ABC Knitting Patterns. Free Knitting and Crochet Patterns from Elaine Phillips.
Free Knitting and Crochet Patterns from Elaine Phillips

Long Lace Vest

Difficulty level: Intermediate

Free Vest Knitting Pattern

Size: 12/14 (42/44)

Materials:Berroco Lustra 50% wool, 50% tencel aran weight yarn 197 yds (180 m) /100 gr color Louvre - 6 skeins.
Needles: 4 (3.50 mm) and circular 4 (3.50 mm) 32" (82 cm) OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE

Gauge: Stocking stitch 16 st x 22 rows = 4" x 4" (10 x 10 cm)
V Lace pattern - 4.0 cm (1.5")

Patterns:

Rib: 1k, 1p

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

Lace Pattern:
5 stitches
Row 1: yo, k2tog tbl (knit 2 together through the back loops), 1 k, k2tog, yo.
Row 2 and all even rows: purl.
Row 3: 1 k, yo, k3tog tbl, yo, 1 k.
Repeat rows 1-4.

Directions
The vest (fronts and back) is worked from the bottom up as one piece up to the armholes. Then the fronts and the back are worked separately.
Cast on 275 sts (including edge stitches) and knit rib for 4 rows.
Row 5: Sl 1, 7 sts of ribbing (1k, 1p), 7 p, (5 sts. lace motif, 7 p) repeat 21 times, 7 sts of ribbing (1k, 1p), 1 p.
Row 6: Sl 1, 7 sts of ribbing (1k, 1p), 7 k, (5 st. lace motif, 7 k) repeat 21 times, 7 sts of ribbing (1p,1k), 1 p.
Rows 7-22: repeat rows 5-6.
Row 23: Sl 1, 7 sts of ribbing (1k, 1p), 5 p, p2tog, (5 sts. lace motif, 7 p, 5 sts. lace motif, 5 p, p2tog) repeat 10 times, 5 sts. lace motif, 7 p, 7 sts of ribbing (1k, 1p), 1 p.
Row 24: Sl 1, 7 sts of ribbing (1k, 1p), 7 k, (5 st. lace motif, 6 k, 5 st. lace motif, 7 k) repeat 10 times, 5 st. lace motif, 6 k, 7 sts of ribbing (1p,1k), 1 p.
Row 25: Sl 1, 7 sts of ribbing (1k, 1p), 6 p, (5 sts. lace motif, 7 p, 5 sts. lace motif, 6 p) repeat 10 times, 5 sts. lace motif, 7 p, 7 sts of ribbing (1k, 1p), 1 p.
Row 26: like row 24.
Rows 27--40: repeat rows 25-26.
Row 41: Sl 1, 7 sts of ribbing (1k, 1p), 6 p, (5 sts. lace motif, 5 p, p2tog, 5 sts. lace motif, 6 p) repeat 10 times, 5 sts. lace motif, 5 p, p2tog, 7 sts of ribbing (1k, 1p), 1 p.
Row 42: Sl 1, 7 sts of ribbing (1k, 1p), 6 k, (5 st. lace motif, 6 k) repeat 21 times, 7 sts of ribbing (1p,1k), 1 p.
Row 43: Sl 1, 7 sts of ribbing (1k, 1p), 6 p, (5 sts. lace motif, 6 p) repeat 21 times, 7 sts of ribbing (1k, 1p), 1 p.
Row 44: like row 42.
Rows 45-58: repeat rows 43-44.
Row 59: Sl 1, 7 sts of ribbing (1k, 1p), 4 p, p2tog, (5 sts. lace motif, 6 p, 5 sts. lace motif, 4 p, p2tog) repeat 10 times, 5 sts. lace motif, 6 p, 7 sts of ribbing (1k, 1p), 1 p.
Row 60: Sl 1, 7 sts of ribbing (1k, 1p), 6 k, (5 st. lace motif, 5 k, 5 st. lace motif, 6 k) repeat 10 times, 5 st. lace motif, 5 k, 7 sts of ribbing (1p,1k), 1 p.
Row 61: Sl 1, 7 sts of ribbing (1k, 1p), 5 p, (5 sts. lace motif, 6 p, 5 sts. lace motif, 5 p) repeat 10 times, 5 sts. lace motif, 6 p, 7 sts of ribbing (1k, 1p), 1 p.
Row 62: like row 60.
