How to Knit a Two Needles Fluffy Baby Vest
If you're looking for a knitting
project that's both adorable and cozy, look no further than the two needles
fluffy baby vest
! This project is perfect for beginner knitters
who are looking to expand their skills, and it's also a great way to use up any leftover yarn you may have lying around.
- 2 skeins of fluffy yarn (any color you prefer)
- A pair of size 9 knitting needles
- A yarn needle for weaving in ends
- 2 stitch markers
Step 1: Cast on Stitches
Cast on 48 stitches onto your size 9 knitting needles. Make sure your stitches are not too tight or too loose, and keep them even throughout the cast on row. You can use any cast on method you prefer, such as the long-tail cast on or the knitted cast on.
Step 2: Knit the First Row
Knit the first row of stitches. This will create a garter stitch edge on the bottom of your vest
Step 3: Begin the Body of the Vest
Begin the body of the vest by knitting in stockinette stitch (knit one row, purl one row) until your work measures 5 inches from the cast on edge.
Step 4: Divide for Armholes
Next, divide your work for the armholes. Place a stitch marker after the first 11 stitches, then knit the next 26 stitches. Place another stitch marker, then knit the final 11 stitches.
Step 5: Knit the Front and Back Separately
Now that your work is divided, you'll be working on the front and back of the vest separately. Knit the first 11 stitches of the front side, then purl across the 26 stitches of the back side. Knit the final 11 stitches of the front side. This will create a garter stitch edge on each side of the vest.
Step 6: Continue Knitting
Continue knitting in stockinette stitch on both the front and back sides until each piece measures 8 inches from the cast on edge.
Step 7: Bind Off
When your front and back pieces are both 8 inches long, bind off all stitches and cut your yarn, leaving a long tail for seaming.
Step 8: Seam the Shoulders
Use your yarn needle to seam the shoulders of the front and back pieces together. Use a whip stitch or mattress stitch to sew the shoulders together.
Step 9: Add the Armhole Ribbing
With your size 9 knitting needles, pick up stitches around the armhole edge of each side of the vest. Knit in a K2, P2 ribbing pattern
for 1 inch, then bind off all stitches.
Step 10: Seam the Sides of the Vest
With the right sides facing each other, use your yarn needle to seam the sides of the vest together using a whip stitch or mattress stitch. Start at the bottom of the vest and sew up to the underarm, then turn your work and sew down the armhole ribbing to the bottom of the vest on the other side.
Step 11: Weave in Ends
Weave in any loose ends using your yarn needle to secure them.
Congratulations, you've completed your two needles fluffy baby vest
! This project is great for beginners who are just learning to knit, and it's also a fun and quick project for more experienced knitters. This vest makes a great gift for any new parent or baby in your life, and the fluffy yarn adds a cozy and adorable touch.Don't be afraid to experiment with different colors and types of yarn to make this project truly unique. You can also try adding embellishments like buttons, bows, or even a little pocket to make your vest even more special.Happy knitting!