Women's vest knitting pattern free

Women's vest knitting pattern

Vest knitting patternYARN

4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7 hanks 50gm Otira DK 8ply in shade #655

NEEDLES AND TOOLS

4,00mm knitting needles

Stitch holders and markers

MEASUREMENTS

To fit bust: 81, 86, 91, 96, 102, 107cm

Finished fit: 86, 91, 96, 102, 107, 112cm

Garment length: 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70cm

SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS

skp - slip 1 st, knit 1 st, pass slipped st over

yo - yarn over needle (to make one new stitch).

M1 - pick up running thread (between last st worked and next st on left-hand needle) from front to back, k it through the back loop.

TENSION

22 sts by 30 rows Stst on 4.00mm needles to 10cm.

WORKING PATTERN

BACK

With 4.00mm needles, cast on 95 (101, 107, 113, 119, 125) sts.

Row 1: RS - K1; *p1, k1; rep from * to end.

Row 2: WS - P1; *k1, p1; rep from * to end.

Row 3: RS - P1; *k1, p1; rep from * to end.

Row 4: WS - K1; *p1, k1; rep from * to end.

Rep last 4 rows 3 times more.

Beg Main Back

Row 1: RS - (K1, p1) 3 times; k to last 6 sts, (p1, k1) 3 times.

Row 2: WS - (P1, k1) 3 times; p to last 6 sts, (k1, p1) 3 times.

Row 3: RS - (P1, k1) 3 times; k to last 6 sts, (k1, p1) 3 times.

Row 4: WS - (K1, p1) 3 times; p to last 6 sts, (p1, k1) 3 times.

Rep these 4 rows until piece measures 45cm from beg, end with a WS row.

Place marker each end to denote beg of armhole/end of sideseam.

Next Row: RS - Patt 6, M1, k to last 6 sts, M1, patt 6. 97 (103, 109, 115, 121, 127) sts.

Next Row: WS - Patt 6, p to last 6 sts, patt 6.

Next Row: RS - Patt 6, k to last 6 sts, patt 6.

Next Row: WS - Patt 6, p to last 6 sts, patt 6.

Rep last 4 rows 4 times more. 105 (111, 117, 123, 129, 135) sts. Keeping 6 sts each end correct in patt, cont straight until piece measures 61 (62, 63, 64, 65, 66)cm from beg, end with a WS row.

Shape Shoulders

Cast off 5 (5, 5, 6, 6, 6) sts beg next 10 rows, then cast off 8 (11, 13, 11, 13, 16) sts beg next 2 rows. 39 (39, 41, 41, 43, 43) sts rem for centre back neck; leave these sts on holder.

LEFT FRONT

With 4.00mm needles, cast on 51 (53, 57, 59, 63, 65) sts.

Row 1: RS - K1; *p1, k1; rep from * to end.

Row 2: WS - P1; *k1, p1; rep from * to end.

Row 3: RS - P1; *k1, p1; rep from * to end.

Row 4: WS - K1; *p1, k1; rep from * to end.

Rep last 4 rows 3 times more and inc 0 (1, 0, 1, 0, 1) st at centre of last row to 51 (54, 57, 60, 63, 66) sts. 

Beg Main Left Front

Row 1: RS - (K1, p1) 3 times; k to last 8 sts, (p1, k1) 4 times.

Row 2: WS - (P1, k1) 4 times; p to last 6 sts, (k1, p1) 3 times.

Row 3: RS - (P1, k1) 3 times; k to last 8 sts, (k1, p1) 4 times.

Row 4: WS - (K1, p1) 4 times; p to last 6 sts, (p1, k1) 3 times.

Rep these 4 rows until piece measures 38.5cm from beg, end with a WS row.

Beg Neck Shaping

Next Row: RS - Patt 6; k to last 10 sis, k2tog, patt 8.

Next Row: WS - Patt 8; p to last 6 sts, patt 6.

Next Row: RS - Patt 6; k to last 8 sts, patt 8.

Next Row: WS - Patt 8; p to last 6 sts, patt 6.

Rep last 4 rows 4 times more. Piece measures now 45cm from beg.

Place marker at side seam edge to denote beg of armhole/end of sideseam.

Next Row: RS - Patt 6, M1, k to last 1 0 sts, k2tog, patt 8.

Next Row: WS - Patt 8, p to last 6 sts, patt 6.

Next Row: RS - Patt 6, k to last 8 sts, patt 8.

Next Row: WS - Patt 8, p to last 6 sts, patt 6.

Rep last 4 rows 4 times more.

Next Row: RS - Patt 6; k to last 1 0 sts, k2tog, patt 8.

