Knit Vest with Fur Collar
500g of mélange Fantasia yarn (50% wool, 50% acryl; 160m/100g);
Knitting needles 4;
Garter stitch: knit sts.
Stockinette stitch: in RS row – knit sts, in WS row – purls.
Cast on 84 sts and make 2 rows of garter stitch. After that, work with stockinette stitch. For forming side chamfers, decrease 3 x 1 st from both sides in every 24 rows. At 70 cm height, bind off 1 x 2 sts and 3 x 1 st from both sides in every row, then, bind off 2 x 1 st in every 2nd row. After that, knit straight for 18 cm. Then, bind off the central 17 sts for neck-hole and finish both sides separately. For smooth rounding, bind off 1 x 2 sts, 3 x 1 st in every row from inwards. Make 1 more row without decreases and bind off the rest 13 sts of shoulder at once. Make another half of neck-hole in symmetry.
Cast on 40 sts and make 2 rows of garter stitch, make 2 rows of garter stitch. After that, work with stockinette stitch, make decreases from the left side for forming side chamfer in the same way, as for back. At the same time, at 61 cm height, start making neck-hole from the right side. For this, decrease 1 st in every 2 rows. Make arm-hole in the same way, as for back, but from the left side. At 21 cm height of arm-hole, bind off the rest sts at once.
Make in symmetry to right front.
Cast on 24 sts and make 17 cm of stockinette stitch. Bind off sts.
Make shoulder and side seams. Fasten all the edges with 1 row of single crochets with the help of crochet hook. Sew pockets to both halves of front. Sew fur collar along the edge of neck-hole.