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free knitting pattern for baby - toddler vest  in Superwash Merino 5



Above shows the one color version.
The two color version has contrasting
color accent in ribbing areas.

See Mittens to go with this
Vest  HERE

Thanks to my grandson, Marcelo (18 months)
for modeling the vest.

Merino 5 Superwash 100% merino wool
Baby - Toddler Vest in Merino 5

Sizes:
12 month (18 month, 1 yr, 2 yr, 3 yr)

Materials:
Two Color Version: 2 (3, 3, 4) - 50 gr balls Crystal Palace Merino 5 (MC)
1 - 50 gr balls Merino 5  (CC)
Solid Color version: 3 (3, 4, 4) 50 gr balls Merino 5
Crystal Palace Bamboo or DAISY Needles:  US 8 size (5 mm)
3 buttons 1/2" diameter

Gauge: 4 1/2 sts = 1" inches, Stockinette st, using size 8 (5 mm) needles.
For correct sizing be sure to work gauge swatch.

Abbreviations:
BO-bind off; beg-begin (ning), CO-cast on; Dec-decrease; inc-increase; k-knit; K2tog-knit 2 stitches together; PU-pick up; p-purl; rep-repeat; RS-right side; St(s)-stitch (es); WS-wrong side

[Note: Pattern edited for shoulder & button band corrections, March 29, 2009.]
Back:

Note: To make without contrast color, follow same directions and substitute MC for CC.
Using CC CO 50 (54, 54, 58) sts. Work 2 rows K2, P2 rib. Change to MC and work 6 rows K2, P2 rib. Inc 2 (0, 2, 2) sts evenly on last row. 52 (54, 56, 60) sts. Work even in Stockinette until piece measures 7 (7 1/2, 9, 9 1/2)" from CO.
Shape Armholes:
BO 2 sts at beg of next 4 rows. Dec 1 st at each end every other row 2 (2, 1, 2) times—40 (42, 46, 48) sts. Work even until armhole measures 4 (4 1/2, 5, 5 1/4)".
Shape Neck and Shoulders:
Work across 12 (12, 14, 14) sts for right shoulder, BO 16 (18, 18, 20) sts for neck, work across rem sts for left shoulder. BO 2 sts at each neck edge 1 time. Work 10 (10, 12, 12) sts for right shoulder until armhole measures 5 (5 1/2, 6, 6 1/4)". BO sts. Work 10 (10, 12, 12) sts on left shoulder for button band as follows:
Row 1, 3, and 5: K2 (2, 3, 3), P2, K2, P2, K2 (2, 3, 3).
Rows 2, 4, and 6: P2 (2, 3, 3) K2, P2, K2, P2 (2, 3, 3).
BO all sts in pattern.

Front:
Work same as for front until armhole measures 3 (3 1/2, 3 3/4, 4)" from CO—40 (42, 46, 48) sts.

Shape Neck and Shoulders:
Work across 16 (16, 18, 18) sts for left shoulder, BO 8 (10, 10, 12) sts for neck, work across rem sts. BO 2 sts at each neck edge 2 times & 1 st at each neck edge 2 times - 10(10,12,12) sts.Working both shoulders at the same time, work until armhole measures 4 (4-1/2, 5, 5-1/4)".
Place 10 (10, 12, 12) sts. on holder for left shoulder . Continue to work 10 (10, 12, 12) sts for right shoulder until armhole measures 5 (5 1/2, 6, 6 ¼)". BO sts.
Place sts from holder onto needles and work left shoulder button band as follows:
Row 1 and 5: K2 (2, 3, 3), P2, K2, P2, K2 (2, 3, 3).
Rows 2, 4 and 6: P2 (2, 3, 3) K2, P2, K2, P2 (2, 3, 3).
Rows 3: K2 (2, 3, 3) P2, K2tog, YO, P2, K2 (2, 3, 3).
BO sts in pattern.
Work on 10 (10, 12, 12) sts for right shoulder until armhole measures 5 (5 1/2, 6, 6 1/4)". BO.

Finishing:
Sew right shoulder seam. Work armbands & neckband. Sew side seams. Sew buttons to button band.
Left band Armband:

RS facing, using MC, beg at top of button band, PU 62 (62, 66, 66) sts. Work 4 rows MC & 2 row CC as follows:
Row 1, and 5 (WS): *P2, K2. rep from * to end.
Rows 2, 4 and 6: *K2, P2; rep from * to end.
Row 3: *P2, K2; rep from * to last 4 sts, P2tog, YO, K2.
BO in pattern.
Right Armband:

RS facing, using MC, beg at armhole shaping, PU 62 (62, 66, 66) sts. Work 4 rows MC & 2 row CC as follows:
Row 1, 3 and 5 (WS): *P2, K2. rep from * to end.
Row 2, 4 and 6: *K2, P2; rep from * to end.
BO in pattern.

Neckband:
RS facing, using MC, beg at left front shoulder button band PU 66 (66, 70, 70) sts around neck to left back shoulder band. Work 4 row MC & 2 row CC rows as follows:
Row 1 and 5: *P2, K2 rep from * to end.
Row 2, 4 and 6: *K2, P2; rep from * to end.
Row 3: *P2, K2; rep from * to last 4 sts, P2tog, YO, K2.
BO all sts in pattern.

Pattern Technical Editing & Sizing by Dawn Leeseman for Crystal Palace Yarns

 

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