Lilac Knit Vest
500g of lilac Polaris yarn (70% merino wool, 30% acryl; 100m/50g);
Knitting needles 4,5 and 5;
Zipper 35 cm long.
Double rib: cast on the half of the needed quantity of sts with contrast yarn.
1st row: with working yarn * 1 knit st, 1 yarn over*; repeat from * to *;
2nd row: * yarn over as knit st, slip 1 purl without knitting, yarn in front of work*; repeat from * to *;
3rd and the following rows: * 1 knit st, slip 1 purl, yarn in front of work*; repeat from * to *, take off the contrast yarn in the ready-made detail.
2 x 2 rib.
Stockinette stitch: in RS row – knit sts, in WS row – purls.
Wrong-side pattern: in RS row – purls, in WS row – knit sts.
Stripes order: * 3 rows of stockinette stitch, 3 rows of wrong-side pattern*.
Cable: 8 sts wide.
1st, 3rd, 5th and 9th rows: 1 purl, 2 knit sts, 2 purls, 2 knit sts, 1 purl;
2nd and all even rows: as sts face;
7th row: 1 purl, cross 6 sts to the right (leave 2 knit sts on the 1st auxiliary needle behind work, leave 2 purls on the 2nd auxiliary needle behind work, 2 knit sts, purls from the 2nd auxiliary needle, knit sts from the 1st auxiliary needle), 1 purl.
Repeat 1st-10th rows.
Special cable: 14 sts wide. Work due to the scheme. Repeat 1st-10th rows.
Stitches control: 20 sts x 26 rows = 10 x 10 cm.
Cast on 86 sts with knitting needles 4,5 and make 4 rows with double rib and 6 rows with 2 x 2 rib. Change to knitting needles 5 and work due to the stripes order, in 68 cm bind off all sts.
Cast on 52 sts with knitting needles 4,5 and make 4 rows of double rib and 6 rows with 2 x 2 rib. Change to knitting needles 5 and work in the following way: 3 sts of double rib, 1 purl, 8 sts of cable, 14 sts of special cable, 8 sts of cable, 18 sts of stripes order. In 62 cm, bind off 1 x 16 sts from the right side for neck-hole and decrease 8 x 1 st in every 2nd row from the right side. In 68 cm, bind off all the rest sts.
Make in symmetry to the right front.
Make shoulder seams. For collar, cast on 83 sts along neck-hole with knitting needles 5 and make 20 rows with stripes order and bind off all sts. For placket arm-holes, cast on 26 sts along each arm-hole with knitting needles 4,5 (13 sts of back and 13 sts of front) and work with 2 x 2 rib, bind off 3 x 6 sts in every 2nd row from both sides = 62 sts, make 2 rows of double rib and bind off all sts with kitchener’s stitch. Make side seams, sew zipper.