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Stefanie Japel learned to knit from her grandma when she was 8 years old. She grew up wearing her sweaters and borrowing the ones she made for other people. Most of these sweaters are raglans, knit ...

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Violet Vest

from Stefanie Japel Knits
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Violet Vest
Violet Vest
Violet Vest
Violet Vest
Violet Vest
Violet Vest

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knitting
  • Purling
  • Knitting in the round
  • Increasing

Pattern Description:

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. Un-hem one 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.)


4.5 sts = 1"; 18 sts & 24 rows = 4" (10cm)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 12 mo.(2,4) / 20(24, 28)? chest measurement


  • 2(2, 3) hanks Berocco Vintage: (50% Acrylic, 40% Wool, 10% Nylon; 3.5 oz / 100 g; 217 yds / 198 m; Machine wash. Lay flat to dry) Color: Lilacs # 5183
  • Needle: 7 (US) / 4.5 mm (or size to obtain gauge) 16? circular needle, and either DPN, long needle for magic loop, or 2 circs for working neckline in the round.

You Will Also Need:

  • Darning or tapestry needle
  • 4 half-inch buttons

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