How to Knit a Small Tulip pattern Vest
Are you looking for a new knitting
project to try? Why not knit a small tulip pattern
vest? It's a beautiful garment that is perfect for any occasion, and it's easier to knit than you might think. In this blog post, we'll show you step-by-step how to knit a small tulip pattern vest
using basic knitting techniques.
To knit a small tulip pattern vest
, you'll need the following materials:
- 4 skeins of worsted weight yarn
- Circular knitting needles in size 7
- A tapestry needle
- A stitch marker
Before you begin knitting, it's important to determine the size of your vest. To do this, you'll need to take your measurements and select the appropriate size from the pattern
you're using. Once you have your measurements and size selected, it's time to cast on and start knitting.Cast on the required number of stitches for your size, and join in the round, being careful not to twist your stitches. Place a stitch marker to mark the beginning of the round. You'll begin knitting the bottom ribbing of the vest.
Knitting the Bottom Ribbing
For the bottom ribbing of your small tulip pattern vest, you'll use a simple knit 1, purl 1 ribbing pattern. Here's how to knit the ribbing:
- Round 1: *Knit 1, purl 1; repeat from * to end of round.
- Rounds 2-4: Repeat Round 1.
Continue knitting in the ribbing pattern until the ribbing measures the desired length for your vest. This will be the bottom edge of your vest.
Knitting the Tulip Pattern
Now it's time to start knitting the tulip pattern. Here's how to do it:
- Round 1: *Knit 2, yarn over, knit 1, yarn over, slip slip knit; repeat from * to end of round.
- Rounds 2-4: Knit all stitches.
- Round 5: *Knit 1, slip slip knit, yarn over, knit 1, yarn over, knit 2; repeat from * to end of round.
- Rounds 6-8: Knit all stitches.
Repeat these 8 rounds until your vest
measures the desired length from the bottom ribbing to the underarm.
Knitting the Back and Front Separately
Once your vest has reached the desired length, it's time to knit the back and front separately. Here's how:
- Knit the back of the vest. Continue knitting in the tulip pattern until the back measures the desired length from the underarm to the shoulder.
- Knit the front of the vest. Use the same tulip pattern as you did for the back, but add in 2 extra stitches on each side for the front band.
Once you've finished knitting the back and front separately, it's time to join them together.
Joining the Back and Front Together
To join the back and front together, you'll need to use the three-needle bind-off technique. Here's how to do it:
- Hold the back and front pieces with the right sides together.
- Insert a third needle into the first stitch on both the front and back needles at the same time.
- Knit these two stitches together.
- Repeat steps 2-3 for each stitch until you reach the end of the row.
- Fasten off the yarn and weave in any loose ends.
Finishing the Vest
Once you've joined the back and front together, it's time to finish your small tulip pattern vest. Here's how to do it:
- Sew the side seams of the vest together using a tapestry needle and the mattress stitch.
- Attach buttons to the front band of the vest, making sure they line up with the buttonholes on the opposite side.
- Weave in any remaining loose ends.
Congratulations, you've successfully knitted a small tulip pattern vest! With a few basic knitting techniques and some worsted weight yarn, you can create a beautiful garment that's perfect for any occasion. We hope you've enjoyed this tutorial and that it inspires you to try more knitting projects in the future.