A knee length open front vest.
This knee length vest accents length with its deep V-neckline, sloping front hemline, wide front band and vertical lines on the back that narrow at the waist. Leave it open or close it with a shawl pin. It is easy and quick to knit.
Techniques: Increasing, decreasing, short rows, picking up stitches, knitting in the round, & straight seaming.
Included in the pattern are photos, a complete list of abbreviations, a stitch glossary and schematic.
Skill level: Intermediate.
Needles & Notions
US 8/5mm needles (straight or circular)
(body) or size needed to obtain gauge
40 in or longer circular needle,
US 8/5mm (front border)
16 in circular needle, US 8/5mm
2 stitch markers
Locking stitch markers, optional
Thin waste yarn
Gauge: 16 sts and 22 rows = 4in/10cm in
stockinette stitch pattern
The gauge recommended on the label is 22 sts=4in/10cm, this is knit at a looser gauge
Pattern notes: Knit from the bottom up, this vest is knit in three pieces, seamed for extra stability. The front hem is curved and shaped with short rows. The back has a simple, vertical stripe design. The front border is picked up and knit in garter stitch. The armholes are finished by picking up stitches, knitting one round and then binding off. I suggest making the vest knee length in the back, adjust the pattern accordingly.
Sizes: x-tra small (28-30in/71-76cm), small (32-34in/81-86cm), medium (36-38in/92-96.5cm), large (40-42in/101.5-106.5cm), 1X (44-46in/112-117cm), 2X (48-50in/122-127cm), 3X (52-54in/132-137cm)