Diamond Vest

I’ve spent the last couple of days drafting and prototyping a long vest with capped sleeves and a mock hood that I’m calling the Diamond Vest.  With blocking it could be made to look more like a true diamond, but I like the curve of it this way.

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White Diamond Vest

It’s my first original pattern that really uses increases and decreases and it was fun to see it come together.
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Knitting Pattern: Diamond Vest

Notes

size: This pattern is for a 30 cm Asian Ball Jointed Doll (BJD) such as a Littlefee or YOSD.

gauge: 1 in= 7 st in st st

Materials

4 ply/fingering weight yarn

size 1 straight needles

Pattern

Unless otherwise noted, WS rows: k2, purl to last 2 st, k2

CO 1
row 1: knit
row 2: kfb
row 3: knit
row 4: k1, yo, k1
row 5: k1, p1, k1
row 6: k1, yo, k1, yo, k1
next RS row:k2, yo, k1, yo, k2
next RS row: k3, yo, k1, yo, k3
next RS row: k4, yo, k1, yo, k4

Continue until you have 33 st

next RS row: k15, m1, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, m1, k15
next RS row: k15, m1, k1, m1, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, m1, k1, m1, k15
next RS row: k15, m1, k1, yf, sl1, yb, k1, m1, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3, m1, k1, yf, sl1, yb, k1, m1, k15
next RS row: k15, m1, k1, sl1, yf, sl1, yb, sl1, k1, m1, k4, yo, k1, yo, k4, m1, k1, sl1, yf, sl1, yb, sl1, k1, m1, k15
next RS row: k15, m1, k1, sl2, yf, sl1, yb, sl2, k1, m1, k5, yo, k1, yo, k5, m1, k1, sl2, yf, sl1, yb, sl2, k1, m1, k15
next RS row: k15, m1, k1, sl3, yf, sl1, yb, sl3, k1, m1, k6, yo, k1, yo, k6, m1, k1, sl3, yf, sl1, yb, sl3, k1, m1, k15
next RS row: k15, m1, k1, sl4, yf, sl1, yb, sl4, k1, m1, k7, yo, k1, yo, k7, m1, k1, sl4, yf, sl1, yb, sl4, k1, m1, k15
next RS row: k15, m1, k1, sl5, yf, sl1, yb, sl5, k1, m1, k8, yo, k1, yo, k8, m1, k1, sl5, yf, sl1, yb, sl5, k1, m1, k15
next RS row: k15, BO 13, k9, yo, k1, yo, k9, BO 13, k15
next row:k2, p12, p2tog, p18, p2tog, p12, k2

next row: k14, skp, skp, k5, yo, k1, yo, k5, k2tog, k2tog, k14
next RS row: k14, skp, skp, k4, yo, k1, yo, k4, k2tog, k2tog, k14
next RS row: k14, skp, skp, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3, k2tog, k2tog, k14
next RS row: k14, skp, skp, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, k2tog, k2tog, k14
next RS row: k14, skp, skp, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, k2tog, k2tog, k14

next RS row: k14, skp, skp, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, k2tog, k14
next RS row: k13, skp, skp, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, k2tog, k13
next RS row: k12, skp, skp, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, k2tog, k12

Continue until you have 9 st

next RS row: skp, skp, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, k2tog
next RS row: k1, skp, k1, k2tog, k1
next RS row: skp, k1, k2tog
next row: k1, p1, k1
next row: BO

Finish as desired.

Terminology

CO: Cast On

k1: knit 1

p1: purl 1

sl1: slip 1 purlwise

yo: yarn over

kfb: knit into front and back of stitch

m1: make 1.  There are several options for this stitch depending on the look you want.

yf: bring yarn forward

yb: bring yarn back

k2tog: knit 2 together

p2tog: purl 2 together

SKP: slip 1 knitwise, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over

BO: Bind Off

st st: stockinette stitch.  Knit across on the right side, purl across on the wrong side

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Writer, knitter, composer, artist, DIYer and a half-dozen flavors of geek. View all posts by Marika

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