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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.


See my many videos on my YouTube Channel HERE (you can load more videos at the bottom of my channel page)

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