Additional Materials:

Premier Yarns Anti-Pilling Bamboo Chunky: Pomegranate 5 (6; 7; 8; 9; 10) Balls, US Size 13 (9 mm) 32" Circular Needle

About this Project

Layer on the comfort with a soft handmade knit vest. Create the draped cable-knit design using Premier Yarns Bamboo Chunky anti-pilling yarn.

SIZES

X-Small (Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, XXL)

 

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Bust: 34 (38, 42, 48, 52, 56)”

Length: 18 (18, 18, 18, 20, 20)"

 

 

GAUGE

8 sts x 11 rows = 4" in St st

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    GAUGE

    8 sts x 11 rows = 4" in St st

    Save time, check your gauge.

     

    STITCH GUIDE

    6/6RevRC (6/6 Reversible Right Cross): Slip 6 sts onto cable needle and hold in back, [k1, p1] 3 times, [k1, p1] 3 times from cable needle.

    6/6RevLC (6/6 Reversible Left Cross): Slip 6 sts onto cable needle and hold in front, [p1, k1] 3 times, [p1, k1] 3 times from cable needle.

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    VEST

    Back

    Cast on 34 (38, 42, 48, 52, 56) sts.

    Knit 1 WS row.

    Starting with a RS row, work in Stockinette (knit RS rows, purl WS rows), until Back measures 9½ (9½, 9½, 9½, 10½, 10½)”, ending with a WS row.

     

    Shape Armholes

    At beginning of next 2 rows bind off 2 sts – 30 (34, 38, 44, 48, 52) sts.  

    Dec Row: K2, k2tog, knit to last 4 sts, ssk, k2 – 2 sts dec’d.

    Rep Dec Row every other RS row 1 (1, 2, 2, 3, 3) more times – 26 (30, 32, 38, 40, 44) sts rem.

     

    Continue in Stockinette until Back measures 18 (18, 18, 18, 20, 20)”, ending with a WS row.

     

    At the beginning of the next 2 rows bind off 6 (8, 8, 11, 11, 13) sts.

    Place remaining 14 (14, 16, 16, 18, 18) sts on stitch holder.

     

    Left Front

    Cast on 46 (50, 54, 60, 64, 68) sts.

    Setup Row (WS): [P1, k1] 6 times, pm, knit to end of row.

    Rows 1, 3, 7, 9 (RS): Knit to marker, [p1, k1] 6 times.

    Row 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 (WS): [P1, k1] 6 times, purl to end.

    Row 5 (RS): Knit to marker, 6/6RevLC.

    Repeat Rows 1-10 until Front measures 9½ (9½, 9½, 9½, 10½, 10½)”, ending with a WS row.

     

    Shape Armhole

    Note: Continue to work 12 sts at edge in cable pattern as established through remainder of Vest.

    At beginning of next RS row bind off 2 sts – 44 (48, 52, 58, 62, 66) sts.

    Dec Row (RS): K2, k2tog, work to end of row as established – 1 st dec’d.

    Rep Dec Row every other RS row 1 (1, 2, 2, 3, 3) more times – 42 (46, 49, 55, 58, 62) sts.

     

    Continue in Stockinette with cabled edge as established until Front measures 18 (18, 18, 18, 20, 20)”, ending with a WS row.

     

    Bind off 6 (8, 8, 11, 11, 13) sts at beginning of next RS row and work to end of row.

     

    Place remaining 36 (38, 41, 44, 47, 49) sts on stitch holder.

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    Right Front

    Cast on 46 (50, 54, 60, 64, 68) sts.

    Setup Row (WS): Knit to last 12 sts, pm, [k1, p1] 6 times.

    Rows 1, 3, 7, 9 (RS): [K1, p1] 6 times, knit to end

    Row 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 (WS): Purl to marker, [k1, p1] 6 times. 

    Row 5 (RS): 6/6RevRC, knit to end. 

    Repeat Rows 1-10 until Front measures 9½ (9½, 9½, 9½, 10½, 10½)”, ending with a RS row.

     

    Shape Armhole

    Note: Continue to work 12 sts at edge in cable pattern as established through remainder of Vest.

    At beginning of next WS row bind off 2 sts – 44 (48, 52, 58, 62, 66) sts.

    Dec Row (RS): Work as established to last 4 sts, ssk, k2 – 1 st dec’d.

    Rep Dec Row every other RS row 1 (1, 2, 2, 3, 3) more times – 42 (46, 49, 55, 58, 62) sts.

     

    Continue in Stockinette with cabled edge as established until Front measures 18 (18, 18, 18, 20, 20)”, ending with the same RS row as the last row worked on the Left Front.

     

    Bind off 6 (8, 8, 11, 11, 13) sts at beginning of next WS row, but do not work across to end of row.

     

    Place remaining 36 (38, 41, 44, 47, 49) sts on stitch holder.

     

    FINISHING

     

    Sew Side seams to armholes.

     

    Armhole Edging

    With RS facing, pick up and knit 3 sts per every 4 rows and 1 st in each bind-off st along armhole, knit 1 row, loosely bind off all sts. Repeat for opposite armhole.

     

    Sew shoulder seams.

     

    Collar

    With WS facing, place stitches from holder onto left needle, first the right front, then the back, finally the left front.

     

    Begin working in the following pattern, starting with the Row number that will continue your pattern from the front (for example if you finished the left front on Row 7, start with Row 8 of pattern below).

     

    Rows 1, 3, 7, 9 (RS): [K1, p1] 6 times, knit to marker, [p1, k1] 6 times.

    Row 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 (WS): [P1, k1] 6 times, purl to marker, [k1, p1] 6 times. 

    Row 5 (RS): 6/6RevRC, knit to marker, 6/6RevLC. 

     

    Continue to repeat Rows 1-10 until Collar measures approx. 6 ½” ending with Row 9 or 1. Bind off all sts loosely in pattern.

     

    Weave in ends.

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    Abbreviations

    dec(‘d) decrease(d)

    k              knit

    k2tog     knit 2 sts together (1 st dec’d)

    p             purl

    pm         place marker

    rem        remain(ing)

    rep         repeat(ing)

    RS           right side

    ssk          slip slip knit (1 st dec’d)

    St st       Stockinette stitch: knit on RS rows, purl on WS rows.

    st(s)       stitch(es)

    WS         wrong side