Rows 63-76: repeat rows 61-62.
Row 77: Sl 1, 7 sts of ribbing (1k, 1p), 5 p, (5 sts. lace motif, 4 p, p2tog, 5 sts. lace motif, 5 p) repeat 10 times, 5 sts. lace motif, 4 p, p2tog, 7 sts of ribbing (1k, 1p), 1 p.
Row 78: Sl 1, 7 sts of ribbing (1k, 1p), 5 k, (5 st. lace motif, 5 k) repeat 21 times, 7 sts of ribbing (1p, 1k), 1 p.
Row 79: Sl 1, 7 sts of ribbing (1k, 1p), 5 p, (5 sts. lace motif, 5 p) repeat 21 times, 7 sts of ribbing (1k, 1p), 1 p.
Row 80: like row 78.
Rows 81-94: repeat rows 79-80.
Row 95: Sl 1, 7 sts of ribbing (1k, 1p), 3 p, p2tog, (5 sts. lace motif, 5 p, 5 sts. lace motif, 3 p, p2tog) repeat 10 times, 5 sts. lace motif, 5 p, 7 sts of ribbing (1k, 1p), 1 p.
Row 96: Sl 1, 7 sts of ribbing (1k, 1p), 5 k, (5 st. lace motif, 4 k, 5 st. lace motif, 5 k) repeat 10 times, 5 st. lace motif, 4 k, 7 sts of ribbing (1p,1k), 1 p.
Row 97: Sl 1, 7 sts of ribbing (1k, 1p), 4 p, (5 sts. lace motif, 5 p, 5 sts. lace motif, 4 p) repeat 10 times, 5 sts. lace motif, 5 p, 7 sts of ribbing (1k, 1p), 1 p.
Row 98: like row 96.
Rows 99-112: repeat rows 97-98.
Row 113: Sl 1, 7 sts of ribbing (1k, 1p), 4 p, (5 sts. lace motif, 3 p, p2tog, 5 sts. lace motif, 4 p) repeat 10 times, 5 sts. lace motif, 3 p, p2tog, 7 sts of ribbing (1k, 1p), 1 p.
Row 114: Sl 1, 7 sts of ribbing (1k, 1p), 4 k, (5 st. lace motif, 4 k) repeat 21 times, 7 sts of ribbing (1p, 1k), 1 p.
Row 115: Sl 1, 7 sts of ribbing (1k, 1p), 4 p, (5 sts. lace motif, 4 p) repeat 21 times, 7 sts of ribbing (1k, 1p), 1 p.
Row 116: like row 114.
Rows 117-130: repeat rows 115-116.
Row 131: Sl 1, 7 sts of ribbing (1k, 1p), 2 p, p2tog, (5 sts. lace motif, 4 p, 5 sts. lace motif, 2 p, p2tog) repeat 10 times, 5 sts. lace motif, 4 p, 7 sts of ribbing (1k, 1p), 1 p.
Row 132: Sl 1, 7 sts of ribbing (1k, 1p), 4 k, (5 st. lace motif, 3 k, 5 st. lace motif, 4 k) repeat 10 times, 5 st. lace motif, 3 k, 7 sts of ribbing (1p,1k), 1 p.
Row 133: Sl 1, 7 sts of ribbing (1k, 1p), 3 p, (5 sts. lace motif, 4 p, 5 sts. lace motif, 3 p) repeat 10 times, 5 sts. lace motif, 4 p, 7 sts of ribbing (1k, 1p), 1 p.
Row 134: like row 132.
Rows 135-148: repeat rows 133-134.
Row 149: Sl 1, 7 sts of ribbing (1k, 1p), 3 p, (5 sts. lace motif, 2 p, p2tog, 5 sts. lace motif, 3 p) repeat 10 times, 5 sts. lace motif, 2 p, p2tog, 7 sts of ribbing (1k, 1p), 1 p.
Row 150: Sl 1, 7 sts of ribbing (1k, 1p), 3 k, (5 st. lace motif, 3 k) repeat 21 times, 7 sts of ribbing (1p, 1k), 1 p.
Row 151: Sl 1, 7 sts of ribbing (1k, 1p), 3 p, (5 sts. lace motif, 3 p) repeat 21 times, 7 sts of ribbing (1k, 1p), 1 p.
Row 152: like row 150.
Row 153: Sl 1, 7 sts of ribbing (1k, 1p), p2tog tbl (through the back loop), 1 p, (5 sts lace motif, 3 p) repeat 4 times, 21 sts of ribbing (k1, p1), 3 p, (5 sts lace motif, 3 p) repeat 7 times, 21 sts of ribbing (k1, p1), 3 p, (5 sts lace motif, 3 p) repeat 3 times, 5 sts. lace motif, 1 p, p2tog, 7 sts. ribbing (k1, p1), 1 p.

