Versatile Vest

This cozy vest with draped fronts is perfect for chilly days. You’ll love the clever one-piece construction and simple reversible stitch pattern. Wear this vest in several different ways for a versatile statement piece in your wardrobe.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: Women’s S/M (L/1X, 2X/3X) finished measurement 25 (26¼, 27½)” length x 13¾ (15¾, 17¾)” back width

Shown in size S/M

Gauge: 13 sts and 24 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Seed Stitch

Materials

Yarn: Premier® Yarns Puzzle (100% Acrylic; 328 yards [300 meters]/200 grams): #1050-07 Riddle, 3 (4, 4) balls

Needle: Size 10 (6 mm): 32” circular

Notions: Stitch holder; tapestry needle

Abbreviations

k – knit

p – purl

rep – repeat

st(s) – stitches

wyif – with yarn in front

Special Stitches

Seed Stitch (odd number of sts)

Row 1: Sl 1 wyif, *k1, p1; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.

Rep Row 1 for patt.

Pattern Notes

This vest is worked sideways. It starts at the right front edge and is worked in one piece across the back to the left front edge. The only seams are at the shoulders.

Pattern

Vest

CO 101 (105, 109) sts.

Work in Seed Stitch pattern until piece meas 15 (16¾, 18½)”, ending with a WS row.

Shape Right Shoulder

Next Row (RS): Work 20 sts in Seed Stitch and put these sts on holder, work in patt to end – 81 (85, 89) sts.

Work 17 (19, 21) more rows in patt.

Shape Armhole

Next Row (RS): BO 30 (32, 34) sts, work in patt to end – 51 (53, 55) sts.

Work 2 (6, 10) rows in patt.

Next Row (WS): Work in patt to bound off sts, CO 30 (32, 34) sts – 81 (85, 89) sts.

Work 17 (19, 21) more rows in patt.

Next Row: Work in patt to end, then work 20 sts from holder in patt – 101 (105, 109) sts.

Work in patt until piece meas 28¾ (32½, 36)”, ending with a WS row.

Shape Left Shoulder

Work 20 sts in Seed Stitch and put these sts on holder, work in patt to end – 81 (85, 89) sts.

Work 17 (19, 21) more rows in patt.

Shape Armhole

Next Row (RS): BO 30 (32, 34) sts, work in patt to end – 51 (53, 55) sts.

Work 2 (6, 10) rows in patt.

Next Row (WS): Work in patt to bound off sts, CO 30 (32, 34) sts – 81 (85, 89) sts.

Work 17 (19, 21) more rows in patt.

Next Row (WS): Work in patt to end, then work 20 sts from holder in patt – 101 (105, 109) sts.

Work in patt until piece meas 50 (56, 62)”, ending with a WS row.

BO all sts in patt.

Finishing

Sew shoulder seams. Weave in ends.

Block to finished measurements.

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