April (Vest) by Ranée Mueller

April (Vest)

Knitting
July 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
85 - 90 yards (78 - 82 m)
3 - 5 pound preemie (newborn, 6 - 9 months, 12 months)
This pattern is available for $6.00 USD buy it now

Our preemie daughter was born in May, but started to come in April. April will always mean preemie to me, and this design began as one for preemie babies only. It is sweet to have something pretty to put her in and this buttonless vest will make his frequent changes simpler, and permit layering for warmth.

This vest is part of the April Set. lt is available for sale individually as well as in the E-book. It is a nice, simple garment to make in one piece. It has enough interest to keep a worried mama or papa occupied, but is not so complicated that it requires too much attention.

Materials: 50 (80, 120, 175) yards / 45 (75, 110, 160) meters worsted weight yarn

Gauge: 20 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) in stockinette stitch

Size: 3 - 5 pound preemie* (newborn, 6 - 9 months, 12 months)

about 32 - 36 weeks at delivery

Finished Measurements: approximately 12.75 (17.75, 18.5, 20) inches / 30 (44, 46, 50) cm chest circumference

Skills Required: Knitting in the round, decreasing, picking up stitches.