To Fit Chest: 51 cm
Finished Chest: 55 cm
Finished length: 32 cm If your toddler has a long body then add 1 - 2 cm extra to the body before CO for the armholes
Yarn: Waikiwi, 4 Ply (50 grams/skein or about 180 m per skein) 2 skeins
Gauge: 27 sts x 28 rows on knitting needle 3.00 mm = 10 x 10 cm
Notions: 2 40 - 50 cm Circular needles each 2.50 mm and 3.00 mm. 1 set 3.00 mm needles
2 stitch holders, 3 buttons
Stitch Abbreviation :
BO - Bind Off
cm - centimetre
CO - Cast On
Cont - continue
K - Knit
K2tog - Knit two sts together
P - Purl
rep - repeat
st / sts - stitch / stitches
Body until armholes :
CO 148 sts on the circular needle size 3. Work ribbing in the round. *K2, P2* rep *-* till the body measures 21 cm.
Mark front and back. Work 8 rows garter over 14 sts each side (7 sts for the front and 7sts for the back in each side). Continue to work *K2, P2* ribbing over the rest of the sts.
Cast off the 6 middle garter sts in each side to shape armholes. Set aside sts for the front piece on a stitch holder. Continue with the back piece.
Work 68 sts. Garter knit the first 4 sts and the last 4 sts. K2, P 2 ribbing over the middle sts. Cont till the armhole measures 10 cm. Set aside the middle 30 sts (this is the neck) on a stitch holder. Cont forming shoulder and neck this way: BO 1 sts x 2 at the neck opening. Cont to knit till the armholes measure 12 cm. Set aside the remaining 17 sts on a stitch holder. Knit the other side.
Work 68 sts from the stitch holder. Cont to knit garter over the 4 edge sts and K2, P2 ribbing. Divide the front on the first row this way.
Right Front: Work 31 sts. Garter knit 2tog, 2 sts, 2tog . Make a mark with a different colour thread. Cont till the end of the row. Turn and work garter 4 sts. Cont K2, P2 until the mark. CO 4 new sts. New total 35 sts. Cont work garter over the first 4sts and last 4 sts. Work till the armhole measures 8 cm. Set aside the first 14 sts from the neck side on to a stitch holder. BO 1 sts x 4 at the neck opening.
Knit till the front shoulder measures the same as the back shoulder. Knit the two shoulder pieces right side together whilst at the same time casting off the sts.
Knit the left front exactly the same way as the right side, but opposite and add 2 buttonholes.
The buttonholes are knitted from the right side. Knit till there are 3 garter sts left. BO 1 sts. Knit garter the 2 last sts. On the next row garter knit 2 sts, CO 1 new stitch, knit garter 1 stitch, continue knitting.