Criss Cross Vest

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Criss Cross Vest

designed by Lorna Miser
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S
36" [91.5 cm]
21" [53.5 cm]
M
40" [101.5 cm]
22.5" [57 cm]
L
44" [112 cm]
24" [61 cm]
XL
50" [127 cm]
25.5" [65 cm]
2XL
56" [142 cm]
27" [68.5 cm]
3XL
64" [162.5 cm]
28.5" [72.5 cm]
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The materials for this project cost $17.57

Step 1:

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Size:

  • S
  • M
  • L
  • XL
  • 2XL
  • 3XL
Finished Bust
36" [91.5 cm]
Finished Length
21" [53.5 cm]

Step 2:

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Main Color (MC)

Simply Soft | Bone, 9703Edit Color
$12.87

Aluminum Crochet Hook 6"

Size H8/5mm
$2.20

Bent Tip Steel Yarn Needles

Sizes 13 & 16 2/Pkg
$2.50
The materials for this project cost $17.57

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Finished Bust
S 36" [91.5 cm]
M 40" [101.5 cm]
L 44" [112 cm]
XL 50" [127 cm]
2XL 56" [142 cm]
3XL 64" [162.5 cm]
Finished Length
S 21" [53.5 cm]
M 22.5" [57 cm]
L 24" [61 cm]
XL 25.5" [65 cm]
2XL 27" [68.5 cm]
3XL 28.5" [72.5 cm]

MATERIALS

Vest
Simply Soft (170 g/6. oz;288 m/315 yds)
SizesSMLXL2XL3XL 
Main Color (MC)
Bone (9703)
334455

GAUGE

In Seed Stitch 18 sts and 24 rows = 4"/10 cm

INSTRUCTIONS

PATTERN STITCHES
Seed Stitch (odd number sts)
Every row: K1, (p1, k1) across.

NOTES

Back is knit first from the lower edge up. Each front is then picked up and knit downward from the shoulder to the lower edge. 
Because the front is knit on the bias, the front is knit until it is the same length as the back, not according to a specific number of stitches.

BACK
Cast on 99 (107, 117, 131, 143, 161) sts. Work in Seed St, dec 1 st at each edge every 6th row 9 times—81 (89, 99, 113, 125, 143) sts. Work even until piece measures 14 (15, 16, 17, 18, 19)”/35.5 (38, 40.5, 43, 45.5, 48) cm from beg. Place markers on each edge for armhole opening. Work even until armhole measures 7 (7.5, 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5)”/18 (19, 20.5, 21.5, 23, 24) cm.

Shape Shoulders
Slipping first st of each BO, BO 3 (3, 3, 4, 5, 6) sts at beg of every row 16 times, then BO 1 (5, 8, 7, 2, 3) sts at beg of last 2 rows. BO rem 31 (31, 35, 35, 41, 41) sts for neck edge.

RIGHT FRONT
With RS facing, pick up and k25 (29, 31, 39, 43, 51) sts from right back shoulder BO. Working in Seed St, inc 1 st at beg of every RS row until right edge measures same as back side edge, then BO all sts. Note: Incs are worked until correct length is reached. The BO edge is the front hem which swings upward, the left edge is the V-neck part of the center front.

LEFT FRONT
With RS facing, pick up and k25 (29, 31, 39, 43, 51) sts from left back shoulder BO. Working in Seed St, inc 1 st at end of every RS row until left edge measures same as back side edge, then BO all sts. Note: Incs are worked until correct length is reached. The BO edge is the front hem which swings upward, the right edge is the V-neck part of the center front.

FINISHING
Using yarn needle, weave in all ends.