Thursday, April 08, 2010

BABY VEST GARTER RIDGES

Thanks Virginia for testing this pattern.

SIZE: Garment measures 20 inches around

MATERIALS:
Worsted weight yarn approximately 3 ounces
Size US 10 knitting needle
Markers
Tapestry needle

GAUGE: about 4 sts to 1 in

SPECIAL STITCHES:
M1: Make a backward loop and place on right hand needle.

Inc 1 st in next st: Knit into front and back of that stitch.

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

INSTRUCTIONS:
Starting at the neck edge, cast on 33 stitches, using “knitted on cast-on”

YOKE:
Rows 1-4:
Knit. (33 sts)

Row 5: K3, P to last 3 sts, K3. (33 sts)
(Always keep first 3 and last 3 sts in 'knit' even on p row.)

Row 6: K3, * inc 1 in next st, K1, repeat from * to last 4 sts, end with inc 1, K3. (47 sts)

Row 7: K3, P to last 3 sts, K3. (47 sts)

Row 8: Knit. (47 sts)

Row 9: Knit. (47 sts)

Row 10: K3, *inc 1 in next st, K2, repeat from *, ending inc 1, K4. (61 sts)

Row 11: K3, P to last 3 sts, K3. (61 sts)

Row 12: Knit. (61 sts)

Row 13: Knit. (61 sts)

Row 14: K4, *inc 1 in next st, K3, repeat from * to last 5 sts, ending with inc 1, K4. (75 sts)

Row 15: K3, P to last 3 sts, K3. (75 sts)

Row 16: Knit. (75 sts)

Row 17: Knit. (75 sts)

Row 18: K4, *inc 1 in next st, K4, repeat from * to last 6 sts, ending inc 1, knit 5. (89 sts)

Row 19: K3, P to last 3 sts, K3. (89 sts)

Row 20: Knit. (89 sts)

Row 21: Knit. (89 sts)

Row 22:
K5, *inc 1 in next st, K5, repeat from * to end of row. (103 sts)

Row 23: K3, P to last 3 sts, K3. (103 sts)


Row 24: Knit. (103 sts)

Row 25: Knit. (103 sts)

Row 26: You will now be placing markers to show positions of fronts, back, and sleeves:
K6, M1, K5, M1, K5, M1,K1, pm (20 sts for front),
K1, M1, K6, M1, K5, M1, K6, M1, K1, pm (23 sts for sleeve),
K1, M1, (K6, M1) twice, K5, M1, (K6, M1) twice, K1, pm (37 sts for back),
K1, M1, K6, M1, K5, M1, K6, M1, K1, pm (23 sts for other sleeve),
K1, M1, K5, M1, K5, M1, K6 (20 sts for other front). (123 sts)

Row 27: K3, P to last 3 sts, K3. (123 sts)

Row 28: Knit across row, increasing 1 st before and after each marker. (131 sts)

Row 29: K3, P to last 3 sts, K3. (131 sts)

Row 30: Knit across row, increasing 1 st before and after each marker. (139 sts)

Row 31: K3, P to last 3 sts, K3. (139 sts)

Row 32: 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. (139 sts)

Row 33: K3, P to marker, P1, K1 across sleeve sts to next marker. P to next marker, P1, K1 across sleeve sts to next marker. P to last 3 sts, K3. (139 sts)

Row 34: 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. (139 sts)

Row 35: Remove markers as you come to them on this row. K3, 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 3 stitches, K3. (81 sts=21 sts ea front, 39 sts back)

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. (85 sts)

Body Row 2:
K 3, *P to 1 st before cast on sts, P2tog twice, repeat from *. P to last 3 sts, K3. (81 sts)

Body Row 3: Knit. (81 sts)

Body Row 4: K3, purl to last 3 sts, K3. (81 sts)

Body Rows 5-16: repeat Body Rows 3 and 4. (81 sts)

HEM: (Two options choose one.)
Garter Stitch Rows 17-23 (Start on RS): Knit. (81 sts)

Ribbed Rows 17-21 (Start on RS): Work K1, P1 ribbing. (81 sts)

(WS) Bind off in purl.

Comments:
It's look gorgeous!!!!!!!!
I would like to have the scheme if is possible. Thank you!!!!
 
love the pattern!!!!!!! its awesome!!!!!!
 
I'm new to knitting and this is the 3rd knitted project I've tried. The only step left to do on this project is the hem. I've thoroughly enjoyed working on this project and can officially say I LOVE TO KNIT! Thanks for a great project for beginners! :-) -K
 
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