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Mosaic Pullover Vest Knitting Pattern

Designed by Barbara Breiter

Mosaic Pullover Vest Knitting Pattern

Mosaic knitting is a simple variation of slip stitch patterns. Only one color per row is used and the wrong side row is always an exact repeat of the right side row...so you never have to look at the pattern to knit the wrong side.

Slip all sts as if to purl with the yarn on the wrong side (in back on right side rows and in front on wrong side rows).

Size:
Small/Medium
Finished chest measurement 38½"

Gauge:
18 sts=4" in pattern stitch with larger needles

Materials:
Size 7 US (4.5 mm) needles
Size 9 US (5.5 mm) needles
Size 7 US (4.5 mm) 16" circular
12 ounces/750 yards worsted weight yarn black (Color A)
12 ounces/750 yards worsted weight yarn grey (Color B)
See appropriate substitution help.

Instructions

Pattern Stitch
Mosaic Lattice - multiple of 12 sts + 3

Row 1 (RS): With Color A, k1, *sl1, k11; rep from *
Row 2 and all even rows: With same color, slip all slipped sts and purl all sts knit on the last row.
Row 3: With Color B, k4, *(sl1, k1) 3 times, sl1, k5; rep from *, end last rep k4
Row 5: With Color A, k3, *sl1, k7, sl1, k3; rep from *
Row 7: With Color B, k2, *sl1, k3, sl1, k1; rep from *, end k1
Row 9: With Color A, k5, *sl1, k3, sl1, k7; rep from *, end last rep k5
Row 11: With Color B, k2, *sl1, k1, sl1, k5, (sl1, k1) twice; rep from *, end k1
Row 13: With Color A, k7, *sl1, k11; rep from *, end last rep k7
Row 15 and 16: With Color B, rep Rows 11 and 12.
Row 17 and 18: With Color A, rep Rows 9 and 10.
Row 19 and 20: With Color B, rep Rows 7 and 8.
Row 21 and 22: With Color A, rep Rows 5 and 6.
Row 23 and 24: With Color B, rep Rows 3 and 4.

Back
Pattern uses a selvedge st at each end. Work the first and last st in St st and the pattern over the remaining sts. These are used for seaming.

With smaller needles and Color A, CO 76 sts. Work k1, p1 ribbing 2½". Inc 13 sts evenly over last row - 89 sts includes two selvedge stitches.
Change to larger needles and purl one row with Color B. Knit in pattern stitch for 13" or desired length.
BO 5 sts beg next 2 rows - 79 sts.
Dec 1 st each end every other row 11 times - 57 sts.
Work even until armhole measures 9".
BO 7 sts beg next row 4 times. Place rem sts on holder.

Front
Work same as Back until armhole measures 2".
Shape Neck
Cont dec at armholes as for Back. Work half the sts minus one on the needle at present time. Place center st on holder and rem sts on another holder.
At the same time, at neck edge, dec 1 st every other row 12 times, then every 4th row 2 times -14 sts.
Work even until armhole measures same as Back.
Beg at armhole edge, BO 7 st, work back, BO rem st.
Place rem sts from holder back on needle and work in same manner.

Neck Band
Seam shoulders.
With RS facing and circular needles, knit stitches from back holder. Pick up stitches along neckline to the st on the holder, place marker, knit the stitch on the holder, place marker. Continue picking up stitches along other side of neckline. Please see Picking Up Stitches For Necklines And Armholes for more information.
Work in k1, p1 ribbing 1" decreasing 1 st on each side of marker. BO.

Armhole Bands
With RS facing and circular needles, pick up appropriate number of stitches along the armhole (see Picking Up Stitches For Necklines And Armholes).
Work in k1, p1 ribbing 1". BO.

Finishing
Sew side seams. Weave in ends on WS.

©Barbara Breiter. This design may not be reproduced in any manner without the expressed written consent of the author.

See Abbreviations and the Glossary for help.


Also see Knit A Bit, for patterns by Barbara Breiter