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Free Knitting and Crochet Patterns from Elaine Phillips

Grey Vest with Cables

Difficulty level: Intermediate

Free Knitting Pattern

Size: 12/14 (42/44)

Materials: Wool yarn 100m/50g - 18 balls.
Needles: 3 (3.5 mm) and 7 (4.5 mm) OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE

Gauge: 19 st x 28 rows = 4" x 4" (10 x 10 cm)

Patterns:

Rib: 1k, 1p

Large Cable on 12 sts: 1, 3 and 5 rows - 2 p, 8 k, 2 p.
2, 4, 6 and 8 - 2 p, 8 p, 2 k.
Row 7 - 2 p, C8F (Cable 8 Front), 2 p.
Repeat rows 1-8.

Triangle cables: on 19 st.
Row 1: knit
Row 2: purl
Row 3: 5 k, C4B (Cable 4 Back), 1 p, C4F (Cable 4 Front), 5 k.
Row 4: 9 p, 1 k, 9 p.
Row 5: 7 k, 1 p, 1 k, 1 p, 7 k.
Row 6: 7 p, 1 k, 1 p, 1 k, 7 p.
Row 7: 4 k, C4B, 1 k, 1 p, 1 k, C4F, 4 k.
Row 8: 9 p, 1 k, 9 p.
Row 9: same as Row 5.
Row 10: same as Row 6.
Row 11: 3 k, C4B, 1 p, 1 k, 1 p, 1 k, 1 p, C4F, 3 k.
Row 12: 7 p, 1 k, 1 p, 1 k, 1 p, 1 p, 7 p.
Row 13: 6 k, 1 p, 1 k, 1 p, 1 k, 1 p, 1 k, 1 p, 6 k.
Row 14: 6 p, 1 k, 1 p, 1 k, 1 p, 1 k, 1 p, 1 k, 6 p.
Row 15: 2 k, C4B, 1 k, 1 p, 1 k, 1 p, 1 k, 1 p, 1 k, C4F, 2 k.
Row 16: 7 p, 1 k, 1 p, 1 k, 1 p, 1 k, 7 p.
Row 17: same as Row 13.
Row 18: same as Row 14.
Row 19: 1 k, C4B, 1 p, 1 k, 1 p, 1 k, 1 p, 1 k, 1 p, 1 k, 1 p, C4F, 1 k.
Row 20: 5 p, 1 k, 1 p, 1 k, 1 p, 1 k, 1 p, 1 k, 1 p, 1 k, 5 p.
Row 21: 4 k, *1 p, 1 k*, repeat from * to * 5 times, 1 p, 4 k.
Row 22: 4 p, *1 k, 1 p*, rep fr * to * 5 times, 1 k, 4 p.
Row 23: C4B, *1 k, 1 p*, rep from * to * 5 times, 1 k, C4F.
Row 24: 5 p, *1 k, 1 p*, rep from * to * 4 times, 1 k, 5 p.

Right Half-Triangle Cables: on 10 sts.
Row 1: knit
Row 2: purl
Row 3: 1 p, C4F (Cable 4 Front), 5 k.
Row 4: 9 p, 1 k.
Row 5: 1 k, 1 p, 7 k.
Row 6: 7 p, 1 k, 1 p.
Row 7: 1 p, 1 k, C4F, 4 k.
Row 8: 9 p, 1 k.
Row 9: same as Row 5.
Row 10: same as Row 6.
Row 11: 1 p, 1 k, 1 p, C4F, 3 k.
Row 12: 7 p, 1 k, 1 p, 1 k.
Row 13: 1 k, 1 p, 1 k, 1 p, 6 k.
Row 14: 6 p, 1 k, 1 p, 1 k, 1 p.
Row 15: 1 p, 1 k, 1 p, 1 k, C4F, 2 k.
Row 16: 7 p, 1 k, 1 p, 1 k .
Row 17: same as Row 13.
Row 18: same as Row 14.
Row 19: 1 p, 1 k, 1 p, 1 k, 1 p, 1 k, 1 p, C4F, 1 k.
Row 20: 5 p, 1 k, 1 p, 1 k, 1 p, 1 k.
Row 21: 1 k, *1 p, 1 k*, repeat from * to * 3 times, 3 k.
Row 22: 4 p, *1 k, 1 p*, rep fr * to * 3 times.
Row 23: 1 p, *1 k, 1 p*, rep from * to * 2 times, 1 k, C4F.
Row 24: 5 p, *1 k, 1 p*, rep from * to * 2 times, 1 p.

Left Half-Triangle Cables: on 9 sts.
Row 1: knit
Row 2: purl
Row 3: 4 k, C4B (Cable 4 Back), 1 p.
Row 4: 1 k, 8 p.
Row 5: 7 k, 1 p, 1 k.
Row 6: 1 p, 1 k, 7 p.
Row 7: 3 k, C4B, 1 k, 1 p.
Row 8: 1 k, 8 p.
Row 9: same as Row 5.
Row 10: same as Row 6.
Row 11: 2 k, C4B, 1 p, 1 k, 1 p.
Row 12: 1 k, 1 p, 1 p, 6 p.
Row 13: 5 k, 1 p, 1 k, 1 p, 1 k.
Row 14: 1 p, 1 k, 1 p, 1 k, 5 p.
Row 15: 1 k, C4B, 1 k, 1 p, 1 k, 1 p.
Row 16: 1 k, 1 p, 1 k, 6 p.
Row 17: same as Row 13.
Row 18: same as Row 14.
Row 19: C4B, 1 p, 1 k, 1 p, 1 k, 1 p.
Row 20: 1 k, 1 p, 1 k, 1 p, 1 k, 4 p.
Row 21: 3 k, *1 p, 1 k*, repeat from * to * 3 times.
Row 22: *1 p, 1 k*, rep fr * to * 3 times, 3 p.
Row 23: C4B (on 3 st plus 1 st from the previous triangle cable pattern) , *1 k, 1 p*, rep from * to * 3 times.
Row 24: *1 k, 1 p*, rep from * to * 3 times, 3 p.

Back
Cast on 130 sts (including edge stitches) on 4 (3.5 mm) needles.
Knit rib for 12 rows. In the last row add evenly 11 sts.
Continue on 7 (4.5 mm) needles on 141 sts: 1 edge st, right half-triangle cable pattern on 10 sts, full triangle cable pattern on 19 st, large cable on 12 sts, *full triangle cable pattern on 19 st*, rep from * to * 3 times, large cable, full triangle cable pattern on 19 st, left half-triangle cable pattern on 9 sts, 1 edge st.
Continue for 30 in. (76 cm).
Cast off.

Left Front
Cast on 74 sts (including edge stitches) on 4 (3.5 mm) needles.
Knit rib for 12 rows. In the last row add evenly 7 sts.
Continue on 7 (4.5 mm) needles on 81 sts: 1 edge st, right half-triangle cable pattern on 10 sts, full triangle cable pattern on 19 st, large cable on 12 sts, full triangle cable pattern on 19 st, left half-triangle cable pattern on 9 sts, rib on 9 sts (for button band), 1 edge st.
Continue for 19 in. (49 cm).
To make armhole bands knit rib on first 9 sts.
To shape the V-neck line decrease evenly 9 sts.
Continue for 11 in. (27 cm). Cast off all stitches except for button band 9 sts. Knit 2 in (5 cm) to make neck band. Cast off.

Right Front
Knit as left front. Make 6 buttonholes.

Finishing:
Join side and shoulder seams. Hand sew neck band to the back and join left and right neck bands. Sew on 6 buttons.

Enjoy!



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