Gabriella Fuzzy Vest

Gabriella is an all-time favorite piece in your little girl’s closet. Fluffy, cute, stylish and easy to make, she’ll want to wear this vest everywhere. Worked bottom up to the armholes in one piece, it’s then divided into two fronts and a back that are worked separately. We promise she’ll love this fun and funky design!

Skill Level: Easy

Sizes: 1-2 (2-3, 3-4, 4-5, 5-6) years, Finished Chest Size 21.5 (22.75, 24.5, 26, 27.5)”

Shown in size 4-5 years.

Gauge: 14 sts and 30 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Garter st

Materials

Medium weight yarnYarn: Garnstudio DROPS Alpaca Boucle (80% Alpaca, 15% Wool, 5% Polyamide; 153 yards [140 meters]/50 grams): Color 3125 (2 (2, 2, 3, 3) balls)

Needles: US size 6 (4mm) straight, US size 6 (4 mm) DPNs (to work belt loops)

Notions: Markers, tapestry needle, waste yarn, 2 stitch holders

Pattern

CO 76 (80, 88, 92, 100) sts.

Work in Garter st as folls:

Row 1: K to end.

Row 2 (WS): Sl1 wyib, sl1 wyif, k to last 2 sts, sl1 wyif, k1.

Row 3 (RS): Sl1 wyif, k to last st, p1.

Rep last 2 rows until piece meas 4 (4.25, 5, 6, 6.25)” / [10 (11, 13, 15, 16) cm], ending with WS row.

Work belt loops as folls:

Set-up Row (RS): Sl1 wyif, k16 (17, 19, 20, 22) sts, (kfb, place increased st at waste yarn) 4 times, k to 21 (22, 24, 25, 27) sts from end, (kfb, place increased st at waste yarn) 4 times, k to last st, p1.

You have 2 scraps of waste yarn in front of work with 4 sts at each of them. Do not work them until further instructions.

Row 1 (WS): Sl1 wyib, sl1 wyif, k to last 2 sts, sl1 wyif, k1.

Row 2 (RS): Sl1 wyif, k to last st, p1.

Rep last 2 rows twice more, then Row 1 (WS) once more. Put the piece aside.

Belt Loops

Now you will work Belt Loops on scraps of waste yarn.

Place 4 sts from waste yarn to a DPN. Join a new yarn ball and work 8 rows in Garter st.

Set this Belt Loop aside and rep for 2nd Belt Loop.

Join Belt Loops to Body

Set up Row (RS): Sl1 wyif, k16 (17, 19, 20, 22) sts, place a DPN with open Belt Loop sts in front of left needle (be careful not to twist the loop), (insert right needle into next st on DPN, insert right needle into first st on left needle and knit them tog) 4 times more, k to 21 (22, 24, 25, 27) sts to end, place a DPN with open Belt Loop sts in front of left needle (be careful not to twist the loop), (insert right needle into next st on DPN, insert right needle into first st on left needle and knit them tog) 4 times more, k to last st, p1.

Now Belt Loops are joined to Body. Work to armholes as folls:

Row 1 (WS): Sl1 wyib, sl1 wyif, k to last 2 sts, sl1 wyif, k1.

Row 2 (RS): Sl1 wyif, k to last st, p1.

Rep last 2 rows until piece meas 8.25 (9, 10.25, 11.5, 12.5)” / [21 (23, 26, 29, 32) cm].

Armholes

Row 1 (RS): Sl1 wyif, k18 (19, 21, 22, 24) sts. Place just worked sts on a stitch holder. K to 19 (20, 22, 23, 25) sts to end. Place just worked sts on another stitch holder, k to last st, p1.

You have 19 (20, 22, 23, 25) sts for each Front and 38 (40, 44, 46, 50) sts for Back. Stitches tor Left Front are on left needle.

Left Front

Row 1 (WS): Sl1 wyif, k to last st, p1.

Row 2 (RS): Sl1 wyib, sl1 wyif, k to last 2 sts, sl1 wyif, k1.

Rep last 2 rows until Armhole meas 3.5 (4, 4, 4.25, 4.25)” / [9 (10, 10, 11, 11) cm], ending with WS row.

Neckline Shaping

Row 1 (RS): Sl1 wyif, k to end.

Row 2: BO 4 (5, 5, 6, 7) sts, k to last 2 sts, sl1 wyif, k1. (15 (15, 17, 17, 18) sts)

Rows 3, 5, 7: Same as Row 1.

