Tuesday, March 30, 2010

TODDLER GIRL’S VEST

This vest is yet another adaptation of the 5 Hour Baby Sweater originally posted on Knit List. There are several adaptations on Bev’s Country Cottage.

Thank you Virginia for testing this pattern.

4/2/10 Edit to row 24, remove knit before K5.

SIZE: 12-18 months
Garment measures 25 inches around, would fit about 22 inch

MATERIALS:
Approximately 4.5 ounces worsted weight yarn
Size US 10 (6.0 mm) knitting needle
Markers
Tapestry needle

GAUGE:
Approximately 4 sts to 1 inch

NOTES:
1. Read instructions all the way through before beginning.
2. I used a 29 inch circular needle and Red Heart Super Saver yarn.

SPECIAL STITCHES:
M1: Make a backward loop and place on right hand needle.
Increase (inc) 1 st in next st: Knit into front and back of that stitch.

DIRECTIONS:
Starting at the neck edge, cast on 37 stitches, using “knitted on cast-on”.

YOKE
:
Rows 1 - 3: Knit. (37 sts)
If you don’t want a button knit row 4 across.

Row 4 (buttonhole):
Knit to last 4 sts, K2tog, YO, knit 2 (37 sts)

Row 5:
K5, P to last 5 sts, K5. (37 sts)
(Always keep first 5 and last 5 sts in 'knit' even on p row.)

Row 6:
K5, * increase 1 in next st, K1, repeat from * to last 6 sts, end with increase 1, K5. (51 sts)

Row 7:
K5, P to last 5 sts, K5. (51 sts)

Row 8:
K5 *K2tog. Repeat from * ending K6 (31 sts)

Row 9:
K5 *K1, insert needle under next horizontal loop of row below (between sts) and knit this st. Repeat from * across, ending K6 (51 sts)

Row 10:
K5, *inc 1 in next st., K2, repeat from * to last 7 sts, ending inc. 1, K6. (65 sts)

Row 11:
K5, P to last 5 sts, K5. (65 sts)

Row 12:
K5, *K2 tog. Repeat from * ending K6 (38 st)

Row 13:
K5 *K1, insert needle under next horizontal loop of row below (between sts) and knit this st. Repeat from * across, ending K6 (65 sts)

Row 14:
K6 *inc in next st, K3, repeat from * to last 7 sts, ending with inc. 1, K6. (79 sts)

Row 15:
K5, P to last 5 sts, K5. (79 sts)

Row 16:
K5, *K2 tog. Repeat from * ending K6 (45 st)

Row 17:
K5 *K1, insert needle under next horizontal loop of row below (between sts) and knit this st. Repeat from * across, ending K6 (79 sts)

Row 18:
K6 *increase in next st, K4, repeat from * to last 8 sts., ending increase 1, knit 7. (93 sts)

Row 19: K5, P to last 5 sts, K5. (93 sts)

Row 20:
K5, *K2 tog. Repeat from * ending K6 (52 st)

Row 21:
K5 *K1, insert needle under next horizontal loop of row below (between sts) and knit this st. Repeat from * across, ending K6 (93 sts)

Row 22:
K7*increase in next st, K5, repeat from * to last 8 sts, ending increase 1, knit 7. (107 sts)

Row 23:
K5, P to last 5 sts, K5. (107 sts)

Row 24:
K5, *K2 tog. Repeat from * ending K6 (59 st)

Row 25:
K5 *K1, insert needle under next horizontal loop of row below (between sts) and knit this st. Repeat from * across, ending K6 (107 sts)

Row 26:
K8*increase in next st, K6, repeat from * to last 8 sts, ending increase 1, knit 7. (121 sts)

Row 27:
K5, P to last 5 sts, K5. (121 sts)

Row 28:
K5, *K2 tog. Repeat from * ending K6 (66 st)

Row 29:
K5, *K1, insert needle under next horizontal loop of row below (between sts) and knit this st. Repeat from * across, ending K6 (121 sts)

Row 30:
You will now be placing markers to show positions of fronts, back, and sleeves:
K6, M1, K7, M1, K6, M1,K1, pm (23 sts for front),
K1, M1, K7, M1, K6, M1, K7, M1, K1, pm (26 sts for sleeve),
K1, M1, (K7, M1)five times, K1, pm (43 sts for back),
K1, M1, K7, M1, K6, M1, K7, M1, K1, pm (26 sts for other sleeve),
K1, M1, K6, M1, K7, M1, K6 (23 sts for other front).

Row 31:
K5, P to last 5 sts, K5. (141 sts)

Row 32:
Knit across row, increasing 1 st before and after each marker. (149 sts)

Row 33:
K5, P to last 5 sts, K5. (149 sts)

Row 34:
Knit across row, increasing 1 st before and after each marker. (157 sts)

Row 35:
K5, P to last 5 sts, K5. (157 sts)

Row 36:
K to marker, K1, P1 across sleeve sts to next marker. K to next marker, K1, P1 across sleeve sts to next marker, K remaining sts. (157 sts)

Row 37:
K5, P to marker, K1, P1 across sleeve sts to next marker. P to next marker, K1, P1 across sleeve sts to next marker. P to last 5 sts, K5. (157 sts)

Row 38:
K to marker, K1, P1 across sleeve sts to next marker. K to next marker, K1, P1 across sleeve sts to next marker, K remaining sts. (157 sts)

Row 39:
Remove markers as you come to them on this row. K5, purl to
1 stitch before marker, bind off in purl that stitch, sleeve stitches and 1 stitch after the next marker; purl back stitches to 1 stitch before marker, bind off in purl that stitch, sleeve stitches and 1 stitch after marker, purl to last 5 stitches, k5. (93 sts)

VEST BODY:
Body Row 1:
(RS) Knit across front sts, cast on 2 sts, knit across back sts, cast on 2 sts, knit across front sts. (97 sts)

Body Row 2: K 5, *P to 1 st before cast on sts, P2tog twice, repeat from *. P to last 5 sts, K5. (93 sts)

Body Row 3:
Knit. (93 sts)

Body Row 4:
K5, purl to last 5 sts, K5. (93 sts)

Body Rows 5-25:
repeat Body Rows 3 and 4. (93 sts)

HEM:
(Two options, choose one.)

Garter Stitch Rows 26-33:
Knit 8 rows.

Ribbed Rows 26-31:
Work K1, P1 ribbing.

(WS) Bind off in purl.

Weave in ends.

Comments:
I love this. I have done 2 in as many days. I made them for a 1 1/2 year old and an almost 3 year old and they both fit great. I did not change a thing. The size is very generous. My almost 3 year old wears about a 3T/4T and the 1 1/2 year old wears a 24 months/2T. I used I Love This Yarn in Black and Antique White. Thanks
 
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