Sleeveless Vest Sweater Pattern

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These directions are for Size 10. Changes for Sizes 12, 14 and 16 are in parentheses.

MATERIALS REQUIRED:

Columbia-Minerva Skylark Sports Yarn (2 oz skein) - 4(4-5-5) skeins

Knitting Needles: 1 pair each "Boye" Sizes 3 and 5 - 14 inch and 1 "Boye" cable needle
Gauge: 8 sts to 1 inch; 7 rows to 1 inch (cable pat - Size 5 needles)
1 "Boye" Steel Crochet Hook Size 1

BACK: With Size 3 needles cast on 114(122-130-138) sts. Work in ribbing of K 1, P 1, for 2 inches. Change to Size 5 needles and work in cable pat as follows: Row 1: (Right side of work) *P 2, K 6, repeat from * across row, ending P 2. Row 2: *K 2, P 6, repeat from * across row, ending K 2. Rows 3 and 4: Same as Rows 1 and 2. Row 5: (Cable row) *P 2, sl next 3 sts onto cable needle and hold in back of work, K 3, then K the 3 sts from cable needle, repeat from * across row, ending P 2. Row 6: Same as Row 2. Rows 7 and 8: Repeat Rows 1 and 2. Repeat from Row 1 for pat. Work even until work measures 9”(9”-9 ½”-9 ½”), or desired length from start. To Shape Armholes: Bind off 8 sts at beg of next 2 rows, then dec 1 st each side every other row 7(7-8-8) times - 84(92-98-106) sts on needle. When armholes measure 9”(9 ½”-9 ½”-10”), measured straight from bound-off sts at underarm, To Shape Shoulders: Bind off 7(8-9-10) sts at beg of next 2(4-6-6) rows, then bind off 8(9-0-0) sts at beg of next 4(2-0-0) rows. Bind off rem sts for back of neck.

LEFT FRONT: With Size 3 needles cast on 66(74-74-82) sts. Work in ribbing of K 1, P 1, for 2 inches. Change to Size 5 needles and work in cable pat. When work measures same as Back to underarm, To Shape Armhole: Bind off 8 sts at side edge, then dec 1 st at same edge every other row 7(7-8-8) times. When front edge measures 12”(12 ½”-13”-13 ½”) from start, To Shape Neck: Bind off 22(24-24-27) sts at front edge, then dec 1 st at same edge every other row 6(10-7-9) times. When armhole measures same as at Back, To Shape Shoulder: Bind off 7(8-9-10) sts at armhole edge every other row 1(2-3-3) times, then bind off 8(9-0-0) sts every other row 2(1-0-0) times. Place markers for 3 buttons at front edge, having first marker 2 inches from start and 3rd marker 1 inch below neck edge.

RIGHT FRONT: Work to correspond with Left Front, working buttonholes to correspond with markers as follows: (Right side of work) Work 3 sts, bind off 3 sts, work to end of row. On next row cast on 3 sts over the bound-off sts.

Sew shoulder seams.

ARMHOLE BANDS: Starting at underarm, on right side of work, with Size 3 needles pick up and K 120(124-124-132) sts around armhole edge. Work in St St for 1 ¼ inches, bind off.

NECKBAND: Starting at right front neck edge, on right side of work, with Size 3 needles pick up and K 22(24-24-27) sts across bound-off sts of neck edge, pick up and K 38(40-40-44) sts to shoulder, pick up and K across the 38(42-44-46) sts at back of neck, pick up and K 38(40-40-44) sts to neck edge, pick up and K across the 22(24-24-27) sts at neck edge - 158(170-172-188) sts on needle. Work in St St for 1 ¼ inches, bind off.

Block each piece to Size before sewing. Roll bands over to right side of Vest and sew in place. Sew underarm seams. Work 1 row of sc at front edges. Work buttonhole st around buttonholes. Sew 3 buttons to Right Front about 3 inches from buttonholes (as illustrated). Sew 3 buttons to Left Front to correspond with buttonholes, about 3 inches in from front edge. If desired, sew seam binding across shoulder seams and at back of neck.


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