Boy's Cables-Rib Knit Vest

Rich autumn colors are a handsome combination on this V-neck vest. The olive yarn carries to the edges with ribbing at the neck, armbands, and waist.
Getting Started
Boy reading wearing striped knit vest

Skill Level: Intermediate

Sizes: 6 (EIGHT, 10, 12, 14)
Note: Sizes for most Better Homes and Gardens knitting projects are noted in the instructions. When one size is written out in capitalized letters, it is to note the size of the modeled garment. The instructions are written for the smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. For ease in working, before you begin, circle the numbers pertaining to the size you are knitting or crocheting.

Finished Measurements:
Chest: 31 (32 1/2, 34 1/2, 36, 37 1/2) inches
Length: 17 1/2 (17 1/2, 18, 18 1/2, 19) inches

What You Need

  • Patons, Classic Merino Wool, 100% wool, worsted-weight yarn (223 yards per skein): 1 (1, 2, 2, 2) skeins of Deep Olive (205) for MC; 1 skein each of Russet (206) for A, Chestnut (231) for B, Paprika (238) for C, Rich Red (207) for D, and Natural Mix (229) for E
  • Size 7 (4.5 mm) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Size 6 (4 mm) knitting needles
  • Size 6 (4 mm) circular needle, 24 inches long
  • Stitch holder
  • Cable needle (cn)
  • Yarn needle


In St st (knit RS rows, purl WS rows) with larger needles, 20 sts and 26 rows = 4 inches/10 cm. TAKE TIME TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE!

Special Abbreviations

Cr6B (over 6 sts): Slip next 4 sts onto cn and leave at back of work. K2, then bring yarn to front of work. Slip 2 purl sts from cn back onto left-hand needle and purl them. Slip rem 2 sts from cn onto left-hand needle and knit them.

Ssk: Slip next 2 sts knitwise, one at a time to right-hand needle, insert tip of left-hand needle into fronts of these 2 sts and k them tog.

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