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by Kimberly Voisin

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» model: Xavier » photos: Emma Williams
Intermediate

Autumn is my favorite time of year. I look forward to the crisp, cool weather and beautiful foilage. I designed this vest with this time of year in mind. It is a cozy extra layer for cool days when it is still too warm for a jacket and the perfect piece to dress up the kids for back to school or an outdoor hike.

The vest is knit flat and seamed. The faux cables on the front and back of the vest are created using
intarsia colorwork.

 

 

 


 


Sizes

12-18 months [18-24 months, 2T, 4T, 6]
Shown in size 12-18 months

Finished Measurements

Chest: 21 [23½, 25, 27½, 29] inches
Length: 11 [12, 13, 15½, 17] inches

Materials

Spud and Chloë™ Sweater [55% Wool, 45% Cotton; 160 yards/146 meters per 3.53 ounce/100 gram ball];

#7515 Cider [MC]; 2 [2, 2, 3, 3] skeins
#7506 Toast [CC]; 1 [1, 1, 1, 1] skein

Recommended needle sizes

US #5/3.75 mm 16 inch and 24 inch circular needles
US #6/4.0 mm needle

Notions

Markers
4 [4, 4, 5, 5] 7/8 (23 mm)
tapestry needle
4 [4, 4, 5, 5] locking stitch markers or safety pins for button placement

Gauge

20 sts and 28 rows = 4 inches in St st with larger size needle

Pattern Notes

The vest is knit flat and seamed. The faux cables on the front and back of the vest are created using intarsia colorwork. Autumn is my favorite time of year. I look forward to the crisp, cool weather and beautiful foilage. I designed this vest with this time of year in mind. It is a cozy extra layer for cool days when it is still too warm for a jacket and the perfect piece to dress up the kids for back to school or an outdoor hike.

Skills Required

Intarsia

Back

With smaller needle and CC, cast on 55 [61, 65, 71, 75] sts.
Row 1 (RS): [K1, p1] 7 [8, 9, 10, 11] times, k3, [p1, k1] 10 [11, 11, 12, 12] times, p1, k3, [k1, p1] across.
Continue ribbing pattern, knitting the knits and purling the purls, until back measures 1 inch from cast on edge, ending with a WS row.

Begin Intarsia
Switch to MC and larger needles.
Row 1 (RS): K11 [13, 15, 17, 19], pm, work Row 1 of Chart A, pm, k15 [17, 17, 19, 19] sts, pm, work Row 1 of Chart B, pm, knit across.
Row 2: Purl to marker, work Row 1 of Chart B, purl to next marker, work Row 1 of Chart A, purl across.
Row 3: Knit to marker, work Row 1 of Chart A, knit to next marker, work Row 1 of Chart B, knit across.
Row 4: Purl to marker, work Row 1 of Chart B, purl to next marker, work Row 1 of Chart A, purl across.
You have worked Row 1 of each Chart 4 times. Continue in St st, working Rows 2-13 of Charts once, then repeat Rows 1-13 of Charts for pattern until vest measures 6½ [7, 8, 9, 10] inches from cast on edge, ending with a WS row.

Schematic

Armhole Shaping
Rows 1 and 2: Bind off 4 sts at the beginning of the next 2 rows, work across: 47 [53, 57, 63, 67] sts.
Row 3 (Decrease row): Ssk, work across to last 2 sts, k2tog: 45 [51, 55, 61, 65] sts.
Row 4: Work across.
Repeat Rows 3 and 4, 4 [5, 5, 5, 4] times: 37 [41, 45, 51, 57] sts.
Work even until armholes measure 4½ [5½, 6, 6½, 7] inches, ending with Row 8 of Charts A and B. If additional length is needed, repeat Row 1 of Charts A and B as many times as needed.

Shoulder Shaping
Rows 1 and 2: Bind off 4 [4, 5, 6, 7] sts at the beginning of the next 2 rows, work across: 29 [33, 35, 39, 43] sts.
Rows 3 and 4: Bind off 3 [4, 5, 6, 7] sts at the beginning of the next 2 rows, work across: 23 [25, 25, 27, 29] sts.
Bind off remaining sts.

Left Front

With smaller needle and CC, cast on 27 [30, 32, 35, 37] sts.
Row 1 (RS): [K1, p1] 7 [8, 9, 10, 11] times, k3, [p1, k1] across to last 0 [1, 1, 0, 0] st, p0 [1, 1, 0, 0].
Continue ribbing pattern, knitting the knits and purling the purls, until back measures 1 inch from cast on edge.

