Saturday, 24 May 2014

Melika Lacy Baby Vest Top with side buttons

This cute little baby top was inspired by a photo of a beautiful Turkish knitted baby vest.
 
It is knitted all in one piece and there are no seams
- perfect for those who hate sewing up!

I have called this design Melika ~ which means beauty in Turkish.
 
Melika Lacy Baby Vest Top with side buttons - Small
 
Melika Lacy Baby Vest Top with side buttons - Large

 

 
This design begins at the lower front edge. The front is knitted first, then continued down the back.
The cast off finishes the lower back edge.
 
 
This pattern design is especially for maryann in Durban, South Africa as a thank you for her continued and much valued support.
 


Small  Size ~  To fit a baby of around 6months

 

To fit Chest ~ 20" (51cm)  

 

Length ~ 11 " (28cm)
 
 
Requirements ~
 
Yarn ~ 60g DK yarn
 
Needles ~ 4mm
 
6 pretty buttons


Instructions ~
 
This design begins at the lower front edge.


Cast on 41sts

1st Row:  S1, knit to end

Repeat 1st row twice more

4th Row:  Buttonhole row – S1, k2, yon, k2tog, knit to last 5sts, k2tog, yon, k3

5th Row:  S1, knit to end

Repeat 5th row twice more

8th Row:  S1, k5, purl to last 6sts, k6

9th Row:  S1, k6, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, *k1, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon,  rep from * to last 7sts, k7

10th Row:  S1, k5, purl to last 6sts, k6

11th Row: S1, k to end

12th Row:  S1, k5, purl to last 6sts, k6

Repeat the last 4 rows

17th Row:  S1, k6, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, *k1, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, rep from * to last 7sts, k7

18th Row:  Buttonhole row – S1, k2, yon, k2tog, k1, purl to last 6sts, k1, k2tog, yon, k3

19th Row:  S1, k to end

20th Row:  S1, k5, purl to last 6sts, k6

21st Row:  S1, k6, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, *k1, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, rep from * to last 7sts, k7

22nd Row:  S1, k5, purl to last 6sts, k6

23rd Row: S1, k to end

24th Row:  S1, k5, purl to last 6sts, k6

Repeat the last 4 rows once more

Repeat 21st, 22nd & 23rd rows

32nd Row:  Buttonhole row – S1, k2, yon, k2tog, k1, purl to last 6sts, k1, k2tog, yon, k3

33rd Row:  S1, k6, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, *k1, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, rep from * to last 7sts, k7

 

34th   Row:  S1, k5, purl to last 6sts, k6

35th   Row: S1, k to end

36th Row:  S1, k5, purl to last 6sts, k6

37th Row:  S1, k6, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, *k1, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, rep from * to last 7sts, k7

38th Row:  S1, k5, purl to last 6sts, k6

39th Row: S1, k to end

40th Row:  S1, k5, p9, k11, p9, k6

41st Row:  S1, k6, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, k1, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon,  k13, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, k1, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, k7

42nd Row:  S1, k5, p9, k11, p9, k6

43rd Row:  S1, k to end

44th Row:  S1, k5, p9, k11, p9, k6

45th Row:  S1, k6, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, k1, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, k13, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, k1, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, k7

46th Row:  S1, k5, p9, k11, p9, k6

47th Row:  S1, k19, turn  (continue on these 20sts only)

48th Row: S1, k4, p9, k6

49th Row:  S1, k6, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, k1, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, k6

50th Row:  S1, k4, p9, k6

51st Row: S1, k to end

52nd Row:  S1, k4, p9, k6

Repeat last 4 rows 7 times more

81st Row:  S1, k6, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, k1, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, k6

82nd Row:  S1, k4, p9, k6

83rd Row: S1, k to end

 

Cut off yarn

Rejoin yarn to remaining 21sts and work on these stitches only ~

1st Row:  K2tog, k to end of row

2nd Row:  S1, k5, p9, k5

3rd Row:  S1, k5, *yo, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, k1, repeat from * once more, k6

