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Kid's Fair Isle Vest

Knitting
March 2014
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
500 - 750 yards (457 - 686 m)
Two Sizes: Kid's 2-4 (5-7)
This pattern is available for free.

MATERIALS

  • Main Color (MC): 1 (2) skein(s) of Anzula’s Cricket, 80% Superwash-Merino, 10% Cashmere and 10% Nylon. I used the color Au Natural.
  • Contrast Color (CC): 1 skein of Anzula’s Cricket, 80% Superwash-Merino, 10% Cashmere and 10% Nylon. I used the color Elephant.
  • US #5, 20 or 24-inch circular needles
  • US #4, 16-inch circular needles
  • Optional: US #4, 20 or 24-inch circular needles (For the Front and Back sections, a longer length #4 needle may be more comfortable than the 16-inch length, but you can get away with just the 16-inch needle if you want to!)
  • 5 small and 2 large stitch holders (or scrap yarn)
  • Stitch markers, including one of a different color (or scarp yarn)

GAUGE
FAIR ISLE PATTERN

  • Unblocked: 28 1/2 stitches and 27 1/2 rounds = 4 inches, using larger needles
  • Blocked: 27 1/2 stitches and 25 rounds = 4 inches

STOCKINETTE STITCH

  • Unblocked: 25 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches, using smaller needles
  • Blocked: 24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches

SIZES
Kids 2-4 (5-7)

  • Finished circumference around chest 23 1/4 (28) inches
  • Finished length from bottom edge to underarm 10 3/4 (12) inches
  • Finished armhole length 5 3/4 (6 1/2) inches
  • Finished width across back 9 1/2 (10) inches