Child’s v­neck fair isle vest
(2, 4, 6, 8 years)
Knitting

STITCH GLOSSARY

Beg = Beginning Cont = Continue(ity) Dec = Decrease(ing) K = Knit
Inc(s) = Increase 1 stitch by knitting into front and back of next stitch P = Purl Pat = Pattern Rem = Remaining
 K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together Rep = Repeat Rnd(s) = Round(s) RS = Right side
P2tog = Purl next 2 stitches together St(s) = Stitch(es) WS = Wrong side  
M1 = Make 1 stitch by picking up horizontal loop lying before next stitch and knitting into back of loop
Ssk = Slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time. Pass them back onto left hand needle, then knit through back loops together

SIZES

To fit chest measurement

2 years 21" [ 53.5 cm ]
4 years 23" [ 58.5 cm ]
6 years 25" [ 63.5 cm ]
8 years 26˝" [ 67.5 cm ]

Finished chest

2 years 24" [ 61 cm ]
4 years 26" [ 66 cm ]
6 years 28" [ 71 cm ]
8 years 30" [ 76 cm ]

MATERIALS

Name  

Weight

4'' Needles Meter Gram
S R
Classic Wool DK Superwash 100% Wool DK
22 28 4 mm
U.S. 6
114 50
 

Sizes 2 4 6 8  
Main Color (MC) Mallard Teal (12203) 2 3 3 4 Balls
Contrast A Flagstone (12011) 1 1 1 1 Ball
Contrast B Pumpkin (12630) 1 1 1 1 Ball
Contrast C Mocha (12013) 1 1 2 2 Ball(s)
Contrast D Cork (12012) 1 1 2 2 Ball(s)

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 marker.

TENSION

22 sts and 28 rows = 4" [10 cm] in stocking st with larger needles.

24 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 ( ).

 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˝-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).

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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