4th Row:  S1, k5, p9, k5

5th Row:  S1, k to end of row

6th Row:  S1, k5, p9, k5

Repeat the last 4 rows 7 times more

35th  Row:  S1, k5, *yo, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, k1, repeat from * once more, k6

36th Row:  S1, k5, p9, k5

37th Row:  S1, k to end of row

38th Row: S1, k5, p9, k5, cast on 13sts, then continue with stitches for the other front – k5, p9, k6

Continue for the back working across these 53sts ~

1st Row:  S1, k6, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, k1, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, , k25, *yo, s1, k2 tog, psso, yon, k1, repeat from * once more, k6

2nd Row:  S1, k5, p9, k23, p9, k6

3rd Row:  S1, k to end of row

4th Row: S1, k5, p9, k23, p9, k6

5th Row:  S1, k6, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, k1, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, , k25, *yo, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, k1, repeat from * once more, k6

6th Row:  S1, k5, p9, k23, p9, k6

7th Row:  S1, k to end of row

8th Row: S1, k5, purl to last 6sts, k6

9th Row:  S1, k6, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, *k1, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon,  rep from * to last 7sts, k7

10th Row:  S1, k5, purl to last 6sts, k6

11th Row: S1, k to end

12th Row:  S1, k5, purl to last 6sts, k6

Repeat the last 4 rows 7 times more

41st Row:  S1, k6, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, *k1, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon,  rep from * to last 7sts, k7

42nd Row:  S1, k5, purl to last 6sts, k6

43rd Row:  S1, knit to end, cast on 16sts

44th Row:  S1, k21, purl to last 6sts, k6, cast on 16sts

45th Row:  S1, k22, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, *k1, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, rep from * to last 23sts, k23

46th Row:  S1, k21, p41, k22

47th Row:  S1, knit to end

48th Row:  S1, k21, p41, k22

49th Row:  S1, k22, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, *k1, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, rep from * to last 23sts, k23

50th Row:  S1, k21, p51, k22

51st Row:  S1, knit to end

52nd Row:  S1, k5, purl to last 6sts, k6

53rd Row:  S1, k6, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, *k1, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon,  rep from * to last 7sts, k7

54th Row:  S1, k5, purl to last 6sts, k6

55th Row: S1, k to end

56th Row:  S1, k5, purl to last 6sts, k6

Repeat the last 4 rows 4 times more

73rd Row:  S1, k6, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, *k1, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon,  rep from * to last 7sts, k7

74th Row:  S1, k5, purl to last 6sts, k6

75th Row: S1, k to end

Repeat last row 6 times

Cast off

Darn away ends.

Sew on 6 pretty buttons

 


Large Size ~  To fit a baby of around 1 year old
 
Chest ~ 22" (56cm)
 

Length ~ 12½ " (32cm)
 
 
Requirements ~
 
Yarn ~ 80g DK yarn
 
Needles ~ 4mm
 
6 pretty buttons
 
 
Instructions ~
 
This design begins at the lower front edge.



