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Collar

Loosely CO 186 (190, 202, 214) sts.

Row 1 (RS): * K2, P2, rep from * to last 2 sts, end with K2. Work in K2 P2 ribbing as established until piece measures 5½" (5½", 6", 6½") from beg, ending with a RS row.

Next row (WS): * P2tog, K2tog, rep from * to last 2 sts, end with P2tog — 93 (95, 101, 107) sts rem.

Body

Work Chevron Pattern: Beg with st 7 (6, 3, 10) of Chart A,
then rep the 10 sts of Chart A 4 (4, 4, 5) times, work Chart B, rep
the 10 sts of Chart C 4 (4, 4, 5) times, end with first 4 (5, 8, 1) st of Chart C. Continue working in pattern until piece measures 22½" (22½", 23", 23½"), ending with a RS row.

Lower Border

Next row (WS): {P1, m1} 5 (5, 6, 7) times, then rep {P1, m1, K1, m1} to last 5 (5, 6, 7) sts, then rep {P1, m1} to end of row — 186 (190, 202, 214) sts.

Next row: {K1, m1, P1, m1} 5 (5, 6, 7) times, then work in K2 P2 ribbing to last 10 (10, 12, 14) sts, then rep {m1, P1, m1, K1} to end of row — 206 (210, 226, 242) sts.

Work in K2 P2 ribbing as established for 1", ending with a RS row.

Next row (WS): {P2, K2} 5 times, then P2, m1, K2, m1, then rep {K2, P2} to last 24 sts, m1 K2, m1, P2, then rep {K2, P2} to end of row.

Next row: {K2, P2} 6 times, m1, K1, m1, P1, then rep {K2, P2} to last 28 sts, K2, P1, m1, K1, m1, then rep {P2, K2} to end of row.

Continue in K2 P2 ribbing as established until piece measures 28" (28", 29", 30"). BO loosely.

Finishing

Fold piece in half with wrong sides together, with collar ribbing lying over lower border ribbing. Sew each side from the ribbed edges toward the center fold for 8" (7½", 6¾", 6½").

 

Designed by Amanda Berka

Finished Size
Before seaming, the vest is a rectangle
approximately 20½" (21", 22½", 23½") wide by 28" (28", 29", 30") long.
To fit bust size: 30" (34", 38", 40)

Materials
8 (8, 9, 10) balls Lana Grossa Bingo
(100% wool, 88 yds in 50 g)
Shown in color #80

Needles
Size US 8 (5 mm) straight or circular needles
or size required to obtain gauge

Gauge
18 sts and 24 rows = 4" in st st

 

Note
Vest is made in one piece beg with the collar and working down to the ribbed bottom border.


 

Abbreviations
beg   begin/beginning
BO   bind off
CC   contrasting color
CO   cast on
dec   decrease/decreasing
dbl dec   double decrease: slip 2 sts together as if to K them together, K1, pass 2 slipped sts over.
inc   increase/increasing
K   knit
K2tog   knit 2 together (K3tog = knit 3 together, etc.)
Kwise   knitwise
LH   left hand
m1   make 1: Use the tip of your left needle to lift up the strand running between the st just worked and the next st. K into the back of this strand, twisting the loop to avoid making a hole.
MC   main color
P   purl
P2tog   purl 2 together (P3tog = purl 3 together, etc.)
PM   place marker
PSSO   pass the slipped stitch over the st just knitted
Pwise   purlwise
rem   remain/remaining
rep   repeat/repeating
rev   reverse
RH   right hand
RS   right side
sl   slip
SSK   slip, slip, knit: sl 1 st as if to K; sl another st as if to K; sl both sts back to LH needle and K them together TBL.
st st   stockinette stitch
st(s)   stitch(es)
TBL   through back loop
W&T   wrap & turn: Used to prevent holes at the turning point in short rows. With yarn toward WS, sl next st to RH needle, bring yarn to RS, sl st back to LH needle and turn the piece, ready to work back in the other direction.
WS   wrong side
WYIF   with yarn in front
WYIB   with yarn in back
yo   yarn over

 

 

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