Discover the joy of creating a stylish and cozy sweater vest with the Sentro Knitting Machine. Our exclusive pattern guides you through the seamless creation of a trendy sleeveless garment, blending comfort with chic design. Whether you’re a seasoned knitter or new to the craft, the Sentro Knitting Machine simplifies the process, allowing you to effortlessly produce a versatile vest perfect for any occasion. Elevate your knitting experience and fashion your own unique wardrobe staple with this accessible and rewarding pattern.
- Why Choose Sentro knitting machine to create your vest sweater?
- Let’s Get Started: Crafting Your Sweater Vest
- Sweater vest Pattern for Sentro knitting machine instructions
1. Why Choose Sentro knitting machine to create your vest sweater?
The Sentro Knitting Machine is a game-changer for those seeking efficiency without compromising on creativity. This innovative machine streamlines the knitting process, allowing you to focus on the artistry of your design. Plus, it’s perfect for both beginners and seasoned knitters, making it a versatile addition to any crafting arsenal.
This tutorial is for a vest size Medium, if you want any other size Download the PDF pattern file.
Can you make a sweater Vest with a circular knitting machine?
Both Sentro and Addi Express 46 knitting machine can make panels, and that’s what you need to master to learn how to make a sweater on your knitting machine. By seaming two panels together you can make knitted pieces wide enough to make wearable garments.
The making is fast and you can have a new warm knitted Sleeveless Vest in only 1 day.
What is the best yarn to knit a warm Vest?
Acrylic yarn stands out for its machine-washable nature, water resistance, and exceptional durability, but wool or mohair yarn are really fashion and trendy right now and are also so confortable to wear, you can swap the type of yarn for this pattern if you enjoy this type of yarn. I’m using acrylic yarn because it’s budget-friendly, and everyone can find it at shops all around the world.
How easy is it to knit a vest?
Once you grasp fundamental panel knitting techniques such as casting on, binding off, and mastering knit and purl stitches for the ribbing, they can dive into crafting straightforward vest patterns. Vests prove ideal for beginners due to their uncomplicated shapes and absence of sleeves, making them a great starting point in the knitting journey.
2. Let’s Get Started: Crafting Your Sweater Vest
Sweater Vest Pattern details:
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Gauge: 14 sts / 20 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Stockinette stitch
Finished Size: about 17” (44 cm) width by 18” (46 cm) length
Printable pattern comes in 5 SIZES from XS to XL
How many balls of yarn does it take to make a knitted vest?
The number of balls of yarn needed to make a knitted vest can vary widely depending on several factors, including the size of the vest, the thickness of the yarn, the stitch pattern, and the individual’s tension or gauge.
As a general guideline, most knitting patterns provide an estimate of the required yardage or meterage of yarn for a specific size and style of vest. Yarn labels also typically include information on yardage per ball or skein.
For this pattern vest tutorial I will be using acrylic DK yarn and 400 to 600 gr or 4 to 6 skeins of yarn for sizes up to XL.
– 400gr to 600gr in Red and pink Acrylic DK yarn – https://shrsl.com/3vxib
– 3.5 mm crochet hook
– sentro 40 – 48 or addi Express 46
– tapesty needle
– circular knitting needles 4.5 ot 5mm
Yarn Selection for circular knitting machines
Choose a yarn that is both comfortable for you and easy to work with. Here is a link for a tutorial and video of the best yarns to use with a circular knitting machine.
Consider color preferences and the season when making your selection.
For this pattern you can use both DK or worsted yarn or any yarn of your choice.
3. Sweater vest Pattern for Sentro knitting machine instructions
Knitting the Panels of your sleeveless Jumper
Start making both middle panels casting on 22 stitches, using waste yarn. Make 4 rows with waste yarn on the beg. in a contrasting color and change to the first color of choice. Make the number of rows for the first color (30), change the color and repeat.
For the last change you will make 6 rows less then the previous changes. Remove from the knitting machine using waste yarn and a tapestry needle.
Making the side sweater panels
After making both middle panels start making the side panels that will be mirrored to shape the arm holes.
Cast on the same number of stitches you used for the middle panels, also using waste yarn and 4 rows.
Start working with the opposite colors you did for the middle panels to make your vest checkered. Work for 30 rows, change the color and work 46 rows .
Start casting off 3 sts on beg. of the panel for the arm hole, then make 2 rows and dec. 1 sts every 2nd row 4 times.
Change the color when you reach the number of total rows for the 2nd square. Change color again and make an extra 6 to 8 rows for the shoulder on the last color change 36 rows for the last color. Cast off using a tapestry needle and waste yarn.
Repeat the same for the next panel, but decreasing at the end of the row.
Seaming the panels of your Vest
After you made all the panels you should have 6. Place them on the right position to start seaming with mattress stitch.
Here is the link for the mattress stitch video on Youtube for reference. Start seaming the front, making sure the arm decreasing is facing outside of the vest. Seam all sides of the panels then seam the shoulders with the graft stitch – video link for youtube.
Making the neck ribbing of your pullover vest
Using the circular needle cast on all stitches of the middle panels on a circular needle and cast on stitches on the side of both side panels, 1st every 2nd knitted row using a new yarn attached to the last loop of the middle panel.
Watch the video tutorial for reference.
After that start making the desired ribbing, for this vest I made 1Knit 1 purl sts for 10 rows (4 cm)
Finishing Touches – arms and bottom ribbing
Using the circular needle cast on stitches on the sides of each arm hole, 2 sts every 3 rows, pull the loops from each knitted row with another yarn thread. After that start making the desired ribbing, for this vest I made 1Knit 1 purl sts for 6 rows (3 cm).
Using the circular needle, place all the stitches bellow the waste yarn 1st row on the needles. Remove the waste yarn and work the same ribbing 1K 1P stitch for 10 rows or as long as desired. On the 1st row, make the last and 1st stitch of each panel together with the next stitch (because they curl to the back of the work after seaming with the mattress stitch). Here if you want your vest to be longer you can make a longer ribbing.
Crafting a vest sweater with the Sentro Knitting Machine is a delightful and rewarding experience.
Enjoy the process, and share the love by showcasing your creations on social media. Happy knitting!
Sweater Vest Pattern Download Link:
Sweater checkered Vest video tutorial Sentro 40 and 48 or Addi express knitting machine
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