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Autumn Cabled Vest from Hand-Dyed Yarn

Difficulty level: Experienced

Free Knitting Pattern

This vest matches cowl neck sweater with cables.

Size: 12/14 (42/44)

Materials: 100% Wool Brown Sheep Nature Spun Sport Weight yarn 184 yd (168 m)/50g - 8 skeins. Color 101 Burnt Sienna. (A)
100% Wool Lorna's Hand-Dyed yarn 200 yds (182 m)/70g - 6 skeins. Color 64 Gold Hill. (b)

Needles: 1 (2.25 mm) and 2 (2.75 mm). Circular 1 (2.25 mm) 60 cm (24") OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE.

Gauge: 22 st x 32 rows = 4" x 4" (10 x 10 cm)

Patterns:

Stocking Stitch
1 row and all odd rows - knit sts
2 row and all even rows - purl sts

Reverse stocking stitch:
Row 1. purl
Row 2. knit
Repeat row 1 and 2.

Rib: 1k, 1p

2-Color Cable on 6 sts:
Rows 1 and 3: Yarn A 3 k, yarn B 3 k.
Rows: 2 and 4: yarn B 3 p, yarn A 3 p.
Row 5: C6B (Cable 6 Back) or C6F (Cable 6 Front).
Row 6: yarn A 3 p, yarn B 3 p.
Rows 7 and 9: Yarn B 3 k, yarn A 3 k.
Rows: 9 and 10: yarn A 3 p, yarn B 3 p.
Row 11: C6B (Cable 6 Back) or C6F (Cable 6 Front).
Row 12: yarn B 3 p, yarn A 3 p.
Repeat rows 1-12.

Back
Yarn A: cast on 120 sts (including edge stitches) on 1 (2.25 mm) needles.
Knit rib for 15 rows. In the last row add evenly 28 sts.
Continue on 2 (2.75 mm) needles on 148 sts: yarn A: 1 edge st, 3 p (reverse stocking st), * 2-color cable, yarn B: 20 k (stocking st), 2-color cable, yarn A: 4 k (reverse stocking st), *, repeat 3 times from * to *, 2-color cable, yarn B: 20 k (stocking st), 2-color cable, yarn A: 3 k, 1 edge st.
Knit like this 124 rows.
Row 140: to shape an armhole cast off 6 sts at the beginning and the end of the row.
Rows 142-163: Cast off 11 times 1 sts on both sides in each odd row.
Knit total 229 rows (including rib).
Cast off.

Left Front
Yarn A: cast on 60 sts (including edge stitches) on 1 (2.25 mm) needles.
Knit rib for 15 rows. In the last row add evenly 16 sts.
Continue on 2 (2.75 mm) needles on 76 sts: yarn A: 1 edge st, 3 p (reverse stocking st), 2-color cable, yarn B: 20 k (stocking st), 2-color cable, yarn A: 4 p (reverse stocking st), 2-color cable, yarn B: 20 k (stocking st), 2-color cable, yarn A: 3 p, 1 edge st.
Knit like this 124 rows.
Row 140: to shape an armhole cast off 6 sts at the beginning and the end of the row.
Rows 142-163: Cast off 11 times 1 sts on both sides in each odd row.
Row 145: to shape a V-neck line knit together 18th and 19th sts of center 20-st stocking stitch yarn B part (2nd and 3rd stitchs from the center). Decrease 1 sts in each 4th row 20 times.
Knit total 229 rows (including rib).
Cast off.

Right Front
Knit as left front.

Finishing:
Join shoulder seams.
Pick up 376 sts along the neckline and center parts of the front. Knit rib for 15 rows. In the 8th row on the right front make 6 buttonholes by knitting k2tog, yo. Cast off.
Pick up 170 sts along the armhole line. Knit rib for 15 rows. Cast off.
Join side seams. Sew on 6 buttons.

Enjoy!



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