Sun Struck Knit Vest Pattern

Free Vest Knitting Pattern

Find the Sun Struck Knit Vest Pattern at the bottom of this post…

Here’s a topic I’ve been sitting with lately.

Intuition vs. Ambition

How do I know when I’m following life’s gentle, supportive energy (my intuition), and how do I know when I’m forcing things to go my way (following ambition)?

SO MANY of the guides I’ve spoken to, books I’ve read, and little bits of info. I’ve put together myself revolve around learning to go with the flow.

Apparently even the 12 step program speaks about flowing with the river in their quote, “don’t push the river.”

So…follow life’s natural flow and everything should be reasonably easy…..right??

If we look at the animals around us who don’t have the chatty “default mode network” (the thinking logical part) in their brain, we can see this concept in action.

River
Flow with the River

The gorgeous deer living in my backyard don’t get caught up in all the details. They wander until they find food, and they run when they’re scared. There’s probably more going on there than we can really see (because we’re humans – not deer) but these deer certainly don’t carry around to-do lists that are 3 pages long.

All the preparing and planning for the future that we tend to do may actually be more ambition based than intuition based.

One of the meditation guides I work with, was able to help me tap further into my intuition with this instruction:

If it’s easy, you’re following intuition.

If it’s hard or exhausting, you’re following ambition.

Interesting, right??

Of course, I had to counter with the argument that there are often so many chores to be done that I’m always just doing the things that have to get done rather than doing the things that feel right.

In our busy society, we’re often so bogged down by all the things we “should” be doing that we don’t give ourselves the chance to simply follow the next urge.

My guide had an interesting response to this, pointing out that when she’s following her intuition, all the chores and things she “should” be doing still get done. They just happen easily and without so much resistance.

I’ve been putting the theory into action myself for the last few months, and it certainly is a new way of being.

Though I haven’t worked here on the blog quite as much as normal, everything else that I “should” have been doing has naturally been done in an intuitive way. My house is probably cleaner than normal, many of the health care type things that I’ve been thinking I “should” do are naturally happening (I’m eating better, exercising more, and no longer drinking alcohol at all), and somehow all my family members are still getting to the places they need to be on time.

The spaciousness associated with letting things flow naturally rather than forcing them has felt expansive. I feel held and supported in knowing that the next right thing will come, and all the things will get done. It’s just a matter of trusting that everything will flow as it should.

Comment and tell me…

Are you generally following your intuition or your ambition? Do you feel a difference when you simply let things flow?

Sun Struck Knit Vest Pattern

Today, enjoy my free vest knitting pattern – Sun Struck. This stunning vest features a gorgeous lacy block element on the back, and smaller lace blocks along the bottom. It’s a gorgeous pattern for welcoming back the loving sunshine of spring.

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Sun Struck Vest Knitting Pattern

Girl Size Chart:

Small Medium Large
Age 5-7 Years 7-10 Years 10-13 Years
Chest 26″ 28″ 32″

Women Size Chart:

Small Medium Large XL XXL XXXL
Bust 33-35″ 36-38″ 39-41″ 42-44″ 45-48″ 49-52″

Detailed Yarn Requirements:

Toddler Pattern

Yarn Requirements

Approx. 236 yards of Sport (2) Weight Yarn. This project can be made in one or two colors.  If using two colors:

  • Approx. 64 yards of Color 1
  • Approx. 172 yards of Color 2

Girl’s Small Pattern

Yarn Requirements

Approx. 300 yards of Sport (2) Weight Yarn. This project can be made in one or two colors.  If using two colors:

  • Approx. 82 yards of Color 1
  • Approx. 217 yards of Color 2

Girl’s Medium Pattern

Yarn Requirements

Approx. 350 yards of Sport (2) Weight Yarn. This project can be made in one or two colors.  If using two colors:

  • Approx. 96 yards of Color 1
  • Approx. 254 yards of Color 2

Girl’s Large Pattern

Yarn Requirements

Approx. 425 yards of Sport (2) Weight Yarn. This project can be made in one or two colors.  If using two colors:

  • Approx. 117 yards of Color 1
  • Approx. 308 yards of Color 2

Women’s Small Pattern

Yarn Requirements

Approx. 504 yards of Sport (2) Weight Yarn. This project can be made in one or two colors.  If using two colors:

  • Approx. 138 yards of Color 1
  • Approx. 366 yards of Color 2

Women’s Medium Pattern

Yarn Requirements

Approx. 639 yards of Sport (2) Weight Yarn. This project can be made in one or two colors.  If using two colors:

  • Approx. 175 yards of Color 1
  • Approx. 464 yards of Color 2

Women’s Large Pattern

Yarn Requirements

Approx. 745 yards of Sport (2) Weight Yarn. This project can be made in one or two colors.  If using two colors:

  • Approx. 205 yards of Color 1
  • Approx. 540 yards of Color 2

Women’s X-Large Pattern

Yarn Requirements

Approx. 783 yards of Sport (2) Weight Yarn. This project can be made in one or two colors.  If using two colors:

  • Approx. 213 yards of Color 1
  • Approx. 570 yards of Color 2

Women’s XX-Large Pattern

Yarn Requirements

Approx. 900 yards of Sport (2) Weight Yarn. This project can be made in one or two colors.  If using two colors:

  • Approx. 245 yards of Color 1
  • Approx. 655 yards of Color 2

Women’s XXX-Large Pattern

Yarn Requirements

Approx. 941 yards of Sport (2) Weight Yarn. This project can be made in one or two colors.  If using two colors:

  • Approx. 257 yards of Color 1
  • Approx. 684 yards of Color 2

Yarn Suggestions:

Recommended yarn is a Sport (2) weight yarn OR whatever size you’re able to achieve gauge with.  I suggest using a natural fiber good for the warmer weather months like linen or cotton.  This will also help with blocking at the end of the project.

Yarns I’ve used for this project:

  • Rowan Yarn Cotton Glace
  • Spud and Chloe Yarn Fine (listed as a fingering weight, but I was able to make gauge)

Materials

  • Yarn: Approximately 236-941 yards of Sport (2) yarn
  • Knitting Needles: Size 3.75mm (US 5) circular needles and (Optional) Double Pointed Needles OR whatever size is needed to achieve gauge
  • Yarn or Tapestry Needle

Gauge

10 sts and 16 rows  = 2 inches (5 centimeters) in Stockinette Stich

***It is important to check your gauge!***

Abbreviations

  • K: Knit
  • P: Purl
  • SSK: Slip each of the next 2 sts as if to knit and K2tog through the back loop while still on the right needle (decrease)
  • K2tog: Knit the next 2 sts together (decrease)
  • YO: Yarn Over
  • PM: Place Marker
  • W&T: Wrap and turn
  • KFB: Knit the next stitch through both the front and back loops (increase)
  • **: Repeat the section in between the two stars as specified

**Pattern is written in US terms**

Video Resource Page:

Video Password: SUNMCALKNIT060117

Toddler Pattern

Small Lace Block Pattern (Make 7)

See Video 1 for intro. and help with next section.

Cast on 6 sts onto Circular or Double Pointed Needles using Color 1 Yarn

Join in the round and place stitch marker

Round 1: KFB each stitch around (12 total sts)

Round 2: *KFB1, K1* Repeat around (18 total sts)

Round 3: *KFB1, K2* Repeat around (24 total sts)

See Video 2 for help with next section.

Round 4: *K4, YO* Repeat around (30 total sts)

See Video 3 for help with next section.

Round 5: *K1, KFB2, K1, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (42 total sts)

See Video 4 for help with next section.

Round 6: *K6, YO, K1 (this was a YO in last round), YO* Repeat around (54 total sts)

See Video 5 for help with next section.

Round 7: *SSK, K2, K2tog, drop YO from last round, YO, K1, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (42 total sts)

See Video 6 for help with next section.

Round 8: *K4, (YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 2 more times, YO* Repeat around (66 total sts)

See Video 7 for help with next section.

Round 9: *SSK, K2tog, (drop YO from last round, YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 2 more times, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (54 total sts)

See Video 8 for help with next section.

Round 10: *K2tog, (YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 6 more times, YO* Repeat around (96 total sts)

See Video 9 for help with next section.

Drop and cut Color 1 Yarn and Pick Up Color 2 Yarn

Round 11: Knit

See Video 10 for help with next section.

When working across the wrap & turn during the final K12 of each repeat in Round 12, be sure to pick up and knit the wrap along with the stitch to avoid creating holes with your wrap & turn.  Reference Video 10 for help.  This applies during the bind off section as well.

Round 12: *K24, PM (marks mid-point between two corners), W&T, P21, W&T, K18, W&T, P15, W&T, K12, W&T, P9, W&T, K6, W&T, P3, W&T, K12* Repeat to completion of last corner

See Video 11 for help with next section.

Loosely Bind Off.  I used the following bind off method:

K1, *K1, insert left needle through the front loops of first 2 sts on right needle, knit those two sts together through the back loop* Repeat

Secure and weave in all ends.  Block project into a square.  Set aside.

Your project should measure 5” (12.75cm) x 5” (12.75cm) at this point.

Large Lace Block Pattern

Cast on 6 sts onto Circular or Double Pointed Needles using Color 1 Yarn

Join in the round and place stitch marker

Round 1: KFB each stitch around (12 total sts)

Round 2: *KFB1, K1* Repeat around (18 total sts)

Round 3: *KFB1, K2* Repeat around (24 total sts)

Round 4: *K4, YO* Repeat around (30 total sts)

Round 5: *K1, KFB2, K1, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (42 total sts)

Round 6: *K6, YO, K1 (this was a YO in last round), YO* Repeat around (54 total sts)

Round 7: *SSK, K2, K2tog, drop YO from last round, YO, K1, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (42 total sts)

Round 8: *K4, (YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 2 more times, YO* Repeat around (66 total sts)

Round 9: *SSK, K2tog, (drop YO from last round, YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 2 more times, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (54 total sts)

Round 10: *K2tog, (YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 6 more times, YO* Repeat around (96 total sts)

Drop and cut Color 1 Yarn and Pick Up Color 2 Yarn

Round 11: Knit

Round 12: *K12, PM (place stitch marker), K12, W&T, P21, W&T, K18, W&T, P15, W&T, K12, W&T, P9, W&T, K6, W&T, P3, W&T, K12* Repeat to completion of last corner

Slip Corner Markers Each Round

Round 13: K11, KFB2, K22, KFB2, K22, KFB2, K22, KFB2, K11 (104 total sts)

Round 14: K12, KFB2, K24, KFB2, K24, KFB2, K24, KFB2, K12 (112 total sts)

Round 15: K13, KFB2, K26, KFB2, K26, KFB2, K26, KFB2, K13 (120 total sts)

Round 16: K14, KFB2, K28, KFB2, K28, KFB2, K28, KFB2, K14 (128 total sts)

See Video 12 for help with next section.

Using your yarn needle and pieces of scrap yarn for stitch holders, you’ll now place all of your sts onto various holders:

Slip the next 16 sts off of your needles and onto your stitch holder (this should bring you to first stitch marker), secure that stitch holder and set aside.  Slip the next 32 sts off of your needles and onto a second stitch holder (this should bring you to second stitch marker), secure that stitch holder and set aside.  Slip the next 32 sts off of your needles and onto a third stitch holder (this should bring you to third stitch marker), secure that stitch holder and set aside.  Leave the next 32 sts on your knitting needles live and ready to be knit.  Bind off those 32 sts.  Slip the next 16 sts off of your needles and onto a fourth stitch holder, secure that stitch holder and set aside.

Your project should measure 6.5” (16.5cm) x 6.5” (16.5cm) at this point.

See Video 13 for help with next section.

Seam one of the small lace block to the edge that you just did the bind off on.  Block as desired.  We’ll be returning to this edge to add trim later.

See Diagram 1.

Upper Back Pattern

See Video 14 for help with next section.

Return to the upper edge of the Large Lace Block piece you just created (upper edge is the opposite side of the edge you just extended).  Place the 32 sts along this edge onto knitting needles ready to be worked.  Attach a new strand of Color 2 yarn to the top right corner stitch with the right side of the project facing you.

Row 1: K9, *K1, P1* Repeat 6 more times, K9

Row 2: P9, *P1, K1* Repeat 6 more times, P9

Rows 3&4: Repeat Rows 1&2

See Video 15 for help with next section.

Row 5: K9, bind off 14, place the remaining 9 sts onto stitch holder and set aside.

First Front Side Pattern

Return to the live sts on your needles and use a new strand of Color 2 yarn to work the following.  Purled side should be facing you.

Row 1: P2tog, K1, P1, K1, P4 (8 total sts)

Row 2: K5, P1, K1, P1

Row 3: P2tog, P1, K1, P4 (7 total sts)

Row 4: K6, P1

Row 5: P2tog, K1, P4 (6 total sts)

Row 6: K5, P1

Row 7: P2tog, P4 (5 total sts)

Row 8: Knit

Row 9: P2tog, P3 (4 total sts)

Row 10: Knit

Row 11: Purl

Rows 12&13: Repeat Rows 10&11

See Video 16 for help with next section.

To better help keep track of the center 2 sts in the next section, place a stitch marker between then while working the next row.  Slip them each row.

Row 14: P1, KFB each of center 2 sts, P1 (6 total sts)

Row 15: P1, K1, P4

Row 16: K2, KFB each of center 2 sts, K1, P1 (8 total sts)

Row 17: P1, K1, P6

Row 18: K3, KFB each of center 2 sts, P1, K1, P1 (10 total sts)

Row 19: P1, K1, P1, K1, P6

See Video 17 for help with next section.

Row 20: Knit to center 2 sts, KFB each of center 2 sts, Knit to last 3 sts, P1, K1, P1

(12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22. etc. total sts)

Row 21: P1, K1, P1, K1, Purl across

Repeat Rows 20&21 until you’ve increased to 76 total sts.  Loosely bind off.

Get one of your small lace blocks and set aside.  Seam 2 of the small lace blocks together.  Seam these two pieces to the bottom edge you just created with the smaller, one block piece on the side closest to the back panel and the longer, 2 block piece on the side closest to the front opening.  If necessary, pick up sts and add additional length on either side.

See Diagram 2.

Second Front Side Pattern

Return to the upper edge of the Large Lace Block piece you previously created where you placed your 9 sts onto stitch holder.  Place those sts onto your needles ready to work.  Connect new strand of Color 2 yarn with purled side facing you.

