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free knit vest pattern

Deco-Ribbon with Fizz Trim Vest



Designed and Knit by Marilyn Turner for Crystal Palace Yarns

6 (6,7,8,8,9) 50 gr balls: Deco Ribbon, shown #211 'azalea punch'
1 (1,2,2,2,2) 50 gr balls Fizz, shown #7129 "pinata"
[There are MANY color combinations possible, click the yarn names above to see the complete color cards.]
Crystal Palace Bamboo or DAISY 1 pair size 10 and 1 pair size 11
[Note: All CPY needles are available in 10 - 7mm size.]
Crystal Palace Bamboo size H crochet hook
5 buttons.

Finished Bust Measurement: 30 (32,34,36,38,40)
Length: 19 (19 , 20 , 21, 21 ,22)

Gauge: 15 sts and 20 rows equal a 4" square in stockinette st using the larger needle

With the smaller needle CO 56(60,64,68,72,76) stitches and work in K2 P2 rib for 5 rows.
Change to larger needle and St st, work until piece is 12 (12, 12 , 13,13,13 )" long. Armhole shaping: BO 4 (4, 5, 5, 5, 5) sts each side then dec 1 st ea side every RSR 3 times. When arm opening is 7 (7 , 8, 8, 8 , 8 )" long begin back neck shaping. K across 10 (11, 12, 13, 14, 15) sts, BO center 22 (24, 24, 26, 28, 30) sts, K across remaining sts. Leave the shoulder sts on a holder. They will be worked tog with the front shoulder sts in a 3 needle BO.

Left Front:
With the smaller needle CO 28 (30, 32, 34, 36, 38) sts and work in K2 P2 ribbing for 5 rows. Change to larger needle and St st, work until work measures 10(10, 10 , 11, 11, 11 )". Begin neck shaping, dec 1 st at neck edge on the right side every 4th row 11 (12, 12, 13, 14, 15) times. When the piece is the same length to the under arm as the back shape armhole as for back.
When the front is the same length as the back put remaining sts on a holder.

Right Front:
Work as for the left front reversing all shaping.

3 needle bind off for shoulders.
Transfer the shoulder sts for both the front and the back onto separate needles and with the right sides facing, and holding both needles in your left hand, take a third needle and K tog 1 st from each of the needles in your left hand, do this one more time and then BO in the normal way. Cont to K tog the 1 st from each left hand needle and bind off until no sts remain. Repeat for second shoulder. Sew up side seams.

Button bands
: using the 10 needle PU sts along the front to where the neck starts and work in K2 P2 ribbing for 5 rows. On the buttonhole side make 5 buttonholes evenly spaced leaving 2 sts at the top and bottom.
Arm opening: Work one row reverse single crochet around each arm opening. Sew on buttons.

Collar: using the 10 needle and Fizz (work Fizz with double strand) with right side facing start at the bottom of the V and pick up around the neck. Work in garter st (all K sts) with the smaller needle for about 1 inch then change to larger needle and cont in garter st for another 2 inches. Bind off loosely.

Designed and Knit by Marilyn Turner for Crystal Palace Yarns

copyright 2007 Crystal Palace Yarns/Straw Into Gold, Inc. - We are happy to share this  pattern with knitters. The pattern may be used for non-commercial personal or knitting guild use. It is not to be used in any publication in print nor should it be reproduced in electronic/digital format without permission. Knitting Shops carrying Crystal Palace Yarns Deco-Ribbon & Fizz are welcome to use this free patterns for their customers.

last edited 02/07/2012