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Colorful Stripes

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Striped fair isle vest in your favorite colors of Patons Astra.

S
30-32 ins [ 76-81 cm ]
38 ins [ 97 cm ]
M
34-36 ins [ 86-91 cm ]
42 ins [ 107 cm ]
L
38-40 ins [ 97-102 cm ]
45 ins [ 114.5 cm ]
XL
42-44 ins [ 107-112cm]
47 ins [ 119.5 cm ]
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The materials for this project cost $46.46

Step 1:

Select your options

Size:

  • S
  • M
  • L
  • XL
Bust/Chest Measurement:
30-32 ins [ 76-81 cm ]
Finished Bust/Chest:
38 ins [ 97 cm ]

Version

Step 2:

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

Main Color (MC)

Astra | Navy, 02849Edit Color
$11.97

Contrast A

Astra | Select your Shade, Edit Color
$0.00

Contrast B

Astra | Medium Blue, 02774Edit Color
$7.98

Contrast C

Astra | Select your Shade, Edit Color
$0.00

Contrast D

Astra | Aran, 02783Edit Color
$3.99

Takumi Bamboo Single Point Knitting Needles 13"-14"

Size 5/3.75mm
$5.69

Takumi Bamboo Single Point Knitting Needles 13"-14"

Size 6/4mm
$5.99

Takumi Bamboo Circular Knitting Needles 36"

Size 6/4mm
$9.49

Aluminum Stitch Holder

4-3/4" 1/Pkg
$1.35

Materials not included in this kit:

7 buttons for Long Version. 5 buttons for Short Version.

The materials for this project cost $46.46

Abbreviations

Alt = alternate(ing)

Beg = beginning

K = knit

P = purl

pat = pattern

RS = right side

st(s) = stitch(es)

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Bust/Chest Measurement:
S 30-32 ins [ 76-81 cm ]
M 34-36 ins [ 86-91 cm ]
L 38-40 ins [ 97-102 cm ]
XL 42-44 ins [ 107-112cm]
Finished Bust/Chest:
S 38 ins [ 97 cm ]
M 42 ins [ 107 cm ]
L 45 ins [ 114.5 cm ]
XL 47 ins [ 119.5 cm ]

MATERIALS

Long Version (shown on her)
Patons Astra (50 g/1.75 oz;147 m/161 yds)
SizesSMLXL 
Main Color (MC)
Navy (02849)
3344
Contrast A
()
3344
Contrast B
Medium Blue (02774)
2233
Contrast C
()
2233
Contrast D
Aran (02783)
1122
Sizes 3.75 mm (U.S. 5) and 4 mm (U.S. 6) knitting needles or size needed to obtain tension. Size 4 mm (U.S. 6) circular knitting needle 36 ins [90 cm] long. 1 stitch holder. 7 buttons for Long Version.
Short Version (shown on him)
Patons Astra (50 g/1.75 oz;147 m/161 yds)
SizesSMLXL 
Main Color (MC)
Navy (02849)
3344
Contrast A
()
3344
Contrast B
Medium Blue (02774)
1223
Contrast C
()
1223
Contrast D
Aran (02783)
1222
Sizes 3.75 mm (U.S. 5) and 4 mm (U.S. 6) knitting needles or size needed to obtain tension. Size 4 mm (U.S. 6) circular knitting needle 36 ins [90 cm] long. 1 stitch holder. 5 buttons for Short Version.

GAUGE

23½ sts and 28 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] with larger needles in fair isle pat.

INSTRUCTIONS

 

The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will be written thus ( ).

Note: When working from Chart, carry colors when not in use loosely across WS of work but never over more than 5 sts. When it must pass over more than 5 sts, weave it over and under color in use on next st or at center point of sts it passes over. The colors are never twisted around one another.

LONG VERSION
BACK

**With MC and smaller needles cast on 106 (118-126-134) 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 these 2 rows (K2. P2) ribbing for 1½ ins [4 cm] ending on a 2nd row and inc 5 sts evenly across last row. 111 (123-131-139) sts.
Change to larger needles and work Char t in stocking st to end of chart reading knit rows from right to left and pur l rows from left to right.**
Rows 1 to 48 of Chart form pat.
Cont in pat until work from beg measures 16¼ (16¾-17-17) ins [41.5 (42.5-43-43) cm] ending with RS facing for next row.
***Armhole shaping: Keeping cont of pat, cast off 6 (8-9-10) sts beg next 2 rows.
Dec 1 st each end of needle on next and following 6 (8-9-9) alt rows. 85 (89-93-99) sts.
Cont even in pat until armhole measures 9¼ (-10-10½) ins [23.5 (25-25.5-26.5) cm] ending with RS facing for next row.
Shoulder shaping: Cast off 8 (9-9- 10) sts beg next 4 rows, then 9 (8-9-10) sts beg following 2 rows. Leave rem 35 (37-39-39) sts on a st holder.***

LEFT FRONT
With MC and smaller needles cast on 55 (59-63-67) sts.
1st row: (RS). K2. *P2. K2. Rep from * to last st. K1.
2nd row: K1. *P2. K2. Rep from * to last 2 sts. P2.
Rep these 2 rows (K2. P2) ribbing for 1½ ins [4 cm] ending on a 2nd row and inc 0 (2-2-2) sts evenly across last row. 55 (61-65-69) sts.
Change to larger needles and work Chart in stocking st to end of chart reading knit rows from right to left and purl rows from left to right.
Rows 1 to 48 of Chart form pat.
Cont in pat until work from beg measures same length as Back to beg of armhole shaping ending with RS facing for next row.
Armhole shaping: Keeping cont of pat, cast off 6 (8-9-10) sts beg next row.
Work 1 row even in pat.
Dec 1 st at armhole edge on next and following 1 (0-0-1) alt row. 47 (52-55- 57) sts.
Work 1 row even in pat.
Front shaping: Next row: (RS).
Work 2tog. Pat to last 2 sts. Work 2tog (front edge).
Work 1 row even in pat.
Rep last 2 rows 4 (7-8-7) times more. 37 (36-37-41) sts.
Dec 1 st at front edge only on following alt rows until there are 32 (34-34-37) sts, then on every following 4th row until there are 25 (26-27-30) sts.
Cont even in pat until armhole measures same length as Back ending with RS facing for next row.
Shoulder shaping: Cast off 8 (9-9- 10) sts beg next and following alt row.
Work 1 row even. Cast off rem 9 (8-9- 10) sts.

