Here is my little man trying on his sweater, the body at least! I used toddler t-shirt vest by sam lamb on ravelry as a staring point, but as the vest was 24mo sized…. this was too small for my little line backer. I scaled up the pattern and changed nearly everything, including adding sleeves! You can see this project on ravelry. Click here
I’ve been spinning the yarn required as I knit and I believe it’s going to take 3 skeins. Not having measured the skeins previously (you dont have to do these things when you are the yarn creator, haha!) I’ll measure the last one to determine how much yarn I used… approximately.
Here are the changes that I’ve made to the sweater. It’s pretty basic changes to the size. Mr. C is tall and stocky for this age of 2.5 and 36lbs so this sweater is more of a 3/4T. If you’ve got any questions or comments I would love to hear them!
Changed the pattern drastically to fit a 4T rather than 24mo.
Neckline – CO 74st and work in the round k2,p2 ribbing for 1.5”
Row 1: k7, pm, k1, pm, k21, pm, k1, pm, k15, pm, k1, pm, k21, pm, k1, pm, k8
Row 2: all even rows are increase rows. K to 1 st before marker, KFB, slip marker, K1, slip marker KFB. Repeat and include last marker, K to end.
All odd rows K, All even rows increase until 147st remain.
Divide for Body:
K73, turn and P39, turn
K39, turn Break yarn leaving tail.
Place next 34 st on st holder
start with yarn again, K40, turn
K40, turn place next 34st on holder. DO NOT break yarn.
CO19st and k39, CO19 and k40
You have now joined the body with a total of 117st
Remove all stitch markers except row start marker (i use the tail to mark start of round)
Continue knitting in the round until desired length is reached :
K2, P2 ribbing for 2” bottom.
Bind off in the super stretchy binding: K1, P1, purl through these two stitches leaving 1 st on the right hand needle. K1, P1, purl through these two stitches leaving 1 st on the right hand needle, Slip first stitch over the second and proceed with K1, P1, P through two and slip stitch. When you come to the final stitch, simply pull your yarn through and tighten, then finish.
See my next post for sleeves, or finish with little cap sleeves: Pick up 56st (34st on the holder and 22 through the arm pit) K2, P2 for 2″ to create the vest arm holes.
Good luck and happy knitting!!