No pastel baby colors here! This vest is bright. On the plus side, I don't have to worry about losing sight of my baby in a play ground if I dressed her in this vest.
I found this lone skein of Caron Simply Soft in my stash (hurray for stash busting). I used leftover scrap Caron Simply Soft for the ribbing at the armholes and collar for some contrast. I like the colorfulness of the vest, but my only complaint is that this multi-colored Caron Simply Soft is not soft like their regular line. That was a disappointment since the solid colors are very soft. I decided to wash it in Soak Wash to see if that would help and that did the trick. It is much softer now. That Soak Wash really does wonders.The original pattern is knit in 2 pieces, front and back. I knit the body in the round up to the armholes and then split it up. So the only seams I had to sew up was the shoulders (much easier this way). For converting the pattern to knitting in the round: add the front and back stitches together and then subtract 4 stitches, this will be the total number of stitches you will cast on. For example (3-6 month size): 46 st (front) + 46 st (back) = 92 st, 92 st - 4 st= 88 st. You subtract the 4 sts because that is to compensate for the seaming that you would of had to do if you knit it in 2 pieces. I recently learned this on a Stash and Burn podcast. I also used stitch markers to mark the front and back.
Pattern: Blank Canvas Child's Vest by Cari Luna, purchased pattern from here.
Needles: US 5/3.75mm Circs and DPN's
Yarn: 1 skein of Caron Simply Soft, color: Embroidery Print 9811. Scrap yarn for the ribbing in the armholes and collar (Caron Simple Soft in Rubine Red 9748).
Size: 3-6 months
Mods: I knit the body in the round and then split at the armholes for the front and back. To knit in the round, add front and back stitches and then subtract 4 stitches from the total. This will be the number of stitches to cast on.