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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

V-Neck Vest

SIZE: Medium

1 Pair size 11 needles
1 pair size 10 needles
1 size 10 ½ circular needle
6 hanks Ozark Handspun

GAUGE: 20sts = 7”, 14 rows = 4” using size 11 needles

Back: Using size 10 needles cast on 67 sts. K1 P1 rib for 2 ½". Dec row: K4 K2tog (K2 K2tog) to last 5 sts. K5 (52 sts). Change to size 11 needles, starting with a purl row work in s.s. until work measures 14” in Length.

Armholes: Bind off 3 sts beginning of next 2 rows. Then bind off 2 sts beginning of next 2 rows. (42 sts) Dec. row RS K2,ssk, knit to last 4 sts ,K2tog. K2. Purl next row. Rep. Last 2 rows twice. (36 sts) Continue in s.s. until armhole measures 8”

Shape shoulder and neck: Bind off 3 sts at beginning of next 2 rows. AT SAME TIME bind off center 16 sts. Bind off 3 sts at next 2 shoulders edges, and 2 sts at neck edge. Bind off last 2 sts on each Shoulder.

Front: Work as for back until piece measures same length as back to underarm, end with a WS Row. (52 sts)

Shape armhole and V-neck: Next row (R.S.) Bind off 3 sts , knit until there are 19 sts on right needle K2tog ,K2. Join second ball of yarn to LH needle, K2 , ssk knit to end of row. Next row, Bind off 3 sts P 22.Using other ball of yarn purl to end. Repeat these 2 rows one more time. (36 sts) Next row, Knit to last 4 sts. K.2 tog, K2. With 2nd ball of yarn,K.2 , SSK, knit to end of row. Next row. Purl. Continue these 2 rows until 10 sts remain on each needle. Work in S.S. until front measures same as back, to shoulder shaping, ending with a W.S. row. Bind off 4 sts at shoulder edge, work to end, bind off 4 sts at shoulder edge , work to end. Bind off 3 sts at shoulder edge on next 4 rows. Sew shoulder seams.

Using size 10 ½ circular needle, right side facing beg. at left shoulder seam pick up and knit 38 sts evenly along left neck edge, place marker, pick up and knit 38 sts up right side of neck to right shoulder seam, pick up and knit 22 sts along back neck. Set up round . K1 P1 rib, repeat until 2 sts before marker K2 tog, slip marker onto RH needle, SSK, P1 K1 ; rib to end of round. Next round. Work in rib to 2 sts before marker K2tog. Slip marker ,SSK work in ribto end. Repeat last round 5 times. Bind off Purlwise.

Armhole bands: With Right side facing pick up and knit 68 sts evenly along armhole edge. Work in K1 P1 rib for 6 rows, end with a RS row. Bind off all sts Knitwise. Sew side seams.

Adjustments by Pat Hebert.


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