Willow Knit Lace Vest Knitting FREE Pattern and Video

Willow Knit Lace Vest FREE Knitting Pattern

This is a seamless, top down knit lace vest with raglan increases. The yoke features a delicate small scale lace stitch pattern while the lower body’s stitch pattern design has a larger scale motif.

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Willow Knit Lace Vest Knitting FREE Pattern

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What you will need to make the Willow Knit Lace Vest FREE Knitting Pattern:

What you will need:

  • 425 (470, 515, 565, 620)yds or 389 (430, 471, 517, 567) m #3 dk weight yarn

  • US8 (5mm) knitting needles

  • Yarn needle

  • Scissors

  • Stitch markers

  • Stitch holders

Shown in:

Be So Baby Yarn; 100% milk (casein) fiber; 142 yds (130m) per 1.75oz (50g); shown in color Forest Green, 3 (4, 4, 4, 5) balls.

Gauge:

14 sts / 15 rows = 4 in (10cm) in blocked lace pattern.

Finished Size:

Small (Medium, Large, X-Large, 2X-Large:

34 (38, 42, 46, 50) in or 86.4 (96.5, 106.7, 116.8, 127) cm bust

24 (24.5, 25, 25.5, 26) in or 61 (62.2, 63.5, 64.8, 66) cm length

Shown in size 38 in bust.

Stitch Guide: 

See knitting glossary for for knit (k), yarn over (yo), knit 2 together (k2tog), slip slip knit (ssk), knit 3 together (k3tog), Cast On (CO), Knit Cast On (KCO), and Bind Off (BO).

Instructions:

Yoke:

CO 59 (65, 67, 71, 91) sts

All sizes

Row 1 (and all odd-numbered rows): (WS) Knit across.

Row 2: (RS) K2, pm, yo, k1 {left front}, yo, pm, k2, pm, yo, k3 (3, 3, 3, 5), yo, k3tog, yo, k3 (3, 3, 3, 5) {sleeve}, yo, pm, k2, pm, yo, [k3, yo, k3tog, yo] 4 (5, 6, 7, 8) times, k3 {back}, yo, pm, k2, pm, yo, k3 (3, 3, 3, 5), yo, k3tog, yo, k3 (3, 3, 3, 5) {sleeve}, yo, pm, k2, pm, yo, k1 {right front}, yo, pm, k2. — 69 (75, 77, 81, 101) sts.

Row 4: K2, yo, {k3}, yo, k2, yo, {k1 (1, 1, 1, 3), yo, k3tog, yo, k3, yo, k3tog, yo, k1 (1, 1, 1, 3)}, yo, k2, yo, {k1, [yo, k3tog, yo,  k3] 4 (5, 6, 7, 8) times, yo, k3tog, yo, k1}, yo, k2, yo, {k1(1, 1, 1, 3), yo, k3tog, yo, k3, yo, k3tog, yo, k1 (1, 1, 1, 3)}, yo, k2, yo, k3, yo, k2. — 79 (85, 87, 91, 111) sts.

Row 6: K2, yo, {k5}, yo, k2, yo, {k5 (5, 5, 5, 7), yo, k3tog, yo, k5 (5, 5, 5, 7)}, yo, k2, yo, {k5, [yo, k3tog, yo, k3] 3 (4, 5, 6, 7) times, yo, k3tog, yo, k5}, yo, k2, yo, {k5 (5, 5, 5, 7), yo, k3tog, yo, k5 (5, 5, 5, 7)}, yo, k2, yo, {k5}, yo, k2—89 (95, 97, 101, 121) sts.

Row 8: K2, yo, {k7}, yo, k2, yo, {k3 (3, 3, 5), yo, k3tog, yo, [k3, yo, k3tog, yo] 1 time, k3 (3, 3, 3, 5)}, yo, k2, yo, {[k3, yo, k3tog, yo] 5 (6, 7, 8, 9) times, k3}, yo, k2, yo, {k3 (3, 3, 3, 5), yo, k3tog, yo, [k3, yo, k3tog, yo] 1 time, k3 (3, 3, 3, 5)}, yo, k2, yo, {k7}, yo, k2. — 99 (105, 107, 111, 131) sts.

