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Knitted Waistcoat Pattern

Ladies Knitted Waistcoat

Knitted Waistcoat Pattern- whilst we hope this free knitting pattern works out well for you The Knitting Wool Store disclaims responsibility.

Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Materials:
Alize Alpaca Royal, ( colour illustrated, Denim Blue.)
400-450-500-550-600-650 g

CIRCULAR NEEDLE  60 or 80 cm  SIZE 4 mm- or size needed to get 21 sts x 28 rows in st.st = 10 x 10 cm
CIRCULAR NEEDLE 60 or 80 cm  SIZE 3 mm - for edges in garter st.
CABLE NEEDLE - for cables.
3 Buttons

PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 to A.3 – choose diagram for correct size. The diagrams show all rows in pattern seen from RS.

BUTTONHOLES:
Dec for 3 buttonholes as follows: K 3, K 2 tog, 1 YO, K 13-15, K 2 tog, 1 YO, K 13-15, 1 YO, K 2 tog and K 3. On next round K the YOs to make holes.

INCREASE TIP -1 (applies to even distribution):
To calculate how to inc evenly, use the total no of sts on row (e.g. 122 sts), minus bands (e.g. 12 sts) and divide the remaining sts by no of inc to be done (e.g. 54) = 2.04. I.e. in this example inc after approx. every 2nd st and do not inc over bands. NOTE: Inc 1 st by making 1 YO, on next row K YO twisted to avoid holes.

INCREASE TIP-2:
Inc 1 st by making 1 YO. On next row work YO twisted to avoid holes.

INCREASE TIP-3 (applies to sides on bottom part of body):
Work until 3 sts remain before marker, make 1 YO, K 6 (marker is in the middle of these 6 sts), make 1 YO. On next row work YOs twisted to avoid holes - work inc sts in stockinette st.

DECREASE TIP (applies to neckline):
Dec inside 6 band sts in garter st + inc sts for shawl collar. All dec are done from RS!
Dec as follows after band + collar: Slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso.
Dec as follows before band + collar: Beg 2 sts before band + collar and K 2 tog.

GARTER ST (back and forth):
K all rows. 1 ridge = K2 rows.

Knitting Abbreviations

Knitted Waistcoat Pattern Instructions

VEST:
Beg with cable border as explained below. Pick up sts along one long side of border for yoke and along the other long side of border at the bottom part of body.

CABLE BORDER:
Worked back and forth on circular needle from mid front.
Cast on 38-38-38-42-42-42 sts on circular needle size 3 mm / US 2.5 with Alpaca Royal.Work 6 ridges in GARTER ST - see explanation above (= band). Insert 1 marker, switch to circular needle size 4 mm / US 6 and work pattern back and forth according to diagram A.1 (choose diagram for correct size). When A.1 has been worked, there are 46-46-46-50-50-50 sts on needle. Now work pattern back and forth according to A.2 – choose diagram for correct size. REMEMBER THE KNITTING GAUGE When piece measures approx. 78-86-94-104-116-128 cm / 30 3/4"-34"-37"-41"-45 3/4"-50½" from marker (adjust after one whole repetition vertically so that pattern beg and end the same way in each side towards mid front – try the border on and work to desired length – approx. 3 cm / 1'' remains until full lenght), work pattern back and forth according to diagram A.3. When A.3 has been worked, there are 38-38-38-42-42-42 sts on needle. Switch to circular needle size 3 mm / US 2.5 and K 1 row from RS while dec for 3 BUTTONHOLES - see-explanation above. K 1 row from WS, work 5 ridges and bind off with K from RS.

