Newbie Vest

a brand new baby knit



Your little bun is fresh from the oven and ready to dress, but dressing a new baby is a tricky business. The Newbie Vest makes it easy. This sweet little vest has buttons at the shoulders and on the side, so you never have to tug anything over baby’s head. The front and back are identical, so you cannot put the vest on backwards. With two options and little required yardage, you can knit this vest again and again. Want to get some extra wear out of your newbie vest? Just remove the buttons and reattach them as baby grows. 

Newborn (0-6mos, 6-12mos, 18mos)

Leading Men Fiber Arts CALLBACK (100% Superwash Merino, 328 yards / 100 grams) or other sport weight yarn:
125 (170, 220, 250) yards

Chest : 14 (18, 19, 21) inches
Length (Hem to Underarm) : 5.5 (6, 6.75, 7.5) inches 

US 4 (3.5mm) needles or size needed to obtain gauge

24 stitches & 36 rows = 4 inches in STOCKINETTE stitch

4 (5, 5, 5) 3/4-inch buttons, 9 stitch markers & tapestry needle

backwards loop cast on

adventurous beginner