Wallaby Vest

Wallaby Vest

Pattern

Size: US 6

Materials:

Needles: US Size 6 and US size 8 Circular

Yarn: Knit Picks Shine Worsted in Wallaby, 8 skeins (600 yards/14.11 ounces)

Gauge:

9 stitches and 12 rows = 2 inches in ST (size 8 needles)

Back

CO 101 with size 6 needles

Rows 1-18: K in 1×1 rib

Switch to size 8 needles

Row 19: Knit

Row 20: K4, p to last 4, k4

Repeat rows 19 and 20 until back measures 15”

Armholes

Rows 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11: K1, SSK, k to last 3, k2tog, k1

Rows 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12: Purl

Knit in Stockinette stitch until back measures 22″

Row 1: K34, k2tog, k1, place remaining stitches on stitch holder

Row 2: Purl

Row 3: K to last 3, k2tog, k1

Repeat rows 2 and 3 until 28 stitches remain. End on WS row. BO

Pick up left 34 from stitch holder (leaving 15 behind)

Row 1: K1, SSK, k to end

Row 2: Purl

Repeat rows 1 and 2 until 28 stitches remain. End on WS row. Place on stitch holder

Front

CO 101 in MC with size 6 needles

Rows 1-18: K in 1×1 rib

Switch to size 8 needles

Row 19: Knit

Row 20: K4, p to last 4, k4

Repeat rows 19 and 20 until back measures 15”

Row 1: K1, SSK, k47, BO1, k to last 3, k2tog, k1. Place stitches right of BO on stitch holder

Rows 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12: Purl

Rows 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11: K1, SSK, k to last 3, k2tog, k1

Row 13: K1, SSK, k to end

Repeat rows 12 and 13 until 28 stitches remain ending on WS row. Knit in Stockinette stitch until even with Back. Place on stitch holder

Right side

Pick up 49 stitches from stitch holder

Rows 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11 (WS): Purl

Row 2: K1, SSK, k47, BO1, k to last 3, k2tog, k1. Place stitches right of BO on stitch holder

Rows 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12: Purl

Rows 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11: K1, SSK, k to last 3, k2tog, k1

Row 13: K to last 3, k2tog, k1

Repeat rows 12 and 13 until 28 stitches remain ending on WS row. Knit in Stockinette stitch until even with Back. Place on stitch holder

Line up front and back with wrong side facing out. Pick up 4 sets of 28 stitches from stitch holders (leaving 15 stitches in the middle on the back) BO, holding front and back together

Stitch sides together starting above rib stitch and ending at the bottom of the neckline.

Neckline

Switch to size 6 needles.

Row 1: Pick up and knit 15 stitches from back stitch holder, pick up and knit 64 stitches to center of V. Place marker. Pick up and knit 64

Rows 2-6: Knit in 1×1 rib to 2 stitches before marker, k2tog, SSK, k in rib to end

BO

Armholes

Row 1: With size 6 needles, pick up and knit 100 stitches

Rows 2-9: Knit in 1×1 rib

BO

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