Princeville Vest

This stylish vest with full-fash­ioned waist shap­ing is a per­fect tran­si­tional piece. Find a stun­ning buckle for a show­stop­ping sweater.

Creative Knitting - - CONTENTS - De­sign by Sandi Prosser

Gauge

22 sts and 31 rows = 4 inches/ 10cm in St st. To save time, take time to check gauge.

Spe­cial Ab­bre­vi­a­tions

Slip, slip, purl (ssp): Sl 2 sts 1 at a time kwise to RH nee­dle, re­turn sts to LH nee­dle in turned po­si­tion and p2­togtbl—a left-lean­ing sin­gle dec. Make 1 Left (M1L): In­sert LH nee­dle from front to back un­der hor­i­zon­tal strand be­tween last st worked and next st on LH nee­dle; knit through back of re­sult­ing loop. Make 1 Right (M1R): In­sert LH nee­dle from back to front un­der hor­i­zon­tal strand be­tween last st worked and next st on LH nee­dle; knit into front of re­sult­ing loop. Wrap and Turn (W&T): Slip next st pwise to RH nee­dle; bring yarn to RS of work be­tween nee­dles; slip same st back to LH nee­dle; bring yarn to WS, wrap­ping st. Turn, leav­ing rem sts un­worked, then beg work­ing back in op­po­site di­rec­tion. To hide wraps on sub­se­quent rows: Work wrap tog with wrapped st.

Pat­tern Stitches

Seed St (odd num­ber of sts) Row 1 (RS): K1, *p1, k1; rep from * to end.

Rep Row 1 for pat. Seed St (even num­ber of sts) Row 1 (RS): *K1, p1; rep from * to end. Row 2: *P1, k1; rep from * to end.

Rep Rows 1 and 2 for pat.

Pat­tern Note

When shap­ing neck and arm­holes, work de­creases as fol­lows: K1, k2­tog at be­gin­ning of right-side rows and ssk, k1 at end OR p1, ssp at be­gin­ning of wrong-side rows and p2­tog at end.

Back

With straight nee­dles, cast on 97 (107, 115, 127, 137) sts.

Work 8 rows in Seed St, end­ing with a WS row.

Beg with a knit (RS) row, work in St st un­til piece mea­sures 2 inches, end­ing with a WS row. Dec row (RS): K12 (14, 14, 16, 16), slip next 3 sts to cn and hold to back, k1; k1, skp from cn, knit to last 16 (18, 18, 20, 20) sts, slip next st to cn and hold to front, k2­tog, k1; k1 from cn, knit to end—95 (105, 113, 125, 135) sts. Work 5 rows even. Rep [last 6 rows] 7 times more, end­ing with a WS row—81 (91, 99, 111, 121) sts. Inc row (RS): K16 (18, 18, 20, 20), M1R, knit to last 16 (18, 18, 20, 20) sts, M1L, knit to end—83 (93, 101, 113, 123) sts. Work 3 rows even. Rep [last 4 rows] 7 times more, end­ing with a WS row—97 (107, 115, 127, 137) sts.

Work even un­til piece mea­sures 14 (14, 141/2, 141/2, 141/2) inches, end­ing with a WS row. Shape Arm­holes Bind off 7 (8, 9, 10, 12) sts at beg of next 2 rows—83 (91, 97, 107, 113) sts.

Dec 1 st at each side of next row, then [ev­ery RS row] 6 (6, 6, 10, 11) times— 69 (77, 83, 85, 89) sts.

Work even un­til arm­holes mea­sure 8 (81/2, 9, 91/2, 91/2) inches, end with a RS row. Shape Shoul­ders Next row (RS): Bind off 13 (15, 18, 18, 19) sts, knit un­til 43 (47, 47, 49, 51) sts on RH nee­dle, bind off rem 13 (15, 18, 18, 19) sts. Place rem 43 (47, 47, 49, 51) sts on holder for back neck.

Left Front

With straight nee­dles, cast on 97 (107, 115, 127, 137) sts.

Work 8 rows in Seed St, end­ing with a WS row.

Beg with a knit (RS) row, work in St st un­til piece mea­sures 2 inches, end­ing with a WS row. Dec row (RS): K12 (14, 14, 16, 16), slip next 3 sts to cn and hold to back, k1; k1, skp from cn, knit to last 16 (18, 18, 20, 20) sts, slip next st to cn and hold to front, k2­tog, k1; k1 from cn, knit to end—95 (105, 113, 125, 135) sts. Work 5 rows even. Rep [last 6 rows] 3 times more, then dec row once, end­ing with a RS row— 87 (97, 105, 117, 127) sts. Shape Cen­ter Front Edge & Neck Next row (WS): Bind off 12 (14, 14, 16, 17) sts, work to end of row—75 (83, 91, 101, 110) sts.

