Chevron vest knitting pattern

Women's vest knitting pattern

Vest knitting patternFinished Measurements

Bust 35 1/4 (40, 45 3/4, 48 1/2, 51)"/89.5 (101.5, 116, 123)cm

Hip 40 (45 1/2, 48, 51, 53 1/2)"/101.5 (115.5, 122, 123, 136)cm

Length 26 (27, 28, 29, 30)"/66 (68.5, 71, 73.5, 76)cm

Materials

3 (3, 4, 4, 5) skeins of Noro/KFI Taiyo Sport in #3

One size 6 (4mm) circular needle, 29"/74cm long OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

Stitch markers

One hook and eye

Gauges

20 sts and 28 rows = 4"/10cm over St st using size 6 (4mm) needle;

30 sts = 5 1/2"/14cm and 22 rows = 4"/10cm over chevron pat using size 6 (4mm) needle.

TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGES.

Chevron Pattern

(over a multiple of 15 sts)

Row 1 and all RS rows *K2tog, k5, yo, k1, yo, k5, ssk; rep from * to end.

Row 2, 4 and 6 Purl.

Row 8 Knit.

Repeat rows 1-8 for chevron pat.

NOTES

1) Vest is worked in one piece up to underarms, then divided for fronts and back.

2) Work first and last 4 sts every row in garter st. Work all decreases inside of these 4 sts.

3-Needle Bind-Off

1. Hold right sides of pieces together on two needles. Insert third needle knitwise into first st of each needle, and wrap yarn knitwise.

2. Knit these two sts together, and slip them off the needles. *Knit the next two sts together in the same manner.

3. Slip first st on 3rd needle over 2nd st and off needle. Rep from * in step 2 across row until all sts are bound off.

Lower Body

Cast on 218 (248, 263, 278, 293) sts. Knit 2 rows.

Beg Chevron Pat

Row 1 (RS) K4, work 15-st rep of chevron pat 14 (16, 17, 18, 19) times, k4.

Row 2 K4, purl to last 4 sts, k4.

Cont in pats as established until 8 rows of chevron pat have been worked 10 times, then work rows 1-6 once more—piece measures approx 16"/40.5cm from beg.

Decrease row for Small and Medium only (RS) K4, *k5, [k2tog] 3 times, k4; rep from * to last 4 sts, k4—176 (200) sts.

Decrease row for Large, X-Large and XX-Large only (RS) K4, *k5, k2tog, k1, k2tog, k5; rep from * to last 4 sts, k4—229 (242, 255) sts.

Cont for all sizes as foll: Knit 3 rows over all sts.

Upper Body

Neck dec row (RS) K4, SKP, k to last 6 sts, k2tog, k4. Cont to dec 1 st at neck edges as established every 4th row 14 (15, 16, 17, 17) times more.

AT SAME TIME, when Upper Body measures 2 1/2 (3, 3 1/2, 4, 4 1/2)"/6.5 (7.5, 9, 10, 11.5)cm, end with a WS row and work as foll:

Mark center 72 (76, 85, 88, 93) sts for back, count 16 (24, 28, 32, 34) sts either side of center sts and place markers.

Next row (RS) Knit, working neck decs if necessary.

Next row (WS) K4, p to first marker, sl marker (sm), k16 (24, 28, 32, 34) sts, sm, p to next marker, sm, k16 (24, 28, 32, 34) sts, sm, p to last 4 sts, k4. Rep last 2 rows once more.

Divide for Fronts and Back

Next row (RS) Knit to marker, working neck decs if necessary, remove marker k4, place these sts on a holder for Right Front, bind off 8 (16, 20, 24, 26) sts for armhole, knit to next marker, remove marker, knit to next marker, remove marker, k4 and place these 80 (84, 93, 96, 101) sts on a holder for Back, bind off 8 (16, 20, 24, 26) sts for armhole, knit to last marker, remove marker, k to end working neck decs if necessary. Cont on these left front sts only as foll:

Left Front

Next row and all WS rows K4, purl to last 4 sts, k4. Cont neck decs as established, AT THE SAME TIME, dec 1 st at armhole (end of RS rows and inside of 4-st garter edge), every RS row 7 (8, 11, 12, 13) times— 18 (18, 20, 19, 20) sts. Work even until armhole measures 7 (7 1/2, 8, 8 1/2, 9)"/18 (19, 20.5, 21.5, 23)cm from bind-off. Place sts on holder for shoulder.

Right Front

Join yarn ready to begin a WS row at underarm. Work to correspond to Left Front, reversing all shaping.

Back

Join yarn ready to begin a WS row at underarm. Dec 1 st each side every RS row 7 (8, 11, 12, 13) times—66 (68, 71, 72, 75) sts. Work even until back measures 4 rows less than fronts, end with a WS row. Knit next row on RS.

Next row (WS) Work 14 (14, 16, 15, 16) sts, k38 (40, 39, 42, 43) for back neck edging, work to end. Rep last 2 rows once more.

Next row (RS) K18 (18, 20, 19, 20) sts for shoulder, place on holder, bind off center 30 (32, 31, 34, 35) sts, k to end, place rem 18 (18, 20, 19, 20) sts on holder for shoulder.

Finishing

Block pieces lightly to measurements. Join shoulders using 3 needle bind off. Sew hook and eye to fronts at first neck dec.

Schematic

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