Tryst Cropped Vest - Free Pattern April 9, 2022 17:49

 

A basic cropped vest with welted trim. The pieces are worked flat, back and forth in rows, then seamed.

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Sizes
Extra Small (Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large)

Finished Measurements
34 (37, 40, 43, 46)" bust circumference

Yarn
Tryst by Classic Elite (100% cashmere; 50 gram hank = approx 125 yards)
• 4 (4, 5, 5, 5) hanks 61224 Brown

Needles
• One pair each side US 7 and 9 (4.5 and 5.5 mm), or size to obtain gauge

Notions
• Four ¾" buttons
• Tapestry needle

Gauge
16 sts and 25 rows = 4" in Stockinette Stitch (St st) using larger needles. Take time to save time, check your gauge.

Notes

1. Work all dec sts 1 st in from each edge as follows: (RS) K1, k2tog, work across to last 3 sts, ssk, k1.
2. Work all inc sts 1 st in from each edge as follows: (RS) K1, m1, work across to last st, m1, k1.

 

Pattern

Back
With larger needle, CO 60 (66, 72, 78, 84) sts.

(RS) Begin Rev St st; work for 3 rows, end RS row.

Change to St st; (WS) work for 3 rows, end WS row.

Change to Rev St st; (RS) work 3 rows, end RS row.

Change to St st; (WS) work 1 row even, end WS row.

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Shape Sides: (RS) Beg this row, inc 1 st each side every 12 rows 0 (0, 0, 1, 1) times, every 10 rows 2 (3, 4, 3, 3) times, then every 8 rows 2 (1, 0, 0, 0) times — 68 (74, 80, 86, 92) sts.

Work even until piece meas 7½ (7¾, 8, 8¼, 8½)" from beg, end WS row.

Shape Armholes: (RS) BO 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows, then 2 sts at beg of next 2 rows—58 (64, 70, 76, 82) sts rem.

Dec 1 st each side EOR 2 (3, 3, 4, 4) times then every 4 rows 3 (4, 5, 6, 7) times—48 (50, 54, 56, 60) sts rem.

Work as est until armholes meas 6½ (7, 7½, 7½, 8)" from beg of armhole shaping, end WS row.

Place markers (pm) each side of center 14 (14, 16, 16, 18) sts.

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Shape Neck: (RS) Work across to first marker, join second ball of yarn, BO center sts and work to end —17 (18, 19, 20, 21) sts rem.

At each neck edge BO 3 sts 2 times then dec 1 st EOR 2 times; and at the same time, when armholes meas 7 (7½, 8, 8, 8½)" from beg, end WS row.

Shape Shoulders: (RS) At each armhole edge BO 5 sts 0 (0, 0, 0, 1) time, 4 sts 0 (1, 2, 3, 2) times then 3 sts 3 (2, 1, 0, 0) times.

Left Front
With larger needle, CO 30 (33, 36, 39, 42) sts.

(RS) Begin Rev St st; work for 3 rows, end RS row.

Change to St st; (WS) work for 3 rows, end WS row.

Change to Rev St st; (RS) work 3 rows, end RS row.

Change to St st and Shape Band Placket: (WS) BO 5 sts, work to end — 25 (28, 31, 34, 37) sts rem.

Note: Read the all of the following instructions carefully before cont: On the right edge the side, armhole and shoulder is shaped while on the left edge the front neck is shaped.

Shape Side: (RS) As for Back at beg of row only; and at the same time, when piece meas 5½ (6, 6¼, 6¼, 6¾)" from beg, end WS row.

Shape Neck: (RS) Beg this row, dec 1 st at end of every 4 rows 0 (0, 1, 0, 2) times, every 6 rows 10 (9, 10, 11, 10) times, then every 8 rows 0 (1, 0, 0, 0) times; and at the same time, when piece meas 7½ (7¾, 8, 8¼, 8½)" from beg, end WS row.

Shape Armhole: (RS) At armhole edge, BO 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 1 time, dec 1 st at beg of RS rows EOR 2 (3, 3, 4, 4) times then every 4 rows 3 (4, 5, 6, 7) times—9 (10, 11, 12, 13) sts rem after all shaping.

