Small Things Vest by Natalie Pelykh

Small Things Vest

Knitting
January 2024
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
34 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch, on 2.75 mm [US2] needles, after blocking and stretched
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
412 - 2201 yards (377 - 2013 m)
kids - 12 mos; 18 – 24 mos; 3 yrs (4 yrs; 5 yrs; 6–7 yrs) (8–9 yrs; 10–12 yrs; 12–14 yrs); adults - 32–34; 34–36 (38–40; 42–44; 46–48) (50–52; 54–56; 58–60)
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“Small Things” vest is an elegant and understated design based on braids and ribbing, worked seamlessly from the neck down. First, the Back Yoke is worked, then the two halves of the Front are formed by picking up stitches along the shoulder line, the V-neckline is being shaped, after which the two halves of the Front are joined. Back and Front are joined after completion of armhole shaping, after which the Body of the vest is worked in one piece in the round until the desired overall length of the garment has been reached. Neckline and armholes are finished with ribbing.

Needles and Materials:
– Yaka by Dye Dye Done (60% merino wool, 20% silk, 20% yak; 366 m / 100 400 yds / 3.5 oz)
– circular knitting needles 2.25 mm US1 and 2.75 mm US2 or other appropriate size to obtain gauge.
– stitch markers, tapestry needle, cable needle, stitch holder, spare circular, extra cords or a piece of auxiliary yarn.

Sizes:
kids - 12 mos (18–24 mos; 3 yrs; 4 yrs) (5 yrs; 6–7 yrs; 8–9 yrs) (10–12 yrs; 12–14 yrs)
adults - 32–34; 34–36 (38–40; 40–42; 44–46) (48–50; 52–54; 56–58)

Yardage
kids - 377 (403; 421; 439)(476; 512; 549) (622; 732) m;
adults - 1281; 1354 (1464; 1574; 1720) (1830; 1903; 2013) m

Difficulty level:
Medium (co, k, k2tog, k2tog-l, p, ssk, bo, knitting in the round on circular needles, simple cables)