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free knit vest for baby pattern


Model shown is a size 12 mos.


close-up of collar


above is an alternate colorway using
Cotton Chenille #402 - "ember glow"
and Kiddo #413 - "nasturtiums"
(we hadn't put the buttons on this
new version yet, but we will.)

Cotton Chenille + Kiddo Baby Vest

Designed and Knit by Dawn Leeseman for Crystal Palace Yarns

Velvety soft and plush baby sweater pattern knit with
Crystal Palace Cotton Chenille
trimmed with super soft Kiddo.

Sizes: Baby - 6 (12) (18) (24) months
Finished chest: 19.75 (21.75) (23.5) (24.5)"

Materials:
Crystal Palace Cotton Chenille: 3 (3) (4) (4) - 50 gram balls ;Kiddo: 1- 50 gram ball
Needles: Crystal Palace Bamboo or CPY DAISY Needles US size 5, 6 and 8
5 (5) (6) (6)- " buttons

Gauge: 17sts/30rows = 4" on size 6 needles in Stockinette st, be sure to do a gauge swatch.

Abbreviations: BO-bind off; CC-contrast color; CO-cast on; estab-established; k-knit; MC-main color; meas-measures; p-purl; rep-repeat; RS-right side.

Back
Using size 6 needle and MC CO 42 (46) (50) (52) sts. Begin 4-Stitch Rib Pattern as follows:

Row 1: K3 (5) (3) (4), *p4, k4; rep from * to last 7 (9) (7) (0) sts; end p4 (4) (4) (0), k3 (5) (3) (0).
Repeat Row 1 until piece meas 5.5 (6) (6.5) (7)" from CO edge.
Armhole Shaping

BO 2 sts at beginning next 2 rows. Dec 1 st at each end every RS row 1 (1) (1) (2) times. Work even in pattern as estab, until armhole meas 4 (4.75) (5) (5.25)".
Shoulder and Neck Shaping
BO 5 sts at beginning next 2 rows and 5 (6) (6) (6) sts at beg of next 2 rows. Place center 16 (18) (22) (22) sts on holder for back of neck.

Left Front
Using size 6 needle and MC CO 20 (22) (24) (26) sts.

Begin 4-Stitch Rib Pattern as follows:
Row 1: P 0 (1) (2) (3), k4 *p4, k4; rep from * to last st end p 0 (1) (2) (3).
Repeat Row 1 until piece meas 5.5 (6) (6.5) (7)"from CO Edge, end after working WS row.

Armhole
BO 2 sts at beginning of next row. Dec 1 sts armhole edge every RS row 1 (1) (1) (2) times. 17 (19) (21) (22) sts.
Work even in patt as estab until armhole meas 2.5 (3) (3.25) (3.5)" above armhole BO; end after working WS row.
Neck Shaping
RS facing work 13 (15) (16) (17) sts place last 4 (4) (5) (5) sts on holder. Dec 1 sts at neck edge every RS row 3 (4) (5) (6) times. Work even on rem 10 (11) (11) (11) sts until armhole meas 4 (4.75) (5) (5.25)", same as for back.
Shoulder Shaping
BO 5 sts at beg next row. Work 1 row even in patt. BO 5 (6) (6) (6) sts at beg next.

Right Front
Work same as for Left front reversing shaping.

Finishing
Sew shoulder seams. Work Collar. Work button bands. Sew buttons opposite buttonholes. Sew side seams. Work in all ends. Steam Block.

Collar
With RS facing, using size 6 needle and CC pick up 4 (4) (5) (5) sts from right front neck holder, 10 (12) (12) (13) sts from right front neck edge, 16 (18) (22) (22)sts from back neck holder, 10 (12) (12) (13) sts from left front neck edge and 4 (4) (5) (5) sts from left front neck holder. 44 (50) (56) (58) sts.
Knit 3 rows. Change to size 8 needle and knit Every row until collar meas 2 (2.5) (2.50 (3) or desired depth. BO loosely.

Button bands for Boy
Right Front
With RS facing using size 5 needle beginning at lower edge pick up and knit 46 sts along front edge. Knit 5 rows. BO all sts.
Left Front
(button hole band)
With RS facing using size 5 needle, beginning at top edge, pick up and knit 42 (42) (46) (46) sts along front edge. Knit 1 rows. Buttonhole Row (RS): K2 sts, BO 2 sts, (knit 7 (7) (6) (6) sts, BO 2 sts) 4 (4) (5) (5) times; knit to end of row.
Next row knit, CO 2 sts over the BO sts. Knit 2 rows. BO all sts.

for Girl
Work same as for boy, but reverse button bands.

Designed and Knit by Dawn Leeseman for Crystal Palace Yarns

Pattern Copyright 2006 Crystal Palace Yarns/Straw Into Gold, Inc. - We are happy to share this  pattern with knitters. The pattern may be used for non-commercial personal or knitting guild use. It is not to be used in any publication in print nor should it be reproduced in electronic/digital format without permission. Knitting shops carrying CPY Yarns Cotton Chenille & Kiddo are welcome to print and share this pattern with customers of our yarns.

Retail shops in the USA should contact CPY Wholesale for information on purchasing Crystal Palace Yarns and email cpyinfo @ straw.com .

or write to:
Crystal Palace Yarns, 160 23rd St., Richmond, CA 94804
phone: 510-237-9988,  fax: 510-237-9809

Last revision of this page February 07, 2012