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Long Vest

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This classic vest features large cables along the front panels and cabled belt. Shown in Patons Classic Wool.

XS/S
28-34 ins [ 71-86.5 cm ]
351/2 ins [ 90 cm ]
M
36-38 ins [ 91.5-96.5 cm ]
40 ins [ 101.5cm ]
L
40-42 ins [ 101.5-106.5 cm ]
441/2 ins [ 113 cm ]
XL
44-46 ins [ 112-117 cm ]
49 ins [ 124.5 cm]
2XL/3XL
48-54 ins [ 122-137 cm ]
561/2 ins [ 143.5cm ]
4XL/5XL
56-62 ins [ 142-157.5 cm ]
65 ins [ 165 cm ]
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The materials for this project cost $65.91

Step 1:

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Size:

  • XS/S
  • M
  • L
  • XL
  • 2XL/3XL
  • 4XL/5XL
To fit Bust:
28-34 ins [ 71-86.5 cm ]
Finished Bust:
351/2 ins [ 90 cm ]

Step 2:

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Main Color (MC)

Classic Wool Worsted | Aran, 00202Edit Color
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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 7/4.5mm
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Takumi Bamboo Circular Knitting Needles 24"

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Materials not included in this kit:

4 Buttons.

The materials for this project cost $65.91

Abbreviations

Alt = alternate(ing)

Beg = beginning

C6B = Slip next 3 stitches onto cable needle and leave at back of work. K3, then K3 from cable needle.

C6F = Slip next 3 stitches onto cable needle and leave at front of work. K3, then K3 from cable needle.

cont = continue(ity)

Dec = decrease(ing)

Inc = Increase(ing)

K = knit

k2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together.

M1P = Make 1 stitch by picking up horizontal loop lying before next stitch and purling into back of loop.

P = purl

P2tog = purl two stitches together

pat = pattern

rem = remain(ing)

rep = repeat

RS = right side

st(s) = stitch(es)

WS = wrong side

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

To fit Bust:
XS/S 28-34 ins [ 71-86.5 cm ]
M 36-38 ins [ 91.5-96.5 cm ]
L 40-42 ins [ 101.5-106.5 cm ]
XL 44-46 ins [ 112-117 cm ]
2XL/3XL 48-54 ins [ 122-137 cm ]
4XL/5XL 56-62 ins [ 142-157.5 cm ]
Finished Bust:
XS/S 351/2 ins [ 90 cm ]
M 40 ins [ 101.5cm ]
L 441/2 ins [ 113 cm ]
XL 49 ins [ 124.5 cm]
2XL/3XL 561/2 ins [ 143.5cm ]
4XL/5XL 65 ins [ 165 cm ]

MATERIALS

Classic Wool Worsted (100 g/3.5 oz;192 m/210 yds)
SizesXS/SMLXL2XL/3XL4XL/5XL 
Main Color (MC)
Aran (00202)
566788
Sizes 4 mm (U.S. 6) and 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) knitting needles. Size 4 mm (U.S. 6) circular knitting needle 24 ins [60 cm] long or size needed to obtain tension. Cable needle. 4 buttons.

GAUGE

20 sts and 26 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] with larger needles in stocking st.
 

INSTRUCTIONS


The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will be written thus ( ). Numbers for each size are shown in the same color throughout the pattern. When only one number is given in black, it applies to all sizes.

Panel Pat a (worked over 9 sts).
(See page 21).
1st row: (RS). K3. C6F.
2nd and alt rows: P9.
3rd and 5th rows: K9.
7th row: As 1st row.
9th row: As 3rd row.
11th row: C6B. K3.
13th and 15th rows: As 3rd row.
17th row: As 11th row.
19th row: As 3rd row.
20th row: As 2nd row.
These 20 rows form Panel Pat A.

Panel Pat B (worked over 9 sts).
(See page 21).
1st row: (RS). C6B. K3.
2nd and alt rows: P9.
3rd and 5th rows: K9.
7th row: As 1st row.
9th row: As 3rd row.
11th row: K3. C6F.
13th and 15th rows: As 3rd row.
17th row: As 11th row.
19th row: As 3rd row.
20th row: As 2nd row.
These 20 rows form Panel Pat B.

LEFT FRONT
With larger needles, cast on 49 (55- 61-67-79-91) sts.
1st row: (RS). K3. (P3. K3) 5 (6-7-8- 10-12) times. P1. (K3. P3) twice. K3. 2nd row: P3. (K3. P3) twice. K1. (P3. K3) 5 (6-7-8-10-12) times. P3.
Rep last 2 rows of ribbing until work from beg measures 4 ins [10 cm], ending with a WS row.

Sizes 2/3XL and 4/5XL only: Next row: [P(26-10). P2tog. P(26-10)] (1-3) time(s). K9. P1. K9. P6. (78-88) sts.
Next row: K6. P9. K1. P9. Knit to end of row.

