Whitfield Shorty

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Whitfield Shorty Pattern

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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Category:

Knitting

Type:

Clothing

Fit:

Boys

Item:

Sweater

Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit, purl, increasing/decreasing, shaping, seaming

Pattern Description:

A boy's field jacket or vest in nine sizes (18 mos, 2, 4, 6, 8)[10, 12, 14, 16], to knit in an allover tweedy textured stitch, with button front, set-in sleeves (vest has ribbed armhole trim), chest pocket, side hem slits, and shirt collar. All pieces are knit flat, bottom up, and seamed.

Gauge:

20 sts and 30 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on larger needles

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 23.5(26, 26.75, 29, 30)[32.25, 33, 35.25, 36.25] inches/59.5(66, 68, 73.5, 76)[82, 84, 89.5, 92] cm around chest (buttoned) to fit with 4-6 inches/10-15 cm of ease

Materials:

  • jacket: 500(550, 675, 800, 925)[1075, 1200, 1325, 1400] yds/475(500, 600, 725, 850)[1000, 1100, 1225, 1300] m of light worsted yarn
  • vest: 325(350, 425, 500, 600)[700, 775, 875, 925] yds/300(325, 400, 475, 550)[650, 725, 800, 850] m of light worsted yarn
  • size 6US (4 mm) needle for body or size to obtain correct gauge
  • size 5US (3.75 mm) needle for cuffs, hems, and trims (or one size smaller than body needle)
  • DPNs or 16-inch circular same size as trim needle for vest armhole finish

You Will Also Need:

  • 4(4, 4, 5, 6)[7, 7, 8, 8] buttons that are .75-inch (2 cm) in diameter

Suggested yarn:

1400 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Woolen Rabbit Frolic

Colorway:

Jungle Book

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I am the owner of Knitspot - knitting patterns, clubs, and artisan yarns. I am a life-long knitter with a background in the fashion and graphic design fields, and began designing clothing, knitwear and accessories during the 1970s. I teach and write about knitting, spinning, and designing at my blog, Knitspot. I live and work in Ohio with David, who loves wool, too.

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