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Faraway Places

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Bold, colorful fair isle vest reminiscent of exotic locales.

Sizes

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 ]
49 ins [124.5 cm ]
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The materials for this project cost $47.45

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Size:

  • S
  • M
  • L
  • XL
Bust Measurements
30-32 ins [76-81 cm ]
Finished Measuerments
38 ins [97 cm]

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Main Color (MC)

Classic Wool Worsted | Black, 00226Edit Color
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Contrast A

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Contrast B

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Contrast C

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Takumi Bamboo Circular Knitting Needles 36"

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Abbreviations

Beg = beginning

Dec = decrease(ing)

rep = repeat

st(s) = stitch(es)

Work 2tog = Work next 2 stitches together

WS = wrong side

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Bust Measurements
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 Measuerments
S 38 ins [97 cm]
M 42 ins [107 cm ]
L 45 ins [114.5 cm ]
XL 49 ins [124.5 cm ]

MATERIALS

Vest
Patons Classic Wool Worsted (100 g/3.5 oz;192 m/210 yds)
SizesSMLXL 
Main Color (MC)
Black (00226)
2223
Contrast A
()
1222
Contrast B
()
1111
Contrast C
()
1111
Sizes 4 mm (U.S. 6) and 5 mm (U.S. 8) knitting needles or size needed to obtain tension. Size 4 mm (U.S. 6) circular knitting needle 36 ins [90 cm] long. 6 buttons.

GAUGE

20 sts and 24 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 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.

BACK
With B and smaller needles cast on 95 (105-113-123) sts.
**1st row: (RS). With D, K1. *P1. K1. Rep from * to end of row.
2nd row: With A, P1. *K1. P1. Rep from * to end of row.
3rd row: With C, as 1st row.
4th row: With MC, as 2nd row.
5th row: With C, as 1st row.
6th row: With A, as 2nd row.
7th row: With D, as 1st row.**
8th row: With B, as 2nd row.
Change to larger needles and work
Chart in stocking st to row 90 (94-94-96) of chart reading knit rows from right to left and purl rows from left to right.
Armhole shaping: Keeping cont of chart, cast off 5 (6-7-9) sts beg next 2 rows.
Dec 1 st each end of needle on next and following 3 (5-7-8) alt rows. 77 (81-83- 87) sts.
Cont working Chart to row 146 (152- 154-156) of chart.
Shoulder shaping: Cast off 8 (8-8-9) sts beg next 4 rows, then 7 (8-9-8) sts beg following 2 rows. Leave rem 31 (33-33-35) sts on a st holder.

LEFT FRONT
***With B and smaller needles cast on 47 (51-55-61) sts.
Work from ** to ** as given for Back.
8th row: With B, as 2nd row inc 0 (1- 1-0) st in center of last row. 47 (52-56-61) sts.***
Change to larger needles and work Chart in stocking st to row 90 (94-94-96) of chart reading knit rows from right to left and purl rows from left to right.
Shape armhole and front: Keeping cont of chart, cast off 5 (6-7-9) sts beg next row.
Work 1 row even.
Dec 1 st at armhole edge on next and following 2 (0-2-1) alt rows. 39 (45-46- 50) sts. Work 1 row even.
Next row: Work 2tog. Work chart to last 2 sts. Work 2tog (front edge).
Work 1 row even.
Rep last 2 rows 0 (4-4-6) times more. 37 (35-36-36) sts.

Sizes S, M and L only: Dec 1 st at front edge only on next and following 5 (1-1) alt rows. 31 (33-34) sts.

All Sizes: Dec 1 st at front edge only on following 4th rows from previous dec until there are 23 (24-25-26) sts.
Cont even until row 146 (152-154-156) of chart is complete.
Shoulder shaping: Cast off 8 (8-8-9) sts beg next and following alt row. Work 1 row even. Cast off rem 7 (8-9-8) sts.

RIGHT FRONT
Work from *** to *** as given for Left Front.
Change to larger needles and work Chart in stocking st to row 91 (95-95-97) of chart reading knit rows from right to left and purl rows from left to right.
Shape armhole and front: Keeping cont of chart, cast off 5 (6-7-9) sts beg next row.
Dec 1 st at armhole edge on next and following 2 (0-2-1) alt rows. 39 (45-46- 50) sts. Work 1 row even.
Next row: Work 2tog (front edge).
Work chart to last 2 sts. Work 2tog.
Work 1 row even.
Rep last 2 rows 0 (4-4-6) times more. 37 (35-36-36) sts.

Sizes S, M and L only: Dec 1 st at front edge only on next and following 5 (1-1) alt rows. 31 (33-34) sts.

All Sizes: Dec 1 st at front edge only on following 4th rows from previous dec until there are 23 (24-25-26) sts.
Cont even until row 147 (153-155-157) of chart is complete.
Shoulder shaping: Cast off 8 (8-8-9) sts beg next and following alt row. Work 1 row even. Cast off rem 7 (8-9-8) sts.

FINISHING
Pin garment pieces to measurements, cover with a damp cloth. Steam lightly with iron. Remove cloth when dry.
Armbands: Sew shoulder seams. With RS of work facing, B and smaller needles pick up and knit 99 (103-107- 107) sts evenly along armhole edge.
1st row: (WS). With D, P1. *K1. P1. Rep from * to end of row.
2nd row: With A, K1. *P1. K1. Rep from * to end of row.
3rd row: With C, as 1st row.
4th row: With MC, as 2nd row.
5th row: With C, as 1st row.
6th row: With A, as 2nd row.
7th row: With D, as 1st row.
8th row: With B, as 2nd row.
With B, cast off in ribbing.
Button and Buttonhole Band: With RS of work facing, B and circular needle, pick up and knit 95 (100-100- 105) sts up right front edge to first front dec and 59 (63-67-69) sts up right front neck edge. Knit across 31 (33-33-35) sts from back st holder. Pick up and knit 59 (63-67-69) sts down left front neck edge to first front dec and 95 (100-100- 105) sts down left front edge. 339 (359-367-383) sts. Do not join.
Working back and forth across needle, proceed as follows:
1st row: (WS ). With D, P1. *K1. P1. Rep from * to end of row.
2nd row: With A, K1. *P1. K1. Rep from * to end of row.
3rd row: With C, as 1st row.
4th row: With MC, rib across 3 sts.
*Cast off 2 sts. Rib across 16 (17-17-18) sts (including st on needle after cast off ). Rep from * 4 times more. Cast off 2 sts. Rib to end of row.
5th row: With C, rib, casting on 2 sts over cast off sts.
6th row: With A, as 2nd row.
7th row: With D, as 1st row.
8th row: With B, as 2nd row.
With B, cast off in ribbing.
Sew side and armband seams.
Sew buttons to correspond to buttonholes. Press seams.