All sizes: Proceed in pat as follows:
1st row: (RS). P24 (30-36-42-53-63).
Work 1st row of Panel Pat A. P1.
Work 1st row of Panel Pat B. Purl to end of row.
2nd row: K6. Work 2nd row of Panel Pat B. K1. Work 2nd row of Panel Pat A. Knit to end of row.
Panel Pats A and B are now in position.
Cont even in pat until work from beg measures 6 ins [15 cm], ending with a WS row.
Shape sides: Next row: P2. P2tog.
Pat to end of row.
Work 11 rows even.
Rep last 12 rows 4 times more. 44 (50- 56-62-73-83) sts.
Cont even until work from beg measures 17 ins [43 cm], ending with a WS row.
Shape Front and sides: Next row: P2. M1P. P14 (20-26-32-43-53). P2tog. P1. Pat to end of row.
Keeping cont of pat, inc 1 st at side edge, as before, on every following 12th (12th-12th-12th-22nd-22nd) row from previous inc 2 (2-2-2-1-1) time(s) more, AT SAME TIME, dec 1 st for front edge (before Cable Pat) on 2nd and every following alt row 1 (5-7-6-6- 3) time(s) more, then every following 4th row 7 (5-4-5-5-6) times. 37 (41-46- 52-62-74) sts.
Work 3 (3-3-1-1-3) row(s) even.

Sizes XS/S, M, L and 4/5XL only: Next row: (RS). Cast off 5 (5-8-19) sts. Pat to last 3 sts. P2tog. P1. 31 (35-37- 54) sts.
Next row: Work even in pat.

Sizes XL and 2/3XL only: Next row: (RS). Cast off (11-15) sts. Pat to end of row. (41-47) sts.
Next row: Work even in pat.

All sizes: Keeping cont of pat, dec 1 st at armhole edge on next 5 (7-9-9-13- 19) rows, then every following alt row 4 (5-4-5-5-5) times, AT SAME TIME, dec 1 st at front edge (on last 3 sts) on every following 4th row from previous dec 11 (12-12-13-13-13) times. 11 (11- 12-14-16-17) sts.
Work 3 rows even.
Shape shoulders: Cast off 6 (6-6-7- 8-9) sts beg of next row. Work 1 row even. Cast off rem 5 (5-6-7-8-8) sts.

RIGHT FRONT
With larger needles, cast on 49 (55- 61-67-79-91) sts.
1st row: (RS). K3. (P3. K3) twice. P1. (K3. P3) 5 (6-7-8-10-12) times. K3.
2nd row: P3. (K3. P3) 5 (6-7-8-10-12) times. K1. (P3. K3) twice. P3.
Rep last 2 rows of ribbing until work from beg measures 4 ins [10 cm], ending with a WS row.

Sizes 2/3XL and 4/5XL only: Next row: P6. K9. P1. K9. [P(26-10). P2tog. P(26-10)] (1-3) time(s). (78-88) sts.
Next row: Knit to last 25 sts. K6. P9. K1. P9.

All sizes: Proceed in pat as follows: 1st row: (RS). P6. Work 1st row of Panel Pat B. P1. Work 1st row of Panel Pat A. Purl to end of row.
2nd row: K24 (30-36-42-53-63). Work 2nd row of Panel Pat A. K1. Work 2nd row of Panel Pat B. Knit to end of row.
Panel Pats A and B are now in position.
Cont even in pat until work from beg measures 6 ins [15 cm], ending with a WS row.
Shape sides: Next row: Pat to last 4 sts. P2tog. P2.
Work 11 rows even.
Rep last 12 rows 4 times more. 44 (50- 56-62-73-83) sts.
Cont even until work from beg measures 17 ins [43 cm], ending with a WS row.
Shape Front and sides: Next row: Pat across next 25 sts. P1. P2tog. Purl to last 2 sts. M1P. P2.
Keeping cont of pat, inc 1 st at side edge, as before, on every following 12th (12th-12th-12th-22nd-22nd) row 2 (2-2-2-1-1) time(s) more, AT SAME TIME, dec 1 st at front edge (after Cable Pat) on 2nd and every following alt row 1 (5-7-6-6-3) time(s) more, then every following 4th row 7 (5-4-5- 5-6) times. 37 (41-46-52-62-74) sts.
Work 3 (3-3-2-2-3) row(s) even.

Sizes XS/S, M, L and 4/5XL only: Next row: (RS). P1. P2tog. Pat to end of row.
Next row: Cast off 5 (5-8-19) sts. Pat to end of row. 31 (35-37-54) sts.

Sizes XL and 2/3XL only: Next row: (WS). Cast off (11-15) sts.
Pat to end of row. (41-47) sts.

All sizes: Keeping cont of pat, dec 1 st at armhole edge on next 5 (7-9-9- 13-19) rows, then every following alt row 4 (5-4-5-5-5) times, AT SAME TIME, dec 1 st at front edge (across first 3 sts) on every following 4th row from previous dec 11 (12-12-13-13- 13) times. 11 (11-12-14-16-17) sts.
Work 2 rows even.
Shape shoulders: Cast off 6 (6-6-7-8- 9) sts beg of next row. Work 1 row even.
Cast off rem 5 (5-6-7-8-8) sts.

