Cabled Vest

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Cabled Vest

designed by Lisa Gentry
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A stylish v-neck cables-and-lace vest to go over your favorite work outfits.

Sizes

S
34"
23 3/4"
M
38"
23 3/4"
L
42"
25 1/4"
XL
46"
25 1/4"
2XL
50"
26 3/4"
3XL
54"
26 3/4"
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The materials for this project cost $35.01

Step 1:

Select your options

Size:

  • S
  • M
  • L
  • XL
  • 2XL
  • 3XL
Finished Bust (slightly strecthed)
34"
Length
23 3/4"

Step 2:

Click each color to change it or go with the colors recommended by the designer

Main Color (MC)

Simply Soft | Chocolate, 9750Edit Color
$8.58

Artisan Square Straight Aluminum Knitting Needles 10"

Size 8/5mm
$10.79

Artisan Square Circular Aluminum Knitting Needles 24"

Size 8/5mm
$14.29

Aluminum Stitch Holder

4-3/4" 1/Pkg
$1.35
The materials for this project cost $35.01

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Finished Bust (slightly strecthed)
S 34"
M 38"
L 42"
XL 46"
2XL 50"
3XL 54"
Length
S 23 3/4"
M 23 3/4"
L 25 1/4"
XL 25 1/4"
2XL 26 3/4"
3XL 26 3/4"

MATERIALS

Simply Soft (170 g/6. oz;288 m/315 yds)
SizesSMLXL2XL3XL 
Main Color (MC)
Chocolate (9750)
223344
One pair US size 8 (5 mm) needles or size to obtain gauge. One circular US size 8 (5 mm) needle 24” circular needle. Stitch holder. Yarn needle.

GAUGE

In Basic pattern (slightly stretched) using larger needles, 19 sts and 23 rows = 4"/10 cm
In 2x2 Rib (unstretched) using smaller needles, 21 sts and 25 rows = 4"/10 cm

INSTRUCTIONS

STITCHES USED

2x2 Rib (multiple of 4 sts)
Row 1 (RS): *K2, p2; repeat from * across.
Repeat Row 1 for 2x2 Rib.

Basic Pattern (multiple of 6 sts + 2)
Row 1: K1, *p1, k5; repeat from * across, ending last repeat with k6.
Row 2 and all even numbered rows: Work each st as if appears on this side of work (k the k sts and p the p sts) and k any yo’s.
Row 3: K1, *yo, p1, k1, SKP, k2; repeat from * across, ending last repeat with k3.
Row 5: K1, *yo, p2, k1, SKP, k1; repeat from * across, ending with k2
Row 7: K1, *yo, p3, k1, SKP; repeat from * across, ending with k1.
Repeat rows 1-8 for Basic pattern.

SPECIAL TERMS

  • SKP (sl 1 kwise, k1, pass slipped stitch over)

BACK

With smaller needles, cast on 80 (92, 100, 112, 116, 124) sts
Work in 2x2 Rib until piece measures 4 ½” from beginning, dec 0 (0, 2, 2, 0, 2) sts evenly across row – 80 (92, 98, 110, 116, 122) sts. Change to larger needle and work in Basic pattern until piece measures 16 (16, 17, 17, 18, 18)” from beginning, end with a WS row.
Shape armholes: Bind off 2 (4, 4, 6, 6, 6) sts at beginning of next 2 rows, 2 (3, 4, 4, 5, 6) sts at beginning of foll 2 rows and then 2 (3, 3, 5, 5, 5) sts at next beginning of foll 2 rows -- 68 (72, 76, 80, 84, 88) sts. Work even until armhole measures 7 (7, 7 ½, 7 ½, 8, 8)”, end with a WS row.
Shape shoulders: Bind off 8 (7, 8, 8, 8, 9) sts at beginning of next 2 rows, 6 (7, 7, 8, 8, 8) sts at beginning of foll 2 rows, and then 6 (7, 7, 7, 8, 8) sts at beginning of foll 2 rows. Bind off rem 28 (30, 32, 34, 36, 38) sts for neck.

FRONT

Work same as for Back until piece measures 11 ½” from beginning, end with a WS row.

Shape neck:
(RS) Work to center 4 sts, k2tog, join another ball of yarn, k2tog, work to end.
Working both sides at once, at each neck edge dec 1 st every 4th (4th, 4th, 3rd, 3rd, 3rd)) row for 13 (14, 15, 16, 17, 18) times; AT THE SAME TIME, when pieces measures same as back to underarm shape armholes, and when same length to shoulders, shape shoulders as for Back.

FINISHING

Sew shoulder and side seams.

Neckband:  With RS facing, using circular needle, beginning at left shoulder, pick up and k76 (76, 80, 80, 84, 84) sts along left Front neck edge, place marker (pm),  k2 (=k1 at end of left front, k1 at beg of right front), pm, pick up and k76 (76, 80, 80, 84, 84) sts along right Front neck edge, then 32 (32, 34, 34, 36, 36) sts along Back neck edge – 186 (186, 196, 196, 206, 206) sts. Mark for beginning of rnd and carry marker up.
Rnd 1:  (K2, p2) to first marker, sl marker (sm), k2, sm, (p2, k2) to end of rnd.
Rnd 2: Rib to 2 sts before marker, work 2tog, sm, k2, sm, work 2tog, rib to end – 184 (184, 194, 194, 204, 204) sts.
Rnd 3: Rib to first marker, sm, k2, sm, rib to end.
Repeat rnds 2-3 for 2 more times, then work 2 rows even in rib. On next row, bind off in rib.

Armbands:  With RS facing, using circular needles, beginning at side seams, pick up and k116 (116, 120, 120,124, 124) sts around armhole edge. Mark for beginning of rnd and carry marker up. Work 8 rnds in 2x2 Rib. Bind off in rib.