Dad's Cabled Vest

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Dad's Cabled Vest

designed by Ira Dearing
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A simple, cabled vest for dad.

S
40" [101.5 cm]
M
44" [112 cm]
L
48" [122 cm]
XL
52" [132 cm]
2XL
56" [142 cm]
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The materials for this project cost $43.88

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Finished Measurements:
40" [101.5 cm]

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Main Color (MC)

Simply Soft | Ocean, 9759Edit Color
$8.58

Takumi Bamboo Circular Knitting Needles 16"

Size 6/4mm
$8.49

Plastic Curved Cable Needles

3/Pkg
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Bent Tip Steel Yarn Needles

Sizes 13 & 16 2/Pkg
$2.50

Aluminum Stitch Holder

1-3/4" 1/Pkg
$1.35

Bead Stitch Markers

Pink 3/Pkg
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Takumi Bamboo Single Point Knitting Needles 13"-14"

Size 6/4mm
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Takumi Bamboo Single Point Knitting Needles 13"-14"

Size 8/5mm
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The materials for this project cost $43.88

Abbreviations

1x1 ribbing (worked back and forth on odd number of sts): = Rnd 1: *K1, p1; rep from * around to last st. K1. Rnd 2: *P1, k1; rep from * around to last st. P1.

1x1 ribbing (worked in-the-round on even number of sts): = Rnd 1: *K1, p1; rep from * around.

C3F = Slip next 2 stitches onto cable needle and leave at front of work. K1, then K2 from cable needle.

RS = right side

st st = stockinette stitch

WS = wrong side

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Finished Measurements:
S 40" [101.5 cm]
M 44" [112 cm]
L 48" [122 cm]
XL 52" [132 cm]
2XL 56" [142 cm]

MATERIALS

Simply Soft (170 g/6. oz;288 m/315 yds)
SizesSMLXL2XL 
Main Color (MC)
Ocean (9759)
22334
One pair size U.S 6 and 8 (4 and 5 mm) straight needles. One size U.S 6 (4mm) circular needle, 16"/40.5cm. Cable needle. Stitch markers. Stitch holder. Yarn needle.

GAUGE

In Stockinette stitch using larger needles, 20 sts and 28 rows  = 4"/10cm.
In Cable pattern using larger needles, 21 sts and 28 rows = 4”/10cm

INSTRUCTIONS

BACK
With smaller straight needles, CO 96 (106, 116, 128, 138) sts. Work in 1x1 rib for 2”, inc 11 (11, 11, 9, 9) sts evenly across last row--107 (117, 127, 137, 147) sts. Change to larger needles and work in St st until piece measure 13 (14, 14, 14, 15)” from beg, ending with a WS row.

Shape armholes
BO 7 (8, 9, 10, 10) sts at beg of next 2 rows. Dec 1 st each edge every other row 3 (5, 7, 8, 11) times—87 (91, 95, 101, 105) sts. Work even until armholes meas 10 (10, 11, 11, 12)”, ending with a WS row.

Shape shoulders
BO 8 sts at beg of next 4 (2, 0, 0, 0) rows, 9 sts at beg of next 2 (4, 6, 2, 0) rows, 10 sts at beg of next 0 (0, 0, 4, 6) rows. Place rem 37 (39, 39, 43, 45) sts on holder for Back neck.

 

FRONT 
With smaller straight needles, CO 96 (106, 116, 128, 138) sts. Work in 1x1 rib for 2”, inc 11 (11, 11, 9, 9) sts evenly across last row--107 (117, 127, 137, 147) sts.  Change to larger needles and work in foll patt:
Row 1 (RS):  P2, *C3F, p2, k3, p2; rep from * across, ending C3F, p2.
Row 2: *K2, p3; rep from * across, ending k2.
Row 3: P2, *k3, p2, C3F, p2; rep from * across, ending k3, p2.
Row 4: *K2, p3; rep from * ending with k2.
Rep Rows 1-4 until the piece meas 13 (14, 14, 14, 15)” from beg, ending with a WS row.

Shape armholes
Maintaining patt BO 7 (8, 9, 10, 10) sts at beg of next 2 rows.  Dec 1 st at each edge every other row 3 (5, 7, 8, 11) times—87 (91, 95, 101, 105) sts. Work even for ½”, ending with a WS row.

Shape neck and shoulders 
Next Row (RS): Work 43 (45, 47, 50, 52) sts, place center st on a holder (or safety pin), join another ball of yarn and work rem 43 (45, 47, 50, 52) sts.  Work both sides at the same time with separate balls of yarn, dec 1 st at each neck edge of every 4th row 14 times, then every other row 4 (5, 6, 7, 8) times--25 (26, 27, 29, 30) sts rem each side. Work even until armhole meas same as Back to shoulders.

Shape shoulders
BO at beg of each armhole edge 8 sts 2 (1, 0, 0, 0) times, 9 sts 1 (2, 3, 1, 0) times, then 10 sts 0 (0, 0, 2, 3) times.  

 

FINISHING
Sew shoulder seams. 

Neckband: With RS facing and smaller circular needle, k34 (37, 40, 42, 45) sts from Back neck holder, pick up and k31 (33, 37, 40, 45) sts along left Front, pm, 1 st from center Front V holder, pm, 31 (33, 37, 40, 45) sts along right Front—97 (104, 115, 123, 136) sts. Join and work around in 1x1 rib as follows:  
Rnds 1, 3 and 5: Work in 1x1 rib to within 2 sts of 1st marker, dec 1 st, sm (sl marker), sl center st, sm, dec 1 st, rib to end of rnd.
Rnds 2, 4 and 6: Work in 1x1 rib to 1st marker, sm, k1, sm, rib to end of rnd.
Rnd 7: Rep Rnd 1.
BO loosely in rib.

Sew side seams.

Armbands: With RS facing and smaller circular needle, beg at underarm, pick up and k80 (80, 90, 90, 100) sts along armhole edge. Work in 1x1 rib for 4 rows. BO in rib.

Block gently, if desired.
Using yarn needle, weave in all ends.