Granita

Skill Level: 
Easy
Project Type: 
Women’s Clothing
Designer: 
Berroco Design Team

The fashion statement of the season, our Granita vest looks like shearling and whips up quickly.

Shown in size Small


Sizes

Directions are for women’s size X-Small.  Changes for sizes Small, Medium, Large, 1X and 2X are in parentheses


Finished Measurements

Bust (closed) – 32(36-40-44-48-52)”

Length – 24½(25-26-26½-27½-28)”


Materials

6(7-8-9-10-11) Balls Berroco Nanuk (50 grs), #5403 Narwhal

Straight knitting needles, size 10½ (6.50 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE


Gauge

12 sts = 4”; 18 rows = 4” in St st

TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE


Back

With straight needles, cast on 48(54-60-66-72-78) sts.  Work even in St st for 4(4-4¼-4½-5-5)”, end on WS.

Dec Row (RS):  K1, k2 tog, k to last 3 sts, SSK, k1 – 46(52-58-64-70-76) sts.  Rep this dec every 6” once more – 44(50-56-62-68-74) sts.  Work even until piece measures 12(12-12½-12½-13-13)” from beg, end on WS.

Inc Row (RS):  K1, M1k, work to last st, M1k, k1 – 46(52-58-64-70-76) sts.  Rep this inc every 3” once more – 48(54-60-66-72-78) sts.  Work even until piece measures 16(16-16½-16½-17-17)” from beg, end on WS.

Shape Armholes:  Bind off 3(3-4-4-5-5) sts at beg of the next 2 rows, then 2 sts at beg of the following 2 rows – 38(44-48-54-58-64) sts.  Dec 1 st each side every RS row 2(4-4-6-6-8) times – 34(36-40-42-46-48) sts.   Work even until armholes measure 7½(8-8½-9-9½-10)”, end on WS.

Shape Shoulders:  Bind off 4(5-6-6-7-8) sts at beg of the next 2 rows, then 4(4-5-6-7-7) sts at beg of the following 2 rows.  Bind off remaining 18 sts for back neck.


Left Front

With straight needles, cast on 27(30-33-36-39-42) sts.  Work even in St st for 4(4-4½-4½-5-5)”, end on WS.

Dec Row (RS):  K1, k2 tog, k to end – 26(29-32-35-38-41) sts.  Rep this dec every 6” once more – 25(28-31-34-37-40) sts.  Work even until piece measures 12(12-12½-12½-13-13)” from beg, end on WS.

Inc Row (RS):  K1, M1k, k to end – 26(29-32-35-38-41) sts.  Rep this inc every 3” once more – 27(30-33-36-39-42) sts.  Work even until piece measures 16(16-16½-16½-17-17)” from beg, end on WS.

Shape Armhole:  Bind off 3(3-4-4-5-5) sts at beg of the next RS row, then 2 sts at beg of the following RS row, end on WS – 22(25-27-30-32-35) sts.  Dec 1 st at beg of the next 2(4-4-6-6-8) RS rows – 20(21-23-24-26-27) sts.  Work even until armhole measures 7½(8-8½-9-9½-10)”, end on WS.

Shape Shoulder:  Bind off 4(5-6-6-7-8) sts at beg of the next RS row, then 4(4-5-6-7-7) sts at beg of the following RS row – 12 sts.  Work even for 3” (neck extension), end on WS.  Bind off.


Right Front

Work to correspond to left front, reversing all shaping.  Work side decs at end of RS rows as SSK, k1.  Work side incs at end of RS rows as M1k, k1.  Bind off for armhole on WS rows.  Work armhole decs at end of RS rows.  Bind off for shoulder on WS rows.


Pockets (Make 2)

With straight needles, cast on 21(24-27-30-33-36) sts.  Work even in St st for 7(7-7½-7½-9-9)”, end on WS.  Bind off.


Finishing

Sew shoulder seams.  Sew bound-off edges of neck extensions together.  Sew inner edges of neck extensions to back neck edge with seam in center.  Sew side seams.  Sew one pocket to each front with lower edges even and inner edge of pocket 1” out from front edge