BACK
With larger needles, cast on 97 (109- 121-133-157-181) sts.
1st row: (RS). (P3. K3) 8 (9-10-11-13- 15) times. P1. (K3. P3) 8 (9-10-11-13- 15) times.
2nd row: (K3. P3) 8 (9-10-11-13-15) times. K1. (P3. K3) 8 (9-10-11-13-15) times.
Rep last 2 rows of ribbing until work from beg measures 4 ins [10 cm], ending with RS facing for next row.

Sizes 2/3XL and 4/5XL only: Next row: [P(33-12). P2tog. P(34-13)] (1-3) time(s). K9. P1. K9. [P(34-13). P2tog. P(34-12)] (1-3) time(s). (155-175) sts.
Next row: K(68-78). P9. K1. P9. K(68-78).

All sizes: Proceed in pat as follows:
1st row: (RS). P39 (45-51-57-68-78).
Work 1st row of Panel Pat A. P1.
Work 1st row of Panel Pat B. Purl to end of row.
2nd row: K39 (45-51-57-68-78). Work 2nd row of Panel Pat B. K1. Work 2nd row of Panel Pat A. Knit to end of row.
Panel Pats A and B are now in position. Cont even in pat until work from beg measures 6 ins [15 cm], ending with RS facing for next row.
Shape sides: Next row: P2. P2tog. Pat to last 4 sts. P2tog. P2.
Work 11 rows even.
Rep last 12 rows 4 times more. 87 (99- 111-123-145-165) sts.
Cont even until work from beg measures 17 ins [43 cm], ending with RS facing for next row.
Next row: P2. M1P. Pat to last 2 sts. M1P. P2.
Work 11 (11-11-11-21-21) rows even.

Sizes XS/S, M, L and XL only: Rep last 12 rows once more.

All sizes: Next row: (RS). P2. M1P. Pat to last 2 sts. M1P. P2. 93 (105- 117-129-149-169) sts.
Cont even until work from beg measures same length as Fronts to armhole shaping, ending with RS facing for next row.
Shape armholes: Cast off 5 (5-8-11- 15-19) sts beg next 2 rows. 83 (95- 101-107-119-131) sts.
Next row: (RS). P2. P2tog. Pat to last 4 sts. P2tog. P2.
Next row: K2. K2tog. Pat to last 4 sts. Sl1. K1. psso. K2.
Dec 1 st each end of needle as before, on every row to 75 (83-85-91- 95-97) sts, then every following alt row 5 (6-5-6-6-6) times. 65 (71-75-79-83- 85) sts.
Cont even until armhole measures same length as fronts before shoulder shaping, ending with RS facing for next row.
Shape back neck: Next row: Cast off 6 (6-6-7-8-9) sts. Pat 5 (5-6-7-8-8) sts (including st after cast off). P2tog. Turn. Leave rem sts on a spare needle.
Next row: K2tog. Pat to end of row.
Cast off rem 5 (5-6-7-8-8) sts.
With RS of work facing, rejoin yarn to rem sts: cast off 39 (45-47-47-47-47) sts. Pat to end of row.
Next row: (WS). Cast off 6 (6-6-7-8-9) sts. Pat to last 2 sts. K2tog.
Next row: P2tog. Pat to end of row.
Cast off rem 5 (5-6-7-8-8) sts.

FINISHING
Pin garment pieces to measurements. Cover with a damp cloth, leaving cloth to dry.
Front and neck edge: Sew shoulder seams. With RS of work facing and circular needle beg at bottom of right front, pick up and knit 89 sts to beg of V-neck shaping, 71 (77-77-79-79-79) sts to shoulder, 43 (49-49-51-51-51) sts across center back, 71 (77-77-79- 79-79) sts down to beg of V-neck shaping, 89 sts down left front edge to bottom edge. 363 (381-381-387- 387-387) sts.
**1st row: (WS). P3. *K3. P3. Rep from * to end of row.
2nd row: K3. *P3. K3. Rep from * to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows of (K3. P3) ribbing once more, then 1st row once.**
Next row: (RS). (Buttonhole row). Rib 49 sts. [Cast off 2 sts. Rib 10 sts (including st after cast off)] 3 times.
Cast off 2 sts. Rib to end of row.
Next row: Work in ribbing, casting on 2 sts over cast off sts.
Work 5 rows more in (K3. P3) ribbing.
Cast off in rib.
Armhole bands: With RS of work facing and circular needle beg at side edge, pick up and knit 87 (93- 93-105-117-123) sts.
Work 6 rows of (K3. P3) ribbing as given for Front and neck edge. Cast off in rib. Sew side seams.

BELT
With smaller needles, cast on 11 sts.
1st row: (RS). K4. C6F. K1.
2nd and alt rows: K1. P9. K1.
3rd row: Knit.
5th row: K1. C6B. K4.
7th row: Knit.
8th row: As 2nd row.
Rep last 8 rows until work from beg measures 60 ins [152.5 cm], ending with RS facing for next row. Cast off.

Belt loops: (Make 2).
With smaller needles, cast on 14 sts. Cast off.
Try on Vest and mark position of Belt Loops at side seams. Sew on loops.