Andrew's Wiseguy Vest
Here's a cute vest for the toddler in your life. Choose from a finished size of 24" or 28" and knit it up in no time at all with worsted weight yarn. Embroider the eyes, beaks and claws of the owls and voila, you've got a show-stopper garment for some little WiseGuy.
When my kids were little, I knit them lots of vests. It was their torsos that I wanted to keep warm. With a turtleneck under the vest, they were warm in the chilly fall air or in a cool house in the very cold midwest winter. And a bonus was that there were no too-long sleeves to get in the way of their play.
Finished sizes: Chest - 24(28)"
Length - 13(16)"
Needles: Two US 6 (4 mm) needles, one set (4 or 5) US 6(4 mm) and US 5(3.75mm) double pointed needles for neck ribbing or size to achieve gauge. one cable stitch holder, 3 stitch holders (pieces of contrasting yarn will do), tapestry needle.
Yarn: any worsted weight wool 10 oz or 3 skeins, and bits of dark color (any weight) for eyes and feet.
Gauge: 5 stitches per inch over basket weave pattern.
Price of Pattern: $5 US