How to Knit Tulip Bouquet Model Vest
features a beautiful floral design and is perfect for layering over a shirt or dress. Follow these simple steps to create your own tulip bouquet model vest
Materials You'll Need
- 4 skeins of worsted weight yarn in the color of your choice
- US size 7 circular knitting needles
- Stitch markers
- Tapestry needle
Step 1: Cast On
Using your circular knitting needles, cast on 120 stitches.
Step 2: Knit the Hem
Knit the first 5 rows to create the hem of your vest.
Step 3: Begin the Tulip Bouquet Pattern
Now it's time to start the tulip bouquet pattern. Follow the video below.The chart represents a section of 20 stitches. Repeat the pattern
across the row until you reach the end of the row.
Step 4: Continue the Tulip Bouquet Pattern
Continue knitting the tulip bouquet pattern
until your work measures 12 inches from the cast-on edge.
Step 5: Shape the Armholes
Next, it's time to shape the armholes. Bind off 6 stitches at the beginning of the next two rows.
Step 6: Continue Knitting the Back
Continue knitting the back of the vest
until it measures 18 inches from the cast-on edge. Then, bind off all stitches.
Step 7: Knit the Front
Using the same pattern as the back, knit the front of the vest until it measures 12 inches from the cast-on edge.
Step 8: Shape the Neckline
To shape the neckline, bind off the center 12 stitches. Then, decrease 1 stitch at each neck edge every other row until you have 18 stitches remaining for each shoulder.
Step 9: Shape the Armholes on the Front
Shape the armholes on the front of the vest just as you did on the back, by binding off 6 stitches at the beginning of the next two rows.
Step 10: Finish the Vest
Sew the shoulders together using a tapestry needle. Then, pick up stitches along the armholes and knit the armhole ribbing for 2 inches. Finally, pick up stitches along the neckline and knit the neckline ribbing for 2 inches. Bind off and weave in any remaining ends.
a tulip bouquet model vest may seem like a challenging project, but by following these step-by-step instructions, you'll be able to create your own beautiful and unique vest. So grab your materials, get comfortable, and start knitting!