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Freshen up your springtime look with the beautiful Eva Vest. This stylish yet simple knit vest pattern is perfect for the ultimate layered look. We love the creamy white color and the delicious texture of this pretty knit essential. Wear it over a light dress for a rustic vibe or pair it with a maxi skirt for a country-chic look. The Eva Vest is sure to be a springtime staple.

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Knitting Needle Size11 or 8 mm

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Materials:

  • Size 11 US Needles
  • 2 Balls of We Are Knitters 100% Pima Cotton Yarn

 

Guage: The stitch used to knit your EVA VEST are the Moss Stitch (explained in the ‘HOW TO KNIT YOUR VEST’ step). It is important to knit a tension square before you start your project. Do so by knitting a 10 cm x 10 cm sample with the measurements below.

15 stitches = 10 cm
20 rows = 10 cm


HOW TO KNIT YOUR EVA VEST
This vest is knitted in 3 different pieces: the back side and two front sides. Once you are finished, you will join them.
You will need to use a double thread to knit your EVA VEST. To do so, use two yarn balls at the same time, but treat them as though they were just one.


Eva Vest


START KNITTING


BACK SIDE

1. Cast on 55 stitches in one of the knitting needles.

2. Knit 34 rows in Moss Stitch: knit a stitch and purl the next one.
Repeat this until the end of the row*.
*When knitting and purling in the same row, you should place the thread in the correct side of your project: in the front when purling and in the back when knitting.

3. Knit 40 rows in Moss Stitch, taking into account the following instructions to create the armholes of your vest:
Rows #1 and #2: cast off the first 3 stitches of each row and knit in Moss Stitch the rest of the row.
Rows #3 and #4: cast off the first 2 stitches of each row and knit in Moss Stitch the rest of the row.
Rows #5 and #6: cast off the first stitch of each row and knit in Moss Stitch the rest of the row.
Now you will have 43 stitches.
Rows #7 to #40: knit all these rows in Moss Stitch.

4. Row #41: cast off all the stitches.

RIGHT FRONT SIDE

1. Cast on 17 stitches in one of the knitting needles.

2. Knit 74 rows in Moss Stitch, taking into account the following increases and decreases in order to create the neckline and armholes of your vest (the rows not mentioned below are knitted in normal Moss Stitch)
Row #3: increase 3 stitches and continue knitting in Moss Stitch the rest of the row. Now you will have a total of 20 stitches.
Row #5: increase 2 stitches and continue knitting in Moss Stitch the rest of the row. Now you will have a total of 22 stitches.
Row #7: increase 1 stitch and continue knitting in Moss Stitch the rest of the row. Now you will have a total of 23 stitches.
Row #9: increase 1 stitch and continue knitting in Moss Stitch the rest of the row. Now you will have a total of 24 stitches.
Row #11: increase 1 stitch and continue knitting in Moss Stitch the rest of the row. Now you will have a total of 25 stitches.
Row #15: increase 1 stitch and continue knitting in Moss Stitch the rest of the row. Now you will have a total of 26 stitches.
Row #19: increase 1 stitch and continue knitting in Moss Stitch the rest of the row. Now you will have a total of 27 stitches.
Row #33: you will start creating the neckline in this row. Skip the first stitch; knit the next 2 stitches together and continue knitting in Moss Stitch the rest of the row. Now you will have a total of 26 stitches.
Row #36: you will start creating the armhole in this row. Cast off 3 stitches and knit the rest of the row in Moss Stitch. Now you will have 23 stitches.
Row #37: skip the first stitch; knit the next 2 stitches together and continue knitting in Moss Stitch the rest
of the row. Now you will have a total of 22 stitches.
Row #38: cast off 2 stitches and knit the rest of the row in Moss Stitch. Now you will have 20 stitches.
Row #40: cast off 1 stitch and knit the rest of the row in Moss Stitch. Now you will have 19 stitches.
Row #41: skip the first stitch; knit the next 2 stitches together and continue knitting in Moss Stitch the rest
of the row. Now you will have a total of 18 stitches.
Rows #45, #49, #53, #57 and #61: knit 2 stitches together in these rows like you did in row #41.

