Sunday, January 15, 2012

Autumn Play Vest

Note: Hey! So over winter break I found a fabulous v neck sweater design to knit! So, I finished it a few weeks a ago, and I've finally decided to post it! I got it from the "Love of Knitting" magazine Fall 2011 edition. Unfortunately there's no boys in our family, I had to use a barbie head to model it. The one I made is in the smallest size which is child's 6-9 months. (You can find unknown terms in the pattern at the bottom) Enjoy!

1) 1 FULL skein of size 4 worsted yarn (I used the Red Heart Super Saver 305 Aspen Print the magazine version used 2-3 skeins of 7899 Cloudy Dawn Liberty Wool by Classic Elite yarns)
2) Size 7 (4.5 mm) knitting needles
3) Yarn needle

Gauge: 21 sts and 28 rows = 4" (10 cm) in St st
Sizes: Child's 6-9 months (1 year, 2-3 years, 4-5 years)
Finished Measurements:
Chest: 22 (24, 25, 26)"
Length: 10 (11, 12.5, 13.5)"

1) Cast on 58 (62, 66, 70) sts. Work in k2, p2 rib, ending with k2, for 2", ending with a WS row.Change to St st and work even until piece measures 6 (6.5, 7, 7.5)" from beg, ending with a WS row.

2) SHAPE ARMHOLES: Bind off 4 sts at beg of next 2 rows; 50 (54, 58, 62) sts.

Next (dec) row (RS): K1, ssk, knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.

Next row: Purl

Repeat last two rows a total of 3 (3, 4, 4) times; 44 (48, 50, 54) sts. Work even until armholes measure 4 (4.5, 5.5, 6)". Bind off.

1) Work as for back to start of armhole shaping.

2) SHAPE NECK AND ARMHOLES: Bind off 4 sts at beg of next 2 rows; 50 (54, 58, 62) sts. Mark center of row 25 (27, 29, 31) sts from each end.

Next (dec) row (RS): K1, ssk, knit to 3 sts before marker, k2tog, k1; join a second ball of yarn and work k1, ssk, knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1,; 4 sts dec.

Working both sides separately at the same time, cont to dec at armhole edges every other row 2 (2, 3, 3) times more, and at neck edges every other row 10 (12, 12, 12) times more; 11 (11, 12, 14) sts, each side. Work even until piece measures same as back. Bind off.

1) Sew shoulder seams.

2) NECK TRIM: Wish RS facing, pick up and knit 72 (76, 84, 88) sts around neck opening, beg and end at point of V-neck. Work in k2, p2 ric for 1". Bind off. Lap ends and sew in place.

3) ARMHOLE TRIM: Wish RS facing, pick up and knit 52 (56, 64, 68) sts around armhole opening. Work in k2, p2 rib for 1". Bind off. Rep for opposite armhole.

4) Sew side seams. Weave in ends. Block.

sts: stitches
St st: Stockinette stich
k: knit
p: purl
sl: slip stitch
ssk: (slip, slip, knit) slip 1 knitwise, slip 1 knitwise, k2, sl sts tog tbl (decrease)
tog: together
RS: Right side
WS: Wrong side
cont: Continue
dec: decrease
Rep: repeat
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