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GILMORE VEST

Please note, this pattern was revised on March 29, 2006.


This vest features a deep V neckline and a close body fit.

YARN
 

Women’s size:

XS

S

M

L

XL

 

To fit around bust  

32

34

36

38

40

In

Fable Handknit, Pure Baby Alpaca

5

5

5

6

6

x 50g


NEEDLES
3.5 mm straight needles
4 mm straight needles
4 mm circular needles

TENSION
22 sts / 30 rows= 4” or 10 cm in Stockinette stitch on 4 mm needles.
TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE

STITCH PATTERN
Stockinette stitch: knit 1 row, purl 1 row.
1 x 1 Rib: knit, purl, repeat.

 

 
 

BACK
With 3.5mm needles, cast on 88(94:98:104:110) sts. Work in 1x1 rib for 34(34:34:40:40) rows. Switch to 4 mm needles, work in Stockinette stitch for 68(70:76:80:82) rows.

Shape armhole
On RS, bind of 4(6:7:8:10) sts at the beginning of the next two rows, 80(82:84:88:190) sts. Dec 1 st on each side on every other row, 5 times, 70(72:74:86:90) srs. Continue to work until piece measures 18(19:20:21:22) inches, or 110(118:126:132:140) rows.

Shape Neck
Knit to center 38 sts. Attach another ball of yarn and bind off 38 sts. Complete row. Work both sides at the same time, dec 1 st on each side of neck, 2 times. Work until piece measure 124(130:136:140:154) rows,14(15:16:17:19) srs remain on each side.

Shape Shoulders
Using short rows, work from neck to the last 5 sts, twrap*, turn. Work next row. Work from neck to the last 10 sts, twrap, turn. Work next row, picking up twraps. Place sts on holder. Repeat for the other shoulder.

FRONT
With 3.5mm needles, cast on 88(94:98:104:110) sts. Work in 1x1 rib for 34(34:34:40:40) rows. Switch to 4 mm needles; work in Stockinette stitch for 23(23:34:42:42) rows.

Shape neck
Work to center 10 sts, attach another ball of yarn. Bind off center 10 sts. Complete row. Work both sides at the same time. Dec 1 st on each side of neck on every 4th row, 5 times. Dec 1 st on each side of neck on every 6th row, 2 times, 64(70:74:80:86) sts. On row 69(71:77:81:83), begin armhole shaping while continuing neck shaping, dec 1 st on each side of neck on every 6th row, 9 times. Place markers to keep track of decreases.

Shape armhole
On RS, bind of 4(6:7:8:10) sts at the beginning of the next two rows, 56(58:60:64:66) sts. Dec 1 st on each side on every other row, 5 times.
Continue working until length measures 124(130:136:140:154) rows, 14(15:16:17:19) srs remain on each side.

Shape Shoulders
Using short rows, work from neck to the last 5 sts, twrap*, turn. Work next row. Work from neck to the last 10 sts, twrap, turn. Work next row, picking up twraps. Place sts on holder. Repeat for the other shoulder.

FINISHING
Black all pieces to measurements. Use three needle bind-off* to assemble shoulders.

Armhole Ribbing
Pock up an even amount of sts around the arms. Work in 1x1 rib for 5 rows. Bind off in rib. Sew side seam of body.

Neck Ribbing
With circular needles, cast on 250(260:270:280:290 ) sts. Do not join. Work in 1x1 rib for 15 rows. Bind off in rib. Leave a long tail for seaming.
Fold neck ribbing in half width wise to find center, place folded edge at the center back neck. Use pins to place along neckline with ends overlapping each other. Sew using backstitch.

*twrap: With yarn in front of the last stitch if last stitch was knit (to the back if last stitch was purl), slip stitch. Bring yarn to back (or font). Return slipped stitch back to left needle.

*three needle bind-off: With shoulder sts placed on needles facing the same direction, insert third needle into sts on both needles. Wrap yarn around right needle, pull back through both sts. Complete entire row in this manner. Next row, knit. Bind off.

 

 

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