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Violet: a vest that grows with your child

November 2009
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in stockinette
US 7 - 4.5 mm
275 - 350 yards (251 - 320 m)
12 mo.(2,4) / 20(24, 28)” chest measurement
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Until January 31, 2010, 100% of the profits from this pattern will to Help for Haiti.

This sweater is worked in the round from the top down with no seaming. Front and back are worked separately for a few inches after the sleeve caps are bound off.

The sweater is designed to grow with your child. As she grows, remove one or more of the under arm button bands to create a deeper armhole. Unhem l purl ridge at a time as you need more length at the bottom of the sweater.

The longer you knit the sweater, the more hem you have to play with, and the more your child can grow and still wear this garment.

Be sure to cast on loosely so that the neckline will be stretchy enough to accommodate a growing head circumference, too! (Sizes 12 mo.(2, 4) will accommodate up to 21(23,23)” head circumference.)