Row 1: P4, K1, P1, K1, P2tog (8 total sts)

Row 2: P1, K1, P1, K5

Row 3: P4, K1, P1, P2tog (7 total sts)

Row 4: K6, P1

Row 5: P4, K1, P2tog (6 total sts)

Row 6: K5, P1

Row 7: P4, P2tog (5 total sts)

Row 8: Knit

Row 9: P3, P2tog (4 total sts)

Row 10: Knit

Row 11: Purl

Rows 12&13: Repeat Rows 10&11

Row 14: P1, KFB each of center 2 sts, P1 (6 total sts)

Row 15: P4, K1, P1

Row 16: P1, K1, KFB each of center 2 sts, K2 (8 total sts)

Row 17: P6, K1, P1

Row 18: P1, K1, P1, KFB each of center 2 sts, K3 (10 total sts)

Row 19: P6, K1, P1, K1, P1

Row 20: P1, K1, P1, Knit to center 2 sts, KFB each of center 2 sts, Knit remaining sts

(12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22. etc. total sts)

Row 21: Purl to last 4 sts, K1, P1, K1, P1

Repeat Rows 20&21 until you’ve increased to 76 total sts.  Loosely bind off.

Get one of your small lace blocks and set aside.  Seam 2 of the small lace blocks together.  Seam these two pieces to the bottom edge you just created with the smaller, one block piece on the side closest to the back panel and the longer, 2 block piece on the side closest to the front opening.  If necessary, pick up sts and add additional length on either side.

Lining up the front and back Small Lace Blocks, seam the back panel to the front sides of vest.  Leave desired space for arm hole.  I chose to leave 8” (20.25cm) open for the arm hole on my sample.

Evenly pick up sts along any edges that don’t have seed stitch border (pick up live sts off of holders if you have them) and add seed stitch (*K1, P1*) edging for 4 rows around project.

Child Small Pattern

Small Lace Block Pattern (Make 7)

See Video 1 for intro. and help with next section.

Cast on 6 sts onto Circular or Double Pointed Needles using Color 1 Yarn

Join in the round and place stitch marker

Round 1: KFB each stitch around (12 total sts)

Round 2: *KFB1, K1* Repeat around (18 total sts)

Round 3: *KFB1, K2* Repeat around (24 total sts)

See Video 2 for help with next section.

Round 4: *K4, YO* Repeat around (30 total sts)

See Video 3 for help with next section.

Round 5: *K1, KFB2, K1, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (42 total sts)

See Video 4 for help with next section.

Round 6: *K6, YO, K1 (this was a YO in last round), YO* Repeat around (54 total sts)

See Video 5 for help with next section.

Round 7: *SSK, K2, K2tog, drop YO from last round, YO, K1, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (42 total sts)

See Video 6 for help with next section.

Round 8: *K4, (YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 2 more times, YO* Repeat around (66 total sts)

See Video 7 for help with next section.

Round 9: *SSK, K2tog, (drop YO from last round, YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 2 more times, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (54 total sts)

See Video 8 for help with next section.

Round 10: *K2tog, (YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 6 more times, YO* Repeat around (96 total sts)

See Video 9 for help with next section.

Drop and cut Color 1 Yarn and Pick Up Color 2 Yarn

Round 11: Knit

See Video 10 for help with next section.

When working across the wrap & turn during the final K12 of each repeat in Round 12, be sure to pick up and knit the wrap along with the stitch to avoid creating holes with your wrap & turn.  Reference Video 10 for help.  This applies during the bind off section as well.

Round 12: *K24, PM (marks mid-point between two corners), W&T, P21, W&T, K18, W&T, P15, W&T, K12, W&T, P9, W&T, K6, W&T, P3, W&T, K12* Repeat to completion of last corner

See Video 11 for help with next section.

Loosely Bind Off.  I used the following bind off method:

K1, *K1, insert left needle through the front loops of first 2 sts on right needle, knit those two sts together through the back loop* Repeat

Secure and weave in all ends.  Block project into a square.  Set aside.

Your project should measure 5” (12.75cm) x 5” (12.75cm) at this point.

Large Lace Block Pattern

Cast on 6 sts onto Circular or Double Pointed Needles using Color 1 Yarn

Join in the round and place stitch marker

Round 1: KFB each stitch around (12 total sts)

Round 2: *KFB1, K1* Repeat around (18 total sts)

Round 3: *KFB1, K2* Repeat around (24 total sts)

Round 4: *K4, YO* Repeat around (30 total sts)

Round 5: *K1, KFB2, K1, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (42 total sts)

Round 6: *K6, YO, K1 (this was a YO in last round), YO* Repeat around (54 total sts)

Round 7: *SSK, K2, K2tog, drop YO from last round, YO, K1, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (42 total sts)

Round 8: *K4, (YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 2 more times, YO* Repeat around (66 total sts)

Round 9: *SSK, K2tog, (drop YO from last round, YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 2 more times, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (54 total sts)

Round 10: *K2tog, (YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 6 more times, YO* Repeat around (96 total sts)

Drop and cut Color 1 Yarn and Pick Up Color 2 Yarn

Round 11: Knit

Round 12: *K12, PM (marks the corner of square), K12, W&T, P21, W&T, K18, W&T, P15, W&T, K12, W&T, P9, W&T, K6, W&T, P3, W&T, K12* Repeat to completion of last corner

Slip Corner Markers Each Round

Round 13: K11, KFB2, K22, KFB2, K22, KFB2, K22, KFB2, K11 (104 total sts)

Round 14: K12, KFB2, K24, KFB2, K24, KFB2, K24, KFB2, K12 (112 total sts)

Round 15: K13, KFB2, K26, KFB2, K26, KFB2, K26, KFB2, K13 (120 total sts)

Round 16: K14, KFB2, K28, KFB2, K28, KFB2, K28, KFB2, K14 (128 total sts)

Round 17: K15, KFB2, K30, KFB2, K30, KFB2, K30, KFB2, K15 (136 total sts)

Round 18: K16, KFB2, K32, KFB2, K32, KFB2, K32, KFB2, K16 (144 total sts)

See Video 12 for help with next section.

Using your yarn needle and pieces of scrap yarn for stitch holders, you’ll now place all of your sts onto various holders:

Slip the next 18 sts off of your needles and onto your stitch holder (this should bring you to first stitch marker), secure that stitch holder and set aside.  Slip the next 36 sts off of your needles and onto a second stitch holder (this should bring you to second stitch marker), secure that stitch holder and set aside.  Slip the next 36 sts off of your needles and onto a third stitch holder (this should bring you to third stitch marker), secure that stitch holder and set aside.  Leave the next 36 sts on your knitting needles live and ready to be knit.  Bind off those 36 sts.  Slip the next 18 sts off of your needles and onto a fourth stitch holder, secure that stitch holder and set aside.

Your project should measure 7.5” (19cm) x 7.5” (19cm) at this point.

See Video 13 for help with next section.

Seam one of the small lace block to the edge that you just did the bind off on.  Block as desired.  We’ll be returning to this edge to add trim later.

See Diagram 1.

Upper Back Pattern

See Video 14 for help with next section.

Return to the upper edge of the Large Lace Block piece you just created (upper edge is the opposite side of the edge you just extended).  Place the 36 sts along this edge onto knitting needles ready to be worked.  Attach a new strand of Color 2 yarn to the top right corner stitch with the right side of the project facing you.

Row 1: K9, *K1, P1* Repeat 8 more times, K9

Row 2: P9, *P1, K1* Repeat 8 more times, P9

Rows 3&4: Repeat Rows 1&2

See Video 15 for help with next section.

Row 5: K9, bind off 18, place the remaining 9 sts onto stitch holder and set aside.

First Front Side Pattern

Return to the live sts on your needles and use a new strand of Color 2 yarn to work the following.  Purled side should be facing you.

Row 1: P2tog, K1, P1, K1, P4 (8 total sts)

Row 2: K5, P1, K1, P1

Row 3: P2tog, P1, K1, P4 (7 total sts)

Row 4: K6, P1

Row 5: P2tog, K1, P4 (6 total sts)

Row 6: K5, P1

Row 7: P2tog, P4 (5 total sts)

Row 8: Knit

Row 9: P2tog, P3 (4 total sts)

Row 10: Knit

Row 11: Purl

Rows 12&13: Repeat Rows 10&11

See Video 16 for help with next section.

To better help keep track of the center 2 sts in the next section, place a stitch marker between then while working the next row.  Slip them each row.

Row 14: P1, KFB each of center 2 sts, P1 (6 total sts)

Row 15: P1, K1, P4

Row 16: K2, KFB each of center 2 sts, K1, P1 (8 total sts)

Row 17: P1, K1, P6

Row 18: K3, KFB each of center 2 sts, P1, K1, P1 (10 total sts)

Row 19: P1, K1, P1, K1, P6

See Video 17 for help with next section.

Row 20: Knit to center 2 sts, KFB each of center 2 sts, Knit to last 3 sts, P1, K1, P1

(12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22. etc. total sts)

Row 21: P1, K1, P1, K1, Purl across

Repeat Rows 20&21 until you’ve increased to 82 total sts.  Loosely bind off.

Get one of your small lace blocks and set aside.  Seam 2 of the small lace blocks together.  Seam these two pieces to the bottom edge you just created with the smaller, one block piece on the side closest to the back panel and the longer, 2 block piece on the side closest to the front opening.  If necessary, pick up sts and add additional length on either side.

See Diagram 2.

Second Front Side Pattern

Return to the upper edge of the Large Lace Block piece you previously created where you placed your 9 sts onto stitch holder.  Place those sts onto your needles ready to work.  Connect new strand of Color 2 yarn with purled side facing you.

Row 1: P4, K1, P1, K1, P2tog (8 total sts)

Row 2: P1, K1, P1, K5

Row 3: P4, K1, P1, P2tog (7 total sts)

Row 4: K6, P1

Row 5: P4, K1, P2tog (6 total sts)

Row 6: K5, P1

Row 7: P4, P2tog (5 total sts)

Row 8: Knit

Row 9: P3, P2tog (4 total sts)

Row 10: Knit

Row 11: Purl

Rows 12&13: Repeat Rows 10&11

Row 14: P1, KFB each of center 2 sts, P1 (6 total sts)

Row 15: P4, K1, P1

Row 16: P1, K1, KFB each of center 2 sts, K2 (8 total sts)

Row 17: P6, K1, P1

Row 18: P1, K1, P1, KFB each of center 2 sts, K3 (10 total sts)

Row 19: P6, K1, P1, K1, P1

Row 20: P1, K1, P1, Knit to center 2 sts, KFB each of center 2 sts, Knit remaining sts

(12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22. etc. total sts)

Row 21: Purl to last 4 sts, K1, P1, K1, P1

Repeat Rows 20&21 until you’ve increased to 82 total sts.  Loosely bind off.

Get one of your small lace blocks and set aside.  Seam 2 of the small lace blocks together.  Seam these two pieces to the bottom edge you just created with the smaller, one block piece on the side closest to the back panel and the longer, 2 block piece on the side closest to the front opening.  If necessary, pick up sts and add additional length on either side.

Lining up the front and back Small Lace Blocks, seam the back panel to the front sides of vest.  Leave desired space for arm hole.  I chose to leave 8” (20.25cm) open for the arm hole on my sample.

Evenly pick up sts along any edges that don’t have seed stitch border (pick up live sts off of holders if you have them) and add seed stitch (*K1, P1*) edging for 4 rows around project.

Child Medium Pattern

Small Lace Block Pattern (Make 7)

See Video 1 for intro. and help with next section.

Cast on 6 sts onto Circular or Double Pointed Needles using Color 1 Yarn

Join in the round and place stitch marker

Round 1: KFB each stitch around (12 total sts)

Round 2: *KFB1, K1* Repeat around (18 total sts)

Round 3: *KFB1, K2* Repeat around (24 total sts)

See Video 2 for help with next section.

Round 4: *K4, YO* Repeat around (30 total sts)

See Video 3 for help with next section.

Round 5: *K1, KFB2, K1, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (42 total sts)

See Video 4 for help with next section.

Round 6: *K6, YO, K1 (this was a YO in last round), YO* Repeat around (54 total sts)

See Video 5 for help with next section.

Round 7: *SSK, K2, K2tog, drop YO from last round, YO, K1, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (42 total sts)

See Video 6 for help with next section.

Round 8: *K4, (YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 2 more times, YO* Repeat around (66 total sts)

See Video 7 for help with next section.

Round 9: *SSK, K2tog, (drop YO from last round, YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 2 more times, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (54 total sts)

See Video 8 for help with next section.

Round 10: *K2tog, (YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 6 more times, YO* Repeat around (96 total sts)

See Video 9 for help with next section.

Drop and cut Color 1 Yarn and Pick Up Color 2 Yarn

Round 11: Knit

See Video 10 for help with next section.

When working across the wrap & turn during the final K12 of each repeat in Round 12, be sure to pick up and knit the wrap along with the stitch to avoid creating holes with your wrap & turn.  Reference Video 10 for help.  This applies during the bind off section as well.

Round 12: *K24, PM (marks mid-point between two corners), W&T, P21, W&T, K18, W&T, P15, W&T, K12, W&T, P9, W&T, K6, W&T, P3, W&T, K12* Repeat to completion of last corner

See Video 11 for help with next section.

Loosely Bind Off.  I used the following bind off method:

K1, *K1, insert left needle through the front loops of first 2 sts on right needle, knit those two sts together through the back loop* Repeat

Secure and weave in all ends.  Block project into a square.  Set aside.

Your project should measure 5” (12.75cm) x 5” (12.75cm) at this point.

Large Lace Block Pattern

Cast on 6 sts onto Circular or Double Pointed Needles using Color 1 Yarn

Join in the round and place stitch marker

Round 1: KFB each stitch around (12 total sts)

Round 2: *KFB1, K1* Repeat around (18 total sts)

Round 3: *KFB1, K2* Repeat around (24 total sts)

Round 4: *KFB1, K3* Repeat around (30 total sts)

Round 5: *KFB1, K4* Repeat around (36 total sts)

Round 7: *K6, YO* Repeat around (42 total sts)

Round 8: *K1, KFB1, K2, KFB1, K1, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (54 total sts)

Round 9: *K8, YO, K1 (this was a YO in last round), YO* Repeat around (66 total sts)

Round 10: *K1, KFB1, K4, KFB1, K1, drop YO from last round, YO, K1, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (78 total sts)

Round 11: *K10, (YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 2 more times, YO* Repeat around (102 total sts)

Round 12: *SSK, K6, K2tog, (drop YO from last round, YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 2 more times, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (90 total sts)

Round 13: *K8, (drop YO from last round, YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 2 more times, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (90 total sts)

Round 14: *SSK, K4, K2tog, (drop YO from last round, YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 2 more times, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (78 total sts)

Round 15: *K6, (YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 6 more times, YO* Repeat around (126 total sts)

Round 16: *SSK, K2, K2tog, (drop YO from last round, YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 6 more times, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (114 total sts)

Round 17: *SSK, K2tog, (drop YO from last round, YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 6 more times, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (102 total sts)

Round 18: *K2tog, (YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 13 more times, K1* Repeat around (180 total sts)

Drop and cut Color 1 Yarn and Pick Up Color 2 Yarn

Round 19: Knit

Round 20: *K22, PM (marks the corner of square), K23, W&T, P42, W&T, K39, W&T, P36, W&T, K33, W&T, P30, W&T, K27, W&T, P24, W&T, K21, W&T, P18, W&T, K15, W&T, P12, W&T, K9, W&T, P6, W&T, K24* Repeat to completion of last corner

See Video 12 for help with next section.

