Moss on a Twig

Let the yarn do the work with this el­e­gant vest that in­cor­po­rates sim­ple de­creas­ing for shap­ing.

Creative Knitting - - CONTENTS - De­sign by Lena Sk­vager­son for An­nie’s Sig­na­ture De­signs

Gauge

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

Spe­cial Ab­bre­vi­a­tion

Slip marker (sm): Slip marker from LH to RH nee­dle.

Pat­tern Stitches

Note: Left Slant and Right Slant pats are for pat rep only. Re­fer to pat and chart for beg and end­ing of pat for each size. Left Slant (mul­ti­ple of 7 sts) Note: A chart is pro­vided for those pre­fer­ring to work Left Slant pat rep from a chart. Row 1 (RS): *P3, k4; rep from * to end. Row 2: *P3, k3, p1; rep from * to end. Row 3: *K2, p3, k2; rep from * to end. Row 4: *P1, k3, p3; rep from * to end. Row 5: *K4, p3; rep from * to end. Row 6: *K2, p4, k1; rep from * to end. Row 7: *P2, k4, p1; rep from * to end. Row 8: *P4, k3; rep from * to end. Row 9: *K1, p3, k3; rep from * to end. Row 10: *P2, k3, p2; rep from * to end. Row 11: *K3, p3, k1; rep from * to end. Row 12: *K3, p4; rep from * to end. Row 13: *P1, k4, p2; rep from * to end. Row 14: *K1, p4, k2; rep from * to end.

Rep Rows 1–14 for pat. Right Slant (mul­ti­ple of 7 sts) Note: A chart is pro­vided for those pre­fer­ring to work Right Slant pat rep from a chart. Row 1 (RS): *K4, p3; rep from * to end. Row 2: *P1, k3, p3; rep from * to end. Row 3: *K2, p3, k2; rep from * to end. Row 4: *P3, k3, p1; rep from * to end. Row 5: *P3, k4; rep from * to end. Row 6: *K1, p4, k2; rep from * to end. Row 7: *P1, k4, p2; rep from * to end. Row 8: *K3, p4; rep from * to end. Row 9: *K3, p3, k1; rep from * to end. Row 10: *P2, k3, p2; rep from * to end. Row 11: *K1, p3, k3; rep from * to end. Row 12: *P4, k3; rep from * to end. Row 13: *P2, k4, p1; rep from * to end. Row 14: *K2, p4, k1; rep from * to end.

Rep Rows 1–14 for pat. 1x1 Rib (odd num­ber of sts) Row 1 (WS): P1, *k1, p1; rep from * to end. Row 2: K1, *p1, k1; rep from * to end.

Rep Rows 1 and 2 for pat.

Pat­tern Notes

All de­creases are made on right-side rows only. When de­creas­ing, work k1, ssk at be­gin­ning of rows and k2­tog, k1 at end.

Back

With smaller nee­dles, cast on 76 (84, 90, 100, 110) sts. Rows 1–8: Beg with a WS row, work in St st. Row 9 (turn­ing ridge, WS): Knit. Rows 10–17: Work in St st.

Change to larger nee­dles and beg pat. Row 1 (RS): K1, work Row 1 of Left Slant pat, pm, k2, pm, work Row 1 of Right Slant pat, k1. Row 2: K1, work Row 2 of Right Slant pat, sm, p2, sm, work Row 2 of Left Slant pat, k1.

Con­tinue in pats as es­tab­lished un­til piece mea­sures 161/2 (17, 171/4, 173/4, 18) inches from turn­ing ridge, end­ing with a WS row. Shape Arm­holes Bind off 3 (3,5, 5, 7) sts at beg of next 2 rows—70 (78, 80, 90, 96) sts.

Dec 1 st each side ev­ery RS row 4 (7, 7, 11, 13) times—62 (64, 66, 68, 70) sts.

