We are bringing back our most popular holiday contest again and giving you a chance to enter to win a prize every day. Today marks the second day of our 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway. From Thursday, December 4th until Monday, December 15th, we here at Stitch and Unwind will be running a different giveaway each day. Check back with us every day to see a wonderful new pattern and prize that you can win!
Today is the second day in our 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway. You can enter each day to win the prize of the day! Contest rules and how to enter are below.
On the second day of our 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway, my true love gave to me, a Knit Biased Vest from STITCHES/XRX.
Today’s Project: Knit Biased Vest
Designer Rick Mondragon
All even rows are WS rows. All WS rows are purl.
Inc2 K, yo, K in same stitch.
The inc2 will always be centered over the yo of the previous inc2. To avoid confusion place markers on the center stitches until the pattern is understood. A piece of contrast yarn is a good marker you may “weave” it through the knitting and remove later.
Ssk Slip, slip, knit these two stitches together.
S2KP2 Slip 2 knitwise, knit1, pass 2 slipped stitches over.
M1 Lift the yarn between two stitches of row below, and knit through it twisting the lifted stitch.
Hdc Half double crochet.
With larger needles make a slip knot. Row 1(RS) Work inc2 in slip knot—3 sts. 2 and all WS rows Purl. 3 K1, M1, inc2, M1, k1. 5 K1, M1, k2, inc2, k2, M1, k1. 7 K1, M1, k4, inc2, k4, M1, k1. 9 K1, M1, k6, inc2, k6, M1, k1. 11-39 Continue knitting 2 additional stitches either side of the inc2 every RS row until you have 79 stitches on needles. 41- 89 Maintain pattern and stitch count by: K1, k2tog, knit to center st, inc2, knit to end less 3 stitches, ssk, k1. 91 *K1, k2tog, k34, ssk, k1, place remaining stitches on holder. 93-121 K1, k2tog, k across less 3, ssk, k1. 123 K1, k2 tog, ssk, k1. 125 K1, k2 tog, k1. 127 S2KP2, break yarn.
Place stitches on holder and center st on needles and repeat rows 91 through 127.
Back side panels
Place a marker 8 inches below shoulder on either side of back. Pick up and knit 3 stitches for every 4 rows along edge from hem to marker. Work stockinette stitch decreasing at armhole every right side row 10 times. Then work even to required underarm width. Repeat for opposite side.
Make a slip knot. Row 1 Inc2 in slip knot. 2 and all WS rows Purl. 3 K1, M1, k1, M1, k1. 5 K1, M1, k3, M1, k1. 7 K1, M1, k across less 1, M1, k1. 9-23 Continue as previous row until you have 25 sts on needles*. 25 K1, k2tog, k21, inc2. 27 K1, k2tog, k21, inc2, k1. 29 K1, k2tog, k21, inc2, k to end. 31-39 Continue as established after the inc2 until you have 36 stitches on needles. 41-103 K1, k2tog, k21, inc2, k8, ssk, k1.
Note The waistcoat point will extend beyond back length, but the side of front and back should be equal.
Work as right front to*. Row 25 Inc2, k 21, ssk, k1. 27 K1, inc2, k 21, ssk, k1. 29 K2, inc2, k21, ssk, k1. 31-39 Continue as established working one more stitch before the inc2 every RS row, until you have 36 stitches on needle. 41-103 K1, k2tog, k8, inc2, k across less 3, ssk, k1.
Work sides as for back panel.
Seam shoulders and side seams.
With crochet hook Row1 Hdc stitches around edge, shape corners and waist coat points by placing 4 stitches at each. 2 Work a round placing 5 ch1, skip1 buttonholes evenly spaced along front right edge. 3 Hdc around.
2 rows Hdc finish armholes.
Sew on buttons, neaten, and block.
Enter to Win Today’s Prize:
Today’s prize is an assortment of XRX books including The Great American Aran Afghan, The Knit Stitch by Sally Melville, Victorian Lace Today by Jane Sowerby, and Weave Knit Wear by Judith Shangold.
In order to win today’s 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway, all you need to do is:
Leave a comment on this blog post below telling us:
What is your favorite wearable to knit and why?
OFFICIAL RULES FOR DAILY CONTEST:
- There is a maximum of one entry per person. The entry will be based upon a comment left on this blog post. Duplicate comments will be deleted and are not tallied.
- Winner will be selected at random from the comments on this blog post.
- Winner will be announced here on the blog as well as contacted by the email address provided.
- You have until tomorrow, December 6th at 11:59p EST to leave your comment on the project above. Comments posted after that will not be counted.
- Contest open to anyone 18+ in US and/or Canada.
THIS CONTEST HAS ENDED! Be sure to check out more great giveaway opportunities below!
Congratulations to Patricia!
You’ve won the assortment of XRX books including The Great American Aran Afghan, The Knit Stitch by Sally Melville, Victorian Lace Today by Jane Sowerby, and Weave Knit Wear by Judith Shangold. You will receive an email shortly.
There are more great prizes up for grabs in the coming weeks. Be sure to take advantage of every great giveaway opportunity when you visit our complete listing of giveaways and projects for the 12 Days of Christmas!
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