Knits for Little Scamps – volume 2
2 (4) 6 (8) 10 years
Vest, chest: 24¼ (25½) 28¼ (30¼) 31½ in.
Total length: 14¼ (15¾) 17¾ (19¾) 21¾ in.
Stockinette stitch on a 3 mm (US2.5) circular needle
24 sts and 32 rows = 4 x 4 in.
Garter stitch on a 3 mm (US2.5) circular needle
24 sts and 22 garter ridges (44 rows) = 4 x 4 in.
Arwetta Classic by Filcolana
(80% merino, 20% nylon; 230 yards pr. 50 g)
3 mm (US2.5) + 2,5 mm (US1.5)
A vest knit in thin wool yarn is an excellent way to ensure that kids stay warm and comfortable during the cold season.
In remember more than one grownup saying: “Children should wear wool during all the months with an r” in my childhood. for the record this is September to April in Danish. It still makes me smile sometimes, as I am sure many of the adult wool-phobes I meet have grown up under this wool ideology. To bad you are sweating bullets in the unseasonably warm weather, my little scamp. September has an r in it, so here come the woolens.
The underlying idea is sound, though. Wool is perfect for keeping active kids warm, but not too warm while they are out on adventures and making trouble. Woolen vests are a main stay in many Danish kids’ wardrobes during the winter quick to put on and do not restrict movement for the little rascal on the go.
Apart from that they are quick to knit and fun to play with the colors of.