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

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

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:  make two, [reversing shaping]
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.
Work as for back, including all shaping, and, at the same time when piece meas 4.5 [5.5, 6.0] inches, Begin Neck Shaping:   Dec 1 st at neck edge every  right side row until 9 [ 10’ 11] stitches left.
Cont in pat st until piece meas 9 [ 10.5, 11.5] inches from start.  Cast 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.

1 comment:

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