Work even un­til arm­holes mea­sure 91/4 (93/4, 101/4, 101/4, 11) inches, end­ing with a WS row. Shape Neck Di­vi­sion row (RS): Work 20 (21, 21, 22, 22) sts; join 2nd ball of yarn and bind off cen­ter 22 (22, 24, 24, 26) sts, work to end of row.

Work­ing both sides at once with sep­a­rate balls of yarn, dec 1 st each neck edge once—19 (20, 20, 21, 21) sts each side.

Work even un­til arm­holes mea­sure 101/4 (103/4, 111/4, 111/4, 12) inches.

Bind off.

Left Front

With smaller nee­dles, cast on 38 (42, 45, 50, 55) sts. Rows 1–8: Beg with a WS row, work in St st. Row 9 (turn­ing ridge, WS): Knit. Rows 10–17: Work in St st.

Change to larger nee­dles and beg pat. Row 1 (RS): K1, work Row 1 of Left Slant pat, k1. Row 2: K1, work Row 2 of Left Slant pat, k1.

Con­tinue in pat as es­tab­lished un­til piece mea­sures 161/2 (17, 171/4, 173/4, 18) inches from turn­ing ridge, end­ing with a WS row. Note: Read in­struc­tions be­fore beg arm­hole and neck shap­ing, as they are worked at the same time. Shape Arm­hole & Neck Next row (RS): Bind off 3 (3,5, 5, 7) sts, work to last 3 sts, k2­tog, k1—34 (38, 39, 44, 47) sts.

Dec 1 st at beg of [ev­ery RS row] 4 (7, 7, 11, 13) times and at the same time, dec 1 st at end of [ev­ery other RS row] 11 (11, 12, 12, 13) times—19 (20, 20, 21, 21) sts. Shape Shoul­der Work even un­til arm­hole mea­sures 101/4 (103/4, 111/4, 111/4, 12) inches.

Bind off.

Right Front

With smaller nee­dles, cast on 38 (42, 45, 50, 55) sts. Rows 1–8: Start­ing on a WS row, work in St st. Row 9 (turn­ing ridge, WS): Knit. Rows 10–17: Work in St st.

Change to larger nee­dles and beg pat. Row 1 (RS): K1, work Row 1 of Right Slant pat, k1.

Row 2: K1, work Row 2 of Right Slant pat, k1.

Con­tinue in pat as es­tab­lished un­til piece mea­sures 161/2 (17, 171/4, 173/4, 18) inches from turn­ing ridge, end­ing with a RS row. Note: Read in­struc­tions be­fore beg arm­hole and neck shap­ing, as they are worked at the same time. Shape Arm­hole & Neck Next row (WS): Bind off 3 (3, 5, 5, 7) sts, work to end of row. Next row: K1, ssk, work to last 3 sts, k2­tog, k1—33 (37, 38, 43, 46) sts.

Dec 1 st at beg of [ev­ery other RS row] 11 (11, 12, 12, 13) times and at the same time, dec 1 st at end of [ev­ery RS row] 3 (6, 6, 10, 12) times—19 (20, 20, 21, 21) sts. Shape Shoul­der Work even un­til arm­hole mea­sures 101/4 (103/4, 111/4, 111/4, 12) inches.

Bind off.

Fin­ish­ing

Weave in ends. Block pieces to mea­sure­ments. Sew shoul­der seams.

Arm­hole Edg­ing

With RS fac­ing and smaller nee­dles, pick up and knit 92 (96, 100, 102, 106) sts along arm­hole.

Start­ing with a purl (WS) row, work 5 rows in St st. Bind off loosely, kwise. Fold bound-off edge to WS and sew to picked-up sts. Sew side seams. Fold hem along turn­ing ridge to in­side and sew in­vis­i­bly to WS.

Front Band & Neck Edg­ings

Note: When pick­ing up sts at bot­tom edge of vest, pick up through both lay­ers of hem. With RS fac­ing and smaller nee­dles, pick up and knit 247 (255, 263, 271, 279) sts from lower edge of Right Front to lower edge of Left Front.

Work 7 rows of 1x1 Rib, end­ing with a RS row. Bind off in rib. Weave in ends.

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