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Bright Lights Child's Vest

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Advanced
Project Courtesy of: Lion Brand
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SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Lion Brand Vanna’s Glamour:
    Sapphire 2 balls (A) or color of choice
  • Lion Brand Bonbons:
    Celebrate 1 pack (B) or color of choice
  • Martha Stewart Crafts Lion Brand Yarn Knit & Weave Loom Kit

DIRECTIONS:

SIZE
One size to fit child’s size 4-6 years.
Finished chest About 26"

1.
All warping and weaving is done with 3 strands of yarn held together. Wind each ball of yarn into 3 separate, approximately equal-size balls before beginning.
2. Weft is woven with multiple colors of yarn. Follow the Weft Color Sequence for how to set up the rows.

Colors for B yarns
Dark Blue (C)
Hot Pink (D)
Purple (E)
Pea Green (F)
Red (G)
Light Blue (H)
Sparkling Peach (I)
Emerald (J)

BACK (make 1)
Loom Configuration
Use the following pieces: (2) 36-hole pieces, (4) 12-hole pieces, (4) 6-hole pieces and (4) corner pieces.
Connect pieces to form a square as follows: 36-hole piece > corner piece > 12-hole piece > 12-hole piece > 6-hole piece > 6-hole piece > corner piece > 36-hole piece > corner piece > 12-hole piece > 12-hole piece > 6-hole piece > 6-hole piece > corner piece.
Insert a small peg into 41 holes on the top and bottom sides of the loom leaving 1 hole in each corner empty.
Insert a small peg into 40 holes on each of the 2 sides of the loom leaving one bottom hole on each side empty – 162 working pegs placed.
Note: There will be 1 hole empty on each corner of the top of the loom and 2 holes empty on each corner at the bottom of the loom.
Insert one contrast color peg in upper right hand corner for slipknot.

Follow loom manual instructions on WEAVING for how to set up the warp, weave the weft, and remove weaving from the loom.

Set up the warp across the 41 small pegs at the top and bottom of the loom using 3 strands of A held together.

Weave the weft across the 40 small pegs on the sides of the loom using 3 strands of B yarns held together in the following Weft Color Sequence.

WEFT COLOR SEQUENCE:
Weave the weft changing colors as follows:
Weave 2 rows with 3 strands of (A), weave 2 rows with 3 strands of (B), weave 2 rows with 3 strands of (C), weave 2 rows with 3 strands of (D), weave 2 rows with 3 strands of (E), weave 2 rows with 3 strands of (F), weave 2 rows with 3 strands of (G), weave 2 rows with 3 strands of (H).
Repeat these 16 rows once; then repeat the first 8 rows once more.

FRONTS (make 2)
Loom Configuration
Use the following pieces: (2) 36-hole pieces, (2) 12-hole pieces, (2) 6-hole pieces and (4) corner pieces.
Connect pieces to form a rectangle as follows: 12-hole piece > 6-hole piece > corner piece > 36-hole piece > corner piece > 12-hole piece > 6-hole piece > corner piece > 36-hole piece > corner piece.

Insert a small peg into 21 holes on each short side (top and bottom) of the loom and a small peg into 40 holes on each long side of the loom – 122 small working pegs placed.
Note: There will be 2 holes empty at each corner of the top of the loom and 3 holes empty at each corner of the bottom of the loom.
Insert one contrast color small peg in upper right hand corner for slipknot.

Set up the warp across the 21 small pegs on the short sides of the loom using 3 strands of A held together.

Weave the weft across the 40 small pegs on the long sides of the loom using 3 strands of B yarns held together following the Weft Color Sequence.

FINISHING
With yarn needle provided with loom sew the side of one Front to one side of the Back for 8", leaving the top 5" open for armholes. Repeat with the second Front. Sew the top edge of each Front to the top edge of the Back for 3-1/2" on each side leaving the center 6 in. open for the neck. Weave yarn ends into the wrong side of the Vest.

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