multicolored vest

i’m very slowly finishing up vests and sweaters for this winter for the boys. this is w’s.
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multivest
actual color is probably somewhere in between the two pics. and, no, i have no idea what that yarn is. some small batch farm or mill yarn that randomly alternates color. that helps you a lot, eh?  size 12 months because he’s almost 6 months now!  crazy.

August Vest Kits

going up in the shop today! check them out here.
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this kit includes:
August Vest Pattern
small – sizes 12 and 24 mo.
main color – 275 yd
3 contrasting colors – totaling 100 yd
medium – sizes 2 and 4
main color – 350 yd
3 contrasting colors – totaling 120 yd
large – sizes 6 and 8
main color – 440 yd
3 contrasting colors – 150 yd
of either my hand dyed Rainbow Chard Light and/or Snapdragon Sport
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here are some super test knitter samples on ravelry, if you need to be convinced further :)  only one kit of each colorway is available, so if you love it, you should get it!

Small
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Medium
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Large
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all details can be found in the shop.

August Vest

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A fun and funky scrappy garter stitch vest sized from 12 months to size 8.

Yarn: Cosymakes Rainbow Chard Light, Snapdragon Sport or another sport weight yarn, 280(295, 315/ 330, 410, 460, 515) yds [256(269.7, 288/ 301.8, 375, 420.6, 471) m,] split up over as many colors as you like

Needles: size 7 US [4.5 mm] 16 in. [40.6 cm] circular, or whatever size needles you need to get gauge, 2 double pointed needles are handy, but not required for the applied I-cord

Gauge: 5.25 sts/in. and 5.5 garter ridges/in.

Sizes: 12 mo.(18, 24 / 2, 4, 6, 8) or chest size 20(21, 22 / 23, 25, 27, 28.5) in. [50.8(53.3, 55.9/ 58.4, 63.5, 68.6, 72.4)] cm

When you click on the button below and follow through on the payment, a three page automatic download in pdf format will be delivered to your email address.

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August Vest

this is the next pattern that i am working on… and this shawl because i can’t seem to stick to one pattern at a time ;)
august vest
i just made M a 2T size with some extra length
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so i have questions for you. first, how old of a boy would you put one of these on? i was thinking about only going up to 4T, but if any of you think someone larger would wear it, i can go bigger.

next, what do you think of a dress version? with some fun triangular shortrow inserts? i guess that would be a different pattern, but sounds fun to me…
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and more scrap stripes

6 month size vests
scrap stripes vests - 6 mo.

6 month size dress
scrap stripes dress - 6 mo.

and now the 12 mo. size vests. these two are already slated for particular babes.
scrap stripes vests - 12 mo.

and i’ve started a 12 mo. size dress for another little one.

today i am actually getting time to work!  on my list:
1) figuring out kellyn – done being tested.  need to fix the buttonband a bit.  ready to publish?
2) getting this hat to test knitters – publishing one of the other two hats in the series that are ready to go? or save them until fall?
3) maybe getting mary louise re-test knit.

a small rant.  seriously.  i got this shawl out of one skein.  but it has been nothing but trouble since then.  i had 3 test knitters, all very good knitters.  and all reliable test knitters.  one dropped out, or at least i haven’t heard from her in a loooong while.  the two others both had problems, but those ended up not being a problem.  but how do you fix a problem that’s not a problem?  so the process drug on until they figured out it wasn’t a problem.  one even sent me the shawl to take a look at.  and they finally got the shawl done, but one was using a different yarn (insert kicking self here) and the other was using my yarn but ended up with a way larger shawl and needed a second skein.  as i said, she is reliable… so she did a gauge swatch and everything.  so before i publish or do anything i now need to find one or two more test knitters, send them yarn, and see if they can get gauge and the correct sized shawl out of one skein. and yes, i am refusing to knit another one of these.  and i’m sure all of my test knitters hate this pattern too.