How to Knit Openwork Spiral pattern Vest
If you're looking for a knitting
project that's both challenging and rewarding, then an openwork spiral pattern vest
is just what you need. This beautiful vest
is perfect for layering over a long-sleeved shirt or sweater, and its intricate design will turn heads wherever you go. Follow these steps to create your own openwork spiral pattern vest
- 4 skeins of worsted weight yarn
- Circular knitting needles (size 6)
- Cable needle
- Stitch markers
- Tapestry needle
Step 1: Cast On
Using the long-tail cast on method, cast on 130 stitches onto your circular needles.
Step 2: Create the Hem
Knit 2 rows in a K2, P2 rib stitch pattern to create the hem.
Step 3: Begin the Spiral Pattern
Get started with the spiral model by watching the video below:Repeat the pattern
until your vest measures 13 inches from the cast-on edge.
Step 4: Shape the Armholes
At this point, you'll need to shape the armholes. Place a stitch marker at each side of your work, and continue knitting the spiral pattern until you reach the first stitch marker. Then, bind off the next 10 stitches, knit to the next stitch marker, bind off another 10 stitches, and continue knitting the spiral pattern
Step 5: Create the Back of the Vest
Knit the spiral pattern until the back of your vest measures 10 inches from the beginning of the armhole shaping. Then, bind off the center 50 stitches and continue knitting each side of the back separately. When both sides measure 13 inches, bind off all stitches.
Step 6: Create the Fronts of the Vest
Rejoin your yarn at the left front edge of your vest and knit the spiral pattern until it measures 9 inches from the beginning of the armhole shaping. Then, bind off the next 6 stitches and continue knitting. Repeat this process on the right front edge of your vest.
Step 7: Finish the Armholes
With your tapestry needle, sew the bound-off stitches of each armhole together to create a neat finish.
Step 8: Create the Collar
With your circular needles, pick up and knit 120 stitches around the neck opening. Knit 2 rows in a K2, P2 rib stitch pattern to create the collar. Bind off all stitches and weave in any loose ends.
There you have it! By following these simple steps, you'll be able to create a beautiful openwork spiral pattern vest that's sure to impress. Not only is this vest stylish and comfortable, but it's also a testament to your knitting skills. So why wait? Grab your materials and get started today!