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Girl's easy vest

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SIZES: Girls' size 6(8-10-12-14). Garment measurement around underarms about 26 (28-30-32-34)

MATERIALS: Wintuk* or Sayelle* 4- ply handknitting yam (3½ oz. skeins-3(3-4-4-4) skeins peach (MC), 1 skein jade green (CC). Size H crochet hook, OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE

GAUGE: 11 sc = 3"

NOTE-To Change Color in the Middle of the Row: Work sc to point where 2 loops remain on hook, draw new color through 2 loops on hook.

In this pattern, on each Row where color changes are worked, carry the unworked color under the color in use for the entire length of the Row.

To Dec at Beg of Row: Work 1 sl st in each of sts Designated to be decreased.

To Dec at End of Row: Work across Row to sts to be decreased. Ch 1, turn, leaving dec sts unworked.

 

BACK: With MC, ch 48(52-56-60-64).

Row 1 (right side): Starting in second ch from hook, work 1 sc in each ch across-47 (51-55-59-63) sc. Ch 1, turn.

Rows 2 through 4: Work 1 sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn.

Row 5: Work 1 sc in each sc across, working color pat as follows-2 (4-3-2-4) sts with MC, 1 st with CC, (5 sts with MC, 1 st with CC) 7 (7-8-9-9) times, 2 (4-3-2-4) sts with MC

Rows 6 through 10: With MC, work sc 1in each sc across. Ch 1, turn.

Row 11: Work 1 sc in each sc across, working or pat as follows-5 (1-6-5-1) sts with MC, (1 st with CC, 5 sts with MC) 7 (8-8-9-10) times, end 0 (1-0-0-1) st with CC, 0 (l-1-0-1) sts with MC.

Rows 12 through 16: With MC, work 1 sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn.Repeat Rows 5 through 16 for pattrn until piece measures 16 ½ (17½-18-18 ½-19 ½)" from beg.

Shape Shoulders: Dec 6 (7-7-7-7) sts each edge once, 5(5-6-6-7) sts each edge once, then 5(5-5-6-6) sts each edge once-15(17-19-21-23) sts.Left Front. With MC, ch 24(26-28-30-32).

Row 1 (right side): Starting in second ch from hook, work 1 sc in each sc across-23(25-27-29-31) sc.

Rows 2 through 4: Work 1 sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn.

Row 5: Work 1 sc in each sc across, working color pat as follows: work 2(3-1-2-3) sts with MC, 1 sc with CC, (5 sts with MC, 1 st with CC), 3(3-4-4-4) times, 2(3-1-2-3) sts with MC. Ch 1, turn.

Rows 6 through 10: With MC, work 1 sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn

Row 11: Work 1 sc in each sc across, working color pat as follows- work 5(6-4-5-6) sts with MC, (1 st withCC, 4 sts with MC) 2(2-3-3-3) times, end1 st with CC, 5(6-4-5-6) sts with MC. Ch1, turn.

Rows 12 through 16: With MC, work 1 sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn.

Repeat Rows 5 through 16 for pattern until piece measures 10 (10 ½-11-11½-12)" from beg.

Shape Neckline: Keeping to pat, dec 1 st at neckline edge every third (third- second-second-second) Row until there are 16(17-18-19-20) sts.

Work even until piece measures same as back to beg of shoulder shaping.

RIGHT F'RONT. Work as far as left front, reversing shaping.

Finishing: Sew shoulder and side seams. With CC, work 2 rnds sc around armholes and all edges of joined piece, working 3 sc in each corner.

Ties: Join CC at beg of neckline shaping, ch 35.

Fasten off. Make another tie, in same manner, on other front piece.