Child's V-Neck Fair Isle Vest

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Child's V-Neck Fair Isle Vest

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Knit in bright shades of Patons Classic Wool DK Superwash, young men will look respectable and stylish in a classic v-neck vest.

Sizes

2 yrs
21" [ 53.5 cm ]
24" [ 61 cm ]
4 yrs
23" [ 58.5 cm ]
26" [ 66 cm ]
6 yrs
25" [ 63.5 cm ]
28" [ 71 cm ]
8 yrs
26 1/2" [ 67.5 cm ]
30" [ 76 cm ]
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The materials for this project cost $63.27

Step 1:

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Size:

  • 2 yrs
  • 4 yrs
  • 6 yrs
  • 8 yrs
Chest Measurements
21" [ 53.5 cm ]
Finished Measurements
24" [ 61 cm ]

Step 2:

Click each color to change it or go with the colors recommended by the designer

Main Color (MC)

Classic Wool DK Superwash | Mallard Teal, 12203Edit Color
$11.58

Contrast A

Classic Wool DK Superwash | Flagstone, 12011Edit Color
$5.79

Contrast B

Classic Wool DK Superwash | Pumpkin, 12630Edit Color
$5.79

Contrast C

Classic Wool DK Superwash | Mocha, 12013Edit Color
$5.79

Contrast D

Classic Wool DK Superwash | Cork, 12012Edit Color
$5.79

Takumi Bamboo Circular Knitting Needles 16"

Size 5/3.75mm
$8.49

Takumi Bamboo Circular Knitting Needles 16"

Size 6/4mm
$8.49

Bamboo Circular Knitting Needles 12"

Size 5/3.75mm
$6.00

Aluminum Stitch Holder

3" 1/Pkg
$1.35

Jumbo Stitch Markers

For Sizes 0-15 35/Pkg
$4.20
The materials for this project cost $63.27

Abbreviations

Approx = approximately

Beg = beginning

cont = continue(ity)

Dec = decrease(ing)

K = knit

k2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together.

M1 = Make 1 stitch by picking up horizontal loop lying before next stitch and knitting into back of loop.

P = purl

P2tog = purl two stitches together

pat = pattern

rem = remain(ing)

rep = repeat

rnd(s) = round(s)

RS = right side

st(s) = stitch(es)

WS = wrong side

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Chest Measurements
2 yrs 21" [ 53.5 cm ]
4 yrs 23" [ 58.5 cm ]
6 yrs 25" [ 63.5 cm ]
8 yrs 26 1/2" [ 67.5 cm ]
Finished Measurements
2 yrs 24" [ 61 cm ]
4 yrs 26" [ 66 cm ]
6 yrs 28" [ 71 cm ]
8 yrs 30" [ 76 cm ]

MATERIALS

V-Neck Vest
Patons Classic Wool DK Superwash (50 g/1.75 oz;114 m/125 yds)
Sizes2 yrs4 yrs6 yrs8 yrs 
Main Color (MC)
Mallard Teal (12203)
2334
Contrast A
Flagstone (12011)
1111
Contrast B
Pumpkin (12630)
1111
Contrast C
Mocha (12013)
1122
Contrast D
Cork (12012)
1122
Sizes 3.75 mm (U.S. 5) and 4 mm (U.S. 6) circular knitting needles 16" [40 cm] long or size needed to obtain tension. Size 3.75 mm (U.S. 5) circular knitting needle 12" [30 cm] long. 1 stitch holder. Stitch

GAUGE

22 sts and 28 rows = 4" [10 cm] in stocking st with larger needles. 
25 sts and 26 rows = 4" [10 cm] in Fair Isle Pat with larger needles.

INSTRUCTIONS

 

The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will be written thus ( ). Numbers for each size are shown in the same color throughout the pattern. When only one number is given in black, it applies to all sizes.

Note: Body is worked in rnds in one piece to armholes, then Front and Back are worked back and forth across needle in rows.

BODY
**With MC and smaller needle, cast on 136 (148-156-168) sts. Join in rnd, placing a marker on first st.
1st rnd: *K2. P2. Rep from * around.
Rep last rnd (K2. P2) ribbing for 2 (2-2 1/2-2 1/2)" [5 (5-6-6) cm], inc 8 (8-12-12) sts evenly around last rnd. 144 (156-168-180) sts.

