There are so many fun details packed into this little vest! the whipped edges, a carry- over from my other passion, rug hooking, add an organic but refined feel. playing with the color(s), weight of yarn, and the randomness of the whipping makes the vest so uniquely yours, divine over a plaid or flowered dress shirt!
The “fruit loop” on the back – practical and a salute to dress shirts of days gone by. The combination of garter stitch on the front and rib on the back adds a wonderful elasticity to the fit.
Sizes: 12 months (18-24 months, 2 years, 4 years, 6 years)
Chest: 21 (23 1/4, 24 1/2, 27, 30 3/4)", buttoned
Yarn: blue sky alpacas bulky (50% alpaca, 50% wool; 100 gr = 45 yds): 3 (3, 4, 4) hanks
Needles: sizes us 11 (8mm) straight or circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
Gauge: 13 sts and 12 rows = 4” in k1, p1 rib; 10 sts and 18 rows = 4” in garter st