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Chunky Monkey Vest


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A cardigan-style vest sized from 3 months to 4T, Chunky Monkey will knit up fast using chunky weight yarn and will look adorable on any little one! It's knit in one piece from the bottom to the underarm using circular needles, then the back piece and each front piece is worked separately. Shoulders are attached using the 3-needle bind off technique, although notes are given if you'd prefer to seam shoulders together by hand instead. Buttonband, neckband, and armband ribbing is created by picking up stitches at the end. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Knit Purl Cast on Bind off Basic pattern reading skills GAUGE 14 stitches & 22 rows = 4" in St st SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 3 mo (6-12 mo, 12-18 mo, 18-24 mo, 2T, 3T, 4T) PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Cascade's 128 Superwash

Supplies Needed

  • Yarn: 118 (128, 138, 148, 158, 168, 178) yds of bulky weight yarn for main color, 128 yds for contrasting color 1 (for ribbing) 128 yds of contrasting color 2 (for stripes), shown in 128 Superwash by Cascade (100% superwash merino wool; 100 gram ball = 128 yds), 1 (1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) skeins of main color, 1 skein of contrasting color 1, 1 skein of contrasting color 2.
  • Needles: Size US 10 24" circular needles (or size needed to provide gauge)
  • Needles: Size US 9 16" & 24" circular needles (or 1 size smaller than size needed to provide gauge)

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Elizabeth Smith
Elizabeth Smith
I’m Elizabeth Smith and designing knitting patterns is my passion. I strive to create simple, modern designs and write patterns for them that are easy to follow and fun to knit. Most of my patterns are seamless and many are knit from the top-down. They are written with the beginner knitter in mind, providing lots of detailed instructions. I provide pattern support for all my designs so feel free to get in touch with me if you have any questions-I love to help and make sure my customers enjoy the knitting process (not to mention the finished piece!)