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9 sts x 13 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm.
Decreasing tip (for armhole):
All decs are made on right side rows. Dec 1 st inside 3 edge sts knit in garter st as follows:
After 3 edge sts: Slip 1 as if to knit, K 1, psso.
Before 3 edge sts: K 2 tog.
Measuring tips: Due to the weight of the yarn, all measurements should be made when the piece is held up – otherwise, the vest will be too long when worn.
Back: Cast on 38-42-46-51-56 sts and knit stockinette st. When the piece measures 34-35-36-37-38 cm – see Measuring tips – knit 2 rows with garter st over the outermost 5-5-6-6-6 sts at each side (continue stockinette st over all other sts), then bind off the outermost 2-2-3-3-3 sts at each side for armholes. Continue to knit the 3 edge sts in garter st and dec 1 st for armhole at each side every other row – see Decreasing tip – 0-0-1-3-5 times = 34-38-38-39-40 sts.
Read the entire next section before knitting:
When the piece measures 51-53-55-57-59 cm bind off for shoulder from armhole edge every other row: 4 sts 2 times and 3-5-5-5-5 sts 1 time. At the same time, when the piece measures 52-54-56-58-60 cm bind off the center 10-10-10-11-12 sts for the neck. On the next row dec 1 st at each neck edge. when all sts are bound off the piece measures approx. 54-56-58-60-62 cm to shoulder at neck edge.
Left front: Cast on 22-24-26-29-31 sts and knit stockinette st, keeping 3 sts at center front edge in garter st for buttonband. When the piece measures 34-35-36-37-38 cm knit 2 rows with garter st over the outermost 5-5-6-6-6 sts at the side edge, then bind off the outermost 2-2-3-3-3 sts for armhole. Dec for armhole at the side as on back = 20-22-22-23-23 sts. When the piece measures 51-53-55-57-59 cm bind off for shoulder as on back = 9-9-9-10-10 sts remain (= sts for the neckband). The piece measures approx. 54-56-58-60-62 cm to shoulder at neck edge. Continue in stockinette st on neckband sts, keeping 3 sts in garter st at the center front edge as before. When the neckband measures approx. 5.5-5.5-5.5-6-7 cm from shoulder (to center back), put sts on st holder.
Right front: Cast on and knit the same as the left reversing shaping.
Assembly: Sew shoulder seams.
Neckband: Sew neckbands at center back (use Kitchener st). Sew neckband to back neck edge.
The vest may be closed with a leather cord wound around waist (as in photo), with either 1 long cord or with 1 shorter cord attached to each front edge.
Sizes: (S/M) L/XL
100 gr nr 03, camel
DROPS 10 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain correct gauge.
Crochet gauge: 8 sts x 6 rows = 10 x 10 cm.
Crochet tips: At the beginning of each row, ch 3 replaces 1 dc and at the end of each row, join with a sl st in the ch 3.
Beret: Ch 3 and join into a ring with a sl st in 1st ch.
Round 1: 8 dc in ring (read Crochet tips)
Round 2: 2 dc in each dc from previous round = 16 dc.
Round 3: *1 dc in dc from previous round, 2 dc in next dc*, repeat *-* = 24 dc
Round 4: *1 dc in each of 2 dc from previous round, 2 dc in next dc*, repeat* -* = 32 dc.
Round 5: *1 dc in each of 3 dc from previous round, 2 dc in next dc*, repeat *-* = 40 dc. (This ends increasing for size S/M.)
Round 6 (Size L/XL only): *1 dc in each of 4 dc from previous row, 2 dc in next dc*, repeat *-* = 48 dc.
Both sizes: Crochet 2 rows with 1 dc in each dc from previous round = (40) 48 dc.
Dec round 1: 1 dc in each dc from previous round, skipping every (5th) 6th dc = (32) 40 dc.
Dec round 2: 1 dc in each dc from previous round, skipping every (8th) 8th dc = (28) 35 dc.
Last round: 1 dc in each dc from previous round.
If you wish a tighter edge at bottom, repeat dec round 2 before last round.
Length: approx. 20 cm
Circumference: approx. 18 cm
50 gr nr 03, camel
DROPS 10 mm needles, or size needed to obtain correct gauge.
Gauge: 9 sts x 13 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm.
Wristwarmer: Loosely cast on 16 sts and knit 2 rows garter st, then change to stockinette st. When the piece measures 19 cm, K 1 row from wrong side, then bind off. Sew side edges to form tube.
Knit a second wristwarmer.