Quick & easy vest

In­ject some fun into your sum­mer knit­ting with this great vest top by Rita Tay­lor

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You'll be amazed at how easy this gor­geous tex­tured pat­tern is to do. Work­ing one row in 1 x 1 rib and the next row just knit, it cre­ates a lovely reg­i­mented fin­ish with a ro­bust struc­ture. Bril­liantly quick and easy to work up you can make this ap­peal­ing top in all the colours of the rain­bow.

Ma­te­ri­als

A Yarn 5 ( 6:7: 8: 9: 10) x 50g balls of Rico De­sign Es­sen­tials Cot­ton DK in Aza­lea (shade 68) A Nee­dles A pair of 3.25mm (UK 10, US 3) nee­dles A pair of 4mm (UK 8, US 6) nee­dles A Ac­ces­sories Tapestry nee­dle

Yarn de­tail

A Rico De­sign Es­sen­tials Cot­ton DK www.rico-de­sign.de A 100% cot­ton A 50g/130m (142yds) A Ma­chine wash at 30ºC A £2.89

Ten­sion

20 sts and 25 rows to 10cm or 4in us­ing 4mm nee­dles

A Turn to page 84 for full

list of ab­bre­vi­a­tions

Yarn al­ter­na­tiv

Drops Cot­ton Merino www.gar­nstu­dio.com Sir­dar Cot­ton DK www.sir­dar.co.uk 01924 231682 BACK Us­ing 3.25mm nee­dles, cast on 91 ( 103: 113: 125: 135: 147) sts. Work 6cm (2½in) in 1 x 1 rib be­gin­ning and end­ing RS rows with k1 and WS rows with p1. Change to 4mm nee­dles. Row 1: Knit Row 2: (K1, p1) to end, k1. Rep these 2 rows to 30 ( 33: 35: 38: 40: 40) cm, 12 ( 13: 13¾: 15: 15¾: 15¾ ) in. Shape arm­holes Cast off 8 ( 9: 10: 11: 13: 14: 15) at beg next 2 rows. Dec 1 at each end of next and ev­ery alt row to 59 ( 69: 77: 87: 89: 99) sts. Cont un­til arm­hole mea­sures 20 ( 22: 24: 25: 26: 27) cm, 8 ( 8¾ :9½: 10: 10¼: 10½ ) in. Shape shoul­ders Cast off 8 ( 9: 10: 11: 11: 13) at beg next 2 rows then 7 ( 8: 9: 10: 10: 12) at beg next 2 rows. Leave re­main­ing 29 (35:39:45:47:49) sts on a holder. FRONT Work as for back un­til arm­hole shap­ing when 73 ( 83: 91: 101: 107: 117) sts re­main on the nee­dle. Work 1 row. Shape neck Next row (RS): K2­tog, k25 ( 28: 31: 37: 39: 43), k2­tog, turn. Dec 1 at neck edge of next 2 ( 2:2: 4: 5: 5) rows then on foll 3 ( 3:4: 4: 5: 5) alt rows AND AT THE SAME TIME, cont to dec at arm­hole edge of ev­ery alt row un­til 15 ( 17: 19: 21: 21: 25) sts rem. Shape shoul­der as for back Re­turn to rem sts. Leave cen­tre 15 ( 19: 21: 19: 21: 23) on holder. Re­join yarn and work sec­ond side to match. Join right shoul­der Us­ing 3.25mm nee­dles, pick up and knit 29 ( 35: 39: 45: 47: 49) from back neck, 39 ( 41: 43: 45: 46: 47) down left neck, 15 ( 19: 21: 19: 21: 23) from cen­tre front holder, 39 ( 41: 43: 45: 46: 47) along right neck. 122 ( 136: 146: 154: 160: 166) sts Work 6 rows, 1 x 1 rib. Cast off.

ARM­BANDS Us­ing 3.25mm nee­dles, pick up and knit 88 ( 94: 98: 104: 112: 116) sts all around arm­hole and work 6 rows, k1 p1 rib. Cast off. Join neck­band seam. Join side seams. Darn in any ends.

"I love the sim­ple shape, tex­tured stitch and bold colour of this vest – it re­ally shouts 'sum­mer's

here'!"

RITA TAY­LOR "This vest, worked in cool cot­ton, can be knit­ted up in just a few days, mak­ing it a great project to knit for those lovely late sum­mer hol­i­days!"SKILL LEVELEASYTECH­NIQUES A SHAP­ING A NECK & ARMEDG­ING

ROSEE, ED­I­TOR

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