Knit Denim Vest
350 (400) 450g of denim color yarn (91% viscose, 9% polyester; 150m/50g);
Knitting needles 3,5 and 4;
Circular knitting needles 3,5;
Size: S (M) L.
Wrong-side pattern: in RS rows – purls, in WS rows – knit sts;
Karakule pattern: the quantity of sts is multiple 4. Start and finish every row with 1 selvage st.
1st row: * cross knit3tog, (1 purl, 1 knit st, 1 purl) from the next st*; repeat from * to *;
2nd and 4th row: knit;
3rd row: * (1 purl, 1 knit st, 1 purl) from the next st, cross knit3tog*; repeat from * to *.
Repeat 1st-4th rows.
Stitches control: 26 sts x 26 rows = 10 x 10 cm.
Cast on 126 (134) 142 sts with knitting needles 3,5 and make 1 cm = 3 rows of wrong-side pattern, start with 1 WS row. Continue work with karakule pattern with knitting needles 4. In 30 cm = 78 rows from the placket, increase 1 x 4 sts, then, 3 x 4 sts in every 2nd row, bind off 6 x 4 sts in every 2nd row. In 54,5 cm = 142 rows (56 cm = 146 rows) 57,5 cm = 150 rows from the placket, bind off the rest 102 (110) 118 sts, the central 50 sts form neck-hole, outer 26 (30) 24 sts from each side – shoulders.
Cast on 62 (66) 70 sts with knitting needles 3,5 and make placket in the same way, as for back. Continue work with karakule pattern with knitting needles 4. Make the beginning of sleeve from the right side in the same way, as for back = 78 (82) 86 sts. In 46 cm = 120 rows (47,5 cm = 124 rows) 49 cm = 128 rows from placket, bind off 1 x 4 sts from the left side for neck-hole chamfer, then, bind off 10 x 2 sts in every 2nd row. At the same time, make shoulder chamfer from the right side in the same way, as for back. Bind off the rest 26 (30) 34 sts at the height of back.
Make in reflection to the left front.
Make shoulder seams. Cast on 63 (71) 79 sts along the straight edges of arm-holes with circular knitting needles, starting from the 1st WS row, make 3 rows of wrong-side pattern. Then, bind off all the sts as purls. Make side and bottom edges of sleeves seams. For placket, cast on 92 (96) 100 sts along sides of front, along front neck-hole – 30 sts (for each half), along back neck-hole – 50 sts and make 3 rows of wrong-side pattern on all 294 (302) 310 sts, starting with 1 WS row. Then, bind off all the sts as purl. Sew one button below front neck-hole, another one to the left front.