Using your yarn needle and pieces of scrap yarn for stitch holders, you’ll now place all of your sts onto various holders:

Slip the next 22 sts off of your needles and onto your stitch holder (this should bring you to first stitch marker), secure that stitch holder and set aside.  Slip the next 45 sts off of your needles and onto a second stitch holder (this should bring you to second stitch marker), secure that stitch holder and set aside.  Slip the next 45 sts off of your needles and onto a third stitch holder (this should bring you to third stitch marker), secure that stitch holder and set aside.  Leave the next 45 sts on your knitting needles live and ready to be knit.  Bind off the next 45 sts.  Slip the next 23 sts off of your needles and onto a fourth stitch holder, secure that stitch holder and set aside.

Your project should measure 9” (22.75cm) x 9” (22.75cm) at this point.

See Video 13 for help with next section.

Pick up sts along the edge of one small lace block and extend it as needed to make the lace block the center of the piece when seamed to the bind off edge you just created.  Then bind off and repeat on the opposite side.  Seam this piece to the edge that you just did the bind off on.  Block as desired.  We’ll be returning to this edge to add trim later.

Upper Back Pattern

See Diagram 1.

See Video 14 for help with next section.

Return to the upper edge of the Large Lace Block piece you just created (upper edge is the opposite side of the edge you just extended).  Place the 45 sts along this edge onto knitting needles ready to be worked.  Attach a new strand of Color 2 yarn to the top right corner stitch with the right side of the project facing you.

Row 1: K9, *K1, P1* Repeat 12 more times, K10

Row 2: P9, *P1, K1* Repeat 12 more times, P10

Rows 3&4: Repeat Rows 1&2

See Video 15 for help with next section.

Row 5: K9, bind off 27, place the remaining 9 sts onto stitch holder and set aside.

First Front Side Pattern

Return to the live sts on your needles and use a new strand of Color 2 yarn to work the following.  Purled side should be facing you.

Row 1: P2tog, K1, P1, K1, P4 (8 total sts)

Row 2: K5, P1, K1, P1

Row 3: P2tog, P1, K1, P4 (7 total sts)

Row 4: K6, P1

Row 5: P2tog, K1, P4 (6 total sts)

Row 6: K5, P1

Row 7: P2tog, P4 (5 total sts)

Row 8: Knit

Row 9: P2tog, P3 (4 total sts)

Row 10: Knit

Row 11: Purl

Rows 12&13: Repeat Rows 10&11

See Video 16 for help with next section.

To better help keep track of the center 2 sts in the next section, place a stitch marker between then while working the next row.  Slip them each row.

Row 14: P1, KFB each of center 2 sts, P1 (6 total sts)

Row 15: P1, K1, P4

Row 16: K2, KFB each of center 2 sts, K1, P1 (8 total sts)

Row 17: P1, K1, P6

Row 18: K3, KFB each of center 2 sts, P1, K1, P1 (10 total sts)

Row 19: P1, K1, P1, K1, P6

See Video 17 for help with next section.

Row 20: Knit to center 2 sts, KFB each of center 2 sts, Knit to last 3 sts, P1, K1, P1

(12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22. etc. total sts)

Row 21: P1, K1, P1, K1, Purl across

Repeat Rows 20&21 until you’ve increased to 90 total sts.  Loosely bind off.

Get one of your small lace blocks and set aside.  Seam 2 of the small lace blocks together.  Seam these two pieces to the bottom edge you just created with the smaller, one block piece on the side closest to the back panel and the longer, 2 block piece on the side closest to the front opening.  If necessary, pick up sts and add additional length on either side.

See Diagram 2.

Second Front Side Pattern

Return to the upper edge of the Large Lace Block piece you previously created where you placed your 9 sts onto stitch holder.  Place those sts onto your needles ready to work.  Connect new strand of Color 2 yarn with purled side facing you.

Row 1: P4, K1, P1, K1, P2tog (8 total sts)

Row 2: P1, K1, P1, K5

Row 3: P4, K1, P1, P2tog (7 total sts)

Row 4: K6, P1

Row 5: P4, K1, P2tog (6 total sts)

Row 6: K5, P1

Row 7: P4, P2tog (5 total sts)

Row 8: Knit

Row 9: P3, P2tog (4 total sts)

Row 10: Knit

Row 11: Purl

Rows 12&13: Repeat Rows 10&11

Row 14: P1, KFB each of center 2 sts, P1 (6 total sts)

Row 15: P4, K1, P1

Row 16: P1, K1, KFB each of center 2 sts, K2 (8 total sts)

Row 17: P6, K1, P1

Row 18: P1, K1, P1, KFB each of center 2 sts, K3 (10 total sts)

Row 19: P6, K1, P1, K1, P1

Row 20: P1, K1, P1, Knit to center 2 sts, KFB each of center 2 sts, Knit remaining sts

(12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22. etc. total sts)

Row 21: Purl to last 4 sts, K1, P1, K1, P1

Repeat Rows 20&21 until you’ve increased to 90 total sts.  Loosely bind off.

Get one of your small lace blocks and set aside.  Seam 2 of the small lace blocks together.  Seam these two pieces to the bottom edge you just created with the smaller, one block piece on the side closest to the back panel and the longer, 2 block piece on the side closest to the front opening.  If necessary, pick up sts and add additional length on either side.

Lining up the front and back Small Lace Blocks, seam the back panel to the front sides of vest.  Leave desired space for arm hole.  I chose to leave 8” (20.25cm) open for the arm hole on my sample.

Evenly pick up sts along any edges that don’t have seed stitch border (pick up live sts off of holders if you have them) and add seed stitch (*K1, P1*) edging for 4 rows around project.

Child Large Pattern

Small Lace Block Pattern (Make 7)

See Video 1 for intro. and help with next section.

Cast on 6 sts onto Circular or Double Pointed Needles using Color 1 Yarn

Join in the round and place stitch marker

Round 1: KFB each stitch around (12 total sts)

Round 2: *KFB1, K1* Repeat around (18 total sts)

Round 3: *KFB1, K2* Repeat around (24 total sts)

See Video 2 for help with next section.

Round 4: *K4, YO* Repeat around (30 total sts)

See Video 3 for help with next section.

Round 5: *K1, KFB2, K1, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (42 total sts)

See Video 4 for help with next section.

Round 6: *K6, YO, K1 (this was a YO in last round), YO* Repeat around (54 total sts)

See Video 5 for help with next section.

Round 7: *SSK, K2, K2tog, drop YO from last round, YO, K1, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (42 total sts)

See Video 6 for help with next section.

Round 8: *K4, (YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 2 more times, YO* Repeat around (66 total sts)

See Video 7 for help with next section.

Round 9: *SSK, K2tog, (drop YO from last round, YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 2 more times, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (54 total sts)

See Video 8 for help with next section.

Round 10: *K2tog, (YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 6 more times, YO* Repeat around (96 total sts)

See Video 9 for help with next section.

Drop and cut Color 1 Yarn and Pick Up Color 2 Yarn

Round 11: Knit

See Video 10 for help with next section.

When working across the wrap & turn during the final K12 of each repeat in Round 12, be sure to pick up and knit the wrap along with the stitch to avoid creating holes with your wrap & turn.  Reference Video 10 for help.  This applies during the bind off section as well.

Round 12: *K24, PM (marks mid-point between two corners), W&T, P21, W&T, K18, W&T, P15, W&T, K12, W&T, P9, W&T, K6, W&T, P3, W&T, K12* Repeat to completion of last corner

See Video 11 for help with next section.

Loosely Bind Off.  I used the following bind off method:

K1, *K1, insert left needle through the front loops of first 2 sts on right needle, knit those two sts together through the back loop* Repeat

Secure and weave in all ends.  Block project into a square.  Set aside.

Your project should measure 5” (12.75cm) x 5” (12.75cm) at this point.

Large Lace Block Pattern

Cast on 6 sts onto Circular or Double Pointed Needles using Color 1 Yarn

Join in the round and place stitch marker

Round 1: KFB each stitch around (12 total sts)

Round 2: *KFB1, K1* Repeat around (18 total sts)

Round 3: *KFB1, K2* Repeat around (24 total sts)

Round 4: *KFB1, K3* Repeat around (30 total sts)

Round 5: *KFB1, K4* Repeat around (36 total sts)

Round 7: *K6, YO* Repeat around (42 total sts)

Round 8: *K1, KFB1, K2, KFB1, K1, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (54 total sts)

Round 9: *K8, YO, K1 (this was a YO in last round), YO* Repeat around (66 total sts)

Round 10: *K1, KFB1, K4, KFB1, K1, drop YO from last round, YO, K1, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (78 total sts)

Round 11: *K10, (YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 2 more times, YO* Repeat around (102 total sts)

Round 12: *SSK, K6, K2tog, (drop YO from last round, YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 2 more times, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (90 total sts)

Round 13: *K8, (drop YO from last round, YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 2 more times, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (90 total sts)

Round 14: *SSK, K4, K2tog, (drop YO from last round, YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 2 more times, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (78 total sts)

Round 15: *K6, (YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 6 more times, YO* Repeat around (126 total sts)

Round 16: *SSK, K2, K2tog, (drop YO from last round, YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 6 more times, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (114 total sts)

Round 17: *SSK, K2tog, (drop YO from last round, YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 6 more times, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (102 total sts)

Round 18: *K2tog, (YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 13 more times, K1* Repeat around (180 total sts)

Drop and cut Color 1 Yarn and Pick Up Color 2 Yarn

Round 19: Knit

Round 20: *K22, PM (marks the corner of square), K23, W&T, P42, W&T, K39, W&T, P36, W&T, K33, W&T, P30, W&T, K27, W&T, P24, W&T, K21, W&T, P18, W&T, K15, W&T, P12, W&T, K9, W&T, P6, W&T, K24* Repeat to completion of last corner

Slip Corner Markers Each Round

Round 21: K21, KFB2, K43, KFB2, K43, KFB2, K43, KFB2, K22 (188 total sts)

See Video 12 for help with next section.

Using your yarn needle and pieces of scrap yarn for stitch holders, you’ll now place all of your sts onto various holders:

Slip the next 23 sts off of your needles and onto your stitch holder (this should bring you to first stitch marker), secure that stitch holder and set aside.  Slip the next 47 sts off of your needles and onto a second stitch holder (this should bring you to second stitch marker), secure that stitch holder and set aside.  Slip the next 47 sts off of your needles and onto a third stitch holder (this should bring you to third stitch marker), secure that stitch holder and set aside.  Leave the next 46 sts on your knitting needles live and ready to be knit.  Bind off those 47 sts.  Slip the next 24 sts off of your needles and onto a fourth stitch holder, secure that stitch holder and set aside.

Your project should measure 9” (22.75cm) x 9” (22.75cm) at this point.

See Video 13 for help with next section.

Pick up sts along the edge of one small lace block and extend it as needed to make the lace block the center of the piece when seamed to the bind off edge you just created.  Then bind off and repeat on the opposite side.  Seam this piece to the edge that you just did the bind off on.  Block as desired.  We’ll be returning to this edge to add trim later.

Upper Back Pattern

See Diagram 1.

See Video 14 for help with next section.

Return to the upper edge of the Large Lace Block piece you just created (upper edge is the opposite side of the edge you just extended).  Place the 46 sts along this edge onto knitting needles ready to be worked.  Attach a new strand of Color 2 yarn to the top right corner stitch with the right side of the project facing you.

Row 1: K11, *K1, P1* Repeat 11 more times, K11

Row 2: P11, *P1, K1* Repeat 11 more times, P11

Rows 3&4: Repeat Rows 1&2

See Video 15 for help with next section.

Row 5: K11, bind off 24, place the remaining 11 sts onto stitch holder and set aside.

First Front Side Pattern

Return to the live sts on your needles and use a new strand of Color 2 yarn to work the following.  Purled side should be facing you.

Row 1: P2tog, K1, P1, K1, P6 (10 total sts)

Row 2: K7, P1, K1, P1

Row 3: P2tog, P1, K1, P6 (9 total sts)

Row 4: K8, P1

Row 5: P2tog, K1, P6 (8 total sts)

Row 6: K7, P1

Row 7: P2tog, P6 (7 total sts)

Row 8: Knit

Row 9: P2tog, P5 (6 total sts)

Row 10: Knit

Row 11: Purl

Rows 12&13: Repeat Rows 10&11

See Video 16 for help with next section.

To better help keep track of the center 2 sts in the next section, place a stitch marker between then while working the next row.  Slip them each row.

Row 14: K2, KFB each of center 2 sts, K1, P1 (8 total sts)

Row 15: P1, K1, P6

Row 16: K3, KFB each of center 2 sts, P1, K1, P1 (10 total sts)

Row 17: P1, K1, P1, K1, P6

Row 18: K4, KFB each of center 2 sts, K1, P1, K1, P1 (12 total sts)

Row 19: P1, K1, P1, K1, P8

See Video 17 for help with next section.

Row 20: Knit to center 2 sts, KFB each of center 2 sts, Knit to last 3 sts, P1, K1, P1

(14, 16, 18, 20, 22. etc. total sts)

Row 21: P1, K1, P1, K1, Purl across

Repeat Rows 20&21 until you’ve increased to 94 total sts.  Loosely bind off.

Get one of your small lace blocks and set aside.  Seam 2 of the small lace blocks together.  Seam these two pieces to the bottom edge you just created with the smaller, one block piece on the side closest to the back panel and the longer, 2 block piece on the side closest to the front opening.  If necessary, pick up sts and add additional length on either side.

See Diagram 2.

