Creating a knit pattern for a versatile garment like a vest shawl blouse can be a bit more intricate, but I’ll simplify it for you. This pattern combines elements of a vest, shawl, and blouse for a stylish and comfortable piece. Please note that you may need to adjust the pattern based on your measurements and preferences.
- Worsted weight yarn in your chosen color
- Knitting needles appropriate for your yarn
- Stitch markers
- Yarn needle
Size: One size fits most (adjustments can be made)
Gauge: 18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
- Cast on 80 stitches.
- Work in garter stitch (knit every row) for 4 rows.
- Switch to stockinette stitch (knit one row, purl one row) until the piece measures 15 inches from the cast-on edge.
Right Front Panel:
- Cast on 40 stitches.
- Work in garter stitch for 4 rows.
- Switch to stockinette stitch. At the beginning of every right-side row, knit 2 together to shape the front edge. Repeat until you have 40 stitches remaining.
- Continue in stockinette stitch until this panel matches the length of the back panel.
Left Front Panel:
- Same as the right front panel but reverse the shaping. Maintain the garter stitch border along the front edge.
- Lay the back panel and front panels with right sides facing up.
- Use stitch markers to indicate shoulder seams on both sides.
- Seam the shoulders using a preferred method (e.g., mattress stitch).
- Pick up stitches along the front edge and neckline. You can start from the bottom corner of the right front panel, pick up stitches along the back neck, and then down the left front panel.
- Knit in garter stitch for 4 rows.
- Bind off.
- Seam the sides, leaving room for armholes.
- Weave in any loose ends.
- Block the garment to ensure a polished finish.
Feel free to customize this pattern by adding lace or cable details, adjusting the length, or experimenting with different yarn textures. Enjoy your gorgeous vest shawl blouse!