Row 10: K2, yo, {k3, yo, k3tog, yo, k3}, yo, k2, yo, {k1 (1, 1, 1, 3), [yo, k3tog, yo, k3] 2 times, yo, k3tog, yo, k1 (1, 1, 1, 3)}, yo, k2, yo, {k1, [yo, k3tog, yo, k3] 5 (6, 7, 8, 9) times, yo, k3tog, yo, k1}, yo, k2, yo, {k1 (1, 1, 1, 3), [yo, k3tog, yo, k3] 2 times, yo, k3tog, yo, k1 (1, 1, 1, 3)}, yo, k2, yo, {k3, yo, k3tog, yo, k3}, yo, k2. — 109 (115, 117, 121, 141) sts.

Row 12: K2, yo, {k1, yo, k3tog, yo, k3, yo, k3tog, yo, k1}, yo, k2, yo, {k5 (5, 5, 5, 7), yo, k3tog, yo, k3, yo, k3tog, yo, k5 (5, 5, 5, 7)}, yo, k2, yo, {k5, [yo, k3tog, yo, k3] 4 (5, 6, 7, 8) times, yo, k3tog, yo, k5}, yo, k2, yo, {k5 (5, 5, 5, 7), yo, k3tog, yo, k3, yo, k3tog, yo, k5 (5, 5, 5, 7)}, yo, k2, yo, {k1, yo, k3tog, yo, k3, yo, k3tog, yo, k1], yo, k2. — 119 (125, 127, 131, 151) sts.

Row 14: K2, yo, {k5, yo, k3tog, yo, k5}, yo, k2, yo, {k3 (3, 3, 3, 5), yo, k3tog, yo, [k3, yo, k3tog, yo] 2 times, k3 (3, 3, 3, 5)}, yo, k2, yo, {[k3, yo, k3tog, yo] 6 (7, 8, 9, 10) times, k3}, yo, k2, yo, {k3 (3, 3, 3, 5), yo, k3tog, yo, [k3, yo, k3tog, yo] 2 times, k3 (3, 3, 3, 5)}, yo, k2, yo, {k5, yo, k3tog, yo, k5}, yo, k2—129 (135, 137, 141, 161) sts.

Row 16: K2, yo, {[k3, yo, k3tog, yo] 2 times, k3}, yo, k2, yo, {k1 (1, 1, 1, 3), [yo, k3tog, yo, k3] 3 times, yo, k3tog, yo, k1 (1, 1, 1, 3)}, yo, k2, yo, {k1, [yo, k3tog, yo, k3] 6 (7, 8, 9, 10) times, yo, k3tog, yo, k1}, yo, k2, yo, {k1 (1, 1, 1, 3), [yo, k3tog, yo, k3] 3 times, yo, k3tog, yo, k1 (1, 1, 1, 3)}, yo, k2, yo, {[k3, yo, k3tog, yo] 2 times, k3}, yo, k2—139 (145, 147, 151, 171) sts.

*Row 18: K2, {k1, [yo, k3tog, yo, k3] 2 times, yo, k3tog, yo, k1}, yo, k2, yo, {k5 (5, 5, 5, 7), [yo, k3tog, yo, k3] 2 times, yo, k3tog, yo, k5 (5, 5, 5, 7)}, yo, k2, yo, {k5, [yo, k3tog, yo, k3] 5 (6, 7, 8, 9) times, yo, k3tog, yo, k5}, yo, k2, yo, {k5 (5, 5, 5, 7), [yo, k3tog, yo, k3] 2 times, yo, k3tog, yo, k5 (5, 5, 5, 7)}, yo, k2, yo, {k1, [yo, k3tog, yo, k3] 2 times, yo, k3tog, yo, k1}, k2—147 (153, 155, 159, 179) sts.

*Row 20: K2, {k4, [yo, k3tog, yo, k3, yo, k3tog, yo, k4}, yo, k2, yo, {k3 (3, 3, 3, 5, yo, k3tog, yo, k3] 3 times, yo, k3tog, yo, k3 (3, 3, 3, 5)}, yo, k2, yo, {k3, [yo, k3tog, yo, k3] 7 (8, 9, 10, 11) times}, yo, k2, yo, {k3 (3, 3, 3, 5), [yo, k3tog, yo, k3] 3 times, yo, k3tog, yo, k3 (3, 3, 3, 5)}, yo, k2, yo, {k5, [yo, k3tog, yo, k3, yo, k3tog, yo, k4}, k2. — 155 (161, 163, 167, 187) sts.