Cast on 49sts


Row 1:  S1, knit to end

Repeat 1st row 3 times more
5th Row:  Buttonhole row – S1, k2, yon, k2tog, knit to last 5sts, k2tog, yon, k3
6th Row:  S1, knit to end
7th Row: S1, k to end
8th Row:  S1, k5, purl to last 6sts, k6
9th Row:  S1, k6, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, *k1, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon,  rep from * to last 7sts, k7
10th Row:  S1, k5, purl to last 6sts, k6
11th Row: S1, k to end
12th Row:  S1, k5, purl to last 6sts, k6
Repeat the last 4 rows
17th Row:  S1, k6, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, *k1, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, rep from * to last 7sts, k7
18th Row:  S1, k5, purl to last 6sts, k6
19th  Row:  Buttonhole row – S1, k2, yon, k2tog, knit to last 5sts, k2tog, yon, k3
20th Row:  S1, k5, purl to last 6sts, k6
21st  Row:  S1, k6, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, *k1, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, rep from * to last 7sts, k7
22nd  Row:  S1, k5, purl to last 6sts, k6
23rd  Row: S1, k to end
24th Row:  S1, k5, purl to last 6sts, k6
Repeat the last 4 rows twice more
33rd Row:  Buttonhole row – S1, k2, yon, k2tog, k2, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, *k1, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, rep from * to last 7sts, k2, k2tog, yon, k3
34th   Row:  S1, k5, purl to last 6sts, k6
35th   Row: S1, k to end
36th Row:  S1, k5, purl to last 6sts, k6
37th Row:  S1, k6, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, *k1, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, rep from * to last 7sts, k7
38th Row:  S1, k5, purl to last 6sts, k6
39th Row: S1, k to end
40th Row:  S1, k5, p13, k11, p13, k6
41st Row:  S1, k6, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, *k1, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, repeat from * one more time, k13, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, *k1, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, repeat from * one more time, k7
42nd Row:  S1, k5, p13, k11, p13, k6
43rd Row:  S1, k to end
44th Row:  S1, k5, p13, k11, p13, k6
45th Row:  S1, k6, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, *k1, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, repeat from * one more time, k13, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, *k1, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, repeat from * one more time, k7
46th Row:  S1, k5, p13, k11, p13, k6
47th Row:  S1, k23, turn  (continue on these 24sts only)
48th Row: S1, k4, purl to last 6sts, k6
49th Row:  S1, k6, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, *k1, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, repeat from * one more time, k6
50th Row:  S1, k4, purl to last 6sts, k6
51st Row: S1, k to end
52nd Row:  S1, k4, purl to last 6sts, k6
Repeat last 4 rows 9 times more
89th  Row:  S1, k6, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, *k1, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, repeat from * one more time, k6
90th  Row:  S1, k4, purl to last 6sts, k6
91st Row: S1, k to end
Cut off yarn
Rejoin yarn to remaining 25sts and work on these stitches only ~
1st Row:  K2tog, k to end of row
2nd Row:  S1, k5, p13, k5
3rd Row:  S1, k5, *yo, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, k1, repeat from * twice more, k6
4th Row:  S1, k5, p13, k5
5th Row:  S1, k to end of row
6th Row:  S1, k5, p13, k5
Repeat the last 4 rows 9 times more
43rd Row:  S1, k5, *yo, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, k1, repeat from * twice more, k6
44th Row:  S1, k5, p13, k5
45th Row:  S1, k to end of row
46th Row: S1, k5, p13, k5, cast on 13sts, then continue with stitches for the other front – k5, p13, k6
Continue for the back working across these 61sts ~
1st Row:  S1, k6, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, *k1, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, repeat from * one more time, k25, *yo, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, k1, repeat from * twice more, k6
2nd Row:  S1, k5, p13, k23, p13, k6
3rd Row:  S1, k to end of row
4th Row: S1, k5, p13, k23, p13, k6
5th Row:  S1, k6, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, *k1, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, repeat from * one more time, k25, *yo, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, k1, repeat from * twice more, k6
6th Row:  S1, k5, p13, k23, p13, k6
7th Row:  S1, k to end of row
8th Row: S1, k5, purl to last 6sts, k6
9th Row:  S1, k6, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, *k1, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon,  rep from * to last 7sts, k7
10th Row:  S1, k5, purl to last 6sts, k6
11th Row: S1, k to end
12th Row:  S1, k5, purl to last 6sts, k6
Repeat the last 4 rows 9 times more
49th Row:  S1, k6, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, *k1, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon,  rep from * to last 7sts, k7
50th Row:  S1, k5, purl to last 6sts, k6
51st Row:  S1, knit to end, cast on 16sts
52nd Row:  S1, k21, p49, k6, cast on 16sts
53rd Row:  S1, k22, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, *k1, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, rep from * to last 23sts, k23
54th Row:  S1, k21, p49, k22
55th Row:  S1, knit to end
56th Row:  S1, k21, p49, k22
57th Row:  S1, k22, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, *k1, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, rep from * to last 23sts, k23
58th Row:  S1, k21, p49, k22
59th Row:  S1, knit to end
60th Row:  S1, k5, purl to last 6sts, k6
61th Row:  S1, k6, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, *k1, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon,  rep from * to last 7sts, k7
62nd Row:  S1, k5, purl to last 6sts, k6
63rd Row: S1, k to end
64th Row:  S1, k5, purl to last 6sts, k6
Repeat the last 4 rows 4 times more
81st Row:  S1, k6, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, *k1, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon,  rep from * to last 7sts, k7
82nd Row:  S1, k5, purl to last 6sts, k6
83rd Row: S1, k to end
Repeat last row 6 times
Cast off
Darn away ends.
Sew on 6 pretty buttons