Next Row: WS - Patt 8; p to last 6 sts, patt 6.

Next Row: RS - Patt 6; k to last 8 sts, patt 8.

Next Row: WS - Patt 8; p to last 6 sts, patt 6.

Rep last 4 rows until 41 (44, 46, 49, 51, 54) sts on needle.

Keeping 6 sts at armhole edge and 8 sts at front edge correct, work straight until piece measures 61 (62, 63, 64, 65, 66)cm from beg, end with a WS row.

Shape Shoulder

Next Row: RS - Cast off 5 (5, 5, 6, 6, 6) sts, k to last 8 sts, patt 8.

Next Row: WS - Patt 8, p to end.

Rep last 2 rows 4 times more. 16 (19, 21, 19, 21, 24) sts.

Next Row: RS - Cast off 8 (11, 13, 11, 13, 16) sts, patt to end.

Cast off loosely rem 8 sts in patt on WS.

RIGHT FRONT

With 4.00mm needles, cast on 51 (53, 57, 59, 63, 65) sts.

Row 1: RS - K1; *p1, k1; rep from * to end.

Row 2: WS - P1; *k1, p1; rep from * to end.

Row 3: RS - P1; *k1, pi; rep from * to end.

Row 4: WS - K1; *p1, k1; rep from * to end.

Rep last 4 rows 3 times more and inc 0 (1, 0, 1, 0, 1) st at centre of last row to 51 (54, 57, 60, 63, 66) sts.

Beg Main Right Front

Row 1: RS - (K1, p1) 4 times; k to last 6 sts, (p1, k1) 3 times.

Row 2: WS - (P1, k1) 3 times; p to last 8 sts, (k1, p1) 4 times.

Row 3: RS - (P1, k1) 4 times; k to last 6 sts, (k1, p1) 3 times.

Row 4: WS - (K1, p1) 3 times; p to last 8 sts, (p1, k1) 4 times.

Rep these 4 rows until piece measures 38.5cm from beg, end with aWS row.

Beg Neck Shaping

Next Row: RS - Patt 8; skp, k to last 6 sts, patt 6.

Next Row: WS - Patt 6; p to last 8 sts, patt 8.

Next Row: RS - Patt 8; k to last 6 sts, patt 6.

Next Row: WS - Patt 6; p to last 8 sts, patt 8.

Rep last 4 rows 4 times more. Piece measures now 45cm from beg.

Place marker at side seam edge to denote beg of armhole/end of sideseam.

Next Row: RS - Patt 8, skp, k to last 6 sts, M1, patt 6.

Next Row: WS - Patt 6, p to last 8 sts, patt 8.

Next Row: RS - Patt 8, k to last 6 sts, patt 6.

Next Row: WS - Patt 6, p to last 8 sts, patt 8.

Rep last 4 rows 4 times more.

Next Row: RS - Patt 8, skp, k to last 6 sts, patt 6.

Next Row: WS - Patt 6, p to last 8 sts, patt 8.

Next Row: RS - Patt 8, k to last 6 sts, patt 6.

Next Row: WS - Patt 6, p to last 8 sts, patt 8.

Rep last 4 rows until 41 (44, 46, 49, 51, 54) sts on needle.

Keeping 6 sts at armhole edge and 8 sts at front edge correct, work straight until piece measures 61 (62, 63, 64, 65, 66) cm from beg, end with a RS row.

Shape Shoulder

Next Row: WS - Cast off 5 (5, 5, 6, 6, 6) sts, p to last 8 sts, patt 8.

Next Row: RS - Patt 8, k to end.

Rep last 2 rows 4 times more. 16 (19, 21, 19, 21, 24) sts.

Next Row: WS - Cast off 8 (11, 13, 11, 13, 16) sts, patt to end.

Cast off loosely rem 8 sts in patt on RS.

BACK NECKBAND

Slip back neck holder sts onto 4mm needle, ensure next row is a RS row.

Row 1: RS - K1; *p1, k1; rep from * to end.

Row 2: WS - P1; *k 1, p1; rep from * to end.

Row 3: RS - P1; *k1, p1; rep from * to end.

Row 4: WS - K1; *p1, k1; rep from * to end.

Rep last 4 rows once more, then rows 1 & 2 once.

Leave sts on hold.

MAKING UP

Use mattress st to sew all seams. Join shoulder seams, omitting the front 8 patt sts.

Ensure the back neckband is long enough to fit the cast-off edges of the 8 front sts onto its sides. Work extra rows if required, then cast off loosely in patt the neckband sts.

Join the cast-off edges of the 8 front sts onto the sides of back neckband. Omitting lower 14cm of back and front, join sideseams to marker.

Abbreviations

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