The stitch pattern is worked over 98 stitches
[16 st repeat plus 2 extra]. The additional stitches
at each end of the row should be worked in stockinette
stitch. For the M/L size, this is 1 stitch at each
end, and for the XL/XXL size, this is 4 stitches at
= With RH needle behind LH needle, skip next st on
LH needle, k 2nd st tbl, then k skipped st in front
lp, sl both sts from LH needle.
= Skip next st on LH needle, k 2nd st in front of
skipped st, then k skipped st, sl both sts from LH
1: K1, *LT, k4, RT*, k1
2 and all WS rows: Purl.
3: K2, *LT, k2, RT, k2*.
5: K3, *LT, RT, k4*, k3.
7: K4, *RT, k6*,k4
9: K3, *RT, LT; k4*, k3
11: K2, *RT, k2, LT, k2*
13: K1, *RT, k4, LT*, k1
15: K8, *LT, k6*, end k2
Rows 1-16 for pattern.
smaller needles, CO 100 sts.
in k2p2 rib for 2 inches, ending with a RS row.
to larger needles and purl one WS row.
in pattern until piece measures 15 inches.
to work in pattern, and at the same time:
5 sts at the beg of the next two rows.
1 st each end of needle every RS 6 times. 78
even until the armholes measure 12 inches.
the model, I switched from the diamond pattern to
stockinette stitch when I was approx 1-2 inches from
completing the needed armhole length. This allows
for a nice, neat shoulder seam without worrying about
whether the front and back diamond pattern lines up
exactly. If you wish, do so only after completing
Row 8 or 16 of the diamond pattern.]
8 sts at the beg of the next 4 rows.
7 sts at the beg of the next 2 rows.
the remaining sts for back neck.
as for back. When until armholes measure approximately
4.5 inches, begin neck shaping. [78 sts remain.]
With RS facing, work across 39 sts.
rem sts on a holder for later.
on the right side of neck only, dec 1 st at neck edge
every RS row 16 times. 23 sts remain.
even until armhole measures same as back to shoulder.
BO shoulder as for back.
Rejoin yarn at neck edge of held sts and work second
section of neck as the first.
pieces to measurements.
Using yarn and tapestry needle, stitch all seams.
With circular needle, pick up and k 3 sts for every
4 rows around armhole, being sure you end up with
an even number of sts.
Work these sts in k1p1 ribbing for approx 1 inch [or
your desired width].
BO all sts in rib.
in loose ends.
With circular needle and beginning at a shoulder seam,
pick up and k 3 sts for every 4 rows around neckband,
again ending up with an even number of stitches.
When you reach the center of the "V", be
sure to pick up a stitch and mark it as your center
your sts in k1p1 ribbing to the center 5 sts; k2togtbl,
k1, k2tog. Continue ribbing, working as stated above
each time you reach the center 5 sts.
When neckband measures approx 1 inch [or your desired
width], bind off loosely but neatly in rib. Weave
in loose ends.
vest again if desired.