This End Up Baby Vest

Monday, May 18, 2009
"This End Up" is a relatively straightforward baby vest with some textured detail at the front and back waistline for extra interest. The vest is particularly designed to show off handpainted yarns without worrying about pooling. Garment is knit flat to help with avoiding pooling differences at the neckline. Ribbing at the armholes and neck is picked up after seaming.

This cute topper for baby uses just 1 skein of Stitchjones Grand Designs Handpainted Worsted (shown in I Want Candy). It would also look great in Stitchjones Dyepot Worsted.

Available for $5 in my Ravelry store (no registration necessary; pay by PayPal)

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Also available for $5 at the Stitchjones Etsy Shop: My Mom Made This.

Sizes: 0-6mo, 6-12mo baby

Stitches and skills used: Knit, purl, P2tog, picking up stitches, knitting in the round

Materials:
  • 1 skein Stitchjones Handpainted Worsted Merino (100% merino wool) I Want Candy Colorway [100g/3.5oz to 223yd/204m] OR200-220yds (201m) worsted weight yarn.
  • US8 (5mm) needles (or size to get gauge). You will be knitting flat and a small diameter in the round (double-points, two circulars, or one long circular needle).
  • 1 stitch holders or waste yarn
  • Tapestry needle

Pattern designed by Katherine Vaughan for Stitchjones. Many thanks to Ravelry testers sjanova, faeriesandpixies, StrickenMama, LizzieKnits, and jennafuller for their assistance with this pattern.

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