RIGHT FRONT
With MC and smaller needles cast on 55 (59-63-67) sts.
1st row: (RS). K3. *P2. K2. Rep from * to end of row.
2nd row: *P2. K2. Rep from * to last 3 sts. P2. K1.
Rep these 2 rows (K2. P2) ribbing for 1½ ins [4 cm] ending on a 2nd row and inc 0 (2-2-2) sts evenly across last row. 55 (61-65-69) sts.
Change to larger needles and work Chart in stocking st to end of chart reading knit rows from right to left and purl rows from left to right.
Rows 1 to 48 of Chart form pat.
Cont in pat until work from beg measures same length as Back to beg of armhole shaping ending with WS facing for next row.
Armhole shaping: Keeping cont of pat, cast off 6 (8-9-10) sts beg next row.
Dec 1 st at armhole edge next and following 1 (0-0-1) alt row. 47 (52-55- 57) sts.
Work 1 row even in pat.
Front shaping: Next row: (RS). Work 2tog (front edge). Pat to last 2 sts. Work 2tog.
Work 1 row even in pat.
Rep last 2 rows 4 (7-8-7) times more. 37 (36-37-41) sts.
Dec 1 st at front edge only on following alt rows until there are 32 (34-34-37) sts, then on following 4th rows until there are 25 (26-27-30) sts.
Cont even in pat until armhole measures same length as Back ending with WS facing for next row.
Shoulder shaping: Cast off 8 (9-9-10) sts beg next and following alt row.
Work 1 row even. Cast off rem 9 (8-9- 10) sts.

FINISHING
Pin garment pieces to measurements and using a steam iron, press lightly with a damp cloth leaving to dry on garment pieces.
Button and Buttonhole Band: Sew shoulder seams. With RS of work facing, MC and circular needle pick up and knit 113 (119-125-125) sts up right front edge to first front dec and 51 (56-58-61) sts up right front neck edge. Knit across 35 (37-37-39) sts from back st holder dec 1 st at center.
Pick up and knit 51 (56-58-61) sts down left front neck edge to first front dec and 113 (119-125-125) sts down left front edge. 362 (386-402-410) sts.
Do not join. Working back and forth across needle, proceed as follows:
Beg on a 2nd row, work 3 rows in (K2. P2) ribbing as given for Back.
Her Version: 4th row: Rib across 3 sts. *Cast off 2 sts. Rib across 16 (17- 18-18) sts (including st on needle after cast off ). Rep from * 5 times more. Cast off 2 sts. Rib to end of row.
His Version: 4th row: Rib to last 113 (119-125-125) sts. *Cast off 2 sts. Rib across 16 (17-18-18) sts (including st on needle after cast off ).
Rep from * 5 times more. Cast off 2 sts. Rib to end of row.
Both Versions: 5th row: Rib, casting on 2 sts over cast off sts.
Work a further 2 rows ribbing. Cast off in ribbing.
Armbands: With RS of work facing, MC and smaller needles pick up and knit 102 (106-114-118) sts evenly along armhole edge.
Beg on a 2nd row, work 7 rows in (K2. P2) ribbing as given for Back. Cast off in ribbing.
Sew side and armband seams. Sew buttons to correspond to buttonholes.
Press seams.

SHORT VERSION
BACK

Work from ** to ** as given for Back of Long Version.
Cont in pat until work from beg measures 14¾ (14¾-15-15) ins [37.5 (37.5-38-38) cm] ending with RS facing for next row.
Work from *** to *** as given for Back of Long Version.

LEFT FRONT and RIGHT FRONT
Work as given for Long Version.

FINISHING
Pin garment pieces to measurements and press lightly with a damp cloth leaving to dry on garment pieces.
Button and Buttonhole Band: Sew shoulder seams. With RS of work facing, MC and circular needle pick up and knit 101 (101-105-105) sts up right front edge to first front dec and 51 (56-58-61) sts up right front neck edge. Knit across 35 (37-37-39) sts from back st holder dec 1 st at center.
Pick up and knit 51 (56-58-61) sts down left front neck edge to first front dec and 101 (101-105-105) sts down left front edge. 338 (350-362-370) sts. Do not join. Working back and forth across needle, proceed as follows: Beg on a 2nd row, work 3 rows in (K2. P2) ribbing as given for Back.
Her Version: 4th row: Rib across 3 sts. *Cast off 2 sts. Rib across 22 (22-23-23) sts (including st on needle after cast off ). Rep from * 3 times more. Cast off 2 sts. Rib to end of row.
His Version: 4th row: Rib to last
101 (101-105-105) sts. *Cast off 2 sts.
Rib across 22 (22-23-23) sts (including st on needle after cast off ).
Rep from * 3 times more. Cast off 2 sts. Rib to end of row.
Both Versions: 5th row: Rib, casting on 2 sts over cast off sts.
Work a further 2 rows ribbing. Cast off in ribbing.
Armbands: Work as given for Long Version.
Sew side and armband seams. Sew buttons to correspond to buttonholes.
Press seams.