Begin Intarsia
Switch to MC and larger needles.
Row 1: K11 [13, 15, 17, 19], pm, work Row 1 of Chart A, pm, knit across.
Row 2: Purl to marker, work Row 1 of Chart A, purl across.
Row 3: Knit to marker, work Row 1 of Chart A, knit across.
Row 4: Purl to marker, work Row 1 of Chart A, purl across.
You have worked Row 1 of Chart A, 4 times. Continue in St st, working Rows 2-13 of Chart once, then repeat Rows 1-13 of Chart for pattern until vest measures 6½ [7, 8, 9, 10] inches from cast on edge, ending with a WS row.

Neck and Armhole Shaping
Row 1: Bind off 4 sts, work across: 23 [26, 28, 31, 33] sts.
Row 2: Work across.
Row 3 (Decrease row): Ssk, work across: 22 [25, 27, 30, 32] sts.
Continue to decrease one st at armhole edge 4 [5, 5, 5, 4] times more, and AT THE SAME TIME when armhole measures ½ [½, ¾, 1, 1] inch, decrease one st at neck edge every 4th row, 7 [8, 8, 7, 9] times: 11 [12, 14, 18, 19] sts.
Work even until Left Front measures the same as back to beginning of shoulder shaping, ending with a WS row.

Shoulder Shaping
Row 1: Bind off 4 [4, 5, 6, 7] sts, work across: 7 [8, 9, 12, 12] sts.
Row 2: Work across.
Bind off remaining sts.

Detail

Right Front

With smaller needle and CC, cast on 27 [30, 32, 35, 37] sts.
Row 1 (RS): P0 [1, 1, 0, 0,], [k1, p1] 5 [6, 5, 6, 6] times, k3, [p1, k1] across.
Continue ribbing pattern, knitting the knits and purling the purls, until back measures 1 inch from cast on edge.

Begin Intarsia
Switch to MC and larger needles.
Row 1: K7 [10, 8, 9, 9], pm, work Row 1 of Chart B, pm, knit across.
Row 2: Purl to marker, work Row 1 of Chart B, purl across.
Row 3: Knit to marker, work Row 1 of Chart B, knit across.
Row 4: Purl to marker, work Row 1 of Chart B, purl across.
You have worked Row 1 of Chart B, 4 times. Continue in St st, working Rows 2-13 of Chart once, then repeat Rows 1-13 of Chart for pattern until vest measures 6½ [7, 8, 9, 10] inches from cast on edge, ending with a RS row.

Neck and Armhole Shaping
Row 1: Bind off 4 sts, work across: 23 [26, 28, 31, 33] sts.
Row 2: Work across.
Row 3 (Decrease row): Work across to last 2 sts, k2tog: 22 [25, 27, 30, 32] sts.
Continue to decrease one st at armhole edge 4 [5, 5, 5, 4] times more, and AT THE SAME TIME when armhole measures ½ [½, ¾, 1, 1] inch, decrease one st at neck edge every 4th row, 7 [8, 8, 7, 9] times: 11 [12, 14, 18, 19] sts.
Work even until Right Front measures the same as back to beginning of shoulder shaping, ending with a RS row.

Shoulder Shaping
Row 1: Bind off 4 [4, 5, 6, 7] sts, work across: 7 [8, 9, 12, 12] sts.
Row 2: Work across.
Bind off remaining sts.

 

Detail

FINISHING

Block all pieces.
Sew shoulder seams.

Buttonband
Using locking stitch markers or safety pins mark the location of the buttonholes on the waistcoat front (right for girls, left for boys).  Place first marker ½ inch up from the bottom of the waistcoat front and the second marker ½ inch down from the start of the neck shaping. Position remaining 2 [2, 2, 3, 3] markers evenly between the top and bottom markers.
With RS facing, using CC and smaller longer circular needle, beginning at the bottom right edge, pick up and knit 4 sts for every 5 rows, making sure to pick up an even number of stitches.
Rows 1 and 2: Work in k1, p1 ribbing.
Row 3 (Buttonhole row): * Work in k1, p1 ribbing to marked st, (k2tog, yo); repeat from * 3 [3, 3, 4, 4] times more, work in k1, p1 ribbing across.
Rows 4 and 5: Work in k1, p1 ribbing.
Bind off all sts in ribbing.
Sew buttons to vest opposite buttonholes.

Armband
Sew side seams.
Using CC and smaller shorter circular needle, beginning at the bottom of the armhole, pick up and knit 4 sts for every 5 rows, making sure to pick up an even number of stitches, pm.
Rnds 1-4: Work in k1, p1 ribbing.
Bind off all sts in ribbing.
Repeat for second armband.

Schematic

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Kimberly is well known amongst her family and friends for her love of design and her DIY attitude which spans from decorating cupcakes, sewing super hero capes for her two sons, and most recently designing knitting patterns.  You can read about Kimberly's design pursuits on her blog.

 

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