Knitting Pattern PDF: Beez babies and kids vest

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Beez is a year-round layering garment for babies and kids. The round neck and bright color stripes give it a more contemporary look than the classic v-neck vest.

It is worked from the bottom up in the round up to the underarm, then the front and back are worked separately. Measurements are provided in both centimeters and inches.



DK weight

Yardage requirement:

• Main color (MC): 140 (170, 200, 215, 235) {250, 260, 320, 365} m / 155 (185, 220, 235, 255) {275, 285, 350, 400} yds, including 10% allowance

• Contrasting color (CC): 100 (130, 140, 155, 170) {185, 195, 240, 285} m / 110 (140, 155, 170, 185) {200, 215, 260, 310} yds, including 10% allowance


3.5 mm / US 4 circular needle of length 60 cm / 24 inches or longer; adjust needle size if necessary to obtain gauge.

3.25 mm / US 3 circular needle of length 50 cm / 20 inches or longer, for hem.

3.25 mm / US 3 needles in your preferred style for small circumference knitting in the round, for armhole and neck edgings.


Stitch markers; yarn needle


6mo (1yr, 2yr, 3yr, 4yr) {5yr, 6yr, 8yr, 10yr}

Shown in size 5yr, modeled on a 5 year old of height 110 cm / 3 feet 6 inches.

Kids come in all sizes. Choose size based on the desired finished chest circumference and adjust length as needed.


Finished chest circumference: 48.5 (54, 59, 61.5, 64.5) {67, 68.5, 74, 76.5} cm / 19.25 (21.25, 23.25, 24.25, 25.25) {26.25, 27, 29, 30.25} inches


23 sts and 34 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in stockinette stitch on larger needle, blocked.


Decreases, increases, picking up stitches, short rows


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*** This pattern is available in English only. ***

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