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Make a statement Katharine Hepburn would be proud of in this stylish menswear-inspired vest.

S
30-32 ins [ 76-81 cm ]
35½ ins [ 89 cm ]
M
34-36 ins [ 86-91 cm ]
38½ ins [ 98 cm ]
L
38-40 ins [ 97-102 cm ]
42 ins [ 107 cm ]
XL
42-44 ins [ 107-112 cm ]
46 ins [ 117 cm ]
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The materials for this project cost $3.95

Step 1:

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Size:

  • S
  • M
  • L
  • XL
Bust Measurement:
30-32 ins [ 76-81 cm ]
Finished Bust:
35½ ins [ 89 cm ]

Step 2:

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Classic Wool Worsted | Select your Shade, Edit Color
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Single Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 14"

Size 7/4.5mm
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Materials not included in this kit:

5 buttons. Small quantity of White yarn for whip-stitch embroidery.

The materials for this project cost $3.95

Abbreviations

Beg = beginning

Dec = decrease(ing)

K = knit

P = purl

rem = remain(ing)

rep = repeat

RS = right side

st(s) = stitch(es)

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Bust 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 [ 107-112 cm ]
Finished Bust:
S 35½ ins [ 89 cm ]
M 38½ ins [ 98 cm ]
L 42 ins [ 107 cm ]
XL 46 ins [ 117 cm ]

MATERIALS

Classic Wool Worsted
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Size 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) knitting needles or size needed to obtain tension. 5 buttons. Small quantity of White yarn for whip-stitch embroidery.

GAUGE

19 sts and 36 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in garter st.

INSTRUCTIONS

 

 

 

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

BACK
Cast on 84 (92-100-110) sts.
Knit 7 rows (garter st) noting that first row is WS.
Shape sides: 1st row: (RS). K1. K2tog. Knit to last 3 sts. Sl1. K1. psso. K1.
Knit 5 rows even.
Rep last 6 rows 4 times more. 74 (82- 90-100) sts.
Cont even in garter st until work from beg measures 4 (4-4-) ins [10 (10- 10-11.5) cm] ending with RS facing for next row. Place a marker at each end of last row.
Knit 6 rows even.
Shape sides: 1st row: Inc 1 st in first st. Knit to last 2 sts. Inc 1 st in next st. K1.
Knit 7 rows even.
Rep last 8 rows 4 times more. 84 (92- 100-110) sts.
Cont even until work from marker measures 6 (-6½-) ins [15 (16.5- 16.5-16.5) cm] ending with RS facing for next row.
Ar mhole shaping: Cast off 3 (5-6-8) sts beg next 2 rows. Dec 1 st each end of needle on next and following 7 (8- 10-12) alt rows. 62 (64-66-68) sts.
Cont even until armhole measures 8 (8- 8½-) ins [20.5 (20.5-21.5-21.5) cm] ending with RS facing for next row.
Neck shaping: Next row: K21 (21- 22-22) (neck edge). Tu r n . Leave rem sts on a spare needle.
Dec 1 st at neck edge on next 4 rows. 17 (17-18-18) sts.
Work 1 row even. Cast off.
With RS of work facing, join yarn to rem sts. Cast off next 20 (22-22-24) sts.
Knit to end of row.
Dec 1 st at neck edge on next 4 rows. 17 (17-18-18) sts.
Work 1 row even. Cast off.

LEFT FRONT
**Cast on 2 sts.
1st r ow: (WS). Knit.
2nd row: Inc 1 st in first st. K1.
3rd row: Knit.
4th row: Inc 1 st in first st. Inc 1 st in next st. K1.
5th row: Knit.
6th row: Inc 1 st in first st. Knit to last 2 sts. Inc 1 st in next st. K1.
7th row: Knit.
Rep last 2 rows 7 times more. 21 sts.**
Next row: Cast on 4 (5-5-6) sts. Knit to last 2 sts. Inc 1 st in next st. K1.
Next row: Knit.
Rep last 2 rows 3 times more. 41 (45- 45-49) sts.
Next row: Cast on 3 (3-7-8) sts. Knit to last 2 sts. Inc 1 st in next st. K1. 45 (49-53-58) sts.
Knit 5 rows even.
Shape side: 1st row: K1. K2tog. Knit to end of row.
Knit 5 rows even.
Rep last 6 rows 4 times more. 40 (44- 48-53) sts.
Cont even until work from last cast on measures same length as Back to marker ending with RS facing for next row.
Place a marker at side seam edge of last row.
Knit 6 rows even.
Shape side: 1st row: Inc 1 st in first st. Knit to end of row.
Knit 7 rows even.
Rep last 8 rows 4 times more. 45 (49- 53-58) sts.
Cont even until work from marker measures 6 (-6½-) ins [15 (16.5- 16.5-16.5) cm] ending with RS facing for next row.
Armhole shaping: Cast off 3 (5-6-8) sts beg next row.
Work 1 row even.
Dec 1 st at armhole edge on next and following 7 (7-8-8) alt rows. 34 (36-38- 41) sts.