Row 4: BO 2 (2, 2, 2, 2) sts, k to last 2 sts, sl1 wyif, k1. (13 (13, 15, 15, 16) sts)

Row 6: BO 1 (1, 1, 1, 1) sts, k to last 2 sts, sl1 wyif, k1. (12 (12, 14, 14, 15) sts)

Row 8: Same as Row 6. (11 (11, 13, 13, 14) sts)

Sizes – (-, 3-4, 4-5, 5-6) only

Row 9 (RS): Same as Row 1.

Row 10 (WS): BO – (-, 1, 1, 1) st, k to last 2 sts, sl1 wyif, k1. (- (-, 12, 12, 13) sts)

Row 11: Sl1 wyib, sl1 wyif, k to end.

Row 12: K to end.

Rep last 2 rows – (-, 0, 0, 1) time more.

Shoulder Shaping

Row 1 (RS): BO 4 (4, 4, 4, 4) sts, k to end. (7 (7, 8, 8, 9) sts)

Rows 2, 4, 6 (WS): K to end.

Row 3: BO 4 (4, 3, 3, 4) sts, k to end. (3 (3, 5, 5, 5) sts)

Sizes – (-, 3-4, 4-5, 5-6) only

Row 5 (RS): BO – (-, 3, 3, 3) sts, k to end. (- (-, 2, 2, 2) sts)

All Sizes

Next Row (RS): BO rem sts.

Right Front

With WS facing, rejoin yarn, and work as folls:

Row 1 (WS): Sl1 wyif, k to last st, p1.

Row 2 (RS): Sl1 wyib, sl1 wyif, k to last 2 sts, sl1 wyif, k1.

Rep last 2 rows until Armhole meas 3.5 (4, 4, 4.25, 4.25)” / 9 (10, 10, 11, 11) cm, ending with WS row.

Neckline Shaping

Row 1 (RS): BO 4 (5, 5, 6, 7) sts, k to last st, p1. (15 (15, 17, 17, 18) sts)

Row 2 (WS): Sl1 wyib, sl1 wyif, k to end.

Row 3: BO 2 (2, 2, 2, 2) sts, k to last st, p1. (13 (13, 15, 15, 16) sts)

Rows 4, 6, 8: Same as Row 2.

Row 5: BO 1 (1, 1, 1, 1) sts, k to last st, p1. (12 (12, 14, 14, 15) sts)

Row 7: Same as Row 5.

Sizes – (-, 3-4, 4-5, 5-6) only

Row 9 (RS): BO – (-, 1, 1, 1) st, k to last st, p1. (- (-, 12, 12, 13) sts)

Row 10 (WS): Same as Row 2

Row 11: Sl1 wyib, sl1 wyif, k to last 2 sts, sl1 wyif, k1

Row 12: Sl1 wyif, k to last st, p1

Rep last 2 rows – (-, 0, 0, 1) time more.

Work 1 RS row once.

Shoulder Shaping

Row 1 (WS): BO 4 (4, 4, 4, 4) sts, k to end. (7 (7, 8, 8, 9) sts)

Rows 2, 4, 6 (RS): K to end.

Row 3: BO 4 (4, 3, 3, 4) sts, k to end. (3 (3, 5, 5, 5) sts)

Row 5: BO – (-, 3, 3, 3) sts, k to end. (- (-, 2, 2, 2) sts)

All Sizes

BO rem sts.

Back

With WS facing, rejoin yarn and work as folls:

Row 1 (WS): Sl1 wyif, k to last st, p1.

Row 2 (RS): Sl1 wyib, sl1 wyif, k to last 2 sts, sl1 wyif, k1.

Rep last 2 rows until Armhole meas 4.75 (5.25, 5.5, 6, 6.25, 6.75)” / [12 (13, 14, 15, 16, 17) cm], ending with WS row.

Shoulder Shaping

Row 1 (RS): BO 4 (4, 4, 4, 4) sts, k to end. (34 (36, 40, 42, 46) sts)

Row 2 (WS): Same as Row 1. (30 (32, 36, 38, 42) sts)

Row 3: BO 4 (4, 3, 3, 4) sts, k to end. (26 (28, 33, 35, 38) sts)

Row 4: Same as Row 3. (22 (24, 30, 32, 34) sts)

Row 5: BO 3 (3, 3, 3, 3) sts, k to end. (19 (21, 27, 29, 31) sts)

Row 6: Same as Row 5. (16 (18, 24, 26, 28) sts)

Sizes – (-, 3-4, 4-5, 5-6) only

Row 7 (RS): BO – (-, 3, 3, 3) sts, k to end. (- (-, 21, 23, 25) sts)

Row 8 (WS): Same as Row 7. (- (-, 18, 20, 22) sts)

All Sizes

BO rem sts.

Finishing

Sew shoulders.

Weave in ends.

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