Knitting for women Knitting Vest Little vest knitting pattern

Little vest knitting pattern

Little vest knitting pattern



Free Women's Vest Knitting Patterns

YARN 3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5 balls 50gm Merino Silk DK 8ply in shade #59

NEEDLES AND TOOLS

3.75mm knitting needles

4.00mm knitting needles

Stitch holders

Markers

MEASUREMENTS

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

Fin ished fit: 86, 91, 96, 102, 107, 112cm

Garment length: 38, 39, 40, 41, 41, 42cm

SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS

skp - slip 1 stitch, knit 1 stitch, pass the slipped stitch over

TENSION

22 sts by 30 rows over Stst on 4mm 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: P1; *k1, p1; rep from * to end. Rib 4 more rows.

Beg Main Pattern

Row 1: RS - P1; *k1, p1; rep from * to end.

Row 2: K1; *p1, k1; rep from * to end.

Row 3: K1; *p1, k1; rep from * to end.

Row 4: P1; *k1, p1; rep from * to end.

Rep these 4 rows throughout.

Patt until piece measures 21cm from beg, end with a WS row.

Shape Armholes

Cast off 6 (7, 7, 8, 9, 9) sts beg next 2 rows.

Dec 1 st each end next 4 rows.

Dec 1 st each end every RS row 4 (5, 6, 6, 6, 7) times. 67 (69, 73, 77, 81, 85) sts.

Patt straight until work measures 36 (37, 38, 39, 39, 40) cm from beg, end with a WS row.

Shape Neck

Next Row: RS - Patt 24 (25, 27, 28, 30, 32) sts, Turn, on these sts only. Cast off 4 sts beg next 2 WS rows.

Cast off loosely the rem 16 (17, 19, 20, 22, 24) sts for shoulder.

Next Row: RS - Return to rem sts, rejoin yarn, cast off next 19 (19, 19, 21, 21, 21) sts for centre back neck, patt to end.

Cast off 4 sts beg next 2 RS rows.

Cast off loosely the rem 16 (17, 19, 20, 22, 24) sts for shoulder.

LEFT FRONT

With 4.00mm needles, cast on 29 (31, 33, 37, 39, 41) sts.

Work in Main Pattern for 2 rows.

Cont in Main patt and inc 1 st at end of every RS row 16 (18, 18, 18, 18, 20) times, then every other RS row twice (working inc sts into Main patt). 47 (51, 53, 57, 59, 63) sts.

Patt straight until piece measures 1 9cms from beg (same length as back from end of rib as front band will be added later), end with a WS row.

Shape Armhole

Cast off 6 (7, 7, 8, 9, 9) sts beg next RS row.

Patt 1 row.

Dec 1 st at armhole edge next 4 rows.

Shape Neck and Armhole

Dec 1 st each end every RS row 4 (5, 6, 6, 6, 7) times.

Cont to dec 1 st every RS row at neck edge only 11 (11, 9, 11, 10, 10) times more, then every other RS row twice. 16 (17, 19, 20, 22, 24) sts. Patt straight until work measures 36 (37, 38, 39, 39, 40) cm from beg, end with a WS row.

Cast off loosely rem 16 (17, 19, 20, 22, 24) sts for shoulder.

RIGHT FRONT

With 4.00mm needles, cast on 29 (31, 33, 37, 39, 41) sts.

Work in Main Pattern for 2 rows.

Cont in Main patt and inc 1 st at beg of every RS row 16 (18, 18, 18, 18, 20) times, then every other RS row twice (working inc sts into Main patt). 47 (51, 53, 57, 59, 63) sts.

Patt straight until piece measures 1 9cm from beg (same length as back from end of rib as front band will be added later), end with a RS row.

Shape Armhole

Cast off 6 (7, 7, 8, 9, 9) sts beg next WS row.

Dec 1 st at armhole edge next 4 rows.

Shape Neck and Armhole

Dec 1 st each end every RS row 4 (5, 6, 6, 6, 7) times.

Cont to dec 1 st every RS row at neck edge only 11 (11, 9, 11, 10, 10) times more, then every other RS row twice. 16 (17, 19, 20, 22, 24) sts. Patt straight until work measures 36 (37, 38, 39, 39, 40) cm from beg, end with a RS row.

Cast off loosely rem 16 (17, 19, 20, 22, 24) sts for shoulder.

MAKING UP

Join shoulder seams.

ARMHOLE BAND

With RS facing and 4.00mm needles, pick up and k45 (47, 49, 51, 53, 55) sts up armhole edge to shoulder, pick up and k45 (47, 49, 51, 53, 55) sts down armhole edge. 90 (94, 98, 102, 106, 110) sts.

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

Next Row: *K1, p1; rep from * to end. Change to 3.75mm needles.

Rib 2 more rows.

Cast off loosely in rib on WS.

FRONT AND NECKBAND

With RSF and 4.00mm needles, pick up and k29 (31, 33, 37, 39, 41) sts along cast on edge of right front, then place marker every 10cm and pick up and k23 sts for every 10cm along entire right front, back neck and down left front to cast on sts, pick up and k29 (31, 33, 37, 39, 41) sts along left front cast on sts.

K1, p1 rib for 4 rows.

Change to 3.75mm needles.

Next Row: WS - K all sts.

Next Row: RS - P all sts.

Cast off loosely in k on WS.

Join sides and bands.