Lancero Vest by Cassie Castillo
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Lancero Vest

April 2013
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Left Diagonal Stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
540 - 990 yards (494 - 905 m)
finished chest measurement: 32 (34, 37, 39, 42)(44, 47, 49, 52)”
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Lancero Vest is a zip front vest worked in textured stitch patterns of diagonal lines and broken rib. It is worked in a worsted weight yarn in one piece from the bottom up. The stitch patterns are easy to work; the pattern rows become intuitive after a few rows, and all the wrong side rows are purled.

Pattern includes full instructions for installing the zipper. Vest is modeled with 1” negative ease in the chest. Stitch patterns are written and charted.

Chest: 32 (34, 37, 39, 42)44, 47, 49, 52
Length: 21 (21.25, 21.5, 22.25, 22.5)22.75, 23.25, 23.5, 24

Ravelry lists the yarn used as Aran weight, but I think it is actually worsted weight, and would recommend substituting with a worsted weight yarn.
Approximate yardage needed: 540 (575, 630, 690, 750)800, 870, 920, 990 yards

US #8/5 mm 16” and 24” circular needles, plus extra needle for three needle bind off

7 stitch markers
3 stitch holders
22” separating zipper
Sewing thread to match yarn
Sewing needle
Tapestry needle to weave in ends
2 blocking wires

long tail cast on
three needle bind off
short rows
working in the round
picking up stitches
hand sewing (for zipper)