Second Front Side Pattern

Return to the upper edge of the Large Lace Block piece you previously created where you placed your 11 sts onto stitch holder.  Place those sts onto your needles ready to work.  Connect new strand of Color 2 yarn with purled side facing you.

Row 1: P6, K1, P1, K1, P2tog (10 total sts)

Row 2: P1, K1, P1, K7

Row 3: P6, K1, P1, P2tog (9 total sts)

Row 4: P1, K8

Row 5: P6, K1, P2tog (8 total sts)

Row 6: P1, K7

Row 7: P6, P2tog (7 total sts)

Row 8: Knit

Row 9: P5, P2tog (6 total sts)

Row 10: Knit

Row 11: Purl

Rows 12&13: Repeat Rows 10&11

Row 14: P1, K1, KFB each of center 2 sts, K2 (8 total sts)

Row 15: P6, K1, P1

Row 16: P1, K1, P1, KFB each of center 2 sts, K3 (10 total sts)

Row 17: P8, K1, P1

Row 18: P1, K1, P1, K1, KFB each of center 2 sts, K4 (12 total sts)

Row 19: P8, K1, P1, K1, P1

Row 20: P1, K1, P1, Knit to center 2 sts, KFB each of center 2 sts, Knit remaining sts

(14, 16, 18, 20, 22. etc. total sts)

Row 21: Purl to last 4 sts, K1, P1, K1, P1

Repeat Rows 20&21 until you’ve increased to 94 total sts.  Loosely bind off.

Get one of your small lace blocks and set aside.  Seam 2 of the small lace blocks together.  Seam these two pieces to the bottom edge you just created with the smaller, one block piece on the side closest to the back panel and the longer, 2 block piece on the side closest to the front opening.  If necessary, pick up sts and add additional length on either side.

Lining up the front and back Small Lace Blocks, seam the back panel to the front sides of vest.  Leave desired space for arm hole.  I chose to leave 9” (22.75cm) open for the arm hole on my sample.

Evenly pick up sts along any edges that don’t have seed stitch border (pick up live sts off of holders if you have them) and add seed stitch (*K1, P1*) edging for 4 rows around project.

Adult Small Pattern

Small Lace Block Pattern (Make 7)

See Video 1 for intro. and help with next section.

Cast on 6 sts onto Circular or Double Pointed Needles using Color 1 Yarn

Join in the round and place stitch marker

Round 1: KFB each stitch around (12 total sts)

Round 2: *KFB1, K1* Repeat around (18 total sts)

Round 3: *KFB1, K2* Repeat around (24 total sts)

See Video 2 for help with next section.

Round 4: *K4, YO* Repeat around (30 total sts)

See Video 3 for help with next section.

Round 5: *K1, KFB2, K1, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (42 total sts)

See Video 4 for help with next section.

Round 6: *K6, YO, K1 (this was a YO in last round), YO* Repeat around (54 total sts)

See Video 5 for help with next section.

Round 7: *SSK, K2, K2tog, drop YO from last round, YO, K1, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (42 total sts)

See Video 6 for help with next section.

Round 8: *K4, (YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 2 more times, YO* Repeat around (66 total sts)

See Video 7 for help with next section.

Round 9: *SSK, K2tog, (drop YO from last round, YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 2 more times, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (54 total sts)

See Video 8 for help with next section.

Round 10: *K2tog, (YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 6 more times, YO* Repeat around (96 total sts)

See Video 9 for help with next section.

Drop and cut Color 1 Yarn and Pick Up Color 2 Yarn

Round 11: Knit

See Video 10 for help with next section.

When working across the wrap & turn during the final K12 of each repeat in Round 12, be sure to pick up and knit the wrap along with the stitch to avoid creating holes with your wrap & turn.  Reference Video 10 for help.  This applies during the bind off section as well.

Round 12: *K24, PM (marks the mid-point between two corners), W&T, P21, W&T, K18, W&T, P15, W&T, K12, W&T, P9, W&T, K6, W&T, P3, W&T, K12* Repeat to completion of last corner

See Video 11 for help with next section.

Loosely Bind Off.  I used the following bind off method:

K1, *K1, insert left needle through the front loops of first 2 sts on right needle, knit those two sts together through the back loop* Repeat

Secure and weave in all ends.  Block project into a square.  Set aside.

Your project should measure 5” (12.75cm) x 5” (12.75cm) at this point.

Large Lace Block Pattern

Cast on 6 sts onto Circular or Double Pointed Needles using Color 1 Yarn

 Join in the round and place stitch marker

Round 1: KFB each stitch around (12 total sts)

Round 2: *KFB1, K1* Repeat around (18 total sts)

Round 3: *KFB1, K2* Repeat around (24 total sts)

Round 4: *KFB1, K3* Repeat around (30 total sts)

Round 5: *KFB1, K4* Repeat around (36 total sts)

Round 6: *KFB1, K5* Repeat around (42 total sts)

Round 7: *KFB1, K6* Repeat around (48 total sts)

Round 8: *KFB1, K7* Repeat around (54 total sts)

Round 9: *KFB1, K8* Repeat around (60 total sts)

Round 10: *KFB1, K9* Repeat around (66 total sts)

Round 11: *KFB1, K10* Repeat around (72 total sts)

Round 12: *K12, YO* Repeat around (78 total sts)

Round 13: *K2, KFB1, K6, KFB1, K2, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (90 total sts)

Round 14: *K14, drop YO from last round, YO2* Repeat around (96 total sts)

Round 15: *K2, KFB1, K8, KFB1, K2, drop both YO from last round, YO2* Repeat around (108 total sts)

Round 16: *K16, drop both YO from last round, YO2* Repeat around (108 total sts)

Round 17: *SSK, K12, K2tog, YO, K1 (this was a YO in last round), YO* Repeat around (102 total sts)

Round 18: K14, drop YO from last round, YO, K1, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (102 total sts)

Round 19: *SSK, K10, K2tog, (YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 2 more times, YO* Repeat around (114 total sts)

Round 20: *K12, (drop YO from last round, YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 2 more times, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (114 total sts)

Round 21: *SSK, K8, K2tog, (YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 6 more times, YO* Repeat around (150 total sts)

Round 22: *K10, (drop YO from last round, YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 6 more times, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (150 total sts)

Round 23: *SSK, K6, K2tog, (YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 14 more times, YO* Repeat around (234 total sts)

Round 24: *K8, (drop YO from last round, YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 14 more times, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (234 total sts)

Round 25: *SSK, K4, K2tog, (YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 30 more times, YO* Repeat around (414 total sts)

Round 26: *SSK, K2, K2tog, (drop YO from last round, YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 30 more times, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (402 total sts)

Round 27: *SSK, K2tog, (drop YO from last round, YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 30 more times, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (390 total sts)

Round 28: *K2tog, (drop YO from last round, YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 30 more times, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (384 total sts)

Drop and cut Color 1 Yarn and Pick Up Color 2 Yarn

Round 29: *K1, drop YO from last round* Repeat around (192 total sts)

*In the following round, when knitting any stitch you have previously done a Wrap and Turn (W&T) on, knit the wrap as well as the stitch*

Round 30: *K24, PM (marks the corner of square), K24, W&T, P45, W&T, K42, W&T, P39, W&T, K36, W&T, P33, W&T, K30, W&T, P27, W&T, K24, W&T, P21, W&T, K18, W&T, P15, W&T, K12, W&T, P9, W&T, K6, W&T, P3, W&T, K24* Repeat to completion of last corner

See Video 12 for help with next section.

Using your yarn needle and pieces of scrap yarn for stitch holders, you’ll now place all of your sts onto various holders:

Slip the next 24 sts off of your needles and onto your stitch holder (this should bring you to first stitch marker), secure that stitch holder and set aside.  Slip the next 48 sts off of your needles and onto a second stitch holder (this should bring you to second stitch marker), secure that stitch holder and set aside.  Slip the next 48 sts off of your needles and onto a third stitch holder (this should bring you to third stitch marker), secure that stitch holder and set aside.  Leave the next 48 sts on your knitting needles live and ready to be knit.  Bind off those 48 sts (this should bring you to fourth stitch marker).  Slip the next 24 sts off of your needles and onto a fourth stitch holder, secure that stitch holder and set aside.

You now have 48 sts on your needles ready to be worked.

Your project should measure 9.5” (24cm) x 9.5” (24cm) at this point.

See Video 13 for help with next section.

Pick up sts along the edge of one small lace block and extend it as needed to make the lace block the center of the piece when seamed to the bind off edge you just created.  Then bind off and repeat on the opposite side.  Seam this piece to the edge that you just did the bind off on.  Block as desired.  We’ll be returning to this edge to add trim later.

See Diagram 1.

Upper Back Pattern

See Video 14 for help with next section.

Return to the upper edge of the Large Lace Block piece you just created (upper edge is the opposite side of the edge you just extended).  Place the 48 sts along this edge onto knitting needles ready to be worked.  Attach a new strand of Color 2 yarn to the top right corner stitch with the right side of the project facing you.

Row 1: K11, *K1, P1* Repeat 12 more times, K11

Row 2: P11, *P1, K1* Repeat 12 more times, P11

Rows 3&4: Repeat Rows 1&2

See Video 15 for help with next section.

Row 5: K11, bind off 26, place the remaining 11 sts onto stitch holder and set aside.

First Front Side Pattern

Return to the live sts on your needles and use a new strand of Color 2 yarn to work the following.  Purled side should be facing you.

Row 1: P2tog, K1, P1, K1, P6 (10 total sts)

Row 2: K7, P1, K1, P1

Row 3: P2tog, P1, K1, P6 (9 total sts)

Row 4: K8, P1

Row 5: P2tog, K1, P6 (8 total sts)

Row 6: K7, P1

Row 7: P2tog, P6 (7 total sts)

Row 8: Knit

Row 9: P2tog, P5 (6 total sts)

Row 10: Knit

Row 11: Purl

Rows 12&13: Repeat Rows 10&11

Rows 14&15: Repeat Rows 10&11

Rows 16&17: Repeat Rows 10&11

See Video 16 for help with next section.

To better help keep track of the center 2 sts in the next section, place a stitch marker between then while working the next row.  Slip them each row.

Row 18: K2, KFB each of center 2 sts, K1, P1 (8 total sts)

Row 19: P1, K1, P6

Row 20: K3, KFB each of center 2 sts, P1, K1, P1 (10 total sts)

Row 21: P1, K1, P1, K1, P6

Row 22: K4, KFB each of center 2 sts, K1, P1, K1, P1 (12 total sts)

Row 23: P1, K1, P1, K1, P8

See Video 17 for help with next section.

Row 24: Knit to center 2 sts, KFB each of center 2 sts, Knit to last 3 sts, P1, K1, P1

(14, 16, 18, 20, 22. etc. total sts)

Row 25: P1, K1, P1, K1, Purl across

Repeat Rows 24&25 until you’ve increased to 98 total sts.  Loosely bind off.

Get one of your small lace blocks and set aside.  Seam 2 of the small lace blocks together.  Seam these two pieces to the bottom edge you just created with the smaller, one block piece on the side closest to the back panel and the longer, 2 block piece on the side closest to the front opening.  If necessary, pick up sts and add additional length on either side.

See Diagram 2.

Second Front Side Pattern

Return to the upper edge of the Large Lace Block piece you previously created where you placed your 11 sts onto stitch holder.  Place those sts onto your needles ready to work.  Connect new strand of Color 2 yarn with purled side facing you.

Row 1: P6, K1, P1, K1, P2tog (10 total sts)

Row 2: P1, K1, P1, K7

Row 3: P6, K1, P1, P2tog (9 total sts)

Row 4: K8, P1

Row 5: P6, K1, P2tog (8 total sts)

Row 6: K7, P1

Row 7: P6, P2tog (7 total sts)

Row 8: Knit

Row 9: P5, P2tog (6 total sts)

Row 10: Knit

Row 11: Purl

Rows 12&13: Repeat Rows 10&11

Rows 14&15: Repeat Rows 10&11

Rows 16&17: Repeat Rows 10&11

Row 18: K2, KFB each of center 2 sts, K1, P1 (8 total sts)

Row 19: P6, K1, P1

Row 20: P1, K1, P1, KFB each of center 2 sts, K3 (10 total sts)

Row 21: P8, K1, P1

Row 22: P1, K1, P1, K1, KFB each of center 2 sts, K4 (12 total sts)

Row 23: P8, K1, P1, K1, P1

Row 24: P1, K1, P1, Knit to center 2 sts, KFB each of center 2 sts, Knit remaining sts

(14, 16, 18, 20, 22. etc. total sts)

Row 25: Purl to last 4 sts, K1, P1, K1, P1

Repeat Rows 24&25 until you’ve increased to 98 total sts.  Loosely bind off.

Get one of your small lace blocks and set aside.  Seam 2 of the small lace blocks together.  Seam these two pieces to the bottom edge you just created with the smaller, one block piece on the side closest to the back panel and the longer, 2 block piece on the side closest to the front opening.  If necessary, pick up sts and add additional length on either side.

Lining up the front and back Small Lace Blocks, seam the back panel to the front sides of vest.  Leave desired space for arm hole.  I chose to leave 11” (28cm) open for the arm hole on my sample.

Evenly pick up sts along any edges that don’t have seed stitch border (pick up live sts off of holders if you have them) and add seed stitch (*K1, P1*) edging for 4 rows around project.

Adult Medium Pattern

Small Lace Block Pattern (Make 12)

See Video 1 for intro. and help with next section.

Cast on 6 sts onto Circular or Double Pointed Needles using Color 1 Yarn

Join in the round and place stitch marker

Round 1: KFB each stitch around (12 total sts)

Round 2: *KFB1, K1* Repeat around (18 total sts)

Round 3: *KFB1, K2* Repeat around (24 total sts)

See Video 2 for help with next section.

Round 4: *K4, YO* Repeat around (30 total sts)

See Video 3 for help with next section.

Round 5: *K1, KFB2, K1, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (42 total sts)

See Video 4 for help with next section.

Round 6: *K6, YO, K1 (this was a YO in last round), YO* Repeat around (54 total sts)

See Video 5 for help with next section.

Round 7: *SSK, K2, K2tog, drop YO from last round, YO, K1, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (42 total sts)

See Video 6 for help with next section.

Round 8: *K4, (YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 2 more times, YO* Repeat around (66 total sts)

See Video 7 for help with next section.

Round 9: *SSK, K2tog, (drop YO from last round, YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 2 more times, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (54 total sts)

See Video 8 for help with next section.

Round 10: *K2tog, (YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 6 more times, YO* Repeat around (96 total sts)

See Video 9 for help with next section.

