Meg Joins the Navy

A new member of the Navy Nurse Corps and a proud wife of a Navy corpsman stationed together at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

23 January 2013

Knit Sweater Vest

 Apologies for the duck face, I was a couple years younger in these photos.  The sweater has since disappeared. :(



You'll need:
  • 2 skeins of yarn
  • Straight needles, size 6 & 8
  • Circular needles size 5, 16" long
  • 2 stitch holders
  • Place marker
  • Darning needle
Back:
  1. Cast on 80 stitches on small size needles, loosely.
  2. Work in K1, P1 ribbing for 2".
  3. Change to larger needles.
  4. Work in stockinette stitch until back measures 10", end by working a purl row.  
  5. Row 1:  K1, slip 1 as if to knit, K1, PSSO, knit across to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1.
  6. Row 2:  Purl across.
  7. Repeat rows 1 & 2, 6 times.
  8. Work even in stockinette stitch until piece measures 18 1/2", end by working a knit row.
  9. Bind off 6 sts at the beginning of the next 6 rows.  Slip remaining sts onto holder.
Front:
            Work same as Back until piece measures 16”, ending by working a knit row.


Neck Shaping:  (Both sides of neck are worked at the same time, using separate yarn for each side.)
            Row 1:  Purl 24 sts, slip next 18 onto holder; with 2nd yarn, purl 24.
Row 2:  Knit across to within 2 sts of edge, K2 tog; with 2nd yarn, slip 1 as if to knit, K1, PSSO, knit across.
Row 3:  Purl across to within 2 sts of edge, P2 tog; with 2nd yarn, P2 tog, purl across.
Row 4:  Repeat Row 2.
Row 5:  Purl.
Row 6:  Repeat Rows 4 &5, 3 times.
Work until front measures back, end by working a knit row.
Bind off 6 sts at the beginning of the next 5 rows.  Bind off remaining sts.


Finishing:

            Weave shoulder seams.
            With right side facing & using circular needle, K 30 sts from back holder, pick up 21 sts evenly spaced along left neck edge, K 18 sts from front holder, pick up 21 sts evenly spaced along right neck edge, place marker.  K 2 rows.  Bind off loosely.
  Weave underarms.