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City Kid

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This cozy vest is a great choice for stylish toddlers. Shown in Bernat Sheepish by Vickie Howell.

Sizes

12 mos
22" [56 cm]
13" [33 cm]
18 mos
23" [58.5 cm]
13.5" [34.5 cm]
2 yrs
24" [61 cm]
14" [35.5 cm]
2T
25" [63.5 cm]
14" [35.5 cm]
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The materials for this project cost $38.54

Step 1:

Select your options

Size:

  • 12 mos
  • 18 mos
  • 2 yrs
  • 2T
Chest Measurements (buttoned):
22" [56 cm]
Length Measurements:
13" [33 cm]

Step 2:

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

Contrast A

Vickie Howell Sheep(ish) | Espresso(ish), 00009Edit Color
$3.99

Contrast B

Vickie Howell Sheep(ish) | Taupe(ish), 00011 is discontinued. Click 'Edit Color' to select other shade.Edit Color
$3.99

Contrast C

Vickie Howell Sheep(ish) | Olive(ish), 00019Edit Color
$3.99

Takumi Bamboo Circular Knitting Needles 24"

Size 7/4.5mm
$8.49

Takumi Bamboo Circular Knitting Needles 24"

Size 9/5.5mm
$8.75

Bamboo Crochet Hook

Size F5/3.75mm
$2.99

Chibi Tapestry Needle Set

Jumbo 2/Pkg
$4.99

Aluminum Stitch Holder

4-3/4" 1/Pkg
$1.35

Materials not included in this kit:

7 buttons 5/8" [16 mm] diameter.

The materials for this project cost $38.54

Abbreviations

Beg = beginning

cont = continue(ity)

K = knit

P = purl

pat = pattern

rem = remain(ing)

RS = right side

Sl st = Slip stitch

st(s) = stitch(es)

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Chest Measurements (buttoned):
12 mos 22" [56 cm]
18 mos 23" [58.5 cm]
2 yrs 24" [61 cm]
2T 25" [63.5 cm]
Length Measurements:
12 mos 13" [33 cm]
18 mos 13.5" [34.5 cm]
2 yrs 14" [35.5 cm]
2T 14" [35.5 cm]

MATERIALS

Vickie Howell Sheep(ish) (85 g/3. oz;153 m/167 yds)
Sizes12 mos18 mos2 yrs2T 
Contrast A
Espressoish (00009)
1111
Contrast B
Taupeish ()
1111
Contrast C
Oliveish (00019)
1111
Size 5.5 mm (U.S. 9) circular knitting needle, 24" [61 cm] long or size needed to obtain gauge. Size 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) circular knitting needle, 24" [61 cm] long. Size 3.75 mm (U.S. F-5) crochet hook. Stitch holders. 7 buttons 5/8" [16 mm] diameter. Yarn needle.

GAUGE

16 1/2 sts and 30 rows = 4" [10 cm], using larger needle in slip st. pattern

INSTRUCTIONS

Note: Vest is worked in one piece to armhole, from lower edge upwards. Piece is then divided into Right Front, Back, and Left Front.

3x1 Rib (multiple of 4 sts + 3):
Row 1 (RS): K3, *p1, k3; rep from * to end.
Row 2: Knit the knit sts and purl the purl sts as they face you.
Rep Row 2 for 3x1 Rib.

Slip Stitch Pattern (multiple of 4 sts + 3):
Note: Slip all sts purlwise.
Row 1 (RS): K3, *sl 1 wyib, k3; rep from * to end.
Row 2: K3, *sl 1 wyif, k3; rep from * to end.
Row 3: K1, *sl 1 wyib, k3; rep from * to last 2 sts, sl 1 wyib, k1.
Row 4: K1, *sl 1 wyif, k3; rep from * to last 2 sts, sl 1 wyif, k1.
Rep Rows 1-4 for Slip Stitch Pattern.

Stripe Pattern
Working in Slip Stitch Pattern, *work 2 rows B, 2 rows C, then 2 rows A; rep from * for Stripe Pattern.

Seed Stitch (multiple of 2 sts):
Row 1 (WS): *K1, p1; rep from * to end.
Row 2: Knit the purl sts and purl the knit sts as they face you.
Rep Row 2 for Seed Stitch.

