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Shipwreck Beach Vest

This flowing, drapey knit vest pattern keeps you looking chic on your most casual days.

Shipwreck Beach Vest
Shipwreck Beach Vest
This image courtesy of redheart.com

The Shipwreck Beach Vest boasts a lovely, yet simple, lace design and a gradient of beautiful blues. What's not to love? Unlike traditional vest patterns, this garment lacks any sort of closure in the front, so it can relax comfortably open or be worn cinched closed with a belt. Vest knitting patterns also typically end closer to the hip area, but this one is elongated to a tunic-length, making it appropriate for both dressy and casual occasions. While the construction of the vest is more suited for intermediate knitters, the lace pattern is easy enough for beginners to master.

Intermediate

Knitting Needle Size9 or 5.5 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

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

Gauge17 sts = 4" (10 cm) 22 rows = 4" (10 cm) in Lace Pattern. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.

Materials List

  • RED HEART® Roll With It Tweed™ yarn: 3 (4, 5, 6) balls 9685 Seagrass
  • Susan Bates® Circular Knitting Needles: 29" (72 cm) 5.5 mm [US 9]
  • Stitch holders
  • Yarn needle

Vest

Sizes

Directions are for size Small; changes for sizes Medium, Large/X-Large and 2X/3X are in parentheses. When one number is used, it applies to all sizes.

Finished Bust/Chest Measurement: 44 (54, 64, 74)" [112 (137, 162.5, 188) cm] slightly blockedLength: 31 (31, 35, 35)" [79 (79, 89, 89) cm]

Notes

  1. Vest is worked back and forth in rows. A circular needle is used in order to accommodate the full width of the stitches.

  2. Vest is worked in one piece to underarm, then Fronts and Back are finished separately from armhole to shoulder.

Pattern Stitch

Lace Pattern (multiple of 10 stitches + 9)

Row 1 (right side): K2, p2, k1, *yo, k3, sk2p, k3, yo, k1; repeat from * to last 4 st, p2, k2.
Row 2: P2, k2, p to last 4 sts, k2, p2.
Row 3: P2, k3, *k1, yo, k2, sk2p, k2, yo, k2; repeat from * to last 4 sts, k2, p2.
Row 4: K2, p to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 5: K2, p2, k1, *k2, yo, k1, sk2p, k1, yo, k3; repeat from * to last 4 st, p2, k2.
Row 6: P2, k2, p to last 4 sts, k2, p2.
Row 7: P2, k3, *k3, yo, sk2p, yo, k4; repeat from * to last 4 sts, k2, p2.
Row 8: K2, p to last 2 sts, k2.
Rows 9-15: Rep Rows 1-7.Rows 16-18: Knit all sts.

Repeat Rows 1-18 for Lace pattern.

Special Stitch

sk2p – slip 1 knitwise, k2tog, pass slipped stitch over – 2 sts decreased

Vest

Cast on 188 (228, 268, 308) sts.

  1. BORDER

    Rows 1-3: Knit across.
    Row 4 (right side): K2, p2, knit to last 4 sts, p2, k2.
    Row 5: P2, k2, purl to last 4 sts, k2, p2.
    Row 6: P2, k2, knit to last 2 sts, p2.
    Row 7: K2, p2, *yo, p2tog; repeat from * to last 4 sts, yo, p2, k2 - 189 (229, 269, 309) sts.
    Rows 8-10: Rep Rows 4-6.
    Rows 11-13: Knit across.

  2. BODY

    Rows 1-108
    (108, 126, 126): Work Rows 1-18 of Lace pattern 6 (6, 7, 7) times.

  3. Divide for Fronts and Back

    RIGHT FRONT


    Row 1 (right side): K2, p2, k1, [yo, k3, sk2p, k3, yo, k1] 4 (5, 6, 7) times, p2, k1, k2tog - 49 (59, 69, 79) sts. Move next 89 (109, 129, 149) sts on holder for Back, and next 50 (60, 70, 80) sts on holder for Left Front.
    Rows 2-48: Continue in Lace pattern as established.

    Shape Shoulder

    Row 49 (right side): K2, p2, k4, sk2p, [k7, sk2p] 3 (4, 5, 6) times, k4, p2, k2 - 41 (49, 57, 65) sts.
    Row 50: P2, k2, purl to last 4 sts, k2, p2.
    Row 51: P2, [k5, sk2p] 4 (5, 6, 7) times, k5, p2 - 33 (39, 45, 51) sts.Row 52-54: Knit across.

    Bind off.

    LEFT FRONT

    Place sts from Left Front holder onto needle; rejoin yarn ready to work a right side row.

    Row 1 (right side): K2tog, k1, p2, k1, [yo, k3, sk2p, k3, yo, k1] 4 (5, 6, 7) times, p2, k2 - 49 (59, 69, 79) sts.
    Rows 2-48: Continue in Lace pattern as established.

    Shape Shoulder

    Row 49 (right side): K2, p2, k4, sk2p, [k7, sk2p] 3 (4, 5, 6) times, k4, p2, k2 - 41 (49, 57, 65) sts.
    Row 50: P2, k2, purl to last 4 sts, k2, p2.Row 51: P2, [k5, sk2p] 4 (5, 6, 7) times, k5, p2 - 33 (39, 45, 51) sts.
    Row 52-54: Knit across.

    Bind off.

  4. BACK

    Place sts from Back holder onto needle; rejoin yarn ready to work a right side row.

    Rows 1-54: Work Rows 1-18 of Lace pattern, three times.

    Bind off.

  5. FINISHING

    Sew shoulder seams. Weave in ends.

    Lightly block vest to measurements.

    See diagram.

Abbreviations

k
knit
k2tog
knit 2 sts together
p
purl
p2tog
purl 2 sts together
sk2p
slip, k2tog, pass
st(s)
stitch(es)
yo
yarn over
*
repeat whatever follows the * as indicated
cm
centimeters
mm
millimeters
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