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Knitted Vest - Size S/M

Making a vest doesn't have to be hard. It can be done in a simple way and it can be a quick project too. All you have to do is buy a very thick yarn - that way you can cast on less stitches and you will knit less rows - a quite fast project, don't you think so? Also a very good project for people who just recently started to knit and know how to cast on, knit 2 stitches together, slip stitches, bind off and know what i-cord is.

If you will work on this project get a yarn that has an interesting color or texture. And then all you have to do is knit it with a knit stitch only (garter stitch).

If you have a yarn with a nice color or texture you do not need fancy design. The color or texture will give your vest an interesting look. After you sew pieces together add a nice edge. You will get a lots of compliments on your stylish outfit. I sure do wherever I go. People ask me: "Did you make that great looking vest?"

Below is a FREE pattern for you OR you can watch my playlist how to knit this vest - it has 5 videos.

If you are a RIGHT-handed knitter CLICK ON THIS LINK
If you are a LEFT-handed knitter CLICK ON THIS LINK

Very bulky yarn #6 - 4-5 skeins for the vest, 1/2-1 skein for the edging
Knitting needles #15, 10mm

Gouge (garter stitch):
4"x4" = 8 sts x 16 rows

CO - cast on
K - knit
k2tog - knit two stitches together
ssk - slip slip & then knit two stitches together through the back loop
sts - stitches
BO - bind off

Step-by-Step Directions:

Back Part

Row 1-50          K40
Row 51              BO 2 sts; K
Row 52              BO 2 sts; K
Row 53-90         K36
Row 91               BO 6 sts, K29
Row 92               BO 6 sts, K11

Make two front parts - Front A & Front B

Front A Part

Foundation: cast on 20 stitches.

Row 1-50           K20
Row 51              BO 2 sts; K14 (or until last 3 sts), ssk, K1,
Row 52-56         K17
Row 57              K14, ssk, K1
Row 58-62         K16
Row 63              K13, ssk, K1
Row 64-68         K15
Row 69              K12, ssk, K1
Row 70-74         K14
Row 75              K11, ssk, K1
Row 76-80         K13
Row 81              K10, ssk, K1
Row 82-90         K12

Shape the shoulder area

Row 91                BO 6 sts, K5
Row 92                K6
Row 93                BO 6 sts

Front B Part

Foundation: cast on 20 stitches.

Row 1-50           K20
Row 51              K1, k2tog, K17
Row 52              BO 2 sts, K16
Row 53-56         K17
Row 57               K1, k2tog, K14
Row 58-62          K16
Row 63               K1, k2tog, K13
Row 64-68          K15
Row 69               K1, k2tog, K12
Row 70-74          K14
Row 75               K1, k2tog, K11
Row 76-80          K13
Row 81               K1, k2tog, K10
Row 82-91          K12

Shape the shoulder area

Row 92                BO 6 sts, K5
Row 93                K6
Row 94                BO 6 sts

Knit an i-cord around the entire edge and around the arm holes. See my video if you do not know how to do that.


Knits you may enjoy checking out:

Cerulean Hat
Knitted Long Basic Mittens (adult)
Basic Knitted Fingerless Gloves (adult)
Knitted Striped Fingerless Gloves (adult)
Charcoal Hat With Rolled Up Edge (youth/adult)
Spring To Fall Lacy Hat (youth/adult)

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