Shape shoulder: Cast off 5 (6-6-7-7) sts beg next row. Knit 1 row. Cast off rem 6 (6-7-7-7) sts.

LEFT FRONT
Sizes 2XL-5XL only
**With smaller needles, cast on 46 (50-54-58) sts and work 2½ ins [6 cm] in (K2. P2) ribbing as given for Back, ending on a 2nd row and increase (inc) 3 (3-3-2) sts evenly across last row. 49 (53-57-60) sts.**
Change to larger needles and beg with a knit row, proceed in stocking st until work from beg measures same length as Back to beg of armhole shaping, ending with RS facing for next row.
Shape armhole: Cast off 10 (12-14- 15) sts beg next row. 39 (41-43-45) sts.
Purl 1 row.
Next row: (RS). K2. K2tog. Knit to end of row.
Next row: Purl to last 4 sts. P2tog. P2.
Rep last 2 rows 1 (1-2-2) time(s) more. 35 (37-37-39) sts.
Next row: (RS). K2. K2tog. Knit to end of row.
Next row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 6 (7-6-7) times more. 28 (29-30-31) sts.
Cont even until armhole measures 6 (6--7) ins [15 (15-16.5-18) cm], ending with WS facing for next row.
Shape neck: Next row: Cast off 6 (6- 7-7) sts. Purl to end of row.
Dec 1 st at neck edge on next and every following alt row 6 (6-6-7) times more. 15 (16-16-16) sts.
Cont even until armhole measures same length as Back to beg of shoulder shaping, ending with RS facing for next row.
Shape shoulder: Cast off 7 (8-8-8) sts beg next row. Purl 1 row. Cast off rem 8 sts.

RIGHT FRONT
Sizes 2XL-5XL only

Work from ** to ** as given for Left Front.
Change to larger needles and beg with a knit row, proceed in stocking st until work from beg measures same length as Back to beg of armhole shaping, ending with WS facing for next row.
Shape armhole: Cast off 10 (12-14- 15) sts beg next row. 39 (41-43-45) sts.
Next row: (RS). Knit to last 4 sts. Sl1. K1. psso. K2.
Next row: P2. P2togtbl. Purl to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows 1 (1-2-2) time(s) more. 35 (37-37-39) sts.
Next row: (RS). Knit to last 4 sts. Sl1. K1. psso. K2.
Next row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 6 (7-6-7) times more. 28 (29-30-31) sts.
Cont even until armhole measures 6 (6--7) ins [15 (15-16.5-18) cm], ending with RS facing for next row.
Shape neck: Next row: Cast off 6 (6- 7-7) sts. Knit to end of row.
Purl 1 row.
Dec 1 st at neck edge on next and every following alt row 6 (6-6-7) times more. 15 (16-16-16) sts.
Cont even until armhole measures same length as Back to beg of shoulder shaping, ending with WS facing for next row.
Shape shoulder: Cast off 7 (8-8-8) sts beg next row. Knit 1 row. Cast off rem 8 sts.

FINISHING
Pin garment pieces to measurements and cover with damp cloth leaving cloth to dry.
Armbands: Sew shoulder seams (see“Sewing Shoulder Seams” on page 12).
With RS of work facing and smaller needles, pick up and knit 70 (70-74- 78-78-82-82-86-90) sts evenly across armhole edge (see “Picking Up Along a Shaped Edge”). Beg on a 2nd row, work 3 rows in (K2. P2) ribbing as given for Back. Cast off in ribbing.
Neckband: With RS of work facing and smaller needles, pick up and knit 18 (18-20-20-22-23-23-24-25) sts up right front neck edge. K26 (26-26-26- 26-28-28-30-32) from back st holder.
Pick up and knit 18 (18-20-20-22- 23-23-24-25) sts down left front neck edge. 62 (62-66-66-70-74-74- 78-82) sts.
Beg on a 2nd row, work 7 rows in (K2. P2) ribbing as given for Back.
Cast off in ribbing.
Buttonhole Band: With RS of Right Front facing and smaller needles, beg at cast on edge, pick up and knit 70 (74-74-78-78-82-82-86-86) sts up front edge to cast off edge of neckband (see “Picking Up Along a Side Edge” on page 12).
Beg on a 2nd row, work 3 rows in (K2. P2) ribbing as given for Back.
Next row: (RS). (Buttonhole row). Rib across 4 sts. *Cast off 2 sts. Rib across 13 (14-14- 15-15-12-12-13-13) sts (including st on needle after cast off ).
Rep from * 3 (3-3-3-3-4-4-4-4) times more. Cast off 2 sts. Rib to end of row. 5 (5-5-5-5-6-6-6-6) buttonholes.
Next row: Rib, casting on 2 sts over cast off sts.
Work 2 more rows in ribbing. Cast off in ribbing.
Button Band: Work as given for Buttonhole Band, picking up sts along Left Front between cast off edge of neckband and cast on edge, omitting all references to buttonholes.
Sew on buttons to correspond to buttonholes.

JOINING A NEW BALL
When working with balls of yarn, it's recommended that the yarn be pulled out of the center of the ball whenever possible. When you need to join a new ball, always join the new ball at the side of your work. Never tie knots in the middle of your knitting.
Begin working with the new ball leaving about 6 inches of yarn at the side of work from the new ball. After knitting a few stitches, tie the ends together in a loose knot at the side of work. These ends will be darned into the side of work or into seams later.
What do you do with those dangling ends at the sides of your work? Never cut without darning them in first because they will not be secure and your knitting could easily unravel. Thread each end onto a blunt ended large eye needle and make small alternating stitches into the side of your work. After you’ve worked up about 2 inches [5 cm] in one direction, turn and work backwards alternating over the spaces you just worked. Now you can safely cut the end.

WEAVING IN ENDS
Lay the pieces to be joined right side up on a flat surface.
Thread yarn through blunt needle and attach to wrong side of one edge. Bring needle to right side between edge stitch and second stitch of first row.
Repeat on other piece. Pass needle under loop of one row on first piece. Insert needle where last stitch emerges on second piece and pass under loop of one row. Repeat zigzag action, passing needle under corresponding loops on each piece. After a few stitches pull yarn to close seam.

Picking Up Along a Side Edge
With the right side facing, insert the point of the right-hand needle from front to back between first and second stitch of first row (working one whole stitch in from side edge). Wind yarn around the point of the needle and draw the loop through as though knitting a stitch. A new stitch is now formed on the right-hand needle. Continue in this way along the edge until the required number of stitches has been picked up. Tip: pick up stitches over 3 rows, then skip 1 row to prevent picking up too many stitches along side edge. If you are working with thick yarn, work through the center of each edge stitch to reduce the bulk.

Picking Up Along a Shaped Edge
On the shaped section of a neck edge, insert the right-hand needle into the stitches one row below the side edge. Do not insert the needle between stitches as this may form a hole.
Insert the needle into the center of the stitches and draw through a loop to make a new stitch as before. Tip: use a crochet hook to pull up stitches when your knitting is very tight around a shaped edge.

PICKING UP STITCHES
Use this seam when sewing 2 cast off edges such as shoulder seam. The seam matches the edge’s stitch for stitch and resembles a row of knitting which covers the cast off edges.
Use this method for a seam joining a side edge and a cast off edge, such as the top of a sleeve. Work this seam with right side of garment facing in a similar way as joining 2 side edges. Lay pieces side by side and pin together carefully easing cast off edge (if necessary) into side edge.
Work this seam under 1 or 2 row of stitches as necessary making sure seam retains elasticity.