Another Plain (but pink this time) Vest

If you’ve been following my blog for any amount of time, you would realize that I have a tendency to obsess over one particular pattern (whether it be a sewing or knitting pattern), and churn out a bunch of projects from that one specific pattern.

I made the Pickles Plain Vest the other week and absolutely loved it on the babe.  Its the perfect cardi for these chilly winter months.  Keeps her core warm without all the added bulk of sleeves – which never seem to fit anyway.  However, Quincy grew out of it in about exactly 3 days.  And try as I might to squeeze her arms into this tiny thing, by day 4, it just seemed cruel to keep stuffing her into this sweater.  So, I made another one.  Naturally.  But this time, I made a bigger size and used a different yarn.  See how I can totally rationalize making yet another garment out of the same pattern?  As if I needed a reason…

Here are the details:

Pattern:  Pickles Plain Vest

Yarn: Malabrigo in Pink Frost

Needles:  US 8


Knit the body 7” (instead of 8”).

Increased the size of the armholes:

k16, bo10, k28, bo10, k16.
Next row, co 22 st over each armhole using cable co
Next row, k2tog at beg and end of each armhole

And here is how I did the decreases on the yoke:
First decrease row: k7, k2tog, (k3, k2tog)8 times, k2, (k2tog, k3)8 times, k2tog, k7 ~ 18 st decreased, 82 otn.

Second decrease row: k7, k2tog, (k3, k2tog)6 times, k4, (k2tog, k3)6 times, k2tog, k7 ~ 14 st decreased, 68 otn

Third decrease row: k7, k2tog, (k3, k2tog)4 times, k2, (k2tog, k2)2 times, (k2tog, k3)4 times, k2tog, k7 ~ 12 st decreased, 56 otn.

Fourth decrease row: K7, k2tog, (k3, k2tog)3 times, k8, (k2tog, k3)3 times, k2tog, k7 ~ 8 st decreased, 44 otn.

Et Voila – a brand new (and upsized) cardi for the babe.

You’ll notice Quincy doesn’t exactly look thrilled to be sporting her new vest.  But I promise, its not the vest.  I blame the 4 month vaccines that she had just gotten for her cranky pants attitude in these shots.  Because how could a new pink vest possibly be causing that crankiness?


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