Knit Striped Vest
250 (350)g of grey-blue yarn (50% wool, 50% polyacryl; 95m/50g);
200 (300)g of beige yarn (25% wool, 20% mohair, 20% polyacryl, 20% polyamide, 15% camel wool; 137m/50g);
75 (100)g of the same yarn, but in brown color;
Knitting needles 4,5;
Circular knitting needles 4,5;
Crochet hook 4,5.
Size: S (XL).
1 x 1 rib;
Relief pattern: the quantity of sts os multiple 11 + 2 selvage sts. Work due to the scheme, on which only RS rows are stated. Make WS rows and yarn overs as purls. Repeat the pattern between selvage sts. Repeat 1st-28throws.
Stripes order: * 2 brown rows, 2 beige rows, 2 brown rows, 4 grey-blue rows, 2 brown rows, 4 beige rows, 2 brown rows, 6 grey-blue rows, 2 brown rows, 6 beige rows, 2 brown rows, 2 grey-blue rows*; repeat from * to *.
Marked decreases 3/2/1 sts:
From the right side: 3 sts of patent pattern, 4/3/2 sts as knit3tog;
From the left side: 4/3/2 sts before the last 3 sts as cross knit3tog, 3 sts of patent edge.
Patent edge of 3 sts: RS row – 3 knit sts, WS row – slip 3 purls, draw yarn in front of work and tighten.
Placket in the shape of piping: * 2 knit sts, knit2tog to the left, transfer 3 sts again to the edge of LH needle*; repeat from * to * until there are 3 sts left on the knitting needle.
Stitches control: 19,5 sts x 24,5 rows = 10 x 10 cm;
Patent edge of 3 sts = 1 cm.
Cast on 112 (134) sts in criss-cross way with grey-blue yarn and work with 1 x 1 rib along the bottom edge for 5 cm. Then, continue work with relief pattern due to the stripes order. In 51,5 cm = 126 rows (47,5 cm = 116 rows) from lower placket, make patent edge on the first/last sts from both sides and make marked decreases of 4 x 3 sts, 2 x 2 sts and 3 x 1 st = 74 (96) sts. In 74,5 cm = 182 rows from the lower placket, bind off 26 (37) sts from each side for shoulder from lower placket, leave the central 22 sts of neck-hole on the auxiliary needle.
Cast on 48 (59) sts in criss-cross way with grey-blue tarn and make 5 cm for lower placket in the following way: 1 selvage st, 44 (55) sts of 1 x 1 rib, 3 sts of patent edge. Then, continue work due to the stripes order in the following way: 1 selvage st, 44 (55) sts of relief pattern, 3 sts of patent edge. Make arm-hole from the right side in the same way, as for back = 29 (40) sts. Bind off the outer 26 (37) sts of shoulder at the height of back, leave 3 sts of patent edge on the auxiliary needle.
Make in symmetry to the left front.
Make shoulder seams. For placket, cast on the previously left 3 sts of patent edge of right front, 22 sts of back and 3 sts of patent edge of left front with circular knitting needles and make placket in the shape of piping due to the stripes order. Make side seams.