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Men's vest knitting pattern

Vest knitting pattern

SIZES

To fit: 91-97[102-107:112-117:122-127:132-137]cm

(36-38:40-42:44-46:48-50:52-54]in)

Actual measurement: 102[112:122:132:142]cm

(40[44:48:52:56]in)

Length to shoulder: 65[67:69:70:72]cm

(25.5[26.5:27:27.5:28.5]in)

Figures in square brackets refer to larger sizes: where there is only one set of figures this applies to all sizes.

YOU WILL NEED

Wendy Ramsdale DK 100% wool (approx 112m per 50g)

8[8:9:9:10] x 50g balls 3304 Hawes

1 pair each 3.25mm and 4mm needles

Stitch holders

Cable needle

Row counter

Note: Yarn amounts given are based on average requirements and are approximate.

TENSION

22 sts and 28 rows to 10cm over st st using 4mm needles.

Use larger or smaller needles if necessary to obtain correct tension.

ABBREVIATIONS

cn = cable needle

kb = knit into back of next st

pb = purl into back of next st

CR2 = slip next st on cn to front of work, k1, now k1 from cn

CB = slip next st on cn to back of work, k1, now p1 from cn

CF = slip next st on cn to front of work, p1, now k1 from cn 

C6 = slip next 2 sts on cn to back of work, k1, now k2 from cn, now slip next st on cn to front of work, k2, then k1 from cn

mp = make 1 st purlwise by picking up and purling into back of horizontal strand lying before next st

PATTERN NOTES PANEL (worked over 40 sts)

Row 1: K6, p5, (CR2, p6) twice, CR2, p5, k6.

Row 2 and every alt row: Work across 40 sts knitting all knit sts and purling all purl sts as they present, thus row 2 will read: P6, k5, (p2, k6) twice, p2, k5, p6.

Row 3: C6, p4, (CB, CF, p4) 3 times, C6.

Row 5: K6, p3, (CB, p2, CF, p2) 3 times, p1, k6.

Row 7: C6, p2, (CB, p4, CF) 3 times, p2, C6.

Row 9: K6, p2, k1, (p6, CR2) twice, P6, k1, p2, k6.

Row 11: C6, p2, (CF, p4, CB) 3 times, p2, C6.

Row 13: K6, p3, (CF, p2, CB, p2) 3 times, p1, k6.

Row 15: C6, p4, (CF, CB, p4) 3 times, C6.

Row 16: As Row 2.

These 16 rows form panel.

BACK

Using 3.25mm needles cast on 108[116:128:136:148] sts.

Row 1 (RS): K3, (p2, k2) to last st, k1.

Row 2: K1, (p2, k2)to last 3 sts, p2, k1.

Work 15 more rows in rib. **

Next row (WS): P9[8:9:8:7], (mp, p30[20:22:17:19]) to last 9[8:9:9:8] sts, mp, p to end. 112[122:134:144:156] sts.

Change to 4mm needles and beg k row for RS work in st st until Back meas 42cm (16.5in), measured through centre of work, ending after a p row.

Shape armholes

Cast off loosely 8[10:12:12:14] sts at beg of next 2 rows. 96[102:110:120:128] sts.

Dec 1 st at each end of next 5[5:5:7:7] rows, then on every foil alt row until 82(88:94:102:108] sts rem.

Cont straight until Back meas 65[67:69:70:72]cm, (25.5[26.5:27:27.5:28.5]in) from beg, ending after a WS row.

Shape shoulders

Cast off loosely 5[5:6:7:7] sts at beg of next 6 rows, then 5[7:6:6:8] sts at beg of next 2 rows. Slip rem 42[44:46:48:50] sts on a holder and leave.

FRONT

Work as Back to **.

Next row: P21 [19:25:23:29], (mp, p6) 11(13:13:15:15] times, mp, p to end. 120[130:142:152:164] sts.

Change to 4mm needles and patt Row 1 (RS): K31[36:42:47:53], p4, kb1, p1, kb1, p2, work 40 sts from Row 1 of panel, p2, kb1, p1, kb1, p4, k31 [36:42:47:53].

Row 2: P31[36:42:47:53], k4, pb1, p1, pb1, k2, work 40 sts from Row 2 of panel, k2, pb1, p1, pb1, k4, p31 [36:42:47:53].

Rows 3-16: Rep Rows 1-2 seven times but working Rows 3-16 of panel.

These 16 rows set patt.

Cont in patt until Front meas 42cm (16.5in), endinq after a WS row.

Shape armholes

Cast off loosely 8[10:12:12:14] sts at beg of next 2 rows. 96[102:110:120:128] sts.

Dec 1 st at each end of next 5[5:5:7:7] rows, then on every foll alt row until 90[96:102:110:116] sts rem.

Cont straight until Front meas 24[26:28:28:30] rows less than Back to start of shoulder shaping, ending after a WS row.

Shape neck

Next row: Work across 27[29:31:34:36] sts, turn.

Cont on these sts for left half of neck.

Dec 1 st at neck edge on next 5 rows, then on the 2 foll alt rows. 20[22:24:27:29] sts.

Work 14[16:18:18:20] rows straight, thus ending at armhole edge.

NB: Work 1 row more here on right half only.

Shape shoulder

Cast off loosely 5[5:6:7:7] sts at beg of next row and the 2 foll alt rows.

Work 1 row straight.

Cast off rem 5[7:6:6:8] sts.

With RS facing slip next 36[38:40:42:44] sts (centre sts) on a stitch holder and leave. Neatly rejoin yarn to rem 27[29:31:34:36] sts and work to end of row.

Complete to match left half.

NECKBAND

Join left shoulder.

Using 3.25mm needles, RS facing, k across back neck sts, pickup and k23[25:27:27:29] sts evenly down left front neck, k across centre front sts dec 8 sts evenly a cross, finally pick up and k23[25:27:27:29] sts evenly up right front neck. 116[124:132:136:144] sts.

Beg row 2 work 6 rows in rib as on Back.

Cast off evenly in rib.

ARMHOLE BORDERS

Join right shoulder and Neckband.

Using 3.25mm needles and RS facing, pick up and k124[132:140:152:160] sts evenly round armhole.

Work as Neckband.

TO FINISH OFF

Join side seams including armhole borders.

Diagram

Chart

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