How to Knit Embossed Zigzag pattern Women's Vest
Are you looking for a knitting
project that will create a unique and stylish addition to your wardrobe? Consider knitting an embossed zigzag pattern women's vest
! This fun and flattering item is perfect for layering over your favorite shirts and dresses, and the embossed zigzag pattern
adds a touch of modern style.To get started on your project, you'll need the following knitting supplies:
- Worsted weight yarn in your choice of color
- Size 8 knitting needles
- A stitch marker
- A tapestry needle for weaving in ends
Step 1: Cast On Stitches
Cast on 84 stitches using your size 8 needles and your choice of yarn color. Then, place a stitch marker to indicate the beginning of your round.
Step 2: Knit the First Few Rows
For the first few rows of your vest, you'll be knitting in a simple garter stitch. Knit every stitch for the first row, then purl every stitch for the second row. Repeat these two rows until your vest
measures approximately 2 inches in height.
Step 3: Start the Embossed Zigzag Pattern
Next, you'll begin working on the embossed zigzag pattern
. The pattern is worked over 16 stitches and 12 rows, and goes as follows:Row 1: Knit
all stitchesRow 2: Purl all stitches
Row 3: Knit 1, *purl 2, knit 2; repeat from * to last 3 stitches, purl 2, knit 1Row 4: Purl 1, *knit 2, purl 2; repeat from * to last 3 stitches, knit 2, purl 1Row 5: Knit 2, *purl 2, knit 2; repeat from * to end
Row 6: Purl 2, *knit 2, purl 2; repeat from * to endRow 7: Knit 3, *purl 2, knit 2; repeat from * to endRow 8: Purl 3, *knit 2, purl 2; repeat from * to endRow 9: Knit 4, *purl 2, knit 2; repeat from * to endRow 10: Purl 4, *knit 2, purl 2; repeat from * to endRow 11: Knit 5, *purl 2, knit 2; repeat from * to endRow 12: Purl 5, *knit 2, purl 2; repeat from * to endRepeat these 12 rows of the embossed zigzag pattern until your vest measures approximately 18 inches in length from the cast on edge.
Step 4: Shape the Armholes
To shape the armholes, you'll need to bind off stitches on either side of your work. Knit the first 20 stitches in the embossed zigzag pattern, then bind off the next 6 stitches. Continue knitting in the pattern until you reach the next 20 stitches, then bind off another 6 stitches. Knit to the end of the row, then turn your work and repeat the process for the next row. Continue shaping the armholes in this manner until you have bound off a total of 12 stitches on either side.
Step 5: Finish the Neckline
Once you have shaped the armholes, you'll need to finish the neckline. Knit to the center of your work, then bind off the next 24 stitches. Knit to the end of the row, then turn your work and repeat the process for the next row. When you reach the end of the row, bind off all remaining stitches.
Step 6: Sew the Vest Together
Using your tapestry needle, sew the side seams of your vest together. You can also sew the shoulder seams together if you wish, or leave them open for a more relaxed fit. Once you have finished sewing, weave in any loose ends of yarn and trim them close to the work.And there you have it! Your very own embossed zigzag pattern women's vest
. With a little bit of time and patience, you'll have a unique and stylish addition to your wardrobe that you can wear with pride.