Thursday, November 12, 2015

Emmett's Sweater Vest




 This pattern is for a baby "grandpa vest", and is sized to fit 3 - 6 months, 9 - 12 months, and 18 months.  It could be perfect to use up some leftover DK weight.  Please use the swatch / gauge test to assure a perfect baby fit! 



Emmett’s Sweater Vest
Sizes: Small (3-6 months), Med (9-12 months), large (18 months)
Yarn:   150 grams of light worsted weight (DK weight or Sport weight) *** check recommended needles and estimated gauge.  Work a swatch and recheck gauge after washing!!!

Gauge :  17 sts = 4 inches after washing.
Needles:    4mm  for body,   3.75mm for ribbing , 3.75mm circular for bands.
4 buttons, ¾ - 1 inch

Back
With 3.75mm needles, cast on 37 [39 ,43] sts
Establish rib pat on Row 1: *K1 , P1.
Repeat from *. End K1.
Row 2: P1, K1 across, ending with P1.
Work 5 rows. On row 6, increase 5 [6, 6] sts across the row.  42 [45, 49] now on needles.

With 4.0mm needles, work in stocking stitch until piece measures  5 [6, 6.5] inches.
Underarm Shaping:  Bind off 4 sts at beg of next 2 rws.
Continue in stocking stitch until piece measures  9" [1.5, 11.5] inches.
Bind off all stitches.

Front Left Side:
With smaller needles, cast on 19 [20, 22] sts.
Work rib pattern for  5 rws [1"]. On row 6, inc 2 sts across the row.  21 [ 22, 24] stitches now on the needle.
Change to 4.0mm needles, and work in Stocking Stitch until 5[6,6.5] inches are worked.
With right side facing: bind off 4 stitches for the armhole edge.  Then start the neck shaping like this: at the end of the armhole shaping row, knit the LAST two stitches together.  Continue in Stocking Stitch, decreasing at the last 2 stitches on every right side row only (every 2nd row) until 9[10,11] stitches are left. Continue without decreasing until total length is 9[10.5, 11.5] inches.  Bind off all stitches.

Front Right Side:
With smaller needles, cast on 19 [20, 22] sts.
Work rib pattern for  5 rws [1"]. On row 6, inc 2 sts across the row.  21 [ 22, 24] stitches now on the needle.
Change to 4.0mm needles, and work in Stocking Stitch until 5[6,6.5] inches are worked.
With wrong side facing: bind off 4 stitches for the armhole edge. Purl to end of this row.  Then start the neck shaping like this: on the NEXT row: knit the first two stitches together.  Continue in Stocking Stitch, decreasing at the frist 2 stitches on every right side row only (every 2nd row) until 9[10,11] stitches are left. Continue without decreasing until total length is 9[10.5, 11.5] inches.  Bind off all stitches.
Weave in all ends.
Seam each shoulder.
 
Armhole Edging:
With 3.75mm needles, pick up 38 [42, 46] stitches around armhole edge. Work in 1 by 1 ribbing for three rows, cast off loosely in ribbing on fourth row.

Finishing Band:
With 3.75 long circular needle and
RS facing, begin at lower right front
edge. Pick up 20 [24, 28] stitches to first neck dec, pick up 17 [17,  18] sts along theangled neck edge, pick up 18 [18, 20]sts along the back of the neck, pick up 17 [17, 18] sts down along the angled neck edge, pick up 20 [24, 28] sts to the end of the left side. Work one row in 1 by 1 ribbing.  Next row: (button hole row- you will make four button holes)   ….   keeping in the ribbing pattern:   Work 2 [3, 4] stitches, Yarn over, knit 2 together,  work 4 [5, 6] stitches, Yarn over, knit 2 together , work 4 [5, 6] Yarn over, knit 2 together, work 4 [5, 6] stitches, Yarn over, knit 2 together. Work the rest of the row in ribbing.
Next row, work ribbing, working the yarn overs back into the ribbing pattern.
Work one more row of ribbing, then cast off next row in rib stitch (loosely).
Weave in ends, and sew side seam.  Sew buttons opposite holes.

Pockets:  (optional)
With 4mm needles,  Cast on 11  [11, 13] stitches.  Work in stocking stitch for 2 [2, 2.5] inches.  Change to 3.75 mm needles and 1 by 1 ribbing, rib for 1 inch and cast off loosely all stitches.

Sew pockets as shown in photo.

 Close up (sorry it's blurry) of the buttons and pocket.

3 comments:

The Rants And Thoughts For The Day said...

Just made a striped one in burgundy and navy. I made the length to armhole 8" (4 x 2") then from armhole to shoulder in 2 row stripe keeping to pattern instructions. I then adjusted the front start to neck shaping pick up stitches for button band for the extra 2".

It turned out so good and the colours were perfect for my grandson as was the fit.

I also put all the start stitches on in one go so there were no side seams.

A smart simple waistcoat that only takes a couple of hours to make or a little longer for a novice. Perfect for the beginner. x

Karen said...

Love to make but do not know how to figure out reverse shaping

chris said...

Hi Karen. It was a bit too simplified of me to say "reverse shaping for the other side" If you truly want to knit this.... please email me and I will write out the other side details so that you can knit this one...

Chris