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This pretty lace knit vest pattern is a great way to layer as the weather gets cooler. The Angelica Vest is a beautiful deep plum knit accessory that will add texture, color, and interest to any outfit in your closet. This vest has a delicate lace construction with an attractive ribbed edge, and it looks great over a plain t-shirt or paired with a simple dress. The Angelica Vest is the perfect dark color for fall and winter, but it is lightweight enough for a year round piece, as well.

Intermediate

Knitting Needle Size5 or 3.75 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

Yarn Weight(0) Lace (33-40 stitches to 4 inches). Includes crochet thread.

Materials:

  • Yarn: Bijou Basin Ranch's Seraphim (95% Angora, 5% Viscose; 435 yds, 1.75 oz [50g]): Pomegranate, 2 (3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4) balls (without sleeves); add 1 (1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) more balls (for sleeves).
  • Needles: US 5 (3.75 mm): straight and 24" circular.
  • Notions: Stitch markers; stitch holders or waste yarn.
  • Lace Chart
  • Assembly Chart

 

Gauge: 14 sts and 23 rows = 4" in Lace Pattern; 27 sts = 4" in 2 x 2 Rib.


Finished Measurements:
31½ (35, 38½, 41½, 45, 48½, 52, 55½, 59, 62½)" bust circumference. Shown in 35" size.

 

NOTES: When working chart, be sure to work corresponding inc's and dec's together. At selvedge edges, if a yo is the first st of the chart, work m1 instead of yo.

 

PATTERN STITCHES
Lace Pattern (multiple of 10 sts)

See Chart, beg and end where indicated for your size.

 

BACK
CO 55 (61, 67, 73, 79, 85, 91, 97, 103, 109) sts.
Knit 2 rows.

Est Pattern, Row 1 (RS): Sl 1 pwise wyb, beg and end where indicated on chart for your size, work Lace Patt to last st, k1.
Row 2 (WS): Sl 1 pwise wyf, work to last st as est, p1.
Rep these 2 rows until piece meas 17.75" from beg, ending after a WS row.

Shape Armholes (RS)
BO 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7) sts at beg of next 2 rows—49 (55, 59, 65, 69, 75, 81, 85, 91, 95) sts rem.
Dec Row (RS): Sl 1, k2tog, work in patt to last 3 sts, ssk, k1—2 sts dec'd. Work 1 WS row even in patt.
Rep the last 2 rows 2 (4, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 10, 12, 13) more times—43 (45, 49, 51, 53, 57, 59, 63, 65, 67) sts rem.
Work even in patt until armholes meas 7¼ (7½, 8, 8¼, 8½, 9, 9¼, 9½, 9¾, 10)" from beg of shaping, ending after a WS row.
Pm each side of center 17 (19, 19, 21, 21, 23, 23, 25, 25, 25) sts for neck.

Neck and Shoulder Shaping (RS)
BO 3 (3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6) sts, work to neck marker, join a second ball of yarn, BO center 17 (19, 19, 21, 21, 23, 23, 25, 25) sts, work to end.
Next 2 Rows: BO 3 (3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6) sts, work to neck edge; on other side, BO 3 sts, work to end.
Next 2 rows: BO 4 (4, 4, 4, 5, 4, 5, 6, 5, 6) sts, work to end.

 

LEFT FRONT

CO 75 (79, 81, 85, 87, 91, 93, 97, 99, 103) sts.
Row 1 (RS): K24 (28, 30, 34, 36, 40, 42, 46, 48, 52) sts, pm for collar, p2, *k2, p2; rep from * to last st, p1.
Row 2 (WS): Sl 1 st pwise wyb, k2, *p2, k2; rep from * to m, sl m, knit to end.

Establish Pattern, Row 1 (RS): Sl 1 st pwise wyb, beg and end where indicated on chart for your size, work Lace Patt to m, sl m, p2, *k2, p2; rep from * to last st, p1.
Row 2 (WS): Sl 1 pwise wyb, k2, *p2, k2; rep from * to m, sl m, work in Lace Patt as est to last st, p1.
Rep these 2 rows until piece meas 17¾" from beg, ending after a WS row.
Cont working as est until armhole meas 7¼ (7½, 8, 8¼, 8½, 9, 9¼, 9½, 9¾, 10)" from beg of shaping, ending after a WS row.

Shape Shoulder (RS):  At armhole edge, BO 3 (3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6) sts twice, then 4 (4, 4, 4, 5, 4, 5, 6, 5, 6) sts once—51 sts rem for collar. Cont to work collar sts as est until collar meas 3¼ (3¾, 3¾, 4, 4, 4¼, 4¼, 4½, 4½, 4½)" [8.5 (9.5, 9.5, 10, 10, 11, 11, 11.5, 11.5, 11.5) cm] from end of shoulder. Slip sts onto st holder or waste yarn and cut yarn.
 
RIGHT FRONT
CO 75 (79, 81, 85, 87, 91, 93, 97, 99, 103) sts.
Row 1 (RS): Sl 1 pwise wyf, p2, [k2, p2] 12 times, pm for collar, knit to end.
Row 2 (WS): Knit to m, sl m, k2, *p2, k2; rep from * to last st, k1.
 

Establish Pattern, Row 1 (RS): Sl 1 pwise wyf, p2, *k2, p2; rep from * to m, sl m, beg and end where indicated on chart for your size, work Lace Patt to last st, k1.
Row 2 (WS): Sl 1 pwise wyb, work in Lace Patt as est to m, sl m, k2, *p2, k2; rep from * to last st, k1.
Rep these 2 rows until piece meas 17¾" from beg, ending after a WS row.


Note: Read the following instructions before beg; neck and armhole shaping beg at the same time.