1x1 Rib (multiple of 2 sts):
Row 1 (RS): *K1, p1; rep from * to end.
Row 2: Knit the knit sts and purl the purl sts as they face you.
Rep Row 2 for 1x1 Rib.

BODY
With smaller needle and A, cast on 87 (91, 95, 99) sts. Work in 3x1
Rib for 1 (1 1/2, 1 1/2, 1 1/2)" [2.5 (4, 4, 4) cm], ending with a WS row.

Est Pat (RS): Change to larger needles. Work Stripe Pattern until piece measures 8 (8 1/2, 8 1/2, 8 1/2)" [20.5 (21.5, 21.5, 21.5) cm] from beg, ending with a WS row.

Divide for Fronts and Back (RS): Work 18 (19, 21, 22) sts as est, sl these sts to a holder for Right Front; cast off next 4 sts for armhole, work 43 (45, 45, 47) sts (including st on Right needle rem after cast off), sl these sts to a holder for Back; cast off next 4 sts for armhole, work to end.

LEFT FRONT
Shape Armhole (WS): Cont in pat as est, dec 1 st at armhole edge every WS row 8 times – 10 (11, 13, 14) sts. Work even until armhole measures 2 1/2" above dividing row, ending with a RS row.

Shape Neck (WS): Cont in pat as est, cast off 5 (6, 7, 8) sts, work to end – 5 (5, 6, 6) sts. Work even until armhole measures 5 (5, 5 1/2, 5 1/2)" [12.5 (12.5, 14, 14) cm] above dividing row, ending with a RS row. Cast off all sts.

BACK
Shape Armhole (WS): With WS facing, return to sts on holder for Back, join yarn. Cont in pat as est, dec 1 st each side every WS row 6 (6, 5, 6) times – 33 (33, 35, 35) sts. Work even until armhole measures 4 1/2 (4 1/2, 5, 5)" [11.5 (11.5, 12.5, 12.5) cm] from dividing row, ending with a WS row.

Shape Neck (RS): Cont in pat as est, work 5 (5, 6, 6) sts, sl these sts to a holder for Right Back, cast off next 21 (23, 23, 23) sts for neck, work to end.

Left Back (WS): Working on Left Back sts only, work even until piece measures same as Left Front to shoulder, ending with a RS row. Cast off all sts.

Right Back (WS): With WS facing, return to sts on holder for Right Back, join yarn. Cont in pat as est, work even until piece measures same as Left Back to shoulder, ending with a WS row. Cast off all sts.

RIGHT FRONT
Shape Armhole (WS): With WS facing, return to sts on holder for Right Front, join yarn. Cont in pat as est, dec 1 st at armhole edge every WS row 8 times – 10 (11, 13, 14) sts. Work even until armhole measures 2 1/2" [6 cm] above dividing row, ending with a WS row.

Shape Neck (RS): Cont in pat as est, cast off 5 (6, 7, 8) sts, work to end – 5 (5, 6, 6) sts. Work even until armhole measures same as Left Back to shoulder, ending with a WS row. Cast off all sts.

FINISHING
Block pieces to measurements. Sew shoulder seams.

Button Band: With RS facing, using smaller needle and A, pick up and knit 3 sts for every 4 rows along Left Front, ending with an even number of sts. Work in Seed st for 5 rows. Cast off all sts in pat.

Buttonhole Band: Work as for Button Band for 2 rows, ending with a RS row. With WS facing, place markers for 7 buttonholes, the first approx 1/2" below neck edge, the last approx ¾" [2 cm] above lower edge, and the rem 5 evenly spaced between. Markers should be placed after a purl st.

Buttonhole Row (WS): [Work to marker, sl marker, yo, k2tog] 7 times, work to end. Complete as for Button Band.

Neckband: With RS facing, using smaller needle and A, pick up and knit sts around neck opening, including Bands, ending with an even number of sts. Work in 1x1 Rib for 1" [2.5 cm]. Cast off all sts in pat.

Armhole Edging: With RS facing, using crochet hook and A, join yarn with sl st to bottom center of armhole, chain 1, single crochet around armhole opening, sl st to first single crochet, fasten off. Using yarn needle, weave in ends. Sew on buttons.