Seamless Sleeveless Vest
designed by Lorraine Major
This is a guidelines only pattern and is designed for experienced knitters, or intermediate knitters prepared to have a go.
Because you will be using your yarn and your needles and working to your gauge to fit your size I can not provide information as to how many sts you should have at any given point. It is up to you to work that out.
Garment is worked in garter st throughout.
Increases can be worked any way you prefer. If you are using the ‘knit in front and back of each st’ increase, do it in first and second from last st in each section. If using an M1 variation, work after the first and before the last st of each section.
The 3-colour garment pictured above is a sample only, and would fit a teddy bear. I have not worked any borders on this version.
|The first thing you need to do is to get some numbers.
Using the diagram at right as a guide, record your required measurements. I will be referring to these points as we go.
B-A-B = neck width
D-A-D = width across shoulders
D-E = armhole depth before curve
E-F = armhole curve
A-G = centre back length
Optional – depth of a lower border.
Start at back of neck (point A) - cast
on 4 sts.
Continue in garter st, increasing at both ends of each section on every
right side row until B-A-B measures desired width across back of neck,
ending after a right side row.
Continue increasing at both ends of each section as before until D-B-A-B-D measures desired width at shoulders.
Next, work on left front only and create armhole.
Rejoin wool to next section and work the back.
Rejoin wool to the other front section and work to match. Do not break wool.
+++ If you want to you can now work an edging of your choice around the armholes before you rejoin all pieces.
Connect the body pieces, placing a marker between sections.
You may only need a couple of rows to this point – in the sample above I have not worked any extra rows, going straight to the next step.
Now is the time to work the lower triangles.
Rejoin wool at centre back and work 2nd half the same.
Work whatever border you like. When picking up sts I usually pick up 3 for every 4 rows.
Copyright 2006 Lorraine J Major
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