Drop and cut Color 1 Yarn and Pick Up Color 2 Yarn

Round 11: Knit

See Video 10 for help with next section.

When working across the wrap & turn during the final K12 of each repeat in Round 12, be sure to pick up and knit the wrap along with the stitch to avoid creating holes with your wrap & turn.  Reference Video 10 for help.  This applies during the bind off section as well.

Round 12: *K24, PM (marks the mid-point between two corners), W&T, P21, W&T, K18, W&T, P15, W&T, K12, W&T, P9, W&T, K6, W&T, P3, W&T* Repeat to completion of last corner, K12

See Video 11 for help with next section.

Loosely Bind Off.  I used the following bind off method:

K1, *K1, insert left needle through the front loops of first 2 sts on right needle, knit those two sts together through the back loop* Repeat

Secure and weave in all ends.  Block project into a square.  Set aside.

Your project should measure 5” (12.75cm) x 5” (12.75cm) at this point.

Large Lace Block Pattern

Cast on 6 sts onto Circular or Double Pointed Needles using Color 1 Yarn

Join in the round and place stitch marker

Round 1: KFB each stitch around (12 total sts)

Round 2: *KFB1, K1* Repeat around (18 total sts)

Round 3: *KFB1, K2* Repeat around (24 total sts)

Round 4: *KFB1, K3* Repeat around (30 total sts)

Round 5: *KFB1, K4* Repeat around (36 total sts)

Round 6: *KFB1, K5* Repeat around (42 total sts)

Round 7: *KFB1, K6* Repeat around (48 total sts)

Round 8: *KFB1, K7* Repeat around (54 total sts)

Round 9: *KFB1, K8* Repeat around (60 total sts)

Round 10: *KFB1, K9* Repeat around (66 total sts)

Round 11: *KFB1, K10* Repeat around (72 total sts)

Round 12: *K12, YO* Repeat around (78 total sts)

Round 13: *K2, KFB1, K6, KFB1, K2, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (90 total sts)

Round 14: *K14, drop YO from last round, YO2* Repeat around (96 total sts)

Round 15: *K2, KFB1, K8, KFB1, K2, drop both YO from last round, YO2* Repeat around (108 total sts)

Round 16: *K16, drop both YO from last round, YO2* Repeat around (108 total sts)

Round 17: *SSK, K12, K2tog, YO, K1 (this was a YO in last round), YO* Repeat around (102 total sts)

Round 18: K14, drop YO from last round, YO, K1, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (102 total sts)

Round 19: *SSK, K10, K2tog, (YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 2 more times, YO* Repeat around (114 total sts)

Round 20: *K12, (drop YO from last round, YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 2 more times, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (114 total sts)

Round 21: *SSK, K8, K2tog, (YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 6 more times, YO* Repeat around (150 total sts)

Round 22: *K10, (drop YO from last round, YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 6 more times, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (150 total sts)

Round 23: *SSK, K6, K2tog, (YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 14 more times, YO* Repeat around (234 total sts)

Round 24: *K8, (drop YO from last round, YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 14 more times, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (234 total sts)

Round 25: *SSK, K4, K2tog, (YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 30 more times, YO* Repeat around (414 total sts)

Round 26: *SSK, K2, K2tog, (drop YO from last round, YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 30 more times, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (402 total sts)

Round 27: *SSK, K2tog, (drop YO from last round, YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 30 more times, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (390 total sts)

Round 28: *K2tog, (drop YO from last round, YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 30 more times, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (384 total sts)

Drop and cut Color 1 Yarn and Pick Up Color 2 Yarn

Round 29: *K1, drop YO from last round* Repeat around (192 total sts)

*In the following round, when knitting any stitch you have previously done a Wrap and Turn (W&T) on, knit the wrap as well as the stitch*

Round 30: *K24, PM (marks the corner of square), K24, W&T, P45, W&T, K42, W&T, P39, W&T, K36, W&T, P33, W&T, K30, W&T, P27, W&T, K24, W&T, P21, W&T, K18, W&T, P15, W&T, K12, W&T, P9, W&T, K6, W&T, P3, W&T, K24* Repeat to completion of last corner

See Video 12 for help with next section.

Using your yarn needle and pieces of scrap yarn for stitch holders, you’ll now place all of your sts onto various holders:

Slip the next 24 sts off of your needles and onto your stitch holder (this should bring you to first stitch marker), secure that stitch holder and set aside.  Slip the next 48 sts off of your needles and onto a second stitch holder (this should bring you to second stitch marker), secure that stitch holder and set aside.  Slip the next 48 sts off of your needles and onto a third stitch holder (this should bring you to third stitch marker), secure that stitch holder and set aside.  Leave the next 48 sts on your knitting needles live and ready to be knit.  Knit one row (this should bring you to fourth stitch marker).  Slip the next 24 sts off of your needles and onto a fourth stitch holder, secure that stitch holder and set aside.

You now have 48 sts on your needles ready to be worked.

Your project should measure 9.5” (24cm) x 9.5” (24cm) at this point.

See Video 13 for help with next section.

Row 1: Purl

Row 2: Knit

Repeat Rows 1&2 until your project measures 13” (33cm) in length from the upper edge of square.  Loosely bind off.

Seam 2 of the small lace blocks together and then seam that piece to the bottom edge you just completed.  Block as desired.  We’ll be returning to this edge to add trim later.

See Diagram 1.

Upper Back Pattern

See Video 14 for help with next section.

Return to the upper edge of the Large Lace Block piece you just created (upper edge is the opposite side of the edge you just extended).  Place the 48 sts along this edge onto knitting needles ready to be worked.  Attach a new strand of Color 2 yarn to the top right corner stitch with the right side of the project facing you.

Row 1: K13, *K1, P1* Repeat 10 more times, K13

Row 2: P13, *P1, K1* Repeat 10 more times, P13

Rows 3&4: Repeat Rows 1&2

See Video 15 for help with next section.

Row 5: K13, bind off 22, place the remaining 13 sts onto stitch holder and set aside.

First Front Side Pattern

Return to the live sts on your needles and use a new strand of Color 2 yarn to work the following.  Purled side should be facing you.

Row 1: P2tog, K1, P1, K1, P8 (12 total sts)

Row 2: K9, P1, K1, P1

Row 3: P2tog, P1, K1, P8 (11 total sts)

Row 4: K8, P1, K1, P1

Row 5: P2tog, P1, K1, P7 (10 total sts)

Row 6: K7, P1, K1, P1

Row 7: P2tog, P1, K1, P6 (9 total sts)

Row 8: K6, P1, K1, P1

Row 9: P2tog, P1, K1, P5 (8 total sts)

Row 10: K5, P1, K1, P1

Row 11: P1, K1, P6

Rows 12&13: Repeat Rows 10&11

Rows 14&15: Repeat Rows 10&11

See Video 16 for help with next section.

To better help keep track of the center 2 sts in the next section, place a stitch marker between then while working the next row.  Slip them each row.

Row 16: K3, KFB each of center 2 sts, P1, K1, P1 (10 total sts)

Row 17: P1, K1, P1, K1, P6

Row 18: K4, KFB each of center 2 sts, K1, P1, K1, P1 (12 total sts)

Row 19: P1, K1, P1, K1, P8

Row 20: K5, KFB each of center 2 sts, K2, P1, K1, P1 (14 total sts)

Row 19: P1, K1, P1, K1, P10

See Video 17 for help with next section.

Row 21: Knit to center 2 sts, KFB each of center 2 sts, Knit to last 3 sts, P1, K1, P1

(16, 18, 20, 22. etc. total sts)

Row 22: P1, K1, P1, K1, Purl across

Repeat Rows 21&22 until you’ve increased to 126 total sts.  Loosely bind off.

Seam 2 of the small lace blocks together.  Seam 3 of the small lace blocks together.  Seam these two pieces to the bottom edge you just created with the smaller, 2 block piece on the side closest to the back panel and the longer, 3 block piece on the side closest to the front opening.

See Diagram 2.

Second Front Side Pattern

Return to the upper edge of the Large Lace Block piece you previously created where you placed your 13 sts onto stitch holder.  Place those sts onto your needles ready to work.  Connect new strand of Color 2 yarn with purled side facing you.

Row 1: P8, K1, P1, K1, P2tog (12 total sts)

Row 2: P1, K1, P1, K9

Row 3: P8, K1, P1, P2tog (11 total sts)

Row 4: P1, K1, P1, K8

Row 5: P7, K1, P1, P2tog (10 total sts)

Row 6: P1, K1, P1, K7

Row 7: P6, K1, P1, P2tog (9 total sts)

Row 8: P1, K1, P1, K6

Row 9: P5, K1, P1, P2tog (8 total sts)

Row 10: P1, K1, P1, K5

Row 11: P6, K1, P1

Rows 12&13: Repeat Rows 10&11

Rows 14&15: Repeat Rows 10&11

Row 16: P1, K1, P1, KFB each of center 2 sts, K3 (10 total sts)

Row 17: P6, K1, P1, K1, P1

Row 18: P1, K1, P1, K1, KFB each of center 2 sts, K4 (12 total sts)

Row 19: P8, K1, P1, K1, P1

Row 20: P1, K1, P1, K2, KFB each of center 2 sts, K5 (14 total sts)

Row 19: P10, K1, P1, K1, P1

Row 21: P1, K1, P1, knit to center 2 sts, KFB each of center 2 sts, Knit across

(16, 18, 20, 22. etc. total sts)

Row 22: Purl to last 4 sts, K1, P1, K1, P1

Repeat Rows 21&22 until you’ve increased to 126 total sts.  Loosely bind off.

Seam 2 of the small lace blocks together.  Seam 3 of the small lace blocks together.  Seam these two pieces to the bottom edge you just created with the smaller, 2 block piece on the side closest to the back panel and the longer, 3 block piece on the side closest to the front opening.

Lining up the front and back Small Lace Blocks, seam the back panel to the front sides of vest.  Leave desired space for arm hole.  I chose to leave 11” (28cm) open for the arm hole on my sample.

Evenly pick up sts along any edges that don’t have seed stitch border (pick up live sts off of holders if you have them) and add seed stitch (*K1, P1*) edging for 4 rows around project.

Adult Large Pattern

Small Lace Block Pattern (Make 12)

See Video 1 for intro. and help with next section.

Cast on 6 sts onto Circular or Double Pointed Needles using Color 1 Yarn

Join in the round and place stitch marker

Round 1: KFB each stitch around (12 total sts)

Round 2: *KFB1, K1* Repeat around (18 total sts)

Round 3: *KFB1, K2* Repeat around (24 total sts)

See Video 2 for help with next section.

Round 4: *K4, YO* Repeat around (30 total sts)

See Video 3 for help with next section.

Round 5: *K1, KFB2, K1, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (42 total sts)

See Video 4 for help with next section.

Round 6: *K6, YO, K1 (this was a YO in last round), YO* Repeat around (54 total sts)

See Video 5 for help with next section.

Round 7: *SSK, K2, K2tog, drop YO from last round, YO, K1, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (42 total sts)

See Video 6 for help with next section.

Round 8: *K4, (YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 2 more times, YO* Repeat around (66 total sts)

See Video 7 for help with next section.

Round 9: *SSK, K2tog, (drop YO from last round, YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 2 more times, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (54 total sts)

See Video 8 for help with next section.

Round 10: *K2tog, (YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 6 more times, YO* Repeat around (96 total sts)

See Video 9 for help with next section.

Drop and cut Color 1 Yarn and Pick Up Color 2 Yarn

Round 11: Knit

See Video 10 for help with next section.

When working across the wrap & turn during the final K12 of each repeat in Round 12, be sure to pick up and knit the wrap along with the stitch to avoid creating holes with your wrap & turn.  Reference Video 10 for help.  This applies during the bind off section as well.

Round 12: *K24, PM (marks the mid-point between two corners), W&T, P21, W&T, K18, W&T, P15, W&T, K12, W&T, P9, W&T, K6, W&T, P3, W&T, K12* Repeat to completion of last corner

See Video 11 for help with next section.

Loosely Bind Off.  I used the following bind off method:

K1, *K1, insert left needle through the front loops of first 2 sts on right needle, knit those two sts together through the back loop* Repeat

Secure and weave in all ends.  Block project into a square.  Set aside.

Your project should measure 5” (12.75cm) x 5” (12.75cm) at this point.

Large Lace Block Pattern

Cast on 6 sts onto Circular or Double Pointed Needles using Color 1 Yarn

Join in the round and place stitch marker

Round 1: KFB each stitch around (12 total sts)

Round 2: *KFB1, K1* Repeat around (18 total sts)

Round 3: *KFB1, K2* Repeat around (24 total sts)

Round 4: *KFB1, K3* Repeat around (30 total sts)

Round 5: *KFB1, K4* Repeat around (36 total sts)

Round 6: *KFB1, K5* Repeat around (42 total sts)

Round 7: *KFB1, K6* Repeat around (48 total sts)

Round 8: *KFB1, K7* Repeat around (54 total sts)

Round 9: *KFB1, K8* Repeat around (60 total sts)

Round 10: *KFB1, K9* Repeat around (66 total sts)

Round 11: *KFB1, K10* Repeat around (72 total sts)

Round 12: *K12, YO* Repeat around (78 total sts)

Round 13: *K2, KFB1, K6, KFB1, K2, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (90 total sts)

Round 14: *K14, drop YO from last round, YO2* Repeat around (96 total sts)

Round 15: *K2, KFB1, K8, KFB1, K2, drop both YO from last round, YO2* Repeat around (108 total sts)

Round 16: *K16, drop both YO from last round, YO2* Repeat around (108 total sts)

Round 17: *SSK, K12, K2tog, YO, K1 (this was a YO in last round), YO* Repeat around (102 total sts)

Round 18: K14, drop YO from last round, YO, K1, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (102 total sts)

Round 19: *SSK, K10, K2tog, (YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 2 more times, YO* Repeat around (114 total sts)

Round 20: *K12, (drop YO from last round, YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 2 more times, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (114 total sts)

Round 21: *SSK, K8, K2tog, (YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 6 more times, YO* Repeat around (150 total sts)

Round 22: *K10, (drop YO from last round, YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 6 more times, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (150 total sts)

Round 23: *SSK, K6, K2tog, (YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 14 more times, YO* Repeat around (234 total sts)

Round 24: *K8, (drop YO from last round, YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 14 more times, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (234 total sts)

Round 25: *SSK, K4, K2tog, (YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 30 more times, YO* Repeat around (414 total sts)

Round 26: *SSK, K2, K2tog, (drop YO from last round, YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 30 more times, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (402 total sts)

Round 27: *SSK, K2tog, (drop YO from last round, YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 30 more times, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (390 total sts)

Round 28: *K2tog, (drop YO from last round, YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 30 more times, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (384 total sts)

Drop and cut Color 1 Yarn and Pick Up Color 2 Yarn

Round 29: *K1, drop YO from last round* Repeat around (192 total sts)

*In the following round, when knitting any stitch you have previously done a Wrap and Turn (W&T) on, knit the wrap as well as the stitch*

Round 30: *K24, PM (marks the corner of square), K24, W&T, P45, W&T, K42, W&T, P39, W&T, K36, W&T, P33, W&T, K30, W&T, P27, W&T, K24, W&T, P21, W&T, K18, W&T, P15, W&T, K12, W&T, P9, W&T, K6, W&T, P3, W&T, K24* Repeat to completion of last corner

Slip Corner Markers Each Round

Round 31: K23, KFB2, K46, KFB2, K46, KFB2, K46, KFB2, K23 (200 total sts)

Round 32: K24, KFB2, K48, KFB2, K48, KFB2, K48, KFB2, K24 (208 total sts)

See Video 12 for help with next section.

