Linen Vest for Babies by Purl Soho

Linen Vest for Babies

Knitting
July 2015
Karen Oberg Kalinka 41
Karen Oberg Kalinka 21
Karen Oberg Kalinka
Sport (12 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
170 - 250 yards (155 - 229 m)
three sizes available: 0-6 (6-12, 12-18) months
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This pattern is available for free.

MATERIALS
1 skein of Karin Oberg’s Kalinka. We used…

  • Kalinka 21, 55 % linen and 45% wool, in the color Vit for the 0-6 months size
  • Kalinka 41, 70% linen and 30% cotton, in the color Silver for 6-12 months size
  • Kalinka, 100% linen, in the color Natur for the 12-18 months size

(Please Note: We no longer offer Kalinka yarns and would recommend using 1 skein Purl Soho’s Field Linen in its place. Each skein is 295 yards/ 100 grams; approximately 156 (194, 234) yards required.

You will also need…

  • US 4 (3.5 mm) circular or straight needles
  • Two US 4 double pointed needles (for Attached I-cord)
  • A small crochet hook and scrap yarn (for Provisional Cast On)
  • 2 stitch holders or scrap yarn
  • 1 yard of Carta Inc’s 2/8 Metallic Ribbon by the Yard. We used the color Silver.
  • A 110-yard spool of Gutermann’s Cotton Sewing Thread. We used the color 1040.
  • A hand-sewing needle

GAUGE
26 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

Note: Row gauge may vary slightly between yarns. The pattern is written to accommodate these differences.

SIZES
0-6 (6-12, 12-18) months

  • Finished Chest Circumference (including a 2 ¼-inch overlap): 17 ¾ (19, 20 ¼) inches
  • Finished Length from Bottom Edge to Shoulder: 11 (11 ¾, 13) inches
  • Finished Length from Bottom Edge to Underarm: 5 ½ (6, 7) inches

EASE: The garment is designed with a ¾- to 1 ¼-inch ease around the chest.
SAMPLES: We knit one in each size.