Whitfield Shorty

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Whitfield Shorty

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  • A boy’s field jacket or vest in nine sizes (18 mos, 2, 4, 6, 8)[10, 12, 14, 16], to knit in an allover tweedy textured stitch, with button front, set-in sleeves (vest has ribbed armhole trim), chest pocket, side hem slits, and shirt collar. All pieces are knit flat, bottom up, and seamed.
    Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in a variation in size.
     
    Suggested Yarns: The Woolen Rabbit Frolic, Grace, or Ella Twist, Briar Rose Fourth of July or Charity, Blue Moon Fiber Arts Twisted, Shalimar Honey Worsted, Briggs and Little Regal or Softspun, Stonehedge Fiber Mill Shepherd’s Wool, Green Mountain Spinnery Wonderfully Woolly, Cascade 220 Tweed or Superwash, or any light worsted weight yarn that knits to the pattern gauge.

    Finished Size:
    23.5(26, 26.75, 29, 30)[32.25, 33, 35.25, 36.25] inches/59.5(66, 68, 73.5, 76)[82, 84, 89.5, 92] cm around chest (buttoned) to fit with 4-6 inches/10-15 cm of ease

    Yarn Requirements:
    jacket: 500(550, 675, 800, 925)[1075, 1200, 1325, 1400] yds/475(500, 600, 725, 850)[1000, 1100, 1225, 1300] m
    vest: 
    325(350, 425, 500, 600)[700, 775, 875, 925] yds/300(325, 400, 475, 550)[650, 725, 800, 850] m

    Buttons: 4(4, 4, 5, 6)[7, 7, 8, 8] buttons that are .75-inch (2 cm) in diameter

    Gauge:
    20 sts and 30 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on larger needles
    20 sts and 32 rows = 4 inches in Tweed Rib Pattern on larger needles

    Needles:
    size 6US (4 mm) for body or size to obtain correct gauge
    size 5US (3.75 mm) for cuffs, hems, and trims (or one size smaller than body needle)
    DPNs or 16-inch circular same size as trim needle for vest armhole finish