Work even until armhole meas 7 (7½, 8, 8, 8½)" from beg of armhole shaping, end WS row.

Shape Shoulder: (RS) As for Back.

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Right Front
With larger needle, CO 30 (33, 36, 39, 42) sts.

(RS) Begin Rev St st; work for 3 rows, end WS row.

Change to St st; (WS) work for 3 rows, end WS row.

Change to Rev St st; (RS) work for 2 rows, end WS row.

Shape Band Placket: (RS) BO 5 sts, work to end in Rev St st—25 (28, 31, 34, 37) sts rem. Work 1 row even, end WS row.

Note: Read the all of the following instructions carefully before cont: On the left edge the side, armhole and shoulder is shaped while on the right edge the front neck is shaped.

Change to St st and Shape Side: (RS) As for Back at end of row only; and at the same time, when piece meas 5½ (6, 6¼, 6¼, 6¾)" from beg, end WS row.

Shape Neck: (RS) As for Left Front at beg of rows only; and at the same time, when piece meas 7½ (7¾, 8, 8¼, 8½)" from beg, end RS row.

Shape Armholes: (WS) At armhole edge, BO 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 1 time, then dec 1 st at end of RS rows as for Left Front — 9 (10, 11, 12, 13) sts rem after all shaping.

Work even until armhole meas 7 (7½, 8, 8, 8½)" from beg of armhole shaping, end RS row.

Shape Shoulder: (WS) As for Back.

Finishing
Block pieces to measurements. Sew shoulder and side seams.

Armhole Trim: With smaller needles and RS facing, beg at underarm seam, pick up and knit 63 (67, 72, 72, 77) sts evenly around armhole.

Pm for beg-of-rnd (BOR). Knit 1 rnd.

Change to Circular Rev St st; work 3 rnds.

Change to Circular St st; work 3 rnds.

Change to Circular Rev St st; work 3 rnds. BO all sts purlwise.

Neck and button bands: Pm on each Front at first neck dec. With smaller needles and RS facing, beg at Right Front edge above the band placket, pick up and knit 19 (22, 23, 23, 25) sts evenly to first marker, 46 (48, 51, 53, 55) sts evenly up neck edge to shoulder seam, 30 (30, 32, 32, 34) sts across Back neck, 46 (48, 51, 53, 55) sts down Left Front neck edge to marker, 19 (22, 23, 23, 25) sts down Left Front to band placket —160 (170, 180, 184, 194) sts.

(WS) Purl 1 row.

Change to Rev St st; (RS) work 3 rows even, end RS row.

Change to St st; (WS) work 1 row.

Buttonhole Row: (RS) K1, k2tog, yo, k3 (4, 4, 4, 5), k2tog, yo, k4 (4, 5, 5, 5), k2tog, yo, k3 (4, 4, 4, 5), k2tog, yo; work to end.

Work 1 row even, end WS row.

Change to Rev St st; (RS) work 3 rows, end RS row.

(WS) BO all sts knitwise.

Sew side edges of button bands to BO edge of band placket. Weave in ends.


Pattern Stitches

Stockinette Stitch (St st):
Straight — Knit on RS, purl on WS.
Circular — Knit every rnd.

Reverse Stockinette Stitch (Rev St st):
Straight — Purl on RS, knit on WS.
Circular — Purl every rnd.

 

Abbreviations

 

approx – approximately

beg – begin(ning)

BO – bind off

BOR – beginning of round

CO – cast on

dec – decrease

EOR – every other row

inc – increase

k – knit

k2tog – knit 2 sts together (1 st decreased).

LH – left hand

m1 – (make 1) Insert LH needle under horizontal strand between st just worked and next st, from the front to the back, knit through the back loop (1 st increased).

meas – measures

pm – place marker

rem – remain(ning)

Rev St st – Reverse Stockinette Stitch

RH – right hand

rnd(s) – round(s)

RS – right side

ssk – (slip, slip, knit) Slip 2 sts, 1 at a time, knit- wise to the RH needle; return sts to LH needle in turned position and knit them together through the back loops (1 st decreased).

st(s) – stitch(es)

St st – Stockinette Stitch

WS – wrong side