Row 22: K2, {k1, [yo, k3tog, yo, k3] 3 times}, yo, k2, yo, {k1 (1, 1, 1, 3), [yo, k3tog, yo, k3] 4 times, yo, k3tog, yo, k1 (1, 1, 1, 3)}, yo, k2, yo, {k1, [yo, k3tog, yo, k3] 7 (8, 9, 10, 11) times, yo, k3tog, yo, k1}, yo, k2, yo, {k1 (1, 1, 1, 3), [yo, k3tog, yo, k3] 4 times, yo, k3tog, yo, k1 (1, 1, 1, 3)}, yo, k2, yo, {[k3, yo, k3tog, yo] 3 times, k1}, yo, k2. — 163 (169, 171, 175, 195) sts.

Row 24: K2, {k4, [yo, k3tog, yo, k3] 2 times, yo, k3tog, yo, k1}, yo, k2, yo, {k5 (5, 5, 5, 7), [yo, k3tog, yo, k3] 3 times, yo, k3tog, yo, k5 (5, 5, 5, 7)}, yo, k2, yo, {k5, [yo, k3tog, yo, k3] 6 (7,8, 9, 10) times, yo, k3tog, yo, k5}, yo, k2, yo, {k5 (5, 5, 5, 7), [yo, k3tog, yo, k3] 3 times, yo, k3tog, yo, k5 (5, 5, 5, 7)}, yo, k2, yo, {k1, [yo, k3tog, yo, k3] 2 times, yo, k3tog, k4}, k2. — 171 (177, 179, 183, 203) sts.

Row 26: K2, {k1, [yo, k3tog, yo, k3] 2 times, yo, k3tog, yo, k5}, yo, k2, yo, {k3 (3, 3, 3, 5), [yo, k3tog, yo, k3] 4 times, yo, k3tog, yo, k3 (3, 3, 3, 5)}, yo, k2, yo, {k3, [yo, k3tog, yo, k3] 8 (9, 10, 11, 12) times}, yo, k2, yo, {k3 (3, 3, 3, 5), [yo, k3tog, yo, k3] 4 times, yo, k3tog, yo, k3 (3, 3, 3, 5)}, yo, k2, yo, {k5, [yo, k3tog, yo, k3] 2 times, yo, k3tog, yo, k1}, k2. — 179 (185, 187, 191, 211) sts.

Row 28: K2, {k4, [yo, k3tog, yo, k3] 3 times}, yo, k2, yo, {k1 (1, 1, 1, 3), [yo, k3tog, yo, k3] 5 times, yo, k3tog, yo, k1 (1, 1, 1, 3)}, yo, k2, yo, {k1, [yo, k3tog, yo, k3] 8 (9, 10, 11, 12) times, yo, k3tog, yo, k1}, yo, k2, yo, {k1 (1, 1, 1, 3), [yo, k3tog, yo, k3] 5 times, yo, k3tog, yo, k1 (1, 1, 1, 3)}, yo, k2, yo, {k3, yo, k3tog, yo] 3 times, k4}, k2. — 187 (193, 195, 199, 219) sts.

Row 30: K2, {k1, [yo, k3tog, yo, k3] 3 times, yo, k3tog, yo, k1}, yo, k2, yo, {k5 (5, 5, 5, 7), [yo, k3tog, yo, k3] 4 times, yo, k3tog, yo, k5 (5, 5, 5, 7)}, yo, k2, yo, {k5, [yo, k3tog, yo, k3] 7 (8, 9, 10, 11) times, yo, k3tog, yo, k5}, yo, k2, yo, {k5 (5, 5, 5, 7), [yo, k3tog, yo, k3] 4 times, yo, k3tog, yo, k5 (5, 5, 5, 7)}, yo, k2, yo, {k1, [yo, k3tog, yo, k3] 3 times, yo, k3tog, yo, k1}, k2. — 195 (211, 203, 207, 227) sts.

For sizes Medium, Large, X-Large and 2XL only

Row 32: K2, {k4, [yo k3tog, yo, k3] 3 times, k2}, yo, k2, yo, {k3 (3, 3, 5). [Yo, k3tog, yo, k3] 5 times, yo, k3tog, yo, k3 (3, 3, 5)}, yo, k2, yo, {k3, [yo, k3tog, yo, k3] 9 (10, 11, 12) times}, yo, k2, yo, {k3 (3, 3, 5). [Yo, k3tog, yo, k3] 5 times, yo, k3tog, yo, k3 (3, 3, 5)}, yo, k2, yo, {k2, [yo k3tog, yo, k3] 3 times, k4}, k2. — 219 (221, 215, 235) sts.

