Knitted chunky moss vest

Women's vest knitting pattern

Vest knitting patternMEASUREMENTS

Size one: size fits most

Garment lendth: 39 cm

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

Yarn

5 balls 100gm Katia North in shade 200

Needles

10.00mm knitting needles

Wool sewing needle

Leather fastener or stick pin

Tension

8sts by 12 rows over moss st on 10mm needles to 10cm

STITCH GUIDE

BACK

First piece

Using 10.00mm needles cast on 31sts.

Row 1: RS - K1. *P1, K1, rep from * to end

This row forms moss st when repeated.

Continue in moss st until work measures 16cm from beg, working last row on WS **

Beg Shaping

Keeping moss st correct

Next Row: RS - K3, moss 2 tog, moss to end.

Next Row: moss to last 3 sts P3.

Rep last 2 rows once more. 29sts

Cont dec one st at RS edge as before, inside 3 edge sts in next row, then in every foll alt row 7 times at same time dec one st at left side edge in next row, then in every foll alt row 7 times. 13 armhole opening sts. Continue without shaping until work measures 34cm from beg working last row on WS.

Cast off remaining in moss st.

Second piece

Work as for first piece to **

Beg shaping

Keeping moss st correct

Next Row: moss to last 5sts, moss 2tog, k3.

Next Row: P3, moss to end.

Rep last 2 rows once more. 29sts

Cont dec one st at left side edge as before inside 3 edge sts in next row, then in every foll alt row 7 times, at the same dec on st at RS edge in next row then in every foll alt row 7 times. 13 armhole opening sts.

Cont without shaping until work measures 34cm from beg working last row on WS. Cast off rem sts in moss st.

LEFT FRONT

Worked sideways beg at front edge.

Using 10mm needles cast on 43sts.

Work in moss st as for back until work measures 22cm from beg working last row on WS.

Beg shaping

Next Row: RS - moss 31, turn. Cont on these 31sts

Next Row: P3, moss to end

Next Row: Moss 2tog, moss to last 5sts, moss 2tog, K3.

Rep last 2 rows 8 times more. 13 armhole opening sts.

Cont without shaping until work measures 38cm from beg, working last row on WS. Cast off rem sts in moss st.

With RS facing join yarn to rem 12sts for collar.

Cont in moss st until collar measure 31cm from beg cast on edge, working last row on WS.

Cast off in moss st.

RIGHT FRONT

Using 10mm needles cast on 43sts

Work in moss st as for back until work measures 22cm from beg, working last row on WS.

Beg shaping

Next Row: moss 12, turn.

Cont in moss st on these 12 sts for collar until work measures 31cm from beg cast on edge, working last row on WS.

Cast off in moss st.

With RS facing, join yarn to rem 31sts.

Next Row: K3, moss 2tog, moss to last 2 sts, moss 2 tog.

Next Row: moss to last 3 sts P3.

Rep last 2 rows 8 times more. 13 armhole opening sts. Cont without shaping until work measures 38cm from beg working last row on WS. Cast off rem sts in moss st.

MAKING UP

Do not press. Using yarn needle and half mattress stitch join back and fronts together at shoulder seams. Using a flat seam sew cast off edges of collar pieces tog. Sew side edge of collar to back neck, placing seam to centre back. Using a flat seam join centre back seam. Join side seams together for 9cm from bottom of each armhole opening. Attach one half of the fastener to each front edge approx 30cm from the lower edge as pictured or fasten with a stick pin.

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