 
 
 
 
If you like this design but would prefer to knit it in stocking stitch instead of the lacy stitch - you will find the instructions here ~

http://mariannaslazydaisydays.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/melika-self-patterning-baby-vest-top.html



 

21 comments :

  1. It's lovely Marianna so unusual, I would love to see it worn, I bet it looks so sweet :)

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    1. Thank you Linda. Your praise is really appreciated. X

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  2. This vest is super cute, Marianna. I like how you called it (Melika). Sounds very nice :-)

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    1. Thanks Ana. I thought this design needed a Turkish name as the shape is based on a Turkish pattern.
      And I loved seeing your version of my Rosebud Crochet Jacket - very pretty. Very best wishes. Marianna X

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  3. Lovely! My fav color! The design awesome, very stylish. Great job!

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    1. I am glad you like this design - the shape is a little bit unusual - and it looks good in the lacy stitch or in stocking stitch, especially in a self patterning yarn.

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  4. Hi Marianna .. Just wanted to pop in to thank you very much for your wonderful patterns. They are some of the nicest on the net. xox

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    1. What a lovely compliment, Dorothy. Thank you very much. :)

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  5. I only give credit where credit is due, I am so honored that my name is mentioned at the bottom of your pattern, I will continue to promote your patterns, they are so well written, explained and all so beautiful. Thank you

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  6. Hi Marianna, is it something I'm doing wrong or .. after cutting the yarn and joining the yarn to the remaining 21 sts, should all of the following [ yo, s1, k1, psso's ] be .. yo, s1, k2tog, psso's? Unless you're k2tog there you'll end up with too many stiches in the row. :)

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    1. Yes - you are quite correct. Silly me! All fixed now. Thank you for letting me know.

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    2. I've just finished this design in stocking stitch in a solid pink color. it turned out beautifully. Thank you so much for your patterns. You are indeed blessed with creativity. I plan on not only selling the items , but also will become a volunteer knitter for a local hospital. Every newborn and preemie should go home with something special as they begin their lives. Thank you again for your generous spirit.

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  7. Beautifl! Thank you for sharing!

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  8. Hi it looks lovely. Do you have this pattern for a 2 yr old?

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  9. I'm having a problem with repeating row13. When I start the row the yon , sl 1 k2tg,psso yon match up with row 9,but if I continue with the pattern, they don't line up and I have 6 k2tg psso instead of 7 k2tg psso. What did I do wrong and can you help?Thank you for your time. love the patterns.

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    1. Just had a look at the instructions Susan - and I can't see a problem. So - I think you must have missed some yon.s on row 9. There is a yon before and after every (s1, k2tog, psso). The number of stitches remains the same after you have completed each row. Did you start with 41sts? Do you still have 41sts?

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  10. I see someone asked if you have the pattern for a 2 year old. I would LOVE to do this for a 4 year old. Any idea how I could adjust it. Any help is much appreciated! Thanks. I have spent the afternoon looking at patterns, but keep coming back to this one ��

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  11. Hi Marianna, something has gone terribly wrong.....I am not an experienced knitter, so please forgive me if i didn't follow correctly. My knitting, (lacy vest for 1 year old) should measure 32cms from shoulder down and only measures 25cms. I am knitting with a Sirdar Country Style DK wool and a No 4mm needle. Evidently I knitted less rows, but cannot see where. It is such a beautiful pattern but won't fit.....how disappointing!

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  12. Is this pattern for girl or can go for a baby boy as well... Love the style

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  13. Hi Marianna your pattern is really very good and simple to follow and I just finished making it would there be a similar pattern for adults would love to make one for myself anyway thanks for sharing
    Nandita

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