Red Heart® Baby TLC Vested Baby Boy

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by Scarlet Taylor, Red Heart® Design Team

Red Heart® Baby TLC Vested Baby Boy

Keep your baby boy looking so very handsome by knitting him the Red Heart® Baby TLC Vested Baby Boy. A more feminine color could make this piece just as adorable on a baby girl.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2+ hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Use a gauge of 20 sts + 26 rows (about 4 inch) in st st using larger needles to knit this vest. Remember to check your gauge. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge. Download template for special and standard knitting stitches and abbreviations not explained elsewhere and the pattern. You will need 2 skeins of Lime (or the color of your choice) to make this vest for a baby 6 months, 12 months, or 18 months; and 3 skeins 24 months. Finished Chest: 20 (22, 24, 28) inch Finished Length: 10 (11, 12, 14) inch
  • 2
    Vest Back: With smaller needles, cast on 50 (56, 60, 70) sts. Work in k1, p1 rib for 3/4 inch, end with a wrong side row. Change to larger needles and work in St st until piece measures 5 (5-1/2, 6, 6-1/2) inch from beginning, end with a wrong side row.
  • 3
    Shape Armholes: Bind off 2 sts at beginning of next 6 (8, 8, 10) rows – 38 (40, 44, 50) sts. Work even until Armhole measures 4-1/2 (5, 5-1/2, 6) inch, end with a wrong side row.
  • 4
    Shape Back Neck Next Row (Right Side): K11 (11, 12, 14) sts, slip center 16 (18, 20, 22) sts to a stitch holder for Back Neck, join a second ball of yarn and knit to end of row – 11 (11, 12, 14) sts each side. Working both sides at same time with separate balls of yarn, decrease 1 st at each Neck edge once – 10 (10, 11, 13) sts each side. Work even until Armhole measures 5 (5-1/2, 6, 6-1/2) inch. Bind off.
  • 5
    Front: With smaller needles, cast on 50 (56, 60, 70) sts. Work as for Back until piece measures 2 rows before beginning of Armhole shaping, end with a wrong side row.
  • 6
    Shape Armholes and Neck Next Row (Right Side): K24 (27, 29, 34) sts, slip center 2 sts to a stitch holder for Front Neck, join a second ball of yarn and work to end of row – 24 (27, 29, 34) sts each side. Working both sides at same time with separate balls of yarn, shape Armholes same as for Back. At the same time, decrease 1 st each Neck edge every other row 3 (3, 4, 4) times, then every 4th row 5 (6, 6, 7) times – 10 (10, 11, 13) sts each side. Work even until Armhole measures same length as Back to Shoulder.
  • 7
    Finishing - Sew left shoulder seam.
  • 8
    Neckband With right side facing and smaller needles, join yarn at Neck edge of right shoulder, pick up and knit 2 sts down Back Neck edge, knit across 16 (18, 20, 22) sts from Back Neck stitch holder, pick up and knit 2 sts up Back Neck edge, pick up and knit 27 (28, 28, 28) sts down left Front Neck edge, place marker, k2tog from Front Neck stitch holder, pick up and knit 26 (27, 27, 27) sts up right Front Neck edge – 74 (78, 80, 82) sts. Working in K1 p1 rib, work 1 row. Decrease Row (Right Side): Work in K1, p1 rib to 2 sts before marker, k2tog, k1, ssk, work to end of row. Repeat Decrease Row every other row until piece measures 3/4 inch. Bind off in rib. Sew right Shoulder seam and Neckband.
  • 9
    Armhole Bands : With right side facing and smaller needles, join yarn at Armhole edge and pick up and knit 48 (52, 56, 62) sts evenly around Armhole edge. Work in K1, p1 rib for 3/4 inch. Bind off in rib. Repeat for opposite Armhole.
  • 10
    Sew side seams. Weave in ends.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2+ hours

Project Supplies

  • Red Heart® Baby TLC Yarn Lime 104741430
  • Susan Bates® Knitting Needles 4.5 mm 7 U.S. 104236225
  • Susan Bates® Knitting Needles 4.0 mm 6 U.S. 104236224
  • Clover Cable Stitch Holders 104239469
  • Yarn Needle
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