Leif Vest, Pullover and Hat by Luise O'Neill
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Leif Vest, Pullover and Hat

Knitting
March 2010
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
19.5 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
250 - 1037 yards (229 - 948 m)
2 - 12 yrs
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This pattern contains directions for a Vest, Pullover and Hat.

An enchanting vertical β€œleaf framed in diamond” motif highlights both the front and back of the pullover and vest and creates a swoop on the hat as it travels in a gentle spiral. The vest and pullover have an identical front and back making it very easy for those little tots who love to dress themselves.

Pullover has an option for 2 different sleeve types: 1) Afterthought Sleeve and 2) Standard Sleeve. The Afterthought Sleeve is knit separately and attached using an easy running stitch; the armhole trim and top edge of the sleeve then form a curled double border just below the shoulder (shown in 4th photo). The Standard Sleeve (5th photo) is worked from shoulder to cuff from picked up stitches at the armhole; no seaming.

Motif directions are both charted and written out.

Sizes
Vest and Pullover
2(4, 6, 8, 10, 12)

Finished Chest Measurement
25(27,29,31,33,35)” 64(69,74,79,84,89)cm

Hat
Circumference: 18 (20)” 46(51)cm
To fit: 18 – 20”(20-22”) 46-51(51-56)cm

Yarn
Patons Classic Wool; 100% wool; 3.5oz/ 223yds 100g/204m; β€œLeaf Green”

Vest
250(290,325,400,480,560) yds
230(265,295,365,440,510) m
2(2, 2, 2, 3, 3) skeins

Pullover
420(541,629,755,898,1037)yds
385(495,573,690,822,946)m
2(3,3,4,5,5) skeins

Hat
112(143) yds
102(131)m
1(1) skein

Notions
10 stitch markers, stitch holders or waste yarn; large-eyed needle

Method
Vest: begins knit in the round; top portion knit flat; shoulders are joined with 3-Needle BO; no seaming

Pullover: begins knit in the round; top portion knit flat; sleeves are knit in the round either separately or from top down; no seaming

Hat: knit in the round, brim up

Skills
ability to β€œread knitting” i.e. continue in pattern established in previous rounds/rows; double central decrease, knit, knit in the round, k2tog, Left Twist, M1, M5 in one, Right Twist, pick up stitches, purl, ssk, 1/1 cables, 1/1/1 cable, 3 needle bind-off

A picture tutorial for the 3-Needle Bind Off is included in the pattern.

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July 2014: v1.1 published


Pattern also available at:
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