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Fitted Cable Vest

By: Bernat

For the intermediate knitter, this cable vest from Bernat Yarns is an elegantly tailored piece that layers well for the cold season.

Fitted Cable Vest

MATERIALS

  • Bernat® Super Value (197 g/7 oz/389 m/426 yds)
    or Bernat® Berella 4 (100 g/3.5 oz/197 m/216 yds)
    or Bernat® Satin (100 g/3.5 oz/149 m/163 yds)
  • Size XS/S: 615 m/675 yds
  • Size M: 660m/725 yds
  • Size L/XL: 755m/825 yds
  • Size 2/3XL: 850 m/930 yds
  • Size 4/5XL: 950 m/1040 yds
  • Knitting Needle: Size 5.5 mm (U.S. 9) or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Cable needle.

SIZES
To fit bust measurement

  • Extra-Small/Small 28-34 ins [71-86.5 cm]
  • Medium 36-38 ins [91.5-96.5 cm]
  • Large 40-42 ins [101.5-106.5 cm]
  • Extra-Large 44-46 ins [112-117 cm]
  • 2/3 Extra-Large 48-54 ins [122-137 cm]
  • 4/5 Extra-Large 56-62 ins [142-157.5 cm]

Finished bust

  • X-Small/Small 36 ins [91.5 cm]
  • Medium 40 ins [101.5 cm]
  • Large 43 ins [109 cm]
  • X-Large 47 ins [119.5 cm]
  • 2/3 X-Large 56 ins [142 cm]
  • 4/5 X-Large 63 ins [160 cm]

GAUGE
17 sts and 24 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in stocking st.

ABBREVIATIONS
Alt = Alternate(ing).
Beg = Beginning.
C4B = Slip next 2 stitches onto cable needle and leave at back of work. K2 then K2 from cable needle.
C4F = Slip next 2 stitches onto cable needle and leave at front of work. K2 then K2 from cable needle.
Cont = Continue(ity).
Inc = Increase 1 stitch by knitting into front and back of next stitch.
K = Knit.
P = Purl.
Pat = Pattern.
Rem = Remaining.
Rep = Repeat.
RS = Right side.
St(s) = Stitch(es).
WS= Wrong side.

INSTRUCTIONS
The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will be written thus ( ). When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. For ease in working, circle all numbers pertaining to your size.

BACK
**Cast on 82 (90-98-106-126-142) sts.
1st row: (RS). K2. *P2. K2. Rep from * to end of row.
2nd row: P2. *K2. P2. Rep from * to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows 5 times more, inc 6 (6- 6-6-10-10) sts evenly across last row. 88 (96-104-112-136-152) sts.

Proceed in Shadow Cable Pat as follows:
1st row: (RS). (K2. P2) 3 (3-3-3-4-4) times. Knit to last 12 (12-12-12-16- 16) sts. (P2. K2) 3 (3-3-3-4-4) times.
2nd and alt rows: (P2. K2) 3 (3-3-3- 4-4) times. Purl to last 12 (12-12- 12-16-16) sts. (K2. P2) 3 (3-3-3-4-4) times.
3rd row: As 1st row.
5th row: (K2. P2) 3 (3-3-3-4-4) times. *C4B. K4. Rep from * to last 12 (12- 12-12-16-16) sts. (P2. K2) 3 (3-3-3- 4-4) times.
7th and 9th rows: As 1st row.
11th row: (K2. P2) 3 (3-3-3-4-4) times. *K4. C4F. Rep from * to last 12 (12-12-12-16-16) sts. (P2. K2) 3 (3- 3-3-4-4) times.
12th row: As 2nd row.
Rep last 12 rows of pat until work from beg measures 15 (15-16-17-17- 18) ins [38 (38-40.5-43-43-45.5) cm], ending with a WS row.
Place markers on side edges 5 ins [12.5 cm] up from cast on edge for slits.**

Shape armholes: Cast off 8 (8-8-8- 12-12) sts beg next 2 rows. 72 (80- 88-96-112-128) sts.
Cont even in pat until armhole measures 5½ (6-6½-7-7½-8) ins [14 (15-16.5-18-19-20.5) cm], ending with a WS row.
Next row: *K1. P1. Rep from * to end of row.
Next row: *P1. K1. Rep from * to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows twice more. Cast off in pat.
Place markers along last row 3½ (3½- 4-4½-5½-6½) ins [9 (9-10-11.5- 14-16.5) cm] in from armhole edges for shoulders.

Fitted Cable Vest Pattern

FRONT
Work from ** to ** as given for Back.
Shape armholes: 1st row: (RS). Cast off 8 (8-8-8-12-12) sts. K2 (including st on needle after cast off ). P2. Pat 28 (32-36-40-48-56) sts. P2. K4. P2. Pat to end of row. 80 (88-96-104-124- 140) sts.
2nd row: Cast off 8 (8-8-8-12-12) sts. P2 (including st on needle after cast off ). K2. P28 (32-36-40-48-56). K2. P4. K2. Pat to end of row. 72 (80-88- 96-112-128) sts.

Divide for fronts: 1st row: (RS). K2. P2. Pat 28 (32-36-40-48-56) sts. P2. K2. Turn. Leave rem sts on a spare needle.
2nd row: P2. K2. P28 (32-36-40-48- 56). K2. P2.
3rd row: K2. P2. Pat 28 (32-36-40-48- 56) sts. P2. K2.
4th row: As 2nd row.
Cont even in pat until armhole measures 5½ (6-6½-7-7½-8) ins [14 (15-16.5- 18-19-20.5) cm], ending with a WS row.
Next row: *K1. P1. Rep from * to end of row.
Next row: *P1. K1. Rep from * to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows twice more. Cast off in pat.
Place markers along last row 3½ (3½- 4-4½-5½-6½) ins [9 (9-10-11.5- 14-16.5) cm] in from armhole edge for shoulder.
With RS of work facing, join yarn to rem 36 (40-44-48-56-64) sts on spare needle and proceed as follows:
1st row: K2. P2. Pat 28 (32-36-40-48- 56) sts. P2. K2.
2nd row: P2. K2. P28 (32-36-40-48- 56). K2. P2.
Cont even in pat until armhole measures 5½ (6-6½-7-7½-8) ins [14 (15-16.5-18-19-20.5) cm], ending with a WS row.
Next row: *K1. P1. Rep from * to end of row.
Next row: *P1. K1. Rep from * to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows twice more. Cast off in pat.
Place markers along last row 3½ (3½- 4-4½-5½-6½) ins [9 (9-10-11.5-14- 16.5) cm] in from side edges for shoulders.

FINISHING
Pin garment pieces to measurements. Cover with a damp cloth, leaving cloth to dry.
Sew shoulder seams from markers to armhole edge. Sew side seams from armhole to markers, leaving last 5 ins [12.5 cm] open of side slits.

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