Weyrling by Kate Poe

Weyrling

Knitting
October 2017
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette in the round
US 3 - 3.25 mm
225 - 940 yards (206 - 860 m)
3 months to 12 years (16 to 30 inches chest circumference)
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I saw this cable pattern on a sweater in a store. Of course, I wouldn’t buy the sweater because I can knit. Since I’m not the most enthusiastic sweater knitter, I never got around to making it. Fast forward a couple years (ok, more than a couple) to the receipt of a skein of sock yarn. I remembered this cable pattern and realized it would work well for a child’s garment.

The vest is worked in the round with the cable pattern on the front and the back in stockinette. Optional buttons and buttonholes for ease in dressing are on each shoulder.

Sizing
Sizes: 3 (6, 12, 18 months) (2, 4, 6) (8, 10, 12 years)
to fit chest of
16 (17, 18, 19) (21, 23, 25) (26.5, 28, 30) inches
40.5 (43, 45.5, 48.5) (53.5, 58.5, 63.5) (67.5, 71, 76) cm

Finished chest of
19 (19.75, 21.5, 22.25) (24, 26.75, 28.75) (30, 31.75, 33.5) inches
48 (50, 54.5, 56.5) (61, 68, 72) (76, 80.5, 85) cm

Yarn
Blue Moon Fiber Arts, Socks that Rock Medium weight.
1 (1, 1, 1) (2, 2, 2) (2, 3, 3) skeins,
225 (265, 340, 375) (415, 490, 565) (715, 825, 940) yards / 210 (250, 320, 350) (390, 460, 525) (665, 770, 875) meters

Yarn amounts listed include a 5% allowance. The 2 years size may be able to be worked with 1 skein, and the 10 years size may be able to be worked with 2 skeins. Please note that it will be close.

Gauge
In stockinette: 24 stitches and 34 rows in 4 inches
In cable pattern: 32 stitches and 34 rows in 4 inches

Needles
Circular Needles, US size 3 (3.25mm) or size needed to obtain gauge.

Spare double pointed needles (DPNs) in the same size are recommended for working the I-cord.

Other Notions
Cable needle
Tapestry needle
Stitch markers
Waste yarn
Buttons (1/2 inch/1.25cm) Number of buttons needed will vary based on the number of buttonholes worked.

Techniques
Working in the round
Cables
I-cord
Reading the work
Decreasing in pattern


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