Whitfield Shorty
Whitfield Shorty
Whitfield Shorty
Whitfield Shorty
Whitfield Shorty

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Whitfield Shorty

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A 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.

Sample shown here using Kent DK (Kelp)

Matching Motif: Whitfield Field Jacket (Adult)
 
Suggested Yarns:

Stone Soup DK, Better Breakfast DK, Kent DK, Confection Sport, Targhee Tango Sport, Ghillie Sport, or any light worsted weight yarn that knits to the pattern gauge. Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in a variation in size. 

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