Using your yarn needle and pieces of scrap yarn for stitch holders, you’ll now place all of your sts onto various holders:

Slip the next 26 sts off of your needles and onto your stitch holder (this should bring you to first stitch marker), secure that stitch holder and set aside.  Slip the next 52 sts off of your needles and onto a second stitch holder (this should bring you to second stitch marker), secure that stitch holder and set aside.  Slip the next 52 sts off of your needles and onto a third stitch holder (this should bring you to third stitch marker), secure that stitch holder and set aside.  Leave the next 52 sts on your knitting needles live and ready to be knit.  Knit one row (this should bring you to fourth stitch marker).  Slip the next 26 sts off of your needles and onto a fourth stitch holder, secure that stitch holder and set aside.

You now have 52 sts on your needles ready to be worked.

Your project should measure 10.5” (26.5cm) x 10.5” (26.5cm) at this point.

See Video 13 for help with next section.

Row 1: Purl

Row 2: Knit

Repeat Rows 1&2 until your project measures 13.5” (34.25cm) in length from the upper edge of square.  Loosely bind off.

Seam 2 of the small lace blocks together and then seam that piece to the bottom edge you just completed.  Block as desired.  We’ll be returning to this edge to add trim later.

See Diagram 1.

Upper Back Pattern

See Video 14 for help with next section.

Return to the upper edge of the Large Lace Block piece you just created (upper edge is the opposite side of the edge you just extended).  Place the 52 sts along this edge onto knitting needles ready to be worked.  Attach a new strand of Color 2 yarn to the top right corner stitch with the right side of the project facing you.

Row 1: K13, *K1, P1* Repeat 12 more times, K13

Row 2: P13, *P1, K1* Repeat 12 more times, P13

Rows 3&4: Repeat Rows 1&2

See Video 15 for help with next section.

Row 5: K13, bind off 26, place the remaining 13 sts onto stitch holder and set aside.

First Front Side Pattern

Return to the live sts on your needles and use a new strand of Color 2 yarn to work the following.  Purled side should be facing you.

Row 1: P2tog, K1, P1, K1, P8 (12 total sts)

Row 2: K9, P1, K1, P1

Row 3: P2tog, P1, K1, P8 (11 total sts)

Row 4: K8, P1, K1, P1

Row 5: P2tog, P1, K1, P7 (10 total sts)

Row 6: K7, P1, K1, P1

Row 7: P2tog, P1, K1, P6 (9 total sts)

Row 8: K6, P1, K1, P1

Row 9: P2tog, P1, K1, P5 (8 total sts)

Row 10: K5, P1, K1, P1

Row 11: P1, K1, P6

Rows 12&13: Repeat Rows 10&11

Rows 14&15: Repeat Rows 10&11

Rows 16&17: Repeat Rows 10&11

Rows 18&19: Repeat Rows 10&11

See Video 16 for help with next section.

To better help keep track of the center 2 sts in the next section, place a stitch marker between then while working the next row.  Slip them each row.

Row 20: K3, KFB each of center 2 sts, P1, K1, P1 (10 total sts)

Row 21: P1, K1, P1, K1, P6

Row 22: K4, KFB each of center 2 sts, K1, P1, K1, P1 (12 total sts)

Row 23: P1, K1, P1, K1, P8

Row 24: K5, KFB each of center 2 sts, K2, P1, K1, P1 (14 total sts)

Row 25: P1, K1, P1, K1, P10

See Video 17 for help with next section.

Row 26: Knit to center 2 sts, KFB each of center 2 sts, Knit to last 3 sts, P1, K1, P1

(16, 18, 20, 22. etc. total sts)

Row 27: P1, K1, P1, K1, Purl across

Repeat Rows 26&27 until you’ve increased to 128 total sts.  Loosely bind off.

Seam 2 of the small lace blocks together.  Seam 3 of the small lace blocks together.  Seam these two pieces to the bottom edge you just created with the smaller, 2 block piece on the side closest to the back panel and the longer, 3 block piece on the side closest to the front opening.

See Diagram 2.

Second Front Side Pattern

Return to the upper edge of the Large Lace Block piece you previously created where you placed your 13 sts onto stitch holder.  Place those sts onto your needles ready to work.  Connect new strand of Color 2 yarn with purled side facing you.

Row 1: P8, K1, P1, K1, P2tog (12 total sts)

Row 2: P1, K1, P1, K9

Row 3: P8, K1, P1, P2tog (11 total sts)

Row 4: P1, K1, P1, K8

Row 5: P7, K1, P1, P2tog (10 total sts)

Row 6: P1, K1, P1, K7

Row 7: P6, K1, P1, P2tog (9 total sts)

Row 8: P1, K1, P1, K6

Row 9: P5, K1, P1, P2tog (8 total sts)

Row 10: P1, K1, P1, K5

Row 11: P6, K1, P1

Rows 12&13: Repeat Rows 10&11

Rows 14&15: Repeat Rows 10&11

Rows 16&17: Repeat Rows 10&11

Rows 18&19: Repeat Rows 10&11

Row 20: P1, K1, P1, KFB each of center 2 sts, K3 (10 total sts)

Row 21: P6, K1, P1, K1, P1

Row 22: P1, K1, P1, K1, KFB each of center 2 sts, K4 (12 total sts)

Row 23: P8, K1, P1, K1, P1

Row 24: P1, K1, P1, K2, KFB each of center 2 sts, K5 (14 total sts)

Row 25: P10, K1, P1, K1, P1

Row 26: P1, K1, P1, knit to center 2 sts, KFB each of center 2 sts, Knit across

(16, 18, 20, 22. etc. total sts)

Row 27: Purl to last 4 sts, K1, P1, K1, P1

Repeat Rows 26&27 until you’ve increased to 128 total sts.  Loosely bind off.

Seam 2 of the small lace blocks together.  Seam 3 of the small lace blocks together.  Seam these two pieces to the bottom edge you just created with the smaller, 2 block piece on the side closest to the back panel and the longer, 3 block piece on the side closest to the front opening.

Lining up the front and back Small Lace Blocks, seam the back panel to the front sides of vest.  Leave desired space for arm hole.  I chose to leave 11” (28cm) open for the arm hole on my sample.

Evenly pick up sts along any edges that don’t have seed stitch border (pick up live sts off of holders if you have them) and add seed stitch (*K1, P1*) edging for 4 rows around project.

Adult X-Large Pattern

Small Lace Block Pattern (Make 12)

See Video 1 for intro. and help with next section.

Cast on 6 sts onto Circular or Double Pointed Needles using Color 1 Yarn

Join in the round and place stitch marker

Round 1: KFB each stitch around (12 total sts)

Round 2: *KFB1, K1* Repeat around (18 total sts)

Round 3: *KFB1, K2* Repeat around (24 total sts)

See Video 2 for help with next section.

Round 4: *K4, YO* Repeat around (30 total sts)

See Video 3 for help with next section.

Round 5: *K1, KFB2, K1, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (42 total sts)

See Video 4 for help with next section.

Round 6: *K6, YO, K1 (this was a YO in last round), YO* Repeat around (54 total sts)

See Video 5 for help with next section.

Round 7: *SSK, K2, K2tog, drop YO from last round, YO, K1, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (42 total sts)

See Video 6 for help with next section.

Round 8: *K4, (YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 2 more times, YO* Repeat around (66 total sts)

See Video 7 for help with next section.

Round 9: *SSK, K2tog, (drop YO from last round, YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 2 more times, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (54 total sts)

See Video 8 for help with next section.

Round 10: *K2tog, (YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 6 more times, YO* Repeat around (96 total sts)

See Video 9 for help with next section.

Drop and cut Color 1 Yarn and Pick Up Color 2 Yarn

Round 11: Knit

See Video 10 for help with next section.

When working across the wrap & turn during the final K12 of each repeat in Round 12, be sure to pick up and knit the wrap along with the stitch to avoid creating holes with your wrap & turn.  Reference Video 10 for help.  This applies during the bind off section as well.

Round 12: *K24, PM (marks the mid-point between two corners), W&T, P21, W&T, K18, W&T, P15, W&T, K12, W&T, P9, W&T, K6, W&T, P3, W&T* Repeat to completion of last corner, K12

See Video 11 for help with next section.

Loosely Bind Off.  I used the following bind off method:

K1, *K1, insert left needle through the front loops of first 2 sts on right needle, knit those two sts together through the back loop* Repeat

Secure and weave in all ends.  Block project into a square.  Set aside.

Your project should measure 5” (12.75cm) x 5” (12.75cm) at this point.

Large Lace Block Pattern

Cast on 6 sts onto Circular or Double Pointed Needles using Color 1 Yarn

Join in the round and place stitch marker

Round 1: KFB each stitch around (12 total sts)

Round 2: *KFB1, K1* Repeat around (18 total sts)

Round 3: *KFB1, K2* Repeat around (24 total sts)

Round 4: *KFB1, K3* Repeat around (30 total sts)

Round 5: *KFB1, K4* Repeat around (36 total sts)

Round 6: *KFB1, K5* Repeat around (42 total sts)

Round 7: *KFB1, K6* Repeat around (48 total sts)

Round 8: *KFB1, K7* Repeat around (54 total sts)

Round 9: *KFB1, K8* Repeat around (60 total sts)

Round 10: *KFB1, K9* Repeat around (66 total sts)

Round 11: *KFB1, K10* Repeat around (72 total sts)

Round 12: *K12, YO* Repeat around (78 total sts)

Round 13: *K2, KFB1, K6, KFB1, K2, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (90 total sts)

Round 14: *K14, drop YO from last round, YO2* Repeat around (96 total sts)

Round 15: *K2, KFB1, K8, KFB1, K2, drop both YO from last round, YO2* Repeat around (108 total sts)

Round 16: *K16, drop both YO from last round, YO2* Repeat around (108 total sts)

Round 17: *SSK, K12, K2tog, YO, K1 (this was a YO in last round), YO* Repeat around (102 total sts)

Round 18: K14, drop YO from last round, YO, K1, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (102 total sts)

Round 19: *SSK, K10, K2tog, (YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 2 more times, YO* Repeat around (114 total sts)

Round 20: *K12, (drop YO from last round, YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 2 more times, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (114 total sts)

Round 21: *SSK, K8, K2tog, (YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 6 more times, YO* Repeat around (150 total sts)

Round 22: *K10, (drop YO from last round, YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 6 more times, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (150 total sts)

Round 23: *SSK, K6, K2tog, (YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 14 more times, YO* Repeat around (234 total sts)

Round 24: *K8, (drop YO from last round, YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 14 more times, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (234 total sts)

Round 25: *SSK, K4, K2tog, (YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 30 more times, YO* Repeat around (414 total sts)

Round 26: *SSK, K2, K2tog, (drop YO from last round, YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 30 more times, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (402 total sts)

Round 27: *SSK, K2tog, (drop YO from last round, YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 30 more times, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (390 total sts)

Round 28: *K2tog, (drop YO from last round, YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 30 more times, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (384 total sts)

Drop and cut Color 1 Yarn and Pick Up Color 2 Yarn

Round 29: *K1, drop YO from last round* Repeat around (192 total sts)

*In the following round, when knitting any stitch you have previously done a Wrap and Turn (W&T) on, knit the wrap as well as the stitch*

Round 30: *K24, PM (marks the corner of square), K24, W&T, P45, W&T, K42, W&T, P39, W&T, K36, W&T, P33, W&T, K30, W&T, P27, W&T, K24, W&T, P21, W&T, K18, W&T, P15, W&T, K12, W&T, P9, W&T, K6, W&T, P3, W&T, K24* Repeat to completion of last corner

Slip Corner Markers Each Round

Round 31: K23, KFB2, K46, KFB2, K46, KFB2, K46, KFB2, K23 (200 total sts)

Round 32: K24, KFB2, K48, KFB2, K48, KFB2, K48, KFB2, K24 (208 total sts)

See Video 12 for help with next section.

Using your yarn needle and pieces of scrap yarn for stitch holders, you’ll now place all of your sts onto various holders:

Slip the next 26 sts off of your needles and onto your stitch holder (this should bring you to first stitch marker), secure that stitch holder and set aside.  Slip the next 52 sts off of your needles and onto a second stitch holder (this should bring you to second stitch marker), secure that stitch holder and set aside.  Slip the next 52 sts off of your needles and onto a third stitch holder (this should bring you to third stitch marker), secure that stitch holder and set aside.  Leave the next 52 sts on your knitting needles live and ready to be knit.  Knit one row (this should bring you to fourth stitch marker).  Slip the next 26 sts off of your needles and onto a fourth stitch holder, secure that stitch holder and set aside.

You now have 52 sts on your needles ready to be worked.

Your project should measure 10.5” (26.5cm) x 10.5” (26.5cm) at this point.

See Video 13 for help with next section.

Row 1: Purl

Row 2: Knit

Repeat Rows 1&2 until your project measures 14” (35.5cm) in length from the upper edge of square.  Loosely bind off.

Seam 2 of the small lace blocks together and then seam that piece to the bottom edge you just completed.  Block as desired.  We’ll be returning to this edge to add trim later.

See Diagram 1.

Upper Back Pattern

See Video 14 for help with next section.

Return to the upper edge of the Large Lace Block piece you just created (upper edge is the opposite side of the edge you just extended).  Place the 52 sts along this edge onto knitting needles ready to be worked.  Attach a new strand of Color 2 yarn to the top right corner stitch with the right side of the project facing you.

