Tuesday, November 10, 2015

A Little Tiny Knitted Vest

So now I am looking for ways to keep the baby warm with materials I have on hand.  And I have been slightly obsessed with knitting!  This may be due to a bout of  tendonitis in my thumb joint (less hand sewing), the relative speed of tiny baby knits, and the convenience of a friendly teacher to call on.

I used some yarn I had on hand that I hope has some wool in it to make this little vest.  The idea is to keep Phoebe's core warm without wrestling and shoving her arms into two sets of long sleeves.

 I used this tutorial, but I cast on 36 stitches and used 20 for the neckline and 8 for each shoulder.  I also did not use the fisherman's rib because I didn't recognize all the methods and I was too impatient to go to my teacher or You-tube; I did a knit-2, purl-2 rib.

I was pretty proud of myself for figuring how to segregate the groups of stitches to make the neckline!

However, when it was time to sew up the side seams, I realized that the vest was rather narrow for Phoebe's chub.  So I knitted two little panels (I think 12 stitches wide - maybe?  it took me a while to get photos of the vest in action, and I've knitted other things in the meantime) and then added one panel under each arm.  This is only obvious is you take your eyes off the sweet baby face above the vest.

More vests coming soon!


Dusa said...

So stinkin' cute! And so is the vest! :)

Tammy said...

Looks so sweet and warm.

Sarah Barry said...

Oh wow! She's really growing.

Love the colors. Great job.

jenny_o said...

I love the colours, too. And she's so sweet! I love the look on her face in the second photo (I assume she is looking at herself in the mirror?) - so intent!

Looks like big sister is enjoying her, too.

Polly said...

That is so clever! I love the idea of keeping their little midsections warm without dealing with the aggravation of sweater sleeves....I may lift this idea and make one for Naomi's new baby.

And anyway: the cuteness of the photos is unstoppable here. I like her chub. She's just so cute!!!!

Christy said...

This vest is adorable. Way to go! And I love the varigated yarn colors. Yay!

Mother B said...

Ohh I just love baby knits! So sweet! How blessed you are to have someone to help you!!

Becky said...

Darling! I love sweet baby knits - I just whipped up a sweater for a baby girl soon to make her appearance and I'd forgotten how quick and easy they are to make! Baby knits that is.

Elizabeth Musgrave said...

That is lovely and so good to see you learning and experimenting and finding new techniques.