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Maryborough Vest Knitting Pattern (PDF) by Phibersmith Designs

Phibersmith Designs

Maryborough Vest Knitting Pattern (PDF) by Phibersmith Designs


The seamless asymmetry of this vest will fascinate even the most seasoned knitter. From the short-row-shaped shoulders, to the surprising path of the cabled edging, you’ll find new takes on familiar constructions that will turn your knitting upside down and sideways.

Made from a beautiful mohair-wool blend that blocks and drapes like a dream, add a breath of fresh air to your projects this season.

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S (M, L, 1X, 2X) to fit bust measurement 32” (36”, 40”, 44”, 48”) / 81 (91, 102, 112, 122) cm, and hip measurement 34” (38”, 42”, 46”, 50”) / 86 (96, 107, 117, 127) cm

(Size shown is M; model measures 38”/96.5 cm at bust & 40”/101.5 cm at hip)

Approximate Yardage:
700 (800, 910, 1030, 1150) yds / 640 (732, 832, 942, 1052) m

The vest is knit seamlessly, working the back and fronts in one large flat piece. The right shoulder is grafted together with a three-needle bind off, and shaping for the left shoulder is done with short rows, after which the knitting flows seamlessly down to begin the cabled edging on the left side. The edging follows the line of the vest down the left side, across the bottom edge, and back up the right side. The rounded corners on the vest are handled by interrupting the edging pattern with intervals of short-row cables to sharpen the angle of the turn. Pattern includes diagrams to illustrate the construction of the vest.

Tools & Materials

  • Yarn: Worsted weight (Wellington Fibres 3 ply, 100g/200 yds (183 m), 60% Mohair, 40% Wool)
  • Needles: US Size 4 / 3.5 mm
  • Gauge: 22 stitches & 25 rows = 4" (10 cm) in Stockinette stitch, blocked.

Special Techniques:

  • Using a cable needle
  • Casting on stitches at the beginning of a row of knitting
  • Short-rows
  • Three-needle bind-off
  • Joining live stitches to a side edge and cast-on edge
  • Picking up stitches around an arm hole
  • Knitting in the round

Stitches Used (beyond K & P)

  • KFB
  • PFB
  • SSK
  • K2tog
  • 22LC = Sl 2 to CN, hold in front, K2, K2 from CN.
  • 22RC = Sl 2 to CN, hold in back, K2, K2 from CN.
  • 22LPC = Sl 2 to CN, hold in front, P2, K2 from CN.
  • 22RPC = Sl 2 to CN, hold in back, K2, P2 from CN.
  • 21LPC = Sl 2 to CN, hold in front, P1, K2 from CN.
  • 21RPC = Sl 1 to CN, hold in back, K2, P1 from CN.
  • 11LPC = Sl 1 to CN, hold in front, P1, K1 from CN.
  • 11RPC = Sl 1 to CN, hold in back, K1, P1 from CN.

Full list of abbreviations included in pattern.

See pattern on Ravelry

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