Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Knitting Pattern for Ruffle Baby Vest


One of my friends has a baby girl now, I wanted to make something for her and while searching on Raverly I saw a baby vest project. It is not in English, there is an English translation but I really dont know what they try to say. Google translator translate better than that website. I tried to guess how it could be knitted and used numbers on the website translation. Here is the pattern for the ruffle baby vest.



Needle : 4.00mm circular needle
Yarn : Double knitting baby yarn
Size : 6-12 months
Gauge : 20 stockinette stitch : 10cm 

st: stitch
k: knit
p: purl
yo: yarn over
k2tog: knit 2 stitches together
RS: right side
WS: wrong side
ktbl : knit through the back loop


  • Cast on 68 stitches.
  • Knit in garter stitch for 4 rows. (knit on both right and wrong sides)
  • k6, yo, (k2, yo)* Repeat until you have 6 st left. We will make button hole now on this row. k2,yo,k2tog,k2
  • (WS) k6, ktbl, (p2, ktbl)* Repeat * until you have 6 st left, k6
  • (RS) k6, p1, (k2, p1)* Repeat * until you have 6 st left, k6
  • (WS) k7, (p2, k1)* Repeat * until you have 6 st left, k6
  • (RS) k6, p1, (k2, p1)* Repeat * until you have 6 st left, k6
  • (WS) k7, (p2, k1)* Repeat * until you have 6 st left, k6
  • (RS) k6, p1, (k2, p1)* Repeat * until you have 6 st left, k6
  • (WS) knit to the end
  • (RS) knit to the end. 
  • work in garter stitch for another 3 rows. 
  • (RS) k6, yo, (k2, yo)* Repeat until you have 6 st left, k6 (I dont know why but I had 7 st instead of 6, I knitted 2 st together and knit the rest 5 to make it 6 st)
  • (WS) k6, ktbl, (p2, ktbl)* Repeat * until you have 6 st left, k6
  • (RS) k6, p1, (k2, p1)* Repeat * until you have 6 st left, k6
  • (WS) k7, (p2, k1)* Repeat * until you have 6 st left, k6
  • (RS) k6, p1, (k2, p1)* Repeat * until you have 6 st left, k6
  • (WS) k7, (p2, k1)* Repeat * until you have 6 st left, k6
  • (RS) k6, p1, (k2, p1)* Repeat * until you have 6 st left, k2,yo,k2tog,k3
  • (WS) knit to the end
  • (RS) knit to the end. 
  • work in garter stitch for another 3 rows. 
  • (RS) k6, yo, (k2, yo)* Repeat until you have 6 st left, k6 (Again I had 7 st instead of 6, I knitted 2 st together and knit the rest 5 to make it 6 st)
  • (WS) k6, ktbl, (p2, ktbl)* Repeat * until you have 6 st left, k6
  • (RS) k6, p1, (k2, p1)* Repeat * until you have 6 st left, k6
  • (WS) k7, (p2, k1)* Repeat * until you have 6 st left, k6
  • (RS) k6, p1, (k2, p1)* Repeat * until you have 6 st left, k6
  • (WS) k7, (p2, k1)* Repeat * until you have 6 st left, k6
  • (RS) k6, p1, (k2, p1)* Repeat * until you have 6 st left, k2,yo,k2tog,k2
  • (WS) knit to the end
  • (RS) knit to the end. 
  • work in garter stitch for another 3 rows. 
  • (RS) we will start knitting the ruffles now. k6, put the first 6st on stitch holder(or safety pin), p2, (yo, k1, p4)* Repeat * to the end until you have 9 st left, yo, k1, p2. put the last 6st on stitch holder.
  • (WS) knit on knit, purl on purls and yarnovers
  • (RS) p2, (yo, k2, p4)* Repeat * to the end until you have 4st, yo, k2, p2
  • (WS) knit on knits, purl on purls and yarnovers
  • (RS) p2, (yo,k3, p4)* Repeat * to the end until you have 5st, yo, k3, p2
  • (WS) knit on knits, purl on purls and yarnovers
  • (RS) pr, (yo, k4, p4)* Repeat * to the end until you have 6st, yo, k4, p2
  • (WS) knit on knits, purl on purls and yarnovers
  • Cast off the ruffles.
  • Right side facing to you, pass the 6 st from stitch holder to your needle, pick up and knit 26 st from the purl stitches on the wrong side, under the ruffles. (You will have 32 st for left front, cast on 5 st for under arm, skip 40 garter stitches for arm, pick up and knit 61st for back, cast on 5 st for underarm, skip 40 garter st for arm, pick up and knit 26 st for right front. Pass 6 st from stitch holder to your left needle, we will make the third button hole. k2, yo, k2tog, k2
  • (WS) k6, purl until you have 6st left, k6
  • Continue knitting in stockinette stitch, don't forget to knit the front bands in garter stitch.
  • when your piece measures 24-25 cm from the beginning(you can make longer or shorter), make the ruffles same as before or you can knit in garter stitch for 6 rows and cast off. (I used a little from the second yarn ball for the ruffles)
  • sew buttons.

11 comments:

  1. absolutely gorgeous, thank you for the pattern got to try this one

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  2. What brand and color is used for the pictured vest?

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  3. The brand was Nako, but I dont know the color code, it was from my mum`s stash and the paper wasnt on it.

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  4. You can check some baby yarns here : http://myfavourist.com/baby-wool

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  5. Could you give me an idea how much yarn is needed? Thanks!

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  6. Another question...was self striping yarn used or is that 3 different skein Colors...thanks!

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  7. I used a self striping baby yarn for the vest. I used approx 120 gr I think. One ball of the yarn was finished and I used a few from the second ball for the ruffles.

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  8. Thank you very much for the info. You have been very helpful. Someone asked me to make one as close to this as I can. Not easy from the US and yarn choices available without costing an arm and a leg thanks again.

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  9. Yeah, it is almost same in the UK too. Good yarn is really expensive. You can try myfavourist.com or http://www.yarn-paradise.com/ . They are cheaper options I know so far.

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  10. Can you explain what knit on knits, purl on purls and yarnovers means? I'm a lil confused. Do I do the opposite of what the stitch appears to be or the same? Thanks

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  11. You should do same as the stitch appears. If it is a knit stitch knit, if it is a purl stitch purl, you need to purl yarnover stitches too.

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