UPPER BODY:
Pick up sts from RS along one long side on cable border (beg from the side with buttonholes) on circular needle size 4 mm / US 6 as follows: Pick up 1 st in each of the 6 ridges on band, pick up 1 st in every ridge along edge and finally 1 st in every ridge along band in the other side = approx. 122-132-144-158-174-192 sts. On next row (= WS) K while AT THE SAME TIME inc evenly to 176-192-208-232-256-280 sts - READ INCREASE TIP-1. Insert 2 markers in the piece after 47-51-55-61-67-73 sts in from each side = 82-90-98-110-122-134 sts between markers on back piece - move the markers upwards when working. Now measure piece from where sts were picked up. Work in stockinette st with 6 band sts in garter st in each side towards mid front – AT THE SAME TIME work in garter st over 12-14-16-18-20-22 sts in each side on front and back piece (i.e. over 6-7-8-9-10-11 sts on each side of both markers). When 2 ridges have been worked over these sts, work next row as follows from RS: K 45-48-51-56-61-66 sts (= right front piece), bind off the next 4-6-8-10-12-14 sts for armhole (i.e. Bind off 2-3-4-5-6-7 sts on each side of marker), K the next 78-84-90-100-110-120 sts (= back piece), bind off the next 4-6-8-10-12-14 sts for armhole and K the remaining 45-48-51-56-61-66 sts (= left front piece). Finish front and back piece separately.

BACK PIECE:
= 78-84-90-100-110-120 sts. Continue back and forth in stockinette st with 4 edge sts in garter st in each side. When piece measures 5-5-5-8-8-8 cm / 2"-2"-2"-3"-3"-3'' from cable border, inc 1 st inside 4 edge sts in each side - read INCREASE TIP-2 (= 2 sts inc - NOTE: Work inc sts in stockinette st). Inc like this every 5-5-5-8-8-8 cm / 2"-2"-2"-3"-3"-3'' 4-4-4-3-3-3 times in total = 86-92-98-106-116-126 sts. When piece measures 22-24-26-26-27-28 cm / 8 3/4"-9½"-10 1/4"-10 1/4"-10½"-11'', slip sts on a stitch holder for diagonal shoulder at beg of every row in each side as follows: * Work 8-9-9-10-11-12 sts, slip them on stitch holder and work the rest of row *, work from *-* 3 times in total in each side and then slip 10-10-12-12-13-15 sts 1 time in each side on stitch holder the same way.
AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 23-25-27-27-28-29 cm / 9"-9 3/4"-10½"-10½"-11"-11½'', bind off the middle 14-14-16-18-20-20 sts for neck and finish each shoulder separately. Bind off 2 st on next row from neck. When all sts have been bind off/slipped on stitch holder, piece measures approx. 43-45-47-49-50-51 cm / 17"-17 3/4"-18½"-19 1/4"-19 3/4"-20'' (measured from the top of shoulder incl cable border).

RIGHT FRONT PIECE:
= 45-48-51-56-61-66 sts. Continue back and forth with 6 band sts in garter st towards mid front, stockinette st and 4 edge sts in garter st towards armhole.
READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING SECTION BEFORE CONTINUING!
SHAWL COLLAR:
When piece measures 2 cm / 3/4'' from cable border, inc 1 st on next row from WS inside last st on needle – READ INCREASE TIP-2 (work inc st in garter st). Work 1 ridge back and forth only over the outermost 7 sts towards mid front (i.e. beg from RS, K 7, turn, tighten yarn and K 7). Then work back and forth over all sts again AT THE SAME TIME inc for shawl collar the same way inside outermost band st as follows: Inc 1 st every other row 5-5-4-4-5-5 times in total and then every 4th row 10-10-13-13-14-14 times in total = 16-16-18-18-20-20 sts inc for shawl collar (work the inc sts in garter st).
NECK LINE:
AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 3 cm / 1'' from cable border, dec 1 st for neck line - READ DECREASE TIP. Dec like this every 4th row 3 times in total in all sizes and then every 6th row 6-6-7-8-9-9 times in total.
INCREASE AT ARMHOLE:
AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 5-5-5-8-8-8 cm / 2"-2"-2"-3"-3"-3'' , inc 1 st inside 4 edge sts in the side - read INCREASE TIP-2. Inc like this every 5-5-5-8-8-8 cm / 2"-2"-2"-3"-3"-3'' 4-4-4-3-3-3 times in total (work the inc sts in stockinette st).
DIAGONAL SHOULDER:
AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 22-24-26-26-27-28 cm / 8 3/4"-9½"-10 1/4"-10 1/4"-10½"-11'', slip sts on a stitch holder for diagonal shoulder at beg of every row from armhole as follows: * Work 8-9-9-10-11-12 sts, slip them on a stitch holder, work the rest of row, turn piece and work back *, work from *-* 3 times in total and then slip 10-10-12-12-13-15 sts 1 time on stitch holder.
After all inc, dec and sts have been slipped on a stitch holder there are 22-22-24-24-26-26 sts on needle for collar and piece measures approx. 43-45-47-49-50-51 cm / 17"-17 3/4"-18½"-19 1/4"-19 3/4"-20" (measured from the top of shoulder incl cable border).

