I don’t know what it is about baby vests.
Maybe it’s the fact that they are so versatile: over a shirt for extra warmth, as a shirt to keep it cool.
Maybe it’s that they are long-wearing; slowly transitioning from simple little tunics and shift dresses to shirts.
Maybe it’s that they are quick to knit and a lovely combination of delicate and practical.
Maybe it’s the perfect way they accent round little tummies and plump little arms.
Whatever it is, I love them. I can’t seem to make enough baby vests.
In fact, in my newborn-size clothes alone, I have six tiny vests of various styles and in several different colors.
I should stop making vests. I know I should. I have asked Robert to tell me to stop making vests.
And for a while, I held off from making more. But then I saw this little beauty, and I remembered that I had bought some yarn specifically for baby and toddler vests, and here I am.
Making another baby vest.
This yarn is Berroco Blackstone Tweed in 2646 Saltwater. The pattern is Eyelet Vest from Special Knits by Debbie Bliss, although I am making a number of adjustments (because I am familiar with Debbie Bliss’ usual design flaws) and modifications to suit a heavier yarn.