Kira's hooded vest by Yumiko Sakurai

Kira's hooded vest

February 2011
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in St sts
US 8 - 5.0 mm
210 - 420 yards (192 - 384 m)
baby 0-6[6-12, 12-18, 18-24] months, finished chest size 19[20, 21, 22] inches (48[50.5, 53.5, 56] cm)
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Thank so much for everyone praying and supporting people in Japan when the disaster hit in 2011. Since Japanese Red Cross stopped accepting donation from abroad, All sales of this pattern goes for disaster relief in other countries where people supported us when we were suffering.

All sales from 2012 were sent to American Red Cross for disaster relief. I hope this would help people in Oklahoma hurricane.

The first batch of donation was sent to Japanese Red Cross Society on 4/1/11. I will keep using all of the sales from Kira’s hooded vest for donation. More details is here.

All sales will be spent to support Kira (he is now safe in his grandparent’s house) and people in Japan.

A comfortable gender neutral baby hooded vest with a star tweed stitch edge. The body is worked in one piece mostly in plain Stockinette stitch and knits up quickly. The star tweed stitch will be worked in the end as a part of front/hood edging. Buttons are attached for front closure. Also optional waist tie can be added as an accent.

This pattern is named for my first nephew “Kira”.
“Kira” also means “shiny” and I have shining Star Tweed stitches here!

Needles/Notions: Size US7 (4.50 mm) and US8 (5.00 mm) 24” (60 cm) or longer circular needles; one set of US8 double point needles (DPNs); two markers; a stitch holder or a waste yarn; tapestry needle; buttons