How to Knit Openwork Wavy Model Women's Vest
Are you looking for a fun and stylish knitting
project to take on? A wavy model women's vest
might just be the perfect project for you! In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of knitting an openwork wavy model women's vest
, perfect for layering over a t-shirt or blouse during cooler weather.
Materials You Will Need
Before we dive into the knitting instructions, here are the materials you will need to complete this project:
- 6 skeins of worsted weight yarn
- Size US 7 (4.5 mm) knitting needles
- Tapestry needle
Step 1: Cast On
To begin, cast on 118 stitches onto your knitting needles. We recommend using the long-tail cast on method, as it creates a neat and sturdy edge.
Step 2: Knit the First Row
Once you have cast on, knit the first row. This will create a foundation row for your project.
Step 3: Begin the Openwork Wavy Pattern
Next, it's time to start the openwork wavy pattern. Here are the instructions:
- Row 1: *Knit 2 together, yarn over, repeat from * to end of row.
- Row 2: Knit all stitches.
- Row 3: *Yarn over, knit 2 together, repeat from * to end of row.
- Row 4: Knit all stitches.
- Repeat rows 1-4 until the piece measures approximately 14 inches (35 cm) from the cast on edge.
Step 4: Create the Armholes
Once the piece measures 14 inches (35 cm), it's time to create the armholes. To do this, you will need to bind off 8 stitches at the beginning of the next two rows.
Step 5: Continue the Openwork Wavy Pattern
After binding off the stitches for the armholes, continue working in the openwork wavy pattern
until the piece measures approximately 23 inches (58 cm) from the cast on edge.
Step 6: Bind Off
Once the piece measures 23 inches (58 cm), it's time to bind off. Cut the yarn, leaving a tail that is approximately 10 inches (25 cm) long. Thread the tail onto a tapestry needle and weave it through the remaining stitches on the knitting needle. Pull the tail tightly to secure the stitches.
Step 7: Sew the Shoulders Together
To finish the vest, you will need to sew the shoulders together. Fold the piece in half so that the armholes are lined up. Using a tapestry needle and the tail from the bind off, sew the shoulders together using a mattress stitch.
Step 8: Weave in Ends and Block
Finally, weave in any loose ends and block your vest
to the desired shape and size. Blocking will help even out your stitches and make the vest look more polished. Congratulations, you have now completed your very own openwork wavy model women's vest! Enjoy wearing it and showing off your knitting skills.