Flip

Knitting
November 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
184 - 634 yards (168 - 580 m)
3mo (6mo, 1yr, 2yr, 3yr) {4yr, 6yr, 8yr, 10yr}
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Flip is a cute little vest for boys and girls. It is a timeless design that goes with every outfit. The Garter stitch on the shoulders adds visual interest but keeps the design simple. It is worked in one piece from the bottom up. The shoulders are then seamed. The sideways front bands are worked at last to make it easy to adjust fit.

Measurements are given in both centimeters and inches.

MATERIALS

YARN

Worsted weight

Shown here: Miss Babs Yowza - Whatta Skein! (100% superwash merino wool; 512 m/560 yds, 227 g/8 oz skein; main color (MC) Slate: 1 (1, 1, 1, 1) {1, 1, 1, 2} skein(s)

Yardage requirement:

165 (200, 230, 285, 315) {350, 405, 500, 580} m / 180 (220, 250, 310, 345) {385, 445, 545, 635} yds, including 10% allowance

NEEDLES

4.5 mm (US 7) circular needle of length 60 cm (24”) or longer; adjust needle size if necessary to obtain gauge.

4 mm (US 6) needles in your preferred style for small circumference knitting in the round, for armhole bands

NOTIONS

4 buttons about 2 cm / 0.875” diameter (use 1.5 cm / 0.625” size buttons for the first two sizes); stitch markers; yarn needle

REQUIRED SKILLS

Decreases, increases, cable cast-on, picking up stitches

GAUGE

18 sts and 25 rows = 10 cm (4”) in Stockinette stitch on gauge needle, blocked.

18 sts and 28 rows = 10 cm (4”) in Garter stitch on gauge needle, blocked.

16.5 sts and 24 rows = 10 cm (4”) in Moss stitch on gauge needle, blocked.

SIZES

3mo (6mo, 1yr, 2yr, 3yr) {4yr, 6yr, 8yr, 10yr}

Shown in 4yr

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Finished chest circumference (buttoned): 46 (50, 55, 60.5, 63.5) {66, 71.5, 77, 79.5} cm / 18 (19.75, 21.75, 23.75, 25) {26, 28.25, 30.25, 31.25}“

This garment is intended to be worn with about 7.5 cm / 3” positive ease. Kids come in all sizes. Choose size based on the desired finished chest circumference and adjust length as needed.