Sizes M, L and XL only: Shape front: Next row: Work 2tog. Knit to last 2 sts. Work 2tog (front edge).
Knit 1 row even.
Rep last 2 rows (0-1-3) times more. (34- 34-33) sts.

All sizes: Next row: Knit to last 2 sts. Work 2tog (front edge).
Knit 1 row even.
Rep last 2 rows until there are 20 (20- 23-23) sts, then dec 1 st at front edge on following 4th rows until there are 17 (17-18-18) sts.
Cont even until armhole measures same length as Back to shoulder ending with RS facing for next row. Cast off.
Place markers for 5 buttons along front edge having top button ½ inch [1 cm] below first front dec, bottom button ½ inch [1 cm] above last cast on row of point shaping and rem 3 buttons spaced evenly between.

RIGHT FRONT
Work from ** to ** as given for Left Front.
Next row: Inc 1 st in first st. Knit to end of row.
Next row: Cast on 4 (5-5-6) sts. Knit to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows 3 times more. 41 (45- 45-49) sts.
Next row: Inc 1 st in first st. Knit to end of row.
Next row: Cast on 3 (3-7-8) sts. Knit to end of row. 45 (49-53-58) sts.
Knit 6 rows even.
Shape side and work buttonhole:
1st row: K4. Cast off 2 sts. Knit to last 3 sts. Sl1. K1. psso. K1.
2nd row: Knit, casting on 2 sts over cast off sts. Buttonhole made.
Cont as follows, working buttonholes (as above) to correspond to button markers on Left Front.
Knit 4 rows even.
Next row: Knit to last 3 sts. Sl1. K1. psso. K1.
Knit 5 rows even.
Rep last 6 rows 3 times more. 40 (44- 48-53) sts.
Cont even until work from last cast on measures same length as Back to marker ending with RS facing for next row.
Place a marker at side seam edge of last row.
Knit 6 rows even.
Shape side: 1st row: Knit to last 2 sts. Inc 1 st in next st. K1.
Knit 7 rows even.
Rep last 8 rows 4 times more. 45 (49- 53-58) sts.
Cont even until work from marker measures 6 (6½-6½-) ins [15 (16.5- 16.5-16.5) cm] ending with WS facing for next row.
Armhole shaping: Cast off 3 (5-6-8) sts beg next row.
Dec 1 st at armhole edge on next and following 7 (7-8-8) alt rows. 34 (36-38- 41) sts.

Sizes M, L and XL only: Shape front: Next row: Work 2tog (front edge). Knit to last 2 sts. Work 2tog.
Knit 1 row even.
Rep last 2 rows (0-1-3) times more. (34- 34-33) sts.

All Sizes: Next row: Work 2tog (front edge). Knit to end of row.
Knit 1 row even.
Rep last 2 rows until there are 20 (20- 23-23) sts, then dec 1 st at front edge on following 4th rows until there are 17 (17-18-18) sts.
Cont even until armhole measures same length as Back to shoulder ending with RS facing for next row. Cast off.

LARGE POCKETS (Make 2)
Cast on 10 sts.
1st row: (WS). Knit.
2nd row: Inc 1 st in first st. Knit to last 2 sts. Inc 1 st in next st. K1.
3rd row: Inc 1 st in first st purlwise. Purl to last 2 sts. Inc 1 st in next st purlwise. P1.
4th row: As 2nd row. 16 sts.
Purl 1 row.
Cont in stocking st, inc 1 st each end of next and following alt rows until there are 26 sts.
Cont even in stocking st until work from beg measures 3¾ ins [9.5 cm] ending with WS facing for next row.
Knit 2 rows. Cast off knitways (WS).

SMALL POCKET
Cast on 5 sts.
1st row: (WS). Knit.
2nd row: Inc 1 st in first st. Knit to last 2 sts. Inc 1 st in next st. K1.
3rd row: Inc 1 st in first st purlwise. Purl to last 2 sts. Inc 1 st in next st purlwise. P1.
4th row: As 2nd row. 11 sts.
Purl 1 row.
Cont in stocking st, inc 1 st each end of next and following alt rows until there are 17 sts.
Cont even in stocking st until work from beg measures 2¾¾ ins [7 cm] ending with WS facing for next row.
Knit 2 rows. Cast off knitways (WS).

FINISHING
Sew shoulder and side seams. Using 2 strands of White yarn, work whip-stitch around outer edges of Vest and curved edges of pockets. Sew pockets in position. Sew buttons to correspond to buttonholes.