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Jile Vest


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Happy child recipe: Take one child, add their favorite clothing and finish off with "Jile Vest". Then send them out to play! Under a jacket in colder weather or by itself in warmer weather - your child will be warm & happy wearing this vest. The sideways knit body compliments the fair-isle inspired front panels. And with the neckline trim giving shape to the back neck, the hood becomes an optional feature. Using yarn with a long-stripe colorway really makes the 'color blocking' and front panels fun. The front panels are a great introduction to fair-isle and are shaped only on the neckline edge. Then add some fun buttons and this vest will see lots of wearing time. The sample shown was knit using Classic Elite Liberty Wool, a superwash wool perfect for kids garments. It comes in lots of fun colorways suitable for girls and boys. This is a yarn I will use again. Originally published in the Winter 2011-12 issue of Knitcircus, the modeled photos are courtesy of Jaala Spiro/Knitcircus. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit purl increase & decrease picking up stitches fair-isle helpful buttonholes helpful grafting or seaming helpful GAUGE 21 sts and 28 rows = 4 inches in St st using smaller needles 23 sts and 24 rows = 4 inches in Colorwork pattern using larger needles SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Child's size 6 (8, 10, 12) Finished chest: 28 (30, 31 1/2, 33) inches Finished length: 13 1/2 (15, 1/2, 17, 18) inches

Recommended with this pattern

  • 610 (610, 732, 732) yds light worsted weight yarn - MC
  • 122 (122, 244, 244) yds light worsted weight yarn - CC
  • US 7 (4.5mm) straight needles

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Desert Rose Fiber Arts
I've been a 'crafter' all my life, and especially enjoy fiber arts. My first professional design was published in 2005, and since then I've had my designs published in knit.wear, Knitscene, Creative Knitting, Love of Knitting, Knitcircus, Twist Collective, Three Irish Girls Yarns, Universal Yarns, and Cascade Yarns, along with several books by DRG Publications. When not knitting, thinking about knitting or dreaming up new designs, I love spending time with my husband and pets, in the high plains of Colorado where we live.