Christmas Morning Vest
The Christmas Morning Vest is a nod to the beautiful tweed sweaters knit up by everyone’s favorite magical mom--Molly Weasley. If you’re a fan of the series, you’ll know that Mrs. Weasley knits up a full sweater for all of her brood as a Christmas gift.
I can tell you for a fact; I would definitely need enchanted knitting needles to get that accomplished! That’s why a vest is such a great compromise! You end up with a similar aesthetic, without having to knit all those sleeves! Hooray!
This design, formerly known as Weasley Vest, has been completely overhauled as of Oct 2015 and fully tech edited by my wonderful TE Liz Halla-Mattingly. Here are all of the enchanting improvements you’ll get with this purchase:
-Directions to knit 18 sizes! from 6 months old up to Adult 4X complete with schematics
-An entire page of Shaping Suggestions to achieve a shapely fit (especially helpful for women’s vests)
-52 Custom Designed “Magical” Initial Letters, (the full alphabet in Adult and Child scale), plus blank charts if you’d prefer to design your own--initials are applied using Duplicate Stitch
-Access to bonus finishing instructions on my blog
-Pattern support, should you have any questions
-PLUS: A jump start on your Christmas Knitting!
Your PDF download will come complete with the pattern (p.1-8) and all letter charts (p. 9-22) included. Please use the following information to save on paper and ink and print only the sheets you’ll need!
Please print p. 1-8 for vest instructions PLUS the appropriate letter chart page as follows:
p. 9 Adult A, B, C, D
p. 10 Adult E, F, G, H
p. 11 Adult I, J, K, L
p. 12 Adult M, N, O
p. 13 Adult P, Q, R, S
p. 14 Adult T, U, V, W
p. 15 Adult X, Y, Z
p. 16 Child A, B, C, D
p. 17 Child E, F, G, H
p. 18 Child I, J, K, L
p. 19 Child M, N, O
p. 20 Child P, Q, R, S
p. 21 Child T, U, V, W
p. 22 Child X, Y, Z
Here are the particulars to assist you in choosing a size and yarn for your magical vest:
Finished Chest Circumference:
Children: 20” (22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32)”
Adult: 34” (36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50, 52, 54)”
Corresponding Sizes (approximate):
Child: 6 months (12 months, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 years)
Adult: XS (S, M1, M2, L1, L2, XL, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X
Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Tweed (50g/110yds)
2 (2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4) balls
5 (5, 7, 7, 8, 9, 9, 10, 10, 11, 12) balls
Child: 160 (210, 260, 325, 375, 425, 475) yds
Adult: 525 (600, 675, 750, 825, 900, 975, 1025, 1100, 1175, 1250) yds
4mm/US size 6 & 4.5mm/US size 7 circular needles
The vest is meant to be worn with about 2” of positive ease for an easy, oversized, and cozy fit. Shaping instructions are provided to achieve a custom fit. Model A has hip circ of 34” and chest circ of 32”. Her vest was knit in a sz S at the hip, then decreased evenly to an XS at the bust—instructions provided on p. 3 to calculate your own shaping
Please see the note on my blog about a small update made to pg. 7 concerning only the 6 & 12 month sizes. This update makes completing the V-neck much clearer. The newest version of the pattern (v1316) does include this information.