 

Shape Neck (RS): Work as est to 2 sts before m, ssk, sl m, work in 2 x 2 Rib to end—1 st dec'd.
Work 3 rows as est.
Rep the last 4 rows 7 (9, 8, 10, 9, 11, 10, 12, 11, 12) more times; and at the same time, on first WS row of neck shaping:

Shape Armhole (WS): BO 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7) sts, work to end.
Dec Row (RS): Work in patt to last 3 sts, ssk, k1—1 st dec'd.
Work 1 WS row even as est.
Rep the last 2 rows 2 (4, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 10, 12, 13) more times—61 (61, 63, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69) sts rem after all shaping; 10 (10, 12, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18) lace sts and 51 ribbing sts.
Cont working as est until armhole meas 7¼ (7½, 8, 8¼, 8½, 9, 9¼, 9½, 9¾, 10)" from beg of shaping, ending after a RS row.

Shape Shoulder (WS): At armhole edge, BO 3 (3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6) sts twice, then 4 (4, 4, 4, 5, 4, 5, 6, 5, 6) sts once—51 sts rem for collar.
Cont to work collar sts as est until collar meas 3¼ (3¾, 3¾, 4, 4, 4¼, 4¼, 4½, 4½, 4½)" [8.5 (9.5, 9.5, 10, 10, 11, 11, 11.5, 11.5, 11.5) cm] from end of shoulder.
Slip sts onto st holder or waste yarn and cut yarn leaving a long tail (approx 1 yard) to use for grafting.


Row 2 (WS): Sl 1 pwise wyb, work in Lace Patt as est to m, sl m, k2, *p2, k2; rep from * to last st, k1.
Rep these 2 rows until piece meas 17¾" from beg, ending after a WS row.
 

 

SLEEVE (optional; make 2)

CO 31 (31, 31, 31, 33, 33, 33, 35, 35, 35) sts.

Knit 2 row
Est Pattern, Row 1 (RS): Sl 1 pwise wyb, beg and end where indicated on chart for your size, work Lace Patt to last st, k1.
Row 2 (WS): Sl 1 pwise wyf, work to last st as est, p1.
Rep these 2 rows until piece meas 1" from beg, ending after a WS row.


Shape Sleeve, Inc Row (RS):  Sl 1, m1, work in patt as est to last st, m1, k1—2 sts inc'd. Rep inc row every 14 (12, 12, 10, 10, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8)th row 4 (6, 1, 7, 3, 11, 8, 9, 6, 3) more times, then every 12 (10, 10, 8, 8, 6, 6, 6, 6, 6)th row 3 (2, 8, 3, 8, 1, 5, 4, 8, 12) more times—47 (49, 51, 53, 57, 59, 61, 63, 65, 67) sts. Work even in patt until piece meas 17 ¾ (17 ¾, 18, 18, 18, 18 ¼, 18 ¼, 18 ½, 18 ½, 18 ¾)" from beg, ending after a WS row.


Shape Cap (RS): BO 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7) sts at beg of next 2 rows—41 (43, 43, 45, 47, 49, 51, 51, 53, 53) sts rem.
Dec Row (RS): Sl 1, k2tog, work in patt to last 3 sts, ssk, k1—2 sts dec'd. Rep dec row EOR 9 (10, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 14, 15, 15) more times—21 sts rem.
BO 3 sts at beg of next 4 rows—9 sts rem. BO rem sts.

 

FINISHING
Block pieces to measurements. Sew shoulder seams. Return held collar sts onto 2 needles and graft them together using the Kitchener stitch. Sew selvedge edge of collar along back neck. Sew side seams. Set in sleeves and sew sleeve seams, or for sleeveless version, work.

Armhole Trim
With RS facing and cir needle, beg at center of underarm, pick up and knit 2 (2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4) sts evenly along BO sts, then 31 (32, 34, 36, 37, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43) sts to shoulder, 31 (32, 34, 36, 37, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43)  sts to BO sts, then 2 (2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4) sts along rem BO sts—66 (68, 72, 76, 80, 84, 86, 88, 90, 94) sts.
BO all sts purlwise.

 

 

 

 

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Help! I cannot get the lace pattern to line up after the binding off of the 4 stitches on each side for the back, and then decreasing from there. Do you count a yo as a decreased stitch and not do the yo? When K2tog includes only one stitch from a "/" do you then k1 to continue the pattern?

I learned long ago to read the pattern first before starting a project. While reading the pattern, I noticed that the neck and armhole shaping was included for the Right Front but appears to be missing for the Left Front. Also, the pattern seems to be written out twice. Could you please rewrite the pattern so the it reflects the neck and armhole shapings for both fronts. This is a lovely pattern and I would really like to work on it. But I want to make certain that I'm doing it correctly. Thank you very much. Yours truly, Bonnie Mayer

The neck and arm hole shaping is simply written after the instructions for the right front-it refers to both. hope this helps.

Hi everyone! This pattern is linked to the Midwest Stitches eBook. It is one of our free eBooks and is a downloadable PDF documents.To download any PDF, you will need to have Adobe installed on your computer if you do not already. Happy knitting! -editors of AllFreeKnitting

I cannot find the vest pattern anywhere!

It is very annoying to have a pattern promoted as a free knitting pattern (Angelica Vest) and everytime I click for the pattern I get taken to a website to promote a book or something I don't want. Could you please send me the pattern for the vest you advertise?

The vest pattern is in the free e-book connected to the link. Not only do you get the Angelica vest (as advertised), you get lots of other (free) patterns in the book as well. Sadly, if you want the vest pattern you have accept other free patterns as well. What's the big deal?

The pattern is part of the The Best of the Midwest Stitches e-book. Scroll down a little for the download link.

Where is the pattern?

WHERE is the pattern? Your link goes to the Midwest Stitches show materials. Nice, but not what I'm looking for!

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