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This pattern was created entirely as an experiment. I saw a technique, knew my kids could always use quick and easy layers and I was off! This pattern is completely customizable. All dimensions are based on the wearer’s body measurements. It is easy, straight- forward, adjustable to multiple sizes and makes a cute finished product! Personalize it, be creative, have some fun!
Yardage required will vary depending on the size vest you are making. You can determine how much you might need using the wraps-per-inch method found at Wool Festival. You could also make a 1×1 inch garter stitch swatch, unravel and measure your yardage. Then multiply that yardage by your total number of inches in the longest side of each piece. Of course, it is always best to buy more than you think you might need and return any unused skeins. I used two skeins of Sensations Bellezza Dolcetto in peach, which has been discontinued. However, any bulky yarn will work. Be aware that striped or varigated yarn will produce a very different looking product. Buy enough to match stripes or color patterns as desired!
Size US9 (5.5mm) straight needles
Size US5 (3.75 mm) DPN’s
Stitch markers if desired
My sweater is a child size 2T. It measures 14 inches wide x 15 inches long with an armhole depth of 5 inches. Determine the size you desire by measuring the length, width and arm hole depth of a favorite sweater or by using general clothing size dimensions.
20 sts per 4 in/10 cm over garter stitch on the diagonal.
I’ve made many a pair of socks, carrying patterns around with me, which can be a process when you only have the chance to whip off a row or two at a time. I finally decided to be brave and crate my own basic sock pattern so that I wouldn’t have to cart around an extra piece of paper. I hope you find this pattern easy to memorize, so you can quickly and easily make some simple, plain ol’ socks to enjoy!
I used two skeins of Sensations Socks & More (2.12 oz/60 gms, 262 yeards/240 meters) in colorway #1138. Any sock yarn will work, however, so pick your favorite!
Set of four US 2 (2.75mm) double pointed or circular needles. The pattern is written for DPN’s.
Stitch marker if desired
My socks fit a mens US size 10.5 (9 inch foot). You can size it up or down as needed.
32 sts per 4 in/10 cm. Row gauge is not needed as length is variable.
This sweater is based on one of my favorites from when my son was tiny. Since it no longer fits him (babies grow so fast!), I decided to create my own version for his first birthday. It is made from inexpensive, warm and snuggly merino wool (all natural- just be careful not to felt it) and is perfect for cool fall mornings or snowy winter days around the house.
It is a fairly standard ribbed sweater, with a bit of interest thrown in with the center cable panels and broad stripes. My neck is finished with a rolled edge for durability and snaps at the shoulder for easy removal. It is VERY stretchy to last many months.
ETA: More sizes have been added as of 11/08. Row gauge has also been updated.
Materials: 1 3.5oz/100g ball each of Patons Classic Wool Merino in A (Taupe 00227), B (Paprika 00238) and C (Rich Red 00207), Pair each of size 4.5mm (US 7) and 5mm (US 8 ) knitting needles, Tapestry needle, Stitch holders, Cable needle, 3 snaps
Sizes: 3 mos (6 mos, 12 mos, 18 mos, 24 mos)
chest 20(21, 22, 23, 24) inches/50.5(53, 56, 58.5, 61) cm
length 10(11, 12, 14, 18) inches/26.5(29, 30.5, 35.5, 45.5) cm
sleeve seam 6.5(7, 8, 8.5, 9) inches/16.5(17.5, 20, 21.5, 23) cm
Tension/Gauge: 21 sts and 28 rows to 10cm/4in over 3×3 rib using 5mm (US 8 ) needles