COLLAR:
= 22-22-24-24-26-26 sts. Beg from RS and work in garter st back and forth as follows: * Work 1 ridge over all sts, work 1 ridge over only the outermost 14-14-16-16-18-18 sts towards mid front *, work from *-* until collar measures approx. 7-7-7-7-8-8 cm / 2 3/4"-2 3/4"-2 3/4"-2 3/4"-3"-3'' inside on the most narrow part (it will measure approx. 14-14-14-14-16-16 cm / 5½"-5½"-5½"-5½"-6 1/4"-6 1/4" at the edge on the widest), bind off.

LEFT FRONT PIECE:
= 45-48-51-56-61-66 sts. Work as right front piece but reversed. I.e. when first st inc for collar, this is done from RS and when working 1 ridge over only the outermost 7 sts, work first row from WS. When left front piece has been worked, work collar as on right front piece but beg from WS.

EDGE IN GARTER ST ON SHOULDER:
Slip the 34-37-39-42-46-51 sts from stitch holder on one shoulder on circular needle size 3 mm / US 2.5. K 1 row from WS (to avoid holes in transitions where sts were slipped on stitch holder put strand between 2 sts on needle and K twisted tog with first st on left needle). Then LOOSELY bind off with K from RS - it is important that the bind-off edge is not too tight. Work edge in garter st on the other 3 shoulders the same way.

BOTTOM PART OF BODY:
Pick up sts from RS along the other long side on cable border (beg from the side without buttonholes) on circular needle size 4 mm / US 6 as follows: Pick up 1 st in each of the 6 ridges on band, pick up 1 st in every ridge along edge and finally 1 st in every ridge along band in the other side = approx. 122-132-144-158-174-192 sts. On next row (= WS) K while AT THE SAME TIME inc evenly to 176-192-208-232-256-280 sts - READ INCREASE TIP-1. Insert 2 markers in the piece after 47-51-55-61-67-73 sts in from each side = 82-90-98-110-122-134 sts between markers on back piece - move the markers downwards when working. Now measure piece from where sts were picked up on cable border.
Work in stockinette st with 6 band sts in garter st in each side towards mid front. When piece measures 3-3-3-3-2-2 cm / 1"-1"-1"-1"-3/4"-3/4'', inc 1 st on each side of both markers – READ INCREASE TIP-3 (= 4 sts inc). Inc like this every 1½ cm / ½'' (i.e. approx. every 4th row) 12-12-12-12-13-13 times in total in each side = 224-240-256-280-308-332 sts. When piece measures 20-20-20-20-21-22 cm / 8"-8"-8"-8"-8 1/4"-8 3/4, switch to circular needle size 3 mm / US 2.5. Beg from RS and work 6 ridges back and forth over all sts. Switch back to circular needle size 4 mm / US 6 and LOOSELY bind off with K from RS.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew shoulder seams inside bind-off edge with grafting/kitchener stitches. Sew collar tog mid back (seam mid back should be inwards when collar is folded). Sew collar to neckline in the back of neck.
Sew the buttons on to the left band.

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