Row 154:Sl 1, 7 sts of ribbing (1k, 1p), 2 k, (5 sts lace motif, 3 k) repeat 4 times, 21 sts of ribbing (k1, p1), 3 k, (5 sts lace motif, 3 k) repeat 7 times, 21 sts of ribbing (k1, p1), 3 k, (5 sts lace motif, 3 k) repeat 3 times, 5 sts. lace motif, 2 k, 7 sts. ribbing (k1, p1), 1 p.
Row 155: Sl 1, 7 sts of ribbing (1k, 1p), p2tog tbl (through the back loop), (5 sts lace motif, 3 p) repeat 4 times, 21 sts of ribbing (k1, p1), 3 p, (5 sts lace motif, 3 p) repeat 7 times, 21 sts of ribbing (k1, p1), 3 p, (5 sts lace motif, 3 p) repeat 3 times, 5 sts. lace motif, p2tog, 7 sts. ribbing (k1, p1), 1 p.

Row 156:Sl 1, 7 sts of ribbing (1k, 1p), 1 k, (5 sts lace motif, 3 k) repeat 4 times, 21 sts of ribbing (k1, p1), 3 k, (5 sts lace motif, 3 k) repeat 7 times, 21 sts of ribbing (k1, p1), 3 k, (5 sts lace motif, 3 k) repeat 3 times, 5 sts. lace motif, 1 k, 7 sts. ribbing (k1, p1), 1 p.
Row 157: Sl 1, 7 sts of ribbing (1k, 1p), p2tog tbl (through the back loop), 2 k, k2tog, yo, 3 p, (5 sts lace motif, 3 p) repeat 3 times, 7 sts of ribbing (k1, p1), cast off 7 sts, 7 sys of ribbing, 3 p, (5 sts lace motif, 3 p) repeat 7 times, 7 sts of ribbing (k1, p1), cast off 7 sts, 7 sys of ribbing, 3 p, (5 sts lace motif, 3 p) repeat 3 times, 5 sts. lace motif, p2tog, 7 sts. of ribbing (k1, p1), 1 p.
Row 158:Continue to work the fronts and the back from 3 balls of yarn.
Rows 159-190: In each odd row continue to decrease for 1 st after the 7 st ribbing of the right front and decrease for 1 st before the 7 st ribbing of the left front. There will be 32 + 73 + 32 stitches in the row 190.
Rows 191-210: continue to knit for 20 more rows without decreases. Cast off all the back stitches. Cast off 24 stitches from the shoulder on both fronts.
Work remaining 8 sts of ribbing for the neck band for 26 rows on both fronts. Cast off.

Finishing:
Join shoulder seams.
Sew on the neck band to the back.

Enjoy!



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# 1. Poster: Rhoda Woolman
March 14, 2014

I would love to have instructions for a much shorter version.
# 2. Poster: Shashi
April 6, 2014

I would love to have instructions for a much smaller vest

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