Baby Fireside Vest - Free knitting pattern #knitting #baby #vest #camping #free #pattern

Baby Fireside Vest

I am officially back in Oregon for the summer! I’ve been here for a little over a week now, and I won’t see the Eiffel Tower again until September.

Unfortunately, most of my time here on the west coast will be spent working full time and padding my savings account. But don’t worry! I’ll make sure I keep posting patterns and articles at least once a week. Now, to this week’s pattern:

Those of you on my email list know that my sister is due to have her second baby soon. Since this is going to be a summer baby, raised on sandy beaches and riverbanks, I thought it would be fitting to knit something for those cool summer nights. After a bit of brainstorming, I came up with the Baby Fireside Vest.

Baby Fireside Vest - Free knitting pattern #knitting #baby #vest #camping #free #pattern
Baby Fireside Vest - Free knitting pattern #knitting #baby #vest #camping #free #pattern

Does this yarn look familiar? It should. This is the same yarn I salvaged in my tutorial: How to Deconstruct a Sweater and Save Money on Yarn . This once-loved sweater of mine has been turned into a super personalized vest for my little niece-to-be. It’s perfect to put over a long-sleeve onesie, and its lack of buttons makes it baby-friendly (for those of us that never quite trust buttons, no matter how well we anchor them).

A word of warning:

this vest is not for those afraid of seaming, because it is knit in pieces and stitched together afterwards. Luckily, the garter stitch is very forgiving for newbies.

A second word of warning:

because I used salvaged yarn, I can’t provide a link to an exact match. So, your finished product won’t look identical to mine. I have, however, recommended a very close alternative, or you can choose any yarn you’d like (as long as you can knit it to gauge, 20 stitches = 4 inches in garter).

Leneta is a graduate from Oregon State University currently living in Paris, France. When not writing or crafting, you can find her sipping espresso from tiny cups, watching true crime documentaries, or cuddling her cat, Jack.