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Baby Vest

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Cleckheaton
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Description

Note:Easy knitting with crochet trim

MEASUREMENTS

months

0

3

6

9

12

18

To Fit Chest

ins

14

16

17

20

21

22

 

cm

35

40

45

50

53

55

Actual Size

ins

15

17

19

21

22

23

 

cm

38

43

48

53

56

58

Length (approx)

ins

7

8

9

10

12

13

 

cm

17

20

23

26

29

32

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

AUSTRALIAN SUPERFINE MERINO BY CLECKHEATON 8 PLY 65g/2.3oz balls

Main Colour (M – 06 White)

1

2

2

3

3

3

Contrast Colour (C – 02 Dark Grey)

1

1

1

1

1

1

Use only the yarn specified. Other yarns are likely to produce different results.
Quantities are approximate as they can vary between knitters.
Check all yarn of the same colour is from the same dye lot.

·         1 pair size 6 (4mm) knitting needles or size needed to give correct tension.

·         Size G-6 (4mm) crochet hook for edging.

·         yarn needle for sewing seams.

TENSION

21 sts and 44 rows to 4” (10cm) over garter st.

To check your gauge, cast on 32 sts.

Work 66 rows garter st (every row knit). Bind off loosely.

Check your gauge carefully.

If less sts to 4” (10cm) use smaller needles, if more sts use larger needles.

DIRECTIONS:

SPECIAL ABBREVIATION

M1 = make one st – pick up loop which lies before next st, place on left-hand needle and knit into back of loop.

BACK

Using M, cast on 41 (47-53-57-61-63) sts.

Work in garter st (every row knit, first row is wrong side) until Back measures 3 (4-5-5½-7-7½)” [ 8 (10-12-14-17-19) cm] from beg, working last row on wrong side.

Shape Armhole Openings –

Cast on 2 (2-2-3-3-3) sts at beg of next 2 rows … 45 (51-57-63-67-69) sts. **

Work 38 (42-46-50-52-56) rows.

Shape Shoulders –

Bind off 5 (5-6-7-8-8) sts at beg of next 4 rows, then 4 (6-7-7-7-7) sts at beg of foll 2 rows.

Bind off rem 17 (19-19-21-21-23) sts loosely.

FRONT

Work as for Back to **.

Work 6 rows.

Divide for V Neck –

Next row – K22 (25-28-31-33-34), turn.

Cont on these 22 (25-28-31-33-34) sts for left side of front neck.

Dec one st at neck edge in every other row 2 (2-0-0-0-0) times, then in every foll 4th row until 14 (16-19-21-23-23) sts rem.

Work 3 (3-3-3-5-5) rows.

Shape Shoulder –

Bind off 5 (5-6-7-8-8) sts at beg of next row.

Work 1 row.

Rep last 2 rows once.

Bind off rem 4 (6-7-7-7-7) sts.

With right side facing, join M to rem sts for right side of front neck.

Next row – K2tog, knit to end … 22 (25-28-31-33-34) sts.

Dec one st at neck edge in every other row 2 (2-0-0-0-0) times, then in every foll 4th row until 14 (16-19-21-23-23) sts rem.

Work 4 (4-4-4-6-6) rows.

Shape Shoulder –

Bind off 5 (5-6-7-8-8) sts at beg of next row.

Work 1 row.

Rep last 2 rows once.

Bind off rem 4 (6-7-7-7-7) sts.

POCKET

Using C, cast on 19 (21-23-25-27-27) sts.

Work in garter st (first row is wrong side) until pocket measures 2½ (3-3-3½-4-4)“ [6 (7-8-9-10-10) cm] from beg, working last row on wrong side.

Bind off.

FINISHING

NOTE – We recommend using mattress stitch to sew up your vest.

DO NOT PRESS. Join shoulder and side seams. Sew lower and side edges of pocket to centre of front, as pictured. Sew in ends.

With right side facing, using crochet hook and M, work 1 round single crochet evenly around lower edge of vest, then using C slip stitch in first single crochet. Work 1 round Crab Stitch, slip stitch in first stitch. Fasten off.

Work same edging around neck and armhole openings. Fasten off.

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