Monday, February 7, 2011

Kira's hooded vest

Update 10-5-11: Japanese Red Cross Society stopped accepting Paypal donation on 9-30-11. I'm trying to look other organization which accept Paypal easy for us in outside Japan.

update 4-5-11: Thank you! The first donation was sent (more details are posted here).

update 3-15-11: All sales will be spent to support Kira and people in Japan (post about this is here).

Hi there!

I just released a new knitting pattern for baby.

"Kira's hooded vest"

"Kira" is my first nephew and means shiny.
I used the pattern stitch (it is called star tweed!) for a kids coat before in Petite Purls , and fell in love with those cute stars. Since then, I wanted to use this stitch again in different way.

This pattern is fairly simple; The body is worked in one piece mostly in plain Stockinette stitch and knits up quickly. The star tweed stitch will be worked in the end as a part of front/hood edging. Buttons are attached for front closure. Also optional waist tie can be added as an accent.

Size: baby 0-6[6-12, 12-18, 18-24] months, finished chest size 19[20, 21, 22] inches (48[50.5, 53.5, 56] cm)
Needles/Notions: Size US7 (4.50 mm) and US8 (5.00 mm) 24” (60 cm) or longer circular needles; one set of US8 double point needles (DPNs); two markers; a stitch holder or a waste yarn; tapestry needle; buttons.

18 sts and 24 rows = 4" (10 cm) in St st

 The pattern PDF is available for sale at
my site

or at

You can get hardcopy at Sheepish, Atlanta.


Choosing color combination is really fun!
Can you think of any unique color combo??


  1. The pattern was so easy to knit, and the color combos are endless. I am just awaiting buttons so I can take new pics of mine.

  2. The hooded vest is adorable and so cute. I will show it to the parents of my grandchild and find out about the colors.

  3. Sue and Mette, thank you so much!!
    When I was swatching this pattern I tried those color combo other than shown in the pics;

    1. Red on Green
    2. Orange on Oatmeal (bothe are heather)
    3. White on Rainbow variegated
    4. Light blue on Purple (both are tweed).

    I liked all except #3 was too much color to me.

  4. Your new pattern is adorable! I just stumbled across your blog/pattern/site after following a Rav ad for your hoodie. Great job!!


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