Monday, October 13, 2008

Chances are, it will fit somebody....

Well, this vest was supposed to be Addison's Christmas sweater, was supposed to fit him, and I was supposed to be done with the Christmas knitting for the kiddos. No such luck.

I knew it would fit someone though. Jack was pretty happy with this one. Have I ever told you "knit" was one of his first words?


This pattern is very loosely based on a vest pattern I already had, but I quickly had to start doing my own thing to keep the hounds tooth pattern in tact. The head opening was too small for Addison, and so were the arm holes. I knit along without checking to see if it fit, because it was supposed to be a surprise. Not a good idea I guess. I had a bad feeling when I was done, tried to block it out a bit, but no such luck.

So glad if fits someone, and that it will be loved.


The Details:

Pattern: Children's Cabled Vest from Lion Brand, using this Hounds tooth pattern:

Using two colors, and a multiple of four stitches,

Row 1: (RS) using A (brown) knit 2 *using B (white) knit 1; using A knit 3* rep until last 2 stitches, using B knit 1, using A knit 1.

Row 2: (WS) * using A purl 1, using B purl 3* rep from * to end.

Row 3: *using A knit 1, using B knit 3* rep from * to end.

Row 4 :using A purl 2, *using B purl 1, using A purl 3* rep to from * to last 2 stitches using B purl 1, using A purl 1.

Repeat these four rows.

Yarn: Eco wool in Brown, and Paton's chunky in white

Mods: I knit the size 4, but cast on 56 stitches to have a multiple of four stitches. I used the Hounds tooth pattern, no cables. Jack is about a 2 T so the hounds tooth pattern shrunk it up quite a bit. Perhaps I should have checked my gauge....oops.

I have picked out something new for Addison. I am really excited about this one!

22 comments:

QuiltedSimple said...

This is really cute. It's too bad that it did't fit Addison, but I'm so glad for you that it did fit Jack - he looks adorable in it!
Kris

APA said...

It's so sweet and looks very nice on your littlest one, like it was made to fit! :)

Karen said...

So cute!

Jules from "The Roost" said...

adorable!!!!

Meagan said...

I love the houndstooth! Was it hard to do? Jack is so handsome-perhaps it was serendipity that it was too small for Addison!?! I did make the owl hat for Ava, it is a bit too small-similar dilemna, huh? I didn't use a pattern, the idea came to me because she loves owls so much-I am back to the drawing board to make it a bit larger. It is made of fleece so it stretches a bit. I think once I get the owl sorted out, I feel a frog hat coming on...I bumped into Genevieve and Ella last night at the grocery-so cute!

tiennie said...

So absolutely adorable on him! It seems like it was meant for him all along!

Ashley said...

What a beautiful baby! I can't believe you made that! When did you start knitting? I won't set something like that as a goal in my life time, but maybe I can make a simple sweater... You should feel very proud!

Fran said...

OMG! That is so cute! Glad it fits that cutie patootie!

Fran

melissa s. said...

i love houndstooth and am so impressed! my mom knits for my kids and has the opposite problem: i'm hoping the stuff she makes fits them by the time they go to high school (they are 4 & 2yo!)

dana said...

wow, wow, and wow.
I'm not a knitter but I gotta think that houndstooth is hard to do.
Amazing. And SO cute!

Blaynexox said...

That vest is adorable! Jack looks so cute in it :)

amandajean said...

how cute! and at least it fits one of your little guys.

Jessica said...

I love that hounds tooth pattern. I'm glad the vest fits someone!!!!

Stephanie said...

That turned out so cute. How do you manage to make so many wonderful things??? I downloaded the Toast pattern, thanks!!

Stephanie

a friend to knit with said...

i am in love with the colors. and the houndstooth!!!
so so great!

Marcia said...

Very cute! Knit as a first word...too much! love it!

At Home Mommy Knits said...

That vest is adorable. Thanks for the pattern mod because I can totally picture one on my little boy (also a Jack) at Thanksgiving. Now I just need a little more time to get all my knits done :).

Renee said...

Totally charming!

Renee said...

Totally charming!

Sandy said...

I suppose when you have 3 children, the chances are good!
I really really love this vest. It is adorable on him.

Julie said...

What a sweet vest... and so perfect on Jack!

Poshyarns said...

Oh it's so lovely and my goodness, he is so cute I could just eat him up. Poor Addison, he missed out on a really good knit.