For sizes Large, X-Large and 2XL Only

Row 34: K2, {k1, {yo, k3tog, yo, k3] 4 times}, yo, k2, yo {k1 (1, 3), [yo, k3tog, yo, k3] 6 times, yo, k3tog, yo, k1 (1, 3)}, yo, k2, yo, {k1, [yo, k3tog, yo, k3] 11 (12, 13) times, yo, k3tog, yo, k1}, yo, k2, yo, {k1 (1, 3), [yo, k3tog, yo, k3] 6 times, yo, k3tog, yo, k1 (1, 3)}, yo, k2, yo, {k1, [yo, k3tog, yo, k3] 11 (12, 13) times, yo, k3tog, yo, k1}, yo, k2, yo, {[k3, yo, k3tog, yo] 4 times}, k2. — 229 (223, 243) sts.

Row 36: K2, {k5, [yo, k3tog, yo, k3] 3 times, yo, k3tog, yo, k1}, yo, k2, yo, {k5 (5, 7), [yo, k3tog, yo, k3] 5 times, yo, k3tog, yo, k5 (5, 7)}, yo, k2, yo, {k5, [yo, k3tog, yo, k3] 10 (11, 12) times, yo, k3tog, yo, k5}, yo, k2, yo, {k5 (5, 7), [yo, k3tog, yo, k3] 5 times, yo, k3tog, yo, k5 (5, 7)}, yo, k2, yo, {k1, [yo, k3tog, yo, k3] 3 times, yo, k3tog, yo, k2}, k2. — 237 (231, 251) sts.

For sizes X-Large and 2XL Only

Row 38: K2, {k1, [yo, k3tog, yo, k3] 3 times, yo, k3tog, yo, k5}, yo, k2, yo, {k3 (5), [yo, k3tog, yo, k3] 6 times, yo, k3tog, yo, k3 (5)}, yo, k2, yo, {k3, [yo, k3tog, yo, k3] 13 (14) times}, yo, k2, yo, {k3 (5), [yo, k3tog, yo, k3] 6 times, yo, k3tog, yo, k3 (5)}, yo, k2, yo, {k5, [yo, k3tog, yo, k3] 3 times, yo, k3tog, yo, k1}, k2. — 239 (239, 259) sts.

For all sizes

Next row: Knit across right front 27 (28, 30, 32, 32) sts, slip right sleeve 41 (43, 47, 49) sts to a holder, CO 8 (8, 8, 10, 10) sts using knitted CO (see Glossary), knit across back 59 (67, 77, 85, 91) sts, slip left sleeve 41 (43, 47, 49) sts to a holder, CO 8 (8, 8, 10, 10) sts using knitted CO, knit across left front 27 (28, 30, 32, 32) sts. — 129 (139, 153, 169, 175) sts.

Knit 5 more rows. On last row, evenly increase 1 (0, 4, 6, 0) sts across rows to reach a multiple of 9 + 4 for lower body stitch pattern repeat. — 130 (139, 157, 175, 175) sts

Lace Lower Body Pattern

Row 1: K2, *k1, yo, ssk, k3, k2tog, yo, k1. Rep from * across to last 2 sts: k2. — 130 (139, 157, 175, 175) sts

Row 2 (and all even numbered rows): Knit across.

Row 3: K2, *k2, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k2. Rep from * across to last 2 sts: k2.

Row 5: K2, *k3, yo, s2kp, yo, k3. Rep from * across to last 2 sts: k2.

Rows 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17: K2, k1, ssk, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, k2tog, k1. Rep from * across to last 2 sts: k2.

Row 18: Rep row 2.

Rows 19 – 54: Rep rows 1 – 18 two more times.

Rows 55 – 60: Knit 6 rows.

BO loosely as follows: K1, *yo, k1. Pass yo and first st up and over 2nd st to bind off. Rep from * across. Fasten off last stitch.

Front Band

Row 1: Pick up and knit into every other row from bottom right corner up to neck edge, pick up and knit into opposite side of cast on edge, pick up and knit into every other row from top left to bottom left corner.

Rows 2 – 8: Knit across.

BO loosely as follows: K1, *yo, k1. Pass yo and first st up and over 2nd st to bind off. Rep from * across. Fasten off last stitch.

Sleeve Bands

Row 1: Pick up and knit 1 st along underarm, pick up all sleeve sts from holder, pick up and knit 1 st along underarm.

Row 2: Knit across, pick up and knit 1 st from underarm.

Rows 3 – 8: Rep row 2.

BO loosely as follows: K1, *yo, k1. Pass yo and first st up and over 2nd st to bind off. Rep from * across. Fasten off last stitch.

Finishing:

Weave in loose ends. Hand wash, block to finished measurements and allow to dry.

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