Row 1: K13, *K1, P1* Repeat 12 more times, K13

Row 2: P13, *P1, K1* Repeat 12 more times, P13

Rows 3&4: Repeat Rows 1&2

See Video 15 for help with next section.

Row 5: K13, bind off 26, place the remaining 13 sts onto stitch holder and set aside.

First Front Side Pattern

Return to the live sts on your needles and use a new strand of Color 2 yarn to work the following.  Purled side should be facing you.

Row 1: P2tog, K1, P1, K1, P8 (12 total sts)

Row 2: K9, P1, K1, P1

Row 3: P2tog, P1, K1, P8 (11 total sts)

Row 4: K8, P1, K1, P1

Row 5: P2tog, P1, K1, P7 (10 total sts)

Row 6: K7, P1, K1, P1

Row 7: P2tog, P1, K1, P6 (9 total sts)

Row 8: K6, P1, K1, P1

Row 9: P2tog, P1, K1, P5 (8 total sts)

Row 10: K5, P1, K1, P1

Row 11: P1, K1, P6

Rows 12&13: Repeat Rows 10&11

Rows 14&15: Repeat Rows 10&11

Rows 16&17: Repeat Rows 10&11

Rows 18&19: Repeat Rows 10&11

See Video 16 for help with next section.

To better help keep track of the center 2 sts in the next section, place a stitch marker between then while working the next row.  Slip them each row.

Row 20: K3, KFB each of center 2 sts, P1, K1, P1 (10 total sts)

Row 21: P1, K1, P1, K1, P6

Row 22: K4, KFB each of center 2 sts, K1, P1, K1, P1 (12 total sts)

Row 23: P1, K1, P1, K1, P8

Row 24: K5, KFB each of center 2 sts, K2, P1, K1, P1 (14 total sts)

Row 25: P1, K1, P1, K1, P10

See Video 17 for help with next section.

Row 26: Knit to center 2 sts, KFB each of center 2 sts, Knit to last 3 sts, P1, K1, P1

(16, 18, 20, 22. etc. total sts)

Row 27: P1, K1, P1, K1, Purl across

Repeat Rows 26&27 until you’ve increased to 134 total sts.  Loosely bind off.

Seam 2 of the small lace blocks together.  Seam 3 of the small lace blocks together.  Seam these two pieces to the bottom edge you just created with the smaller, 2 block piece on the side closest to the back panel and the longer, 3 block piece on the side closest to the front opening.

See Diagram 2.

Second Front Side Pattern

Return to the upper edge of the Large Lace Block piece you previously created where you placed your 13 sts onto stitch holder.  Place those sts onto your needles ready to work.  Connect new strand of Color 2 yarn with purled side facing you.

Row 1: P8, K1, P1, K1, P2tog (12 total sts)

Row 2: P1, K1, P1, K9

Row 3: P8, K1, P1, P2tog (11 total sts)

Row 4: P1, K1, P1, K8

Row 5: P7, K1, P1, P2tog (10 total sts)

Row 6: P1, K1, P1, K7

Row 7: P6, K1, P1, P2tog (9 total sts)

Row 8: P1, K1, P1, K6

Row 9: P5, K1, P1, P2tog (8 total sts)

Row 10: P1, K1, P1, K5

Row 11: P6, K1, P1

Rows 12&13: Repeat Rows 10&11

Rows 14&15: Repeat Rows 10&11

Rows 16&17: Repeat Rows 10&11

Rows 18&19: Repeat Rows 10&11

Row 20: P1, K1, P1, KFB each of center 2 sts, K3 (10 total sts)

Row 21: P6, K1, P1, K1, P1

Row 22: P1, K1, P1, K1, KFB each of center 2 sts, K4 (12 total sts)

Row 23: P8, K1, P1, K1, P1

Row 24: P1, K1, P1, K2, KFB each of center 2 sts, K5 (14 total sts)

Row 25: P10, K1, P1, K1, P1

Row 26: P1, K1, P1, knit to center 2 sts, KFB each of center 2 sts, Knit across

(16, 18, 20, 22. etc. total sts)

Row 27: Purl to last 4 sts, K1, P1, K1, P1

Repeat Rows 26&27 until you’ve increased to 134 total sts.  Loosely bind off.

Seam 2 of the small lace blocks together.  Seam 3 of the small lace blocks together.  Seam these two pieces to the bottom edge you just created with the smaller, 2 block piece on the side closest to the back panel and the longer, 3 block piece on the side closest to the front opening.

Lining up the front and back Small Lace Blocks, seam the back panel to the front sides of vest.  Leave desired space for arm hole.  I chose to leave 11” (28cm) open for the arm hole on my sample.

Evenly pick up sts along any edges that don’t have seed stitch border (pick up live sts off of holders if you have them) and add seed stitch (*K1, P1*) edging for 4 rows around project.

Adult 2X-Large Pattern

Small Lace Block Pattern (Make 12)

See Video 1 for intro. and help with next section.

Cast on 6 sts onto Circular or Double Pointed Needles using Color 1 Yarn

Join in the round and place stitch marker

Round 1: KFB each stitch around (12 total sts)

Round 2: *KFB1, K1* Repeat around (18 total sts)

Round 3: *KFB1, K2* Repeat around (24 total sts)

See Video 2 for help with next section.

Round 4: *K4, YO* Repeat around (30 total sts)

See Video 3 for help with next section.

Round 5: *K1, KFB2, K1, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (42 total sts)

See Video 4 for help with next section.

Round 6: *K6, YO, K1 (this was a YO in last round), YO* Repeat around (54 total sts)

See Video 5 for help with next section.

Round 7: *SSK, K2, K2tog, drop YO from last round, YO, K1, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (42 total sts)

See Video 6 for help with next section.

Round 8: *K4, (YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 2 more times, YO* Repeat around (66 total sts)

See Video 7 for help with next section.

Round 9: *SSK, K2tog, (drop YO from last round, YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 2 more times, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (54 total sts)

See Video 8 for help with next section.

Round 10: *K2tog, (YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 6 more times, YO* Repeat around (96 total sts)

See Video 9 for help with next section.

Drop and cut Color 1 Yarn and Pick Up Color 2 Yarn

Round 11: Knit

See Video 10 for help with next section.

When working across the wrap & turn during the final K12 of each repeat in Round 12, be sure to pick up and knit the wrap along with the stitch to avoid creating holes with your wrap & turn.  Reference Video 10 for help.  This applies during the bind off section as well.

Round 12: *K24, PM (marks the mid-point between two corners), W&T, P21, W&T, K18, W&T, P15, W&T, K12, W&T, P9, W&T, K6, W&T, P3, W&T* Repeat to completion of last corner, K12

See Video 11 for help with next section.

Loosely Bind Off.  I used the following bind off method:

K1, *K1, insert left needle through the front loops of first 2 sts on right needle, knit those two sts together through the back loop* Repeat

Secure and weave in all ends.  Block project into a square.  Set aside.

Your project should measure 5” (12.75cm) x 5” (12.75cm) at this point.

Large Lace Block Pattern

Cast on 6 sts onto Circular or Double Pointed Needles using Color 1 Yarn

Join in the round and place stitch marker

Round 1: KFB each stitch around (12 total sts)

Round 2: *KFB1, K1* Repeat around (18 total sts)

Round 3: *KFB1, K2* Repeat around (24 total sts)

Round 4: *KFB1, K3* Repeat around (30 total sts)

Round 5: *KFB1, K4* Repeat around (36 total sts)

Round 6: *KFB1, K5* Repeat around (42 total sts)

Round 7: *KFB1, K6* Repeat around (48 total sts)

Round 8: *KFB1, K7* Repeat around (54 total sts)

Round 9: *KFB1, K8* Repeat around (60 total sts)

Round 10: *KFB1, K9* Repeat around (66 total sts)

Round 11: *KFB1, K10* Repeat around (72 total sts)

Round 12: *K12, YO* Repeat around (78 total sts)

Round 13: *K2, KFB1, K6, KFB1, K2, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (90 total sts)

Round 14: *K14, drop YO from last round, YO2* Repeat around (96 total sts)

Round 15: *K2, KFB1, K8, KFB1, K2, drop both YO from last round, YO2* Repeat around (108 total sts)

Round 16: *K16, drop both YO from last round, YO2* Repeat around (108 total sts)

Round 17: *SSK, K12, K2tog, YO, K1 (this was a YO in last round), YO* Repeat around (102 total sts)

Round 18: K14, drop YO from last round, YO, K1, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (102 total sts)

Round 19: *SSK, K10, K2tog, (YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 2 more times, YO* Repeat around (114 total sts)

Round 20: *K12, (drop YO from last round, YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 2 more times, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (114 total sts)

Round 21: *SSK, K8, K2tog, (YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 6 more times, YO* Repeat around (150 total sts)

Round 22: *K10, (drop YO from last round, YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 6 more times, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (150 total sts)

Round 23: *SSK, K6, K2tog, (YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 14 more times, YO* Repeat around (234 total sts)

Round 24: *K8, (drop YO from last round, YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 14 more times, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (234 total sts)

Round 25: *SSK, K4, K2tog, (YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 30 more times, YO* Repeat around (414 total sts)

Round 26: *SSK, K2, K2tog, (drop YO from last round, YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 30 more times, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (402 total sts)

Round 27: *SSK, K2tog, (drop YO from last round, YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 30 more times, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (390 total sts)

Round 28: *K2tog, (drop YO from last round, YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 30 more times, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (384 total sts)

Drop and cut Color 1 Yarn and Pick Up Color 2 Yarn

Round 29: *K1, drop YO from last round* Repeat around (192 total sts)

*In the following round, when knitting any stitch you have previously done a Wrap and Turn (W&T) on, knit the wrap as well as the stitch*

Round 30: *K24, PM (marks the corner of square), K24, W&T, P45, W&T, K42, W&T, P39, W&T, K36, W&T, P33, W&T, K30, W&T, P27, W&T, K24, W&T, P21, W&T, K18, W&T, P15, W&T, K12, W&T, P9, W&T, K6, W&T, P3, W&T, K24* Repeat to completion of last corner

Slip Corner Markers Each Round

Round 31: K23, KFB2, K46, KFB2, K46, KFB2, K46, KFB2, K23 (200 total sts)

Round 32: K24, KFB2, K48, KFB2, K48, KFB2, K48, KFB2, K24 (208 total sts)

Round 33: K25, KFB2, K50, KFB2, K50, KFB2, K50, KFB2, K25 (216 total sts)

See Video 12 for help with next section.

Using your yarn needle and pieces of scrap yarn for stitch holders, you’ll now place all of your sts onto various holders:

Slip the next 27 sts off of your needles and onto your stitch holder (this should bring you to first stitch marker), secure that stitch holder and set aside.  Slip the next 54 sts off of your needles and onto a second stitch holder (this should bring you to second stitch marker), secure that stitch holder and set aside.  Slip the next 54 sts off of your needles and onto a third stitch holder (this should bring you to third stitch marker), secure that stitch holder and set aside.  Leave the next 54 sts on your knitting needles live and ready to be knit.  Knit one row (this should bring you to fourth stitch marker).  Slip the next 27 sts off of your needles and onto a fourth stitch holder, secure that stitch holder and set aside.

You now have 54 sts on your needles ready to be worked.

Your project should measure 11” (28cm) x 11” (28cm) at this point.

See Video 13 for help with next section.

Row 1: Purl

Row 2: Knit

Repeat Rows 1&2 until your project measures 14” (35.5cm) in length from the upper edge of square.  Loosely bind off.

Seam 2 of the small lace blocks together and then seam that piece to the bottom edge you just completed.  Block as desired.  We’ll be returning to this edge to add trim later.

See Diagram 1.

Upper Back Pattern

See Video 14 for help with next section.

Return to the upper edge of the Large Lace Block piece you just created (upper edge is the opposite side of the edge you just extended).  Place the 54 sts along this edge onto knitting needles ready to be worked.  Attach a new strand of Color 2 yarn to the top right corner stitch with the right side of the project facing you.

Row 1: K13, *K1, P1* Repeat 13 more times, K13

Row 2: P13, *P1, K1* Repeat 13 more times, P13

Rows 3&4: Repeat Rows 1&2

See Video 15 for help with next section.

Row 5: K13, bind off 28, place the remaining 13 sts onto stitch holder and set aside.

First Front Side Pattern

Return to the live sts on your needles and use a new strand of Color 2 yarn to work the following.  Purled side should be facing you.

Row 1: P2tog, K1, P1, K1, P8 (12 total sts)

Row 2: K9, P1, K1, P1

Row 3: P2tog, P1, K1, P8 (11 total sts)

Row 4: K8, P1, K1, P1

Row 5: P2tog, P1, K1, P7 (10 total sts)

Row 6: K7, P1, K1, P1

Row 7: P2tog, P1, K1, P6 (9 total sts)

Row 8: K6, P1, K1, P1

Row 9: P2tog, P1, K1, P5 (8 total sts)

Row 10: K5, P1, K1, P1

Row 11: P1, K1, P6

Rows 12&13: Repeat Rows 10&11

Rows 14&15: Repeat Rows 10&11

Rows 16&17: Repeat Rows 10&11

Rows 18&19: Repeat Rows 10&11

See Video 16 for help with next section.

To better help keep track of the center 2 sts in the next section, place a stitch marker between then while working the next row.  Slip them each row.

Row 20: K3, KFB each of center 2 sts, P1, K1, P1 (10 total sts)

Row 21: P1, K1, P1, K1, P6

Row 22: K4, KFB each of center 2 sts, K1, P1, K1, P1 (12 total sts)

Row 23: P1, K1, P1, K1, P8

Row 24: K5, KFB each of center 2 sts, K2, P1, K1, P1 (14 total sts)

Row 25: P1, K1, P1, K1, P10

See Video 17 for help with next section.

Row 26: Knit to center 2 sts, KFB each of center 2 sts, Knit to last 3 sts, P1, K1, P1

(16, 18, 20, 22. etc. total sts)

Row 27: P1, K1, P1, K1, Purl across

Repeat Rows 26&27 until you’ve increased to 138 total sts.  Loosely bind off.

Seam 2 of the small lace blocks together.  Seam 3 of the small lace blocks together.  Seam these two pieces to the bottom edge you just created with the smaller, 2 block piece on the side closest to the back panel and the longer, 3 block piece on the side closest to the front opening.

See Diagram 2.

Second Front Side Pattern

Return to the upper edge of the Large Lace Block piece you previously created where you placed your 13 sts onto stitch holder.  Place those sts onto your needles ready to work.  Connect new strand of Color 2 yarn with purled side facing you.

