midi length vest

a longer version of the traditional hippie vest, this is both vintage and stylish and looks REALLY great over sundresses. from The Gypsy Vest Accessory Book III by Jack Frost (the yarn people), Volume 77, 1970.

you will need worsted weight yarn and a size K hook.

CHAIN:  112 (small)   124 (medium)   136 (large)
Row 1: 
1 dc I n 7th ch, * ch 2, skip 2 chs, 1 dc in the next ch, repeat from * to end (36, 40 or 44 squares)

Row 2:  Ch 3, turn, 2 dc in ch 2 space, * ch 1, 2 dc in ch 2 space, repeat from * to end, ch 1, 2 dc in last square, ch 1, 1 dc in the end ch.

Row 3:  Ch 5, turn, skip 2 dc, 1 dc in the ch 1 space, * ch 2, skip 2 dc, 1 dc in ch 1 space. Repeat from * to end, ch 2, 1 dc in the end chain.

REPEAT ROWS 2 & 3 FOR PATTERN.
Work even in pattern for 40 inches, or desired length to underarm, ending with Row 2.

ARMHOLE:  Row 1:  Ch 3, turn (one decrease), skip 2 dc, 1 dc in ch 1 sp, working in pattern row 3, work across 6, 7, 8 more spaces.
Row 2:  Ch 3, turn, 2 dc in ch 2 space, * ch 1, 2 dc in ch 2 space, repeat from * 4, 5, 6 more times, ending in ch 1, 1 dc in the last dc (decrease completed).

REPEAT ROWS 1 & 2, working decreases, 3 more times. (3, 4, 5 spaces left).  Work even until piece measures 8 inches.  ATTACH YARN ON OTHER SIDE and work the other front the same.

BACK:  Skip 4 spaces for underarm, and work even in pattern on center 14, 16, 18 spaces for 8 inches.  Join shoulders -- work 1 row of shell stitch around the entire garment and armholes.

Make a chain of desired length for draw string.

Adjust length to fit.

Block with a damp cloth.

NOTE:  To make a shell stitch:  5 dc in space, sc in the next space, repeat.
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