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Knit Vest for Kids

Martha's two black Welsh sheep, Babaa and Black Sheep, offered their gorgeous wool as holiday gifts. After shearing, washing, carding, and spinning, the wool was knitted into simple vests for Martha's grandchildren, Jude and Truman. "Sheepish" tags cut from paper hint at what's inside.


Download the Knitted Vest Pattern

Download the Sheepish Gift Tags

Comments (7)

  • MSLO Moderator 9 Jan, 2014

    The pattern is correct as currently posted. The sweater is meant to be generous (and can be made longer, if desired). The finished size is based on a BabyGap size large.

    The front is three rows longer. Once you join the completed front and back pieces together, the size difference creates a neck opening. Also, it's quite common in most pattern-making that the front pieces are slightly longer. We hope this clarifies the pattern.

  • snowflake 7 Jan, 2014

    Have been waiting for over a year for a correction of these instructions. I agree: does anyone read these comments?

  • janetatwin 16 Aug, 2013

    I didn't see any response regarding the correct size of the knitted vest. Several commented that the pattern was larger than the size given. Does anyone read these comments??

  • snowflake 25 Feb, 2013

    Same problem for me: the first front piece is way too long. Started this as Christmas gift and had to abort. Would love a correction of pattern instructions.

  • puppydogtails 10 Feb, 2013

    I also am working on the first front side and the vest looks extremely long. Have these instructions been corrected somewhere that I am not aware of?

  • Nrine 13 Jan, 2013

    I am using a different yarn for this project. What is the gauge? I tried the first side of the vest and it was really long. Wondering if This is the right size. Would be great to have the gauge and the dimensions.

  • lakale1994 16 Dec, 2012

    The directions for the seed stitch pattern is actually incorrect. To create the seed stitch, one must P1 *K1, P1 - rep * to end of row.
    Repeat this row until work is desired length.

    I hope this helps anyone attempting to create this beautiful knitted vest. I'm currently making on for my 10 month old.