Con­tin­u­ing to shape side edge and arm­hole at beg of row, as given for Back, dec 1 st at end of next row, then [ev­ery RS row] 52 (57, 61, 66, 71) times— 13 (15, 18, 18, 19) sts.

Work even un­til arm­hole mea­sures 8 (81/2, 9, 91/2, 91/2) inches, end­ing with a RS row.

Bind off rem sts.

Right Front

With straight nee­dles, cast on 81 (89, 97, 107, 117) sts.

Work 8 rows in Seed St, end­ing with a WS row. Short Rows Short-row set 1 (RS): Work 5 sts in Seed St, k8 (10, 11, 13, 14), W&T; (WS): purl to last 5 sts, work last 5 sts in Seed St. Short-row set 2 (RS): Work 5 sts in Seed St, k21 (25, 27, 31, 33), W&T; (WS): purl to last 5 sts, work last 5 sts in Seed St. Short-row set 3 (RS): Work 5 sts in Seed St, k34 (40, 43, 49, 52), W&T; (WS): purl to last 5 sts, work last 5 sts in Seed St. Short-row set 4 (RS): Work 5 sts in Seed St, k47 (55, 59, 67, 71), W&T; (WS): purl to last 5 sts, work last 5 sts in Seed St. Short-row set 5 (RS): Work 5 sts in Seed St, k60 (70, 72, 85, 90), W&T; (WS): purl to last 5 sts, work last 5 sts in Seed St. Next row (RS): Work 5 sts in Seed St, knit to end of row. Next row (WS): Purl to last 5 sts, work last 5 sts in Seed St.

Rep last 2 rows un­til piece mea­sures 2 inches (mea­sured along the side edge), end­ing with a WS row. Dec row (RS): Work 5 sts in Seed St, knit to last 16 (18, 18, 20, 20) sts, slip next st to cn and hold to front, k2­tog, k1, k1 from cn, knit to end—80 (88, 96, 106, 116) sts. Work 5 rows even. Rep [last 6 rows] 5 times more, end­ing with a WS row—75 (83, 91, 101, 111) sts. Shape Cen­ter Front Edge & Neck Next row (RS): Work 5 sts in Seed St and place these 5 sts on holder, work to last 16 (18, 18, 20, 20) sts, slip next st to cn and hold to front, k2­tog, k1 from cn, k1, knit to end—69 (77, 85, 95, 105) sts. Work 1 row even. Con­tin­u­ing to shape side edge and arm­hole at end of row as given for Back, dec 1 st at beg of next row, then [ev­ery 4th row] 2 times, then [ev­ery RS row] 46 (51, 55, 60, 66) times—13 (15, 18, 18, 19) sts.

Work even un­til arm­hole mea­sures 8 (81/2, 9, 91/2, 91/2) inches, end­ing with a RS row.

Bind off rem sts.

Fin­ish­ing

Block pieces to mea­sure­ments. Sew shoul­der seams. Neck Edg­ing With RS fac­ing, us­ing cir­cu­lar nee­dle and beg at left front edge/neck shap­ing, work 5 sts in Seed St from Right Front holder, pick up and knit 108 (110, 115 117, 116) sts up Right Front, k43 (47, 47, 49, 51) from back neck holder, pick up and knit 104 (106, 111, 113, 113) sts down Left Front, pick up and knit 12 (14, 14, 16, 17) sts along bound-off edge of Left Front—272 (282, 292, 300, 302) sts.

Work 3 rows in Seed St, end­ing with a WS row. Bind off loosely in Seed St. Arm­hole Edg­ing With RS fac­ing and straight nee­dles, pick up and knit 111 (117, 125, 133, 137) sts evenly along arm­hole open­ing.

Work 3 rows in Seed St, end­ing with a WS row. Bind off loosely in Seed St.

Po­si­tion Left Front be­hind Right Front, match­ing lower hem edges. Sew right side seam catch­ing the lower right edge of the Left Front in seam, and sewing through all thick­nesses. Weave in ends. Place buckle at beg of right front edge/neck shap­ing, cen­ter­ing buckle shaft along Seed St bor­der. Stitch buckle in po­si­tion. Buckle Tie Cast on 9 sts. Work in Seed St un­til piece mea­sures 9 (9, 10, 10, 10) inches. Bind off in Seed St. Sew 1 end of buckle tie to side seam, op­po­site buckle.

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