3. Row #75: cast off all the stitches.

LEFT FRONT SIDE

1. Cast on 17 stitches in one of the knitting needles.

2. Knit 74 rows in Moss Stitch, taking into account the following increases and decreases in order to create the neckline and armholes of your vest (the rows not mentioned below are knitted in normal Moss Stitch)

Row #4: increase 3 stitches and continue knitting in Moss Stitch the rest of the row. Now you will have a
total of 20 stitches.
Row #6: increase 2 stitches and continue knitting in Moss Stitch the rest of the row. Now you will have a total of 22 stitches.
Row #8: increase 1 stitch and continue knitting in Moss Stitch the rest of the row. Now you will have a total of 23 stitches.
Row #10: increase 1 stitch and continue knitting in Moss Stitch the rest of the row. Now you will have a total of 24 stitches.
Row #12: increase 1 stitch and continue knitting in Moss Stitch the rest of the row. Now you will have a total of 25 stitches.
Row #16: increase 1 stitch and continue knitting in Moss Stitch the rest of the row. Now you will have a total of 26 stitches.
Row #20: increase 1 stitch and continue knitting in Moss Stitch the rest of the row. Now you will have a total of 27 stitches.
Row #34: you will start creating the neckline in this row. Skip the first stitch; knit the next 2 stitches together and continue knitting in Moss Stitch the rest of the row. Now you will have a total of 26 stitches.
Row #35: you will start creating the armhole in this row. Cast off 3 stitches and knit the rest of the row in Moss Stitch. Now you will have 23 stitches.
Row #37: cast off 2 stitches and knit the rest of the row in Moss Stitch. Now you will have 21 stitches.
Row #38: skip the first stitch; knit the next 2 stitches together and continue knitting in Moss Stitch the rest of the row. Now you will have a total of 20 stitches.
Row #39: cast off 1 stitch and knit the rest of the row in Moss Stitch. Now you will have 19 stitches.
Rows #42, #46, #50, #54, #58 and #62: knit 2 stitches together in these rows like you did in row #38.

3. Row #75: cast off all the stitches.

HOW TO JOIN YOUR EVA VEST

1. Help yourself with the little sewing needle and a same-colored cotton thread and join one of the shoulders. To do so, you will need the back side and one of the front sides.

2. Now sew that side of the vest.

3. Do the same with the other side of your vest.

4. Tie a knot and hide the threads among the stitches with the help of the sewing needle.

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I too wish there were other sizes, but I am optimistic about being able to resize it. First I am going to knit it as a gift - for an extremely slender person and hope it is small enough

There is a major problem with this pattern. The front picture shows there will be 19 stitches at the shoulder but if you follow the pattern you are on 19 stitches already at row 40 but it's says lint 2 together in 6 more rows which takes you down to 13 stitches and then the front is still not the same length as the back above the armhole indent!

I read the pattern the same way as you, but the problem is with the scheme picture, not the pattern. The picture correctly shows the narrowing at the front top but says "12 cm/19 stitches" there, which would make it wider than the bottom . . . oops! This is a very small pattern, as others have noted, only 59 cm around (about 23").

#1 says cast on 55 stitches. #2 says, knit 34 rows in moss stitch #3 says, knit 40 rows in moss stitch taking into account the following instructions to create the armholes of your vest etc.

To make the pattern larger , you need to add 4 stitches to the back section and two each front section . that will add one size. at the cast off for shaping if it says cast of 4 you cast of 5 . but keep all other rows to the pattern I also think you need to add length . maybe one inch per size you increase A tip to getting a neat edge is to slip the first stitch and knit into the back of the last stitch. Perfect edges that way good luck Bea

Hi, Yet again, very nice pattern but could we please have a reply to our questions, especially re. The larger sizes! Thanks.

Hi, Thanks for your question. Unfortunately, we do not create these patterns; we post existing patterns for our readers' entertainment. The original publisher of this pattern did not include any additional sizes that we could amend the pattern with. However, I can suggest that you tweak the pattern to make it larger by using the gauge to calculate the correct size that youd like to create. You can also take the pattern to your local yarn store to get some more advice and tips on how to alter it. I hope that helps, Editors of AllFreeKnitting

I am not sure how to correctly increase 3 sts. at the beginning of a row (Right front, row 3) and then continue the moss st. to end of row. Do you use the loop increase? Or is there a better method?

Very nice But could we have it a larger size, maybe large? Think that it would be ver helpful to lots of us. Thanks

I gather from the comments this will be a very small vest. I wear a 1x and while I would love to do this, I am afraid I will spend alot of time trying to figure out how to make it large enough.

When you add up all the cast on stitches for each piece, change it from centimeters to inches, I figure this will fit a very small person. You've got 55 stitches across the back. There are approximately 4 stitches per inch according to the gauge. 55 divided by 4 is a close 14 inches just across the back. This is a very small vest according to my calculations.

Is this one size fits all? Obviously several of us would like to know. Also what is the largest size it will fit?

What is the moss stitch and what size is this vest??

Moss stitch is knit a stitch, purl a stitch, knit a stitch, purl a stitch across the row. In the next row purl your knit stitches and knit your purl stitches. It is also known as seed stitch. As for size of vest....good question. Maybe use the gauge swatch to figure out final dimensions of vest to see if it will cover you?

I'm new to knitting so not very familiar with patterns. Can someone tell me what size this pattern knits up to?

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