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Glamor Girl Knit Vest

The days of fuzzy vests aren't over. This Glamor Girl Knit Vest is so comfy it should be illegal. It also looks gorgeous with a loose dress or jeans. You can knit yourself one of these easy vests for a night out on the town with your girls, or just to lounge around in on a lazy Sunday. Not enough people out there wear fuzzy vests anymore, but that's good for you because you'll be the only one of your friends with one! Who knew they were so easy to make yourself?

Easy

Knitting Needle Size9 or 5.5 mm

Yarn Weight(6) Super Bulky/Super Chunky (4-11 stitches for 4 inches)

Gauge1 stitches, 2 rows, 3 inches. stockinette stitch

Materials:

  • Patons Moxie (100 g/3.5 oz; 88m/96 yds)
    • XS/S: 4 balls
    • M/L: 5 balls
    • XL: 5 balls
    • 2/3XL: 6 balls
    • 4/5X: 6 balls
  • Size 5.5 mm (U.S. 9) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge.

 

Measurements:

 

To fit bust measurement

Extra-Small/Small: 28-34" [71-86.5 cm]

Medium: 36-38" [91.5-96.5 cm]

Large: 40-42" [101.5 - 106.5 cm]

Extra-Large: 44-46" [112-117 cm]

2/3 Extra-Large: 48-54" [122-137 cm]

4/5 Extra-Large: 56-62" [142-157.5 cm]

 

Finished bust

Extra-Small/Small: 36" [91.5 cm]

Medium: 40" [101.5 cm]

Large: 44" [106.5 cm]

X-Large: 48" [122 cm]

2/3 X-Large: 54" [137 cm]

4/5 X-Large: 62" [157.5 cm]

 

Abbreviations:

alt = Alternate(ing)

Beg = Beginning

Cont = Continue(ity)

Dec = Decrease(ing)

inc = Increase 1 stitch in next stitch by knitting into front and back of next stitch

Rem = Remain(ing)

Rep = Repeat

st(s) = Stitch(es)

 

Gauge: 16 sts and 32 rows = 4” [10 cm] in garter st.

 

Instructions

 

Back

Cast on 73 (81-89-97-109-125) sts. Proceed in garter st (knit every row) for 8 (8-9-10-10-10)" [20.5 (20.5-23-25.5-25.5-25.5) cm.

 

Shape armholes:

Cast off 2 (2-3-5-7-7) sts beg next 2 rows. 69 (77-83-87-95-111) sts rem. Dec 1 st each end of next 1 (3-5-7-9-11) row(s) then every following alt row 3 times more. 61 (65-67-67-71-83) sts rem.

Cont even until armhole measures 6 1/2 (7-7 1/2- 7 1/2-8-8 1/2)" [16.5 (18-19-19-20.5-21.5)cm]. Cast off.

 

Left and Right Fronts (make alike):

Cast on 23 (27-31-35-41-49) sts.

1st row: Knit.

2nd row: Inc 1 st in first st (front edge). Knit to end of row.

3rd row: Knit to last st. Inc 1 st in last st. Rep last 2 rows twice more. 29 (33-37-41-47-55) sts.

Next row: Knit.

Next row: Inc 1 st in first st (front edge). Knit to end of row. Rep last 2 rows twice more. 32 (36--40-44-50-58) sts.

Knit 3 rows.

Next row: Inc 1 st in first st (front edge). Knit to end of row. Rep last 4 rows once more. 34 (38-42-46-52-60) sts. Cont even until work from beg measures 8 (8-9-10-10-10)" [20.5 (20.5-23-25.5-25.5-25.5) cm].

 

Shape armhole and V-neck:

Next row: Cast off 2 (2-3-5-7-7) sts. Knit to end of row. 32 (36-39-41-45-53) sts rem.

Knit 1 row.

Dec 1 st at armhole edge on next 1 (3-5-7-9-11) row(s) then every following alt row 3 times more, at the same time, dec 1 st at front edgeon next and every following 4th row until there are 21 (22-23-24-28-29) sts. Cont even until armhole measures same length as Back before shoulder.

Cast off.

 

Finishing

Sew side and shoulder seams. Comb Vest lightly with a wide-tooth comb to enhance effect of yarn.

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