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Children's waistcoat to knit
The Logan waistcoat is a warm and practical garment to dress your child during the winter. It has a straight cut with straight sleeves and a rounded neckline with a hood. The waistcoat closes at the front with 4 wooden buttons. It is knitted in a fancy stitch with a slightly raised twist pattern. Its slightly loose shape makes it a comfortable garment that does not restrict the child's movements. The cardigan is knitted in Heritage, a pure undyed alpaca wool.
How to knit the waistcoat?
The Logan Vest is knitted with n°4.5 needles. To make it, you need to know the basic knitting techniques:
- Knit knit and purl stitches
- Increase and decrease
- Knitting twists
- Pick up stitches
- Bind off and assembly
If you know these techniques, you can start this project. If you are a beginner knitter with some experience, you should practice knitting twists and get help with lifting the stitches.
Heritage alpaca wool is available in several colours of animal fleece. Choose the colour that suits you. Then select the size you wish to knit, taking into account that it is always preferable to knit 1 size above the one corresponding to the child's age. For example, if the child is 12 months old, select size 18 months to give yourself time to knit.
The knitting kit
Everything you need to make the cardigan is included in the knitting kit: the balls of wool, the wooden buttons, the knitting needles and the optional twisting needle, the knitting pattern with step-by-step explanations for sizes 12, 18, 24 months, 4 and 6 years.
To make the waistcoat, you will also need a few tools, such as a pair of scissors, a tape measure, a stitch stopper (optional) and a wool needle. Go to our haberdashery page to buy your tools.
Heritage wool is easy to care for. Wash the waistcoat by hand or in the washing machine if it has a wool balance programme. Use little detergent and never softener. The temperature of the wash and rinse water should be constant and <30°C. Spin without wringing or at 600 rpm. Iron under the steam of the iron in the 2 point position using a pattemouille