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Cassie Castillo is a knitwear designer and military spouse. She is a fashion designer by day and mad crafter at night. Along with knitting, she enjoys spinning, weaving, crocheting, sewing and ...

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Lancero Vest

from Azalea and Rosebud Knits
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Lancero Vest
Lancero Vest
Lancero Vest
Lancero Vest
Lancero Vest
Lancero Vest

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • k2tog, ssk, p2tog, ssp
  • long tail cast on
  • three needle bind off
  • short rows
  • working in the round
  • picking up stitches

Pattern Description:

Lancero Vest is a zip front vest worked in textured stitch patterns of diagonal lines and broken rib. It is worked in a worsted weight yarn in one piece from the bottom up. The stitch patterns are easy to work; the pattern rows become intuitive after a few rows, and all the wrong side rows are purled. Pattern includes full instructions for installing the zipper. Vest is modeled with 1" negative ease in the chest.


16 sts and 26 rows = 4" in Left Diagonal stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Chest: 32 (34, 37, 39, 42)[44, 47, 49, 52]" Length: 21 (21.25, 21.5, 22.25, 22.5)[22.75, 23.25, 23.5, 24]"


  • worsted weight yarn. Approximate yardage needed: 540 (575, 630, 690, 750)[800, 870, 920, 990] yards
  • US #8/5 mm 16" and 24" circular needles, plus extra needle for three needle bind off

You Will Also Need:

  • 7 stitch markers
  • 3 stitch holders
  • 22" separating zipper
  • Sewing thread to match yarn
  • Sewing needle
  • Tapestry needle to weave in ends
  • 2 blocking wires
  • Pins

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