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Wild vest

This vest is knit in single colour daisy stitch. An instant favourite! The picture shows an XS, but the pattern is for a size L, as we want to alternate between sizes for the free patterns

Materials:
400 g. Pickles Cashmerino Silk or Pickles Extra Fine Merino, US 7 and US 13 circular needles.

Gauge:
4" =16 s (daisy stitch)

Size:
L (across back = 20 inches, lenght = 22 inches)

XS, S og M can be purchased here

Pattern:

Body piece
Cast on 74 s on US 7 circular needles with double strands of yarn. Knit the ribbing, K2, P2 for 3 inches. Switch to US 13 needles.

Row 1: K. Increase 31 s evenly distributed troughout the row
(= 105 s on the needles)

Row 2: *K1, P3tog, (don´t let the stitches of the needle), YO, Purl the same 3 stitches together again* K1.
    
Row 3: M 2 s, K all s and M 2 s at the end of the row.

Row 4: *K1, P3tog, (don´t let the stitches of the needle), YO, Purl the same 3 stitches together again* K1.

Repeat row 3 and 4 until you have 121 s on the needles.
Continue in daisy stitch pattern:

K rows from the right side, alternate between row 4 and row 4b for daisies:

Row 4b: K1, P1, *K1, P3tog, (don´t let the s of the needle), YO, Purl the same 3 stitches together again* K1, P1, K1.

Continue until your piece measures 14.2 inches. Last row is a K row. Divide your piece into 3 pieces:

Front piece 1:
Start from the wrong side. Continue in stitch pattern for 24 s. M1. Continue in daisy stitch over those 25 s until the front piece measures 10.5 inches. Bind off from the right side.

Back piece:
Start from the wrong side. Continue in stitch pattern for 73 s until the back piece measures 10.5 inches. Bind off from the right side.

Front piece 2:
Start from the wrong side. M1. Continue in daisy stitch for 24 s. M1. Continue in stitch pattern over those 25 s until the front piece measures 10.5 inches. Bind off from the right side.

Assemble the shoulder seams

With US 7 needles, pick up 178 s along the side, round the back of the neck and down the other side. K2, P2 for 2 inches. Cast off. Weave in all ends.