Change to larger needle and work Chart I (I-II-II) See Charts on Page 3. To end of chart, noting 6-st rep will be worked 24 (26-28-30) times. Work Chart III until row 8 of chart is complete, noting chart will be repeated twice around.

Divide for armholes: Next row: With A, cast off 3 sts. Work chart across next 66 (72-78-84) sts.
Cast off 6 sts. Work chart across next 66 (72-78-84) sts. Cast off last 3 sts.

Back: Keeping cont of chart, rejoin yarn and proceed back and forth in rows across needle on last 66 (72-78-84) sts.
Next row: (WS). Purl.
Next row: K1. K2tog. Pat to last 3 sts. ssk. K1.
Rep last 2 rows 3 (3-4-4) times more. 58 (64-68-74) sts.

Cont even from chart until row 44 (48-50-54) of chart is complete.

Shape shoulders: Keeping cont of chart, cast off 6 (7-8-9) sts beg next 2 rows, then 7 (8-9-10) sts beg following 2 rows. Leave rem 32 (34-34-36) sts on a st holder.

Front: With WS facing, rejoin yarn to rem 66 (72-78-84) sts.
Keeping cont of chart, proceed back and forth in rows across needle as follows:
Next row: (WS). Purl.
Next row: K1. K2tog. Pat to last 3 sts. ssk. K1.
Rep last 2 rows once more. 62 (68-74-80) sts.
Next row: Purl.

Shape neck: Next row: (RS). K1. K2tog. Pat across 26 (29-32-35) sts. K2tog (neck edge). Turn. Leave rem sts on a spare needle.
Next row: P2tog. Pat to end of row.
Next row: K1. K2tog. Pat to last 2 sts. K2tog. 26 (29-32-35) sts rem.

Sizes 6 and 8 only: Rep last 2 rows once more. (29-32) sts.
Next row: Purl.

Sizes 2 and 4 only: Next row: P2tog. Pat to end of row. 25 (28) sts.

All sizes: Next row: (RS). Pat to last 2 sts. K2tog.
Next row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 11 (12-11-12) times more. 13 (15-17-19) sts.
Cont even until row 44 (48-50-54) of chart is complete.

Shape shoulder: Keeping cont of chart, cast off 6 (7-8-9) sts beg next row. Work 1 row even.
Cast off rem 7 (8-9-10) sts.

With RS facing, rejoin yarn to rem sts. K2tog. Pat to last 3 sts. ssk. K1.
Next row: Pat to last 2 sts. P2tog.
Next row: K2tog. Pat to last 3 sts. ssk. K1. 26 (29-32-35) sts rem.

Sizes 6 and 8 only: Rep last 2 rows once more. (29-32) sts.
Next row: Purl.

Sizes 2 and 4 only: Next row: Pat to last 2 sts. P2tog. 25 (28) sts.

All sizes: Next row: (RS). K2tog. Pat to end of row.
Next row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 11 (12-11-12) times more. 13 (15-17-19) sts.
Cont even until row 45 (49-51-55) of chart is complete.

Shape shoulder: Keeping cont of chart, cast off 6 (7-8-9) sts beg next row. Work 1 row even.
Cast off rem 7 (8-9-10) sts.

FINISHING
Sew right shoulder seam.

V-neckband: With RS facing, MC and smaller needle, pick up and knit 34 (38-38-42) sts down left front neck edge. M1 at center V (place marker on this st for center st). Pick up and knit 34 (38-38-42) sts up right front neck edge. K32 (34-34-36) from back neck st holder inc 0 (2-2-0) sts evenly across. 101 (113-113-121) sts. Do not join. Working back and forth across needle in rows, proceed as follows:
1st row: (WS). *P2. K2. Rep from * 15 (17-17-18) times. P2tog. P1 (center st). P2tog. **K2. P2. Rep from ** to end of row.
2nd row: *K2. P2. Rep from * to 3 sts before center st. K1. P2tog. K1 (center st). P2tog. K1. Rib to end of row.
3rd row: *P2. K2. Rep from * to 2 sts before center st. K2tog. P1 (center st). K2tog. Rib to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows twice more. Cast off in ribbing, dec as before.
Sew left shoulder and neckband seam.

Armbands: With RS facing, MC and 12" [30.5 cm] smaller needle, pick up and knit 80 (84-92-96) sts around armhole edge. Join in rnd, placing a marker on first st.
1st rnd: *K2. P2. Rep from * around.
Rep last rnd (K2. P2) ribbing 6 times more. Cast off in ribbing.