Milo - Digital Pattern

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This is a pdf pattern by Georgie Nicolson of Tikki.

The quintessential children’s vest pattern.

A deviation from the classic vest - boxy, funky and relaxed; Milo is designed to keep the torso warm while letting those busy arms run free and unhindered.

Milo is the perfect introductory knit for those new to circular knitting. They also make terrific knits for gifts - no baby should be without a milo.

Construction:
Milo is knit entirely in the round from the top down. Increases are used to shape the mitred bodice, with a simple cable gracing the front of the vest.

Six different cable options are included to help you create a little milo all of your own.

Cable patterns are in both written and chart form.

Sizing:
For best fit choose size based on actual chest measurement rather than age.
To fit actual chest measurement of:
15-20: 15/38 (16/40.5, 17/43, 18/45.5) [19/48, 20/51]
21-25: 21/53.5 (22/56, 23/58.5, 24/61, 25/63.5)
inches/cms

Finished garment chest measurement:
15-20: 15¼/38.5 (16¼/41, 17¼/43.5, 18¼/46) [19¼/48.5, 20¼/51.5]
21-25: 21¼/54 (22¼/56.5, 23¼/59, 24¼/61.5, 25¼/64]
inches/cms.

This vest is designed to be slim fitting in style with little to no ease.

Skill Level:
Easy to Intermediate

Techniques used:
Knit and purl
Increasing
Long-tail cast on
Backward loop cast on
Working in the round on circular needles
Working from charts
Cables

Photo tutorial included to demonstrate technique for creating neat underarm cast offs.

Yardage:
15-21: 130/120 (160/145, 180/165, 200/185) [220/200, 250/230, 280/255]
22-32: 300/275 (320/295, 350/320, 380/350) [410/375, 440/400, 470/430] {500/460, 540/495, 570/520}
yards/metres approximately.

When substituting yarn, this pattern is very forgiving and works with pretty much any yarn that will knit to a standard DK/8ply tension. A wool-based yarn is recommended to provide some elasticity and memory through the yoke section.

Sizes
15 sizes from 15" - 30"/38 - 76cm | Fits approximately newborn to size 12.

Needle size
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm


Yarn Weight
DK / 8 ply

Yarn
Augustbird Bowerbird  OR White Gum Wool 8ply 

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