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A Walk in the Country Sweater Vest

A Walk in the Country Sweater Vest

The A Walk in the Country Sweater Vest is an easy knitting pattern that produces beautiful results. This tutorial will teach you how to knit a sweater that you can throw on over your outfits for a light, yet warm layer that will keep you warm for leisurely outdoor strolls. The sweater vest can be not only functional, but stylish as a nice finishing touch to your outfits if you want to add another layer for more interest. You'll love this sweater so much, you'll want to always be taking walks in the country so you never have to take it off.

Easy

Knitting Needle Size8 or 5 mm

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

Gauge1 stitches, 2 rows, 3 inches. stockinette stitch

 

Materials:

  • Patons Classic Wool (100 g/3.5 oz) or Patons Décor (100 g/3.5 oz)
  • Size S, M, L, XL (4, 4, 4, 5 balls)
  • Size 5 mm (U.S. 8) knitting needles or size needed to obtain tension

 

Measurements:

Bust measurement:
Small 30-32 ins [ 76-81 cm]
Medium 34-36 ins [ 86-91 cm]
Large 38-40 ins [ 97-102cm]
Extra-Large 42-44 ins [107-112 cm]

Finished bust:
Small 38 ins [ 97 cm]
Medium 42 ins [ 107 cm]
Large 45 ins [ 114.5 cm]
Extra-Large 48 ins [ 122 cm]

 

Gauge:
19 sts and 25 rows=4 ins [10 sm] in stocking st.

 

Instructions:
 

BACK
**Cast on 90 (100-106-114) sts.
1st row: (RS). Knit.
2nd row: P0 (0-1-0). K1 (0-2-1). *P4. K2. Rep from * to last 5 (4-1-5) sts. P4 (4-1-4). K1 (0-0-1). These 2 rows form pat.
Cont in pat until work from beg measures 17½ (17½-18-18) ins [44.5 (44.5-45.5-45.5) cm] ending with RS facing for next row.

Armhole shaping:
Keeping cont of pat, cast off 6 (7-8-9) sts beg next 2 rows.**
Dec 1 st each end of needle on next and following 4 (7-8-10) alt rows. 68 (70-72-74) sts.
Cont even in pat until armhole measures 8½ (9-9-9½) ins [21.5 (23-23-24) cm] ending with RS facing for next row. Cast off. Place markers for shoulders 18 (18-19-19) sts in from side edges.

FRONT
Work from ** to ** as given for Back.
Dec 1 st each end of needle on next and following 2 alt rows. 72 (80-84-90) sts.
Work 1 row even.

Neck shaping:
Next row: Work 2tog. Pat across 31 (35-37-40) sts. K2tog. K1 (neck edge). Turn. Leave rem sts on a spare needle.
Next row: P2. Pat to end of row
Next row: Work 2tog. Pat to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
Rep last 2 rows 0 (3-4-6) times more. 32 (30-30-29) sts.
Next row: P2. Pat to end of row.
Next row: Pat to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
Rep last 2 rows 11 (9-7-6) times more. 20 (20-22-22) sts.
Next row: P2. Pat to end of row.
Next row: Pat to last 2 sts. K2.
Next row: P2. Pat to end of row.
Next row: Pat to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
Rep last 4 rows 1 (1-2-2) times more. 18 (18-19-19) sts.
Cont even in pat until armhole measures same length as Back ending with RS facing for next row.
Cast off.
With RS of work facing, join yarn to rem sts.
Next row: K1. Sl1. K1. psso. Pat to last 2 sts. Work 2tog.
Next row: Pat to last 2 sts. P2.
Next row: K1. Sl1. K1. psso. Pat to last 2 sts. Work 2tog.
Rep last 2 rows 0 (3-4-6) times more. 32 (30-30-29) sts.
Next row: Pat to last 2 sts. P2.
Next row: K1. Sl1. K1. psso. Pat to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows 11 (9-7-6) times more. 20 (20-22-22) sts.
Next row: Pat to last 2 sts. P2.
Next row: K2. Pat to end of row.
Next row: Pat to last 2 sts. P2.
Next row: K1. Sl1. K1. psso. Pat to end of row.
Rep last 4 rows 1 (1-2-2) times more. 18 (18-19-19) sts.
Cont even in pat until armhole measures same length as Back ending with RS facing for next row.
Cast off.

FINISHING
Pin garment pieces to measurements and cover with a damp cloth. Press lightly with a steam iron. Remove cloth when dry.
Sew shoulder seams. Place markers on front and back side edges 4¼ ins [11 cm] up from lower edge. Sew side seams to markers.



 

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What in the world is P0??? what is this pattern? how do you pearl zero?

The values in parentheses apply to different sizes. If you are making the smallest size, you do not need that purl stitch. However, other sizes do, in order to keep the pattern correct.

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