Sue McCain

Hand Knitting Patterns

Sue McCain

Hand Knitting Patterns

Cable and Openwork Vest

I love the slim cables, and how well the tiny openwork ribs set them off! The vest is worked in the round to the armholes, the neckband is worked along with the neck shaping, and the shoulders are joined with 3-Needle Bind-Off, so the only finishing is the armhole edging.

This vest is worked in one piece from the bottom to the armholes, then the front and back are worked separately to the shoulders.

The cable and lace pattern is presented in both written and charted formats.


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Skill Level: Intermediate

Skills Used: Cable knitting, lace knitting, knitting in the round, 3-Needle Bind-Off, increasing and decreasing, picking up stitches, I-Cord

Sizes: XX-Small (X-Small, Small, Medium) (Large, 1X, 2X) (3X, 4X, 5X, 6X)

Finished Measurements: 28.75 (32.25, 35.75, 39) (45.75, 49.25, 52.5) (56, 59.5, 62.75, 69.5)” bust; intended to be worn with approximately 4″ ease

Materials: Sport weight wool blend yarn: 820 (925, 1025, 1135) (1330, 1445, 1530) (1750, 1855, 1960, 2155) yards. Model knit in 1/2 N 1/2 by Kolláge (50% milk / 50% wool; 50 gram hank = 174 yards): Color# 7205 Persimmon.

Needles and Notions: One size 4 (3.5 mm) circular needle, 29″ long or longer, OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE; one pair double-pointed needles (dpn) size 4 (3.5 mm) for BACK neck and armhole edging; stitch markers; cable needle (cn); stitch holders.

Gauge: In Cable and Openwork Pattern, 33 stitches and 36 rows = 4″/10 cm.

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