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Birthday Boy Vest

Knitting
March 2011
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
3.5 mm (E)
250 - 700 yards (229 - 640 m)
6-12 months (1-2, 3-4, 5-6) years
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In February 2013 this pattern was updated. The instructions are clearer and cover more sizes.

I love my son, I love merino and I love seamless work.
I’ve decided to put all my loves into one pattern - a top-down seamless vest, which will be perfect for my son’s first birthday next week. :-)

Yarn
Adrafil Regina (100% merino) 50g/137y (125 m) or any other DK weight yarn; MC: 1 (2, 2, 3) skeins CC: 1 (2, 2, 3) skeins
Sample made in colors 039 and 089, size 6-12 months on an 11-monther.

Needles
4.00 mm / US#6 circular needles (60 cm / 24”),
3.50 mm / US#4 circular needles or 5 double-pointed needles,
or any other size needed to get the correct gauge.

Notions
3.50 mm crochet hook, waste yarn or stitch holder, stitch marker.

Gauge
23 sts x 30 rows in 10 cm / 4” in St st worked in the round with 4.00 / US#6 needle.

Sizes
6-12 m (1-2, 3-4, 5-6); to fit chest 40-45 (50-55, 55-60, 60-65) cm / 16-18 (20-22, 22-24, 24-26)” with 1” of positive ease.
(Positive ease is already incorporated in the pattern).