Worked in easy garter stitch, this flattering vest has handy patch pockets and fastens with a single closure.
|Skein Weight:||5 oz (141 g)|
|Yardage:||244 yd (223 m)|
|Crochet Hook:||5.5 mm (I-9) hook|
|Knitting Needles:||5mm (8 US) needles|
|Crochet Gauge:||12 SC x 15 R = 4” x 4” (10 cm x 10 cm)|
|Knitting Gauge:||17 S x 23 R = 4″ x 4”(10 cm x 10 cm)|
|Care Instructions:||Machine wash warm (104 F/40 C), gentle cycle. Tumble dry low; do not over dry. Do not bleach or iron. For best results on fringe, hand wash; lay flat to dry. May be dry cleaned, solvent|
|Skein Weight:||4oz (113 g) ball|
|Yardage:||204 yd (187 m)|
|Crochet Hook:||5.5 mm (I-9) hook|
|Knitting Needles:||5 mm (8 US) needles|
|Crochet Gauge:||12 SC x 15 R = 4” x 4” (10 cm x 10 cm) on 5.5 mm (I-9) hook|
|Knitting Gauge:||17 S x 23 R = 4″ x 4”(10 cm x 10 cm) on 5 mm (8 US) needles|
|Care Instructions:||Machine wash warm, gentle cycle. Tumble dry low. Do not bleach or iron.|
|Designed By:||Kathleen Sams|
Fingertip Towel, Yarn Needle, Scissors and Tape Measure
|Designed By:||Julie Hines|
Susan Bates® Knitting Needles: 10mm [US 15] circular needle, 32” (80 cm) long (for throw); 9mm [US 13] straight needles (for pillow)
A perfectly slouchy stockinette cap worked in the round, with a simple rolled brim.
Approximately 17” around x 9½” high (unstretched)
2 Balls Berroco Floret (50 grs), #7615 Bubblegum
16” Length circular knitting needle, size 8 (5.00 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE
1 Set (4) double pointed knitting needles (dpn), size 8 (5.00 mm)
1 St marker
19 sts = 4”; 23 rnds = 4” in St st
TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE
With circular needle, cast on 70 sts. Join, being careful not to twist sts. Mark for beg of rnd and carry marker up. Work even in St st (k EVERY rnd) until piece measures 4½” from beg.
Inc Rnd 1: * K14, M1k, rep from * around – 75 sts. Knit 5 rnds.
Inc Rnd 2: * K15, M1k, rep from * around – 80 sts. Knit 5 rnds.
Inc Rnd 3: * K16, M1k, rep from * around – 85 sts. Knit 5 rnds.
Inc Rnd 4: * K17, M1k, rep from * around – 90 sts. Knit 5 rnds.
Note: As you decrease, when there are to few sts to fit comfortably on circular needle, change to dpn’s, dividing sts onto 3 needles.
Shape Top: Dec Rnd 1: * K7, k2 tog, rep from * around – 80 sts. Knit 1 rnd.
Dec Rnd 2: * K6, k2 tog, rep from * around – 70 sts. Knit 1 rnd.
Dec Rnd 3: * K5, k2 tog, rep from * around – 60 sts. Knit 1 rnd.
Dec Rnd 4: * K4, k2 tog, rep from * around – 50 sts. Knit 1 rnd.
Dec Rnd 5: * K3, k2 tog, rep from * around – 40 sts. Knit 1 rnd.
Dec Rnd 6: * K2, k2 tog, rep from * around – 30 sts. Knit 1 rnd.
Dec Rnd 7: * K1, k2 tog, rep from * around – 20 sts. Knit 1 rnd.
Dec Rnd 8: * K2 tog, rep from * around – 10 sts.
Dec Rnd 9: * K2 tog, rep from * around – 5 sts. Break off yarn, leaving an 8” long end. Thread end into tapestry needle and draw through all sts on needles. Pull up tightly and secure, then fasten off.
You can wear this as either a vest or a sleeveless shell. It has a scoop neck in the front. If you plan to wear it as a shell, you can knit the back the same as the front if you wish for a scoop in the back as well. Size:
Finished chest measurement 38″ Gauge:
18 sts=4″ in St st with larger needles
Sweater is knit with short lengths of yarn so you may occassionally use yarn that does not work to this exact gauge. Materials:
Size 6 US (4.25 mm) needles
Size 8 US (5 mm) needles
Worsted weight yarn in various shades. Consider a definite color scheme such as pastels, shades of green, or bright, saturated colors. Instructions
There is no set way to knit each row. Feel free to improvise as you knit. Knit with lengths of yarn about 3 to 12 feet. Work in St st until the color runs out and change to a new color yarn. Back
With smaller needles, CO 76 st.With different colors for each row, work k1, p1 ribbing 2½”.
Inc 10 sts evenly over last row – 86 sts.
Change to larger needles and work in St st over pattern for 13″ or to desired length.
BO 5 sts beg next 2 rows -76 sts.
Work armhole 8″ or to desired length.
BO 22 sts beg next two rows.
BO rem sts. Front
Work same as Back until armhole reaches 5″.
Work 29 sts. Place rem sts on holder.
At neck edge, dec 1 st every other row 7 times – 22 sts. Work until armhole measures same as Back.
Place sts from holder back on needle.
BO 18 sts for neck; work rem 29 sts same as other side. Finishing
Work one round single crochet around neck and armholes.
Seam sides. Weave in ends on WS. ©Barbara Breiter.