Diamondback Cardigan Sweater Vest by Lisa K. Ross

Diamondback Cardigan Sweater Vest

Knitting
September 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in STOCKINETTE
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
346 - 671 yards (316 - 614 m)
3T (4, 6, 8, 10, 12)
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This suave and sophisticated sweater vest gives an intelligent air to the child who wears it. The solid color highlights the intricacies of the diamond cable panels on the front and the cabled argyle panel in the back.

This vest is knit flat all the way up, with seams only at the tops of the shoulders. The button band is picked up and knit in rice stitch all along the inner edge of the vest. This vest fits comfortably over polo shirts, turtlenecks, and button-downs to wear for almost any occasion!

Sizes:
Sizes 3T (4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14)

Materials:
Worsted weight yarn: 346 (430, 476, 498, 630, 645, 671) yards

Finished Dimensions:
Note: This sweater vest is designed to be worn over standard-sized clothing of the appropriate size. Dimensions shown are the finished sizes.
Chest Circumference: 26 (27, 29, 31, 33, 35, 37) inches
Length: 15 (16, 18, 20, 21, 22, 22.5) inches
Arm Holes: 5 (5.5, 6, 7, 7.5, 7.5, 8) inches

Needles:
• Size 6 (4.0 mm) circular needle, 32” (80 cm), or size needed to obtain the correct gauge
• Size 5 (3.75mm) DPNs

Gauge:
20 stitches & 28 rows = 4 inches in STOCKINETTE stitch

Tools:
• 6 stitch markers
• Cable Needle
• Tapestry needle

Skill Level:
Intermediate

Skills Needed:
• Working cables
• Reading a cable chart
• Seaming
• Knitting in the round
• Picking up and knitting

Thank you very much to my test knitters! REJ, WildStitch, oxid8, kriekle, whizard, and dmoon