I heard ya! More stuff for the big kids!
Here's a vest... not a stuffy vest but a play vest reminiscent of a good 'ole hoodie. I don't about your kids but my kids love the hoodies!
Sized to be roomy and casual Lark is a great vest to pull on as they run out the door. The front pocket was Son The Younger's idea.
Lark is knit from the bottom up in-the-round. It was important to me that the pocket be a nice addition, not a major knitting disruption so it is knit along with the vest body.
Minimal finishing consists if seaming the shoulders (3 needle bind off), tacking down the pocket lining, and working ribbings around armholes and hood.
I love the idea of swapping around color combinations to please everyone. Son The Eldest wants grey and black, Daughter The Eldest wants lavender and green, and Tater... well, Tater wants pink... of course.
Sizes 2 (4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14) years.
Chest: 26.5 (28.5, 31, 32, 33.5, 35.5, 37.5) inches.
Length: 14 (16, 18, 19.5, 21, 22, 23) inches.
Vermont Organic’s O-Wool Classic.
100% certified organic merino.
3.5 ounces/100 grams per hank.
198 yards/181 meters per hank.
3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5) hanks Main Color.
1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1) hank Contrast Color.
Colors shown are Oatmeal (MC) and Slate (CC).
24 inch US# 7 (4.5 mm) circular needle.
24 inch US# 6 (4.0 mm) circular needle.
Longer circulars may be used for larger sizes.
1 set US#6 Double point needles for armhole ribbing on smaller sizes.
Short circular size US#6 (4.0 mm) for armhole ribbing on larger sizes and pocket.
OR the size needle you need to obtain appropriate gauge.
Stitch markers, waste yarn or stitch holders.
Working in the round.
18 stitches/25 rows = 4 inches over stockinette stitch.