It’s the little things.

I’ve really enjoyed this super-quick little baby vest/tunic. Worsted weight baby stuff goes so quickly! This only took me about 2.5 days with a little ripping and revising at the very beginning.

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I went down 3 needles sizes and I think the fit will work just fine. The pattern is only written for a 3-5 yr old, but I think this could work easily from about 15 months-2 years with the size adjustment. I could have stretched it more with blocking, easily, but it is a nice 21″ chest circumference right now, and I imagine that will fit pretty well in the fall. The length will work as a tunic or vest.

This is my second of the matching family sweaters in Cascade 220 Pyrite Heather that I have planned.

I modified the pattern slightly. Aside from going down three needle sizes to a US 5, I also made the stripes like this version, flipped the button to the other side of the neck so I could leave the neatest edge of the stockinette up (in my case the edge that starts with knitting) and I’ve added some short row sleeves instead of the ribbed ones.

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The white portion of the sleeves will be turned inside the sleeve and sewn down, making little hemmed sleeves to complement the hem on the bottom of the tunic. I made the hem on the bottom in green on the inside, just for the heck of it.

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This might be my favorite baby sweater yet, in terms of the finished item. I can’t wait to see it on her! I’m loooooooving the speed of baby knits, and they’re a great way to use some stash yarn too. Now, it’s time for some end weaving and sweater seaming.

11 thoughts on “It’s the little things.

  1. It looks great. I should try something like this for my daughter this year (we’re just heading into winter now). She’s a tiny 2 year old so it would probably fit with these modifications. Thanks!

  2. That’s an *extremely* cute pattern. All of my knitting (and everything else) is currently packed away while I’m in a moving process, and it’s making me crazy. I’m cruising knit blogs and wishing I could be getting work done. But I think you’ve inspired my next pattern choice!

  3. How cute! I love seeing the different patterns you choose…I feel like I’m on ravelry more than any other “social media” outlet, but I somehow haven’t seen any of these you’ve been making. I love them!

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