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Wandering Love Knit Lace Vest FREE Pattern

Wandering Love Knit Lace Vest FREE Pattern

Wandering Love Knit Lace Vest FREE Pattern
by Kristin Omdahl

Knit from the top down, completely seamlessly, this vest is a really simple project. The raglan shaping is done in garter stitch (knit every row). The closure is similar to a scarf or sarong: you simply tie the corners of the front tabs. That’s it! The lower body is a simple wavy lace pattern and there is no shaping whatsoever in the pattern. It’s easy to memorize. The lower hem is exaggerated for great hip ease that looks flattering on everyone. Slip this vest over a casual dress or tanktop and jeans. Or layer it with a button down shirt and suit pants for a splash of color at the office!

Skill Level
Easy+
Sizes
S (M, L, XL, 2X)
Finished Measurements
Bust 35 (39, 43, 47, 51)”
Length 23¼ (24, 25, 25¾, 26¼)”


Materials
1 (1, 2, 2, 2) skeins Be So Fine Yarn (4oz/115g, 650yds/594m, 100% bamboo) in Crushed Berries
Size US 3 (3.25mm) circular knitting needle, 29” or longer, or size to obtain correct gauge
Removable stitch markers
Yarn needle


Gauge
20 sts and 24 rows = 4” in Garter st after blocking


Special Techniques
Knit Cast-on: Place slip knot on left needle, * k1 without dropping off loop from left needle, sl new st just made onto left needle knitwise; rep from * to desired number of sts.

Notes
Vest is worked back and forth in rows from the top down. Long circular needle is used to accommodate large number of sts rather than for working in joined rounds.
Yoke features raglan shaping using yarn-over eyelets to compliment the lace pattern on the lower body.
Removable markers are used to mark specific sts rather than being placed on the needle. Move each marker up after every few rows to the latest row worked.


Yoke
Cast on 71 (81, 91, 101, 111) sts.
Row 1 (RS): K1 (3, 5, 7, 10), yo, k1 and mark st just made, yo, k15, yo, k1 and mark st just made, yo, k35 (41, 47, 53, 57), yo, k1 and mark st just made, yo, k15, yo, k1 and mark st just made, yo, k1 (3, 5, 7, 10) – 79 (89, 99, 109, 119) sts.


Row 2: Knit.


Row 3: * Knit to marked st, yo, k1, yo; rep from * 3 more times, knit to end – 87 (97, 107, 117, 127) sts.


Row 4: Knit.


Rep the last 2 rows 16 (17, 19, 20, 21) more times – 215 (233, 259, 277, 295) sts.


Next 4 rows:
Row 1 (RS): Knit cast-on 16 sts, * knit to marked st, yo, k1, yo; rep from * 3 more times, knit to end – 239 (257, 283, 301, 319) sts.


Row 2: Knit cast-on 16 sts, knit to end – 255 (273, 299, 317, 335) sts.


Row 3: * Knit to marked st, yo, k1, yo; rep from * 3 more times, knit to end – 263 (281, 307, 325, 343) sts.


Row 4: Knit.


Rep the last 2 rows twice more – 279 (297, 323, 341, 359) sts.


Lower Body
Remove markers.
Next 3 rows:
Row 1 (RS): K41 (44, 48, 51, 55), bind off 57 (59, 63, 65, 67) sts loosely for sleeve opening, k83 (91, 101, 111, 115), bind off 57 (59, 63, 65, 67) sts loosely for sleeve opening, k41 (44, 48, 51, 55) — 165 (179, 197, 211, 225) sts


Row 2: Knit.


Row 3: K41 (44, 48, 51, 55), knit cast-on 5 (8, 9, 12, 15) sts for underarm, k83 (91, 101, 111, 115), knit cast-on 5 (8, 9, 12, 15) for underarm, k41 (44, 48, 51, 55) — 175 (195, 215, 235, 255) sts.


Knit 13 rows evenly.


Begin Lace
Next 4 rows:
Row 1 (inc row, RS): K7 (8, 9, 10, 11), * k6, (yo, k1) 6 times, k6; rep from * 8 (9, 10, 11, 12) more times, k6 (7, 8, 9, 10) – 229 (255, 281, 307, 333) sts.


Row 2: Knit.


Row 3: K7 (8, 9, 10, 11), * k3, k2tog 3 times, (yo, k1) 6 times, k2tog 3 times, k3; rep from * 8 (9, 10, 11, 12) more times, k6 (7, 8, 9, 10) – 229 (255, 281, 307, 333) sts.


Row 4: Knit.


Rep the last 2 rows 30 (31, 32, 33, 34) more times – 80 (82, 84, 86, 88) total rows worked from underarm cast-on.


Knit 12 rows evenly.


Bind off all sts loosely.

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


Abbreviations
inc – increase(ing)
k – knit
k2tog – knit 2 sts together
pm – place a marker
rep – repeat
RS – right side
sl – slip
st(s) – stitch(es)
yo – yarn over
WS – wrong side

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