Row 1: P8, K1, P1, K1, P2tog (12 total sts)

Row 2: P1, K1, P1, K9

Row 3: P8, K1, P1, P2tog (11 total sts)

Row 4: P1, K1, P1, K8

Row 5: P7, K1, P1, P2tog (10 total sts)

Row 6: P1, K1, P1, K7

Row 7: P6, K1, P1, P2tog (9 total sts)

Row 8: P1, K1, P1, K6

Row 9: P5, K1, P1, P2tog (8 total sts)

Row 10: P1, K1, P1, K5

Row 11: P6, K1, P1

Rows 12&13: Repeat Rows 10&11

Rows 14&15: Repeat Rows 10&11

Rows 16&17: Repeat Rows 10&11

Rows 18&19: Repeat Rows 10&11

Row 20: P1, K1, P1, KFB each of center 2 sts, K3 (10 total sts)

Row 21: P6, K1, P1, K1, P1

Row 22: P1, K1, P1, K1, KFB each of center 2 sts, K4 (12 total sts)

Row 23: P8, K1, P1, K1, P1

Row 24: P1, K1, P1, K2, KFB each of center 2 sts, K5 (14 total sts)

Row 25: P10, K1, P1, K1, P1

Row 26: P1, K1, P1, knit to center 2 sts, KFB each of center 2 sts, Knit across

(16, 18, 20, 22. etc. total sts)

Row 27: Purl to last 4 sts, K1, P1, K1, P1

Repeat Rows 26&27 until you’ve increased to 138 total sts.  Loosely bind off.

Seam 2 of the small lace blocks together.  Seam 3 of the small lace blocks together.  Seam these two pieces to the bottom edge you just created with the smaller, 2 block piece on the side closest to the back panel and the longer, 3 block piece on the side closest to the front opening.

Lining up the front and back Small Lace Blocks, seam the back panel to the front sides of vest.  Leave desired space for arm hole.  I chose to leave 13” (33cm) open for the arm hole on my sample.

Evenly pick up sts along any edges that don’t have seed stitch border (pick up live sts off of holders if you have them) and add seed stitch (*K1, P1*) edging for 4 rows around project.

Adult 3X-Large Pattern

Small Lace Block Pattern (Make 16)

See Video 1 for intro. and help with next section.

Cast on 6 sts onto Circular or Double Pointed Needles using Color 1 Yarn

Join in the round and place stitch marker

Round 1: KFB each stitch around (12 total sts)

Round 2: *KFB1, K1* Repeat around (18 total sts)

Round 3: *KFB1, K2* Repeat around (24 total sts)

See Video 2 for help with next section.

Round 4: *K4, YO* Repeat around (30 total sts)

See Video 3 for help with next section.

Round 5: *K1, KFB2, K1, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (42 total sts)

See Video 4 for help with next section.

Round 6: *K6, YO, K1 (this was a YO in last round), YO* Repeat around (54 total sts)

See Video 5 for help with next section.

Round 7: *SSK, K2, K2tog, drop YO from last round, YO, K1, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (42 total sts)

See Video 6 for help with next section.

Round 8: *K4, (YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 2 more times, YO* Repeat around (66 total sts)

See Video 7 for help with next section.

Round 9: *SSK, K2tog, (drop YO from last round, YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 2 more times, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (54 total sts)

See Video 8 for help with next section.

Round 10: *K2tog, (YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 6 more times, YO* Repeat around (96 total sts)

See Video 9 for help with next section.

Drop and cut Color 1 Yarn and Pick Up Color 2 Yarn

Round 11: Knit

See Video 10 for help with next section.

When working across the wrap & turn during the final K12 of each repeat in Round 12, be sure to pick up and knit the wrap along with the stitch to avoid creating holes with your wrap & turn.  Reference Video 10 for help.  This applies during the bind off section as well.

Round 12: *K24, PM (marks mid-point between two corners), W&T, P21, W&T, K18, W&T, P15, W&T, K12, W&T, P9, W&T, K6, W&T, P3, W&T* Repeat to completion of last corner, K12

See Video 11 for help with next section.

Loosely Bind Off.  I used the following bind off method:

K1, *K1, insert left needle through the front loops of first 2 sts on right needle, knit those two sts together through the back loop* Repeat

Secure and weave in all ends.  Block project into a square.  Set aside.

Your project should measure 5” (12.75cm) x 5” (12.75cm) at this point.

Large Lace Block Pattern

Cast on 6 sts onto Circular or Double Pointed Needles using Color 1 Yarn

Join in the round and place stitch marker

Round 1: KFB each stitch around (12 total sts)

Round 2: *KFB1, K1* Repeat around (18 total sts)

Round 3: *KFB1, K2* Repeat around (24 total sts)

Round 4: *KFB1, K3* Repeat around (30 total sts)

Round 5: *KFB1, K4* Repeat around (36 total sts)

Round 6: *KFB1, K5* Repeat around (42 total sts)

Round 7: *KFB1, K6* Repeat around (48 total sts)

Round 8: *KFB1, K7* Repeat around (54 total sts)

Round 9: *KFB1, K8* Repeat around (60 total sts)

Round 10: *KFB1, K9* Repeat around (66 total sts)

Round 11: *KFB1, K10* Repeat around (72 total sts)

Round 12: *K12, YO* Repeat around (78 total sts)

Round 13: *K2, KFB1, K6, KFB1, K2, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (90 total sts)

Round 14: *K14, drop YO from last round, YO2* Repeat around (96 total sts)

Round 15: *K2, KFB1, K8, KFB1, K2, drop both YO from last round, YO2* Repeat around (108 total sts)

Round 16: *K16, drop both YO from last round, YO2* Repeat around (108 total sts)

Round 17: *SSK, K12, K2tog, YO, K1 (this was a YO in last round), YO* Repeat around (102 total sts)

Round 18: K14, drop YO from last round, YO, K1, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (102 total sts)

Round 19: *SSK, K10, K2tog, (YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 2 more times, YO* Repeat around (114 total sts)

Round 20: *K12, (drop YO from last round, YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 2 more times, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (114 total sts)

Round 21: *SSK, K8, K2tog, (YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 6 more times, YO* Repeat around (150 total sts)

Round 22: *K10, (drop YO from last round, YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 6 more times, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (150 total sts)

Round 23: *SSK, K6, K2tog, (YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 14 more times, YO* Repeat around (234 total sts)

Round 24: *K8, (drop YO from last round, YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 14 more times, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (234 total sts)

Round 25: *SSK, K4, K2tog, (YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 30 more times, YO* Repeat around (414 total sts)

Round 26: *SSK, K2, K2tog, (drop YO from last round, YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 30 more times, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (402 total sts)

Round 27: *SSK, K2tog, (drop YO from last round, YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 30 more times, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (390 total sts)

Round 28: *K2tog, (drop YO from last round, YO, K1) Repeat from ( to ) 30 more times, drop YO from last round, YO* Repeat around (384 total sts)

Drop and cut Color 1 Yarn and Pick Up Color 2 Yarn

Round 29: *K1, drop YO from last round* Repeat around (192 total sts)

*In the following round, when knitting any stitch you have previously done a Wrap and Turn (W&T) on, knit the wrap as well as the stitch*

Round 30: *K24, PM (marks the corner of square), K24, W&T, P45, W&T, K42, W&T, P39, W&T, K36, W&T, P33, W&T, K30, W&T, P27, W&T, K24, W&T, P21, W&T, K18, W&T, P15, W&T, K12, W&T, P9, W&T, K6, W&T, P3, W&T, K24* Repeat to completion of last corner

Slip Corner Markers Each Round

Round 31: K23, KFB2, K46, KFB2, K46, KFB2, K46, KFB2, K23 (200 total sts)

Round 32: K24, KFB2, K48, KFB2, K48, KFB2, K48, KFB2, K24 (208 total sts)

Round 33: K25, KFB2, K50, KFB2, K50, KFB2, K50, KFB2, K25 (216 total sts)

Round 34: K26, KFB2, K52, KFB2, K52, KFB2, K52, KFB2, K26 (224 total sts)

Round 35: K27, KFB2, K54, KFB2, K54, KFB2, K54, KFB2, K27 (232 total sts)

See Video 12 for help with next section.

Using your yarn needle and pieces of scrap yarn for stitch holders, you’ll now place all of your sts onto various holders:

Slip the next 29 sts off of your needles and onto your stitch holder (this should bring you to first stitch marker), secure that stitch holder and set aside.  Slip the next 58 sts off of your needles and onto a second stitch holder (this should bring you to second stitch marker), secure that stitch holder and set aside.  Slip the next 58 sts off of your needles and onto a third stitch holder (this should bring you to third stitch marker), secure that stitch holder and set aside.  Leave the next 58 sts on your knitting needles live and ready to be knit.  Knit one row (this should bring you to fourth stitch marker).  Slip the next 29 sts off of your needles and onto a fourth stitch holder, secure that stitch holder and set aside.

You now have 58 sts on your needles ready to be worked.

Your project should measure 11.5” (29.25cm) x 11.5” (29.25cm) at this point.

See Video 13 for help with next section.

Row 1: Purl

Row 2: Knit

Repeat Rows 1&2 until your project measures 17” (43cm) in length from the upper edge of square.  Loosely bind off.

Seam 2 of the small lace blocks together and then seam that piece to the bottom edge you just completed.  Block as desired.  We’ll be returning to this edge to add trim later.

See Diagram 1.

Upper Back Pattern

See Video 14 for help with next section.

Return to the upper edge of the Large Lace Block piece you just created (upper edge is the opposite side of the edge you just extended).  Place the 58 sts along this edge onto knitting needles ready to be worked.  Attach a new strand of Color 2 yarn to the top right corner stitch with the right side of the project facing you.

Row 1: K15, *K1, P1* Repeat 13 more times, K15

Row 2: P15, *P1, K1* Repeat 13 more times, P15

Rows 3&4: Repeat Rows 1&2

See Video 15 for help with next section.

Row 5: K15, bind off 28, place the remaining 15 sts onto stitch holder and set aside.

First Front Side Pattern

Return to the live sts on your needles and use a new strand of Color 2 yarn to work the following.  Purled side should be facing you.

Row 1: P2tog, K1, P1, K1, P10 (14 total sts)

Row 2: K11, P1, K1, P1

Row 3: P2tog, P1, K1, P10 (13 total sts)

Row 4: K10, P1, K1, P1

Row 5: P2tog, P1, K1, P9 (12 total sts)

Row 6: K9, P1, K1, P1

Row 7: P2tog, P1, K1, P8 (11 total sts)

Row 8: K8, P1, K1, P1

Row 9: P2tog, P1, K1, P7 (10 total sts)

Row 10: K7, P1, K1, P1

Row 11: P1, K1, P8

Rows 12&13: Repeat Rows 10&11

Rows 14&15: Repeat Rows 10&11

Rows 16&17: Repeat Rows 10&11

Rows 18&19: Repeat Rows 10&11

See Video 16 for help with next section.

To better help keep track of the center 2 sts in the next section, place a stitch marker between then while working the next row.  Slip them each row.

Row 20: K5, KFB each of center 2 sts, P1, K1, P1 (12 total sts)

Row 21: P1, K1, P1, K1, P8

Row 22: K6, KFB each of center 2 sts, K1, P1, K1, P1 (14 total sts)

Row 23: P1, K1, P1, K1, P10

Row 24: K7, KFB each of center 2 sts, K2, P1, K1, P1 (16 total sts)

Row 25: P1, K1, P1, K1, P12

See Video 17 for help with next section.

Row 26: Knit to center 2 sts, KFB each of center 2 sts, Knit to last 3 sts, P1, K1, P1

(18, 20, 22. etc. total sts)

Row 27: P1, K1, P1, K1, Purl across

Repeat Rows 26&27 until you’ve increased to 144 total sts.  Loosely bind off.

Seam 3 of the small lace blocks together.  Seam 4 of the small lace blocks together.  Seam these two pieces to the bottom edge you just created with the smaller, 3 block piece on the side closest to the back panel and the longer, 4 block piece on the side closest to the front opening.

See Diagram 2.

Second Front Side Pattern

Return to the upper edge of the Large Lace Block piece you previously created where you placed your 15 sts onto stitch holder.  Place those sts onto your needles ready to work.  Connect new strand of Color 2 yarn with purled side facing you.

Row 1: P10, K1, P1, K1, P2tog (14 total sts)

Row 2: P1, K1, P1, K11

Row 3: P10, K1, P1, P2tog (13 total sts)

Row 4: P1, K1, P1, K10

Row 5: P9, K1, P1, P2tog (12 total sts)

Row 6: P1, K1, P1, K9

Row 7: P8, K1, P1, P2tog (11 total sts)

Row 8: P1, K1, P1, K8

Row 9: P7, K1, P1, P2tog (10 total sts)

Row 10: P1, K1, P1, K7

Row 11: P8, K1, P1

Rows 12&13: Repeat Rows 10&11

Rows 14&15: Repeat Rows 10&11

Rows 16&17: Repeat Rows 10&11

Rows 18&19: Repeat Rows 10&11

Row 20: P1, K1, P1, KFB each of center 2 sts, K5 (12 total sts)

Row 21: P8, K1, P1, K1, P1

Row 22: P1, K1, P1, K1, KFB each of center 2 sts, K6 (14 total sts)

Row 23: P10, K1, P1, K1, P1

Row 24: P1, K1, P1, K2, KFB each of center 2 sts, K7 (16 total sts)

Row 25: P12, K1, P1, K1, P1

Row 26: P1, K1, P1, knit to center 2 sts, KFB each of center 2 sts, Knit across

(18, 20, 22. etc. total sts)

Row 27: Purl to last 4 sts, K1, P1, K1, P1

Repeat Rows 26&27 until you’ve increased to 144 total sts.  Loosely bind off.

Seam 3 of the small lace blocks together.  Seam 4 of the small lace blocks together.  Seam these two pieces to the bottom edge you just created with the smaller, 3 block piece on the side closest to the back panel and the longer, 4 block piece on the side closest to the front opening.

Lining up the front and back Small Lace Blocks, seam the back panel to the front sides of vest.  Leave desired space for arm hole.  I chose to leave 13” (33cm) open for the arm hole on my sample.

Evenly pick up sts along any edges that don’t have seed stitch border (pick up live sts off of holders if you have them) and add seed stitch (*K1, P1*) edging for 4 rows around project.

Vest Construction Diagram 1
Vest Construction Diagram 2
Vest Construction Diagram 3

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