A hooded vest with optional sleeves for little girls in Plush.
Shown in size 4.
Directions are for children’s size Small (2-4). Changes for sizes Medium (6-8) and Large (10-12) are in parentheses.
Chest – 30(34-36)”.
Length – 15(17-19)”.
Berroco Plush (50 grs), 3(4-5) balls #1916 Java Purple (MC) and 1 ball #1901 Crema (CC).
Straight knitting needles, size 10 OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE.
24” length circular knitting needle, size 10.
1 St Holder.
1 St Marker.
3 sts = 1”; 4 rows = 1” in St st with size 10 needles.
TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE.
When changing colors, always hold color to the left and pick up new color from underneath. This twists yarn so there are no holes.
Always carry yarn not in use LOOSELY across back of work. Where yarn must be carried across more than 3 sts, twist colors to avoid long loops.
This garment is worked in 1 piece to the underarms, then split for back and front. It has optional long sleeves.
With circular needle, using MC, cast on 90(102-108) sts. Join, being careful not to twist sts. Mark for beg of round and carry marker up. Work in k1, p1 ribbing for 1”, then k 1 rnd. Join CC and work even in St st (k EVERY rnd), following Chart A over next 3 rnds. Drop CC and work even in St st with MC until piece measures 8-1/2(9-1/2-10-1/2)” from beg.
Divide for Back and Front: Next Rnd: Bind off 5 sts, k until there are 35(41-45) sts on needle after bound-off sts, inc 0(0-1) st by working M1k in center, sl remaining 50(56-59) sts onto holder for Front. Change to straight needles and work back and forth in St st on 35(41-45) sts for Back until armholes measure 5-1/2(6-1/2-7-1/2)” from bound-off sts, end on WS.
Shape Neck and Shoulders: K9(11-12) sts, join another ball of yarn and bind off center 17(19-21) sts loosely, k to end. Working both sides at once, dec 1 st at each neck edge every RS row once. When armholes measure 6-1/2(7-1/2-8-1/2)”, end on WS. Bind off 8(10-11) sts each side for shoulders.
Sl 50(56-59) sts from holder to straight needles. Join yarn and bind off 10 sts, k until there are 35(41-45) sts on needle after bound-off sts, inc 0(0-1) st by working M1k in center, bind off last 5 sts. Turn, join MC and p6(9-11), place marker, join CC and work Row 1 of Chart B over next 23 sts, place marker, with MC, p to end. Work even in St st on 35(41-45) sts, following Chart B on sts between markers, until 19 rows of chart have been completed. Drop CC and markers and work in St st with MC until armholes measure 5-1/2(6-1/2-7-1/2)”, end on WS. Shape Neck and Shoulders same as for back
With straight needles, using MC, cast on 24 sts. Work in k1, p1 ribbing for 1”, then k 1 row. Join CC. Beg with a p row, work in St st, following Chart A over next 3 rows. Drop CC and continue to work in St st using MC only, inc 1 st each side every 4th row 3(9-9) times, then every 6th row 5(2-4) times. Work even on 40(46-50) sts until sleeve measures 14(15-1/2-18-1/2)” from beg, end on WS. Bind off all sts.
Note: Hood is knit from the top down.
Left Side: With straight needles, cast on 26(28-30) sts. Work even in St st for 9-1/2(10-1/2-11-1/2)”, end on WS.
Shape Bottom Edge: Bind off 6(7-7) sts at beg of every RS row twice, then 7(7-8) sts twice.
Right side: Work same as for left side, reversing shaping.
For Sleeveless Version: Armbands: With RS facing, using straight needles and MC, beg at outside edge of shoulder, pick up and k18(21-24) sts along armhole edge, 10 sts across bound-off sts, then 18(21-24) sts to other shoulder – 46(52-58) sts. Work even in k1, p1 ribbing for 1”. Bind off in ribbing. Sew shoulder seams.
For Version with Sleeves: Sew shoulder seams. Sew sleeve seams from cuffs to 1-1/2” below bound-off edges. Sew bound-off edges of sleeves into armholes, sewing top 1-1/2” of sides to bound-off sts of armholes.
For Both Versions: Sew cast-on edges of hood tog for top seam and shorter side edges tog for back seam.
Frontband: With RS facing, using straight needles and MC, pick up and k62(68-74) sts around front edge of hood. Work in k1, p1 ribbing for 1”. Bind off all sts loosely in ribbing. Sew bound-off edges of hood and ends of frontband to neck edge of sweater so that frontbands meet at center front neck.