Sunday, 3 January 2016

DEXTER - Slipover Sweater / Vest Top


Dexter - All-in-One Slipover Sweater
Well ....... 2016 has begun. For me a New Year is full of opportunity, and a time for optimism.

I have started the year with a simple baby slipover / vest top.
I know you are always looking for cute easy patterns to knit for baby boys.
So please welcome 'Dexter'.
 
DEXTER - Sleeveless Slipover / Vest Top
 
Knitted all-in-one - with only a little sewing up !
 
 
 
If you like this design - then let me know - and I will add other sizes.
 
 

DEXTER

Size  ~  To fit a baby of around 3months

 

Chest    18" (45.5cm)  

Length  10" (25.5cm)

 

 

Requirements  ~

 

Yarn ~ 45g DK yarn

Needles ~ 4mm

 

Instructions  ~

 

(This design is worked in one piece – and begins at the lower front edge)

Cast on 51sts

1st Row:       S1, * k1, p1,  repeat from * to last 2sts, k2

2nd Row:      S1, * p1, k1, repeat from * to end

Repeat 1st & 2nd rows three times more

9th Row:       S1, knit to end

10th Row:     S1, purl to last st, k1

Repeat the last 2 rows 15 times (or until work measures 5½” )

41st Row:     S1, knit  to end

42nd Row:    S1, k4, p15, k11, p15, k5

Repeat the last 2 rows twice

47th Row:     S1, k24, turn (continue on these 25sts only)

48th Row:     S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

49th Row:     S1, knit to end

50th Row:     S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

51st Row:     S1, knit to last 7sts, k2tog, k5           (24sts)

52nd Row:    S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

 

Repeat last 4 rows 7 times more                            (17sts)

81st Row:     S1, knit to end

Cut off yarn

 

Rejoin yarn to remaining 26sts and work on these stitches only ~

1st Row:       K2tog, knit to end of row                    (25sts)

2nd Row:      S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

3rd Row:       S1, knit to end

4th Row:       S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

5th Row:       S1, k4, s1, k1, psso, knit to end                   (24sts)

6th Row:       S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

Repeat last 4 rows 7 times more                            (17sts)

35th Row:     S1, k to end of row

36th  Row:    S1, k4, p7, k5, cast on 17sts, then continue with stitches for the other front – k5, p7, k5                                           

Continue for the back working across these 51sts ~

1st Row:       S1, knit to end of row

2nd Row:      S1, k4, p7, k27, p7, k5

Repeat the last 2 rows twice more

7th Row:       S1, knit to end of row

8th Row:       S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

Repeat the last 2 rows 16 times more

41st Row:     S1, knit to end

42nd Row:    S1, purl to last st, k1

Repeat the last 2 rows 15 times

 73rd Row:    S1, knit to end

74th Row:     S1, * p1, k1, repeat from * to end

75th Row:     S1, * k1, p1, repeat from * to last 2sts, k2

Repeat last 2rows three more

Cast off

Sew up side seams

Darn away ends
 

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DEXTER

Size  ~  To fit a baby of around 12months

 

Chest    22" (56cm)  

Length  12" (30.5cm)

 

 

Requirements  ~

 

DK yarn

Needles ~ 4mm

 

Instructions  ~

 

(This design is worked in one piece – and begins at the lower front edge)

Cast on 61sts

1st Row:       S1, * k1, p1,  repeat from * to last 2sts, k2

2nd Row:      S1, * p1, k1, repeat from * to end

Repeat 1st & 2nd rows four times more

11th Row:     S1, knit to end

12th Row:     S1, purl to last st, k1

Repeat the last 2 rows 17 times (or until work measures 6½” )

47th Row:     S1, knit  to end

48th Row:     S1, k4, p20, k11, p20, k5

Repeat the last 2 rows twice

53rd Row:     S1, k29, turn (continue on these 30sts only)

54th Row:     S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

55th Row:     S1, knit to end

56th Row:     S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

57th Row:     S1, knit to last 7sts, k2tog, k5           (29sts)

58th Row:     S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

 

Repeat last 4 rows 9 times more                            (20sts)

95th Row:     S1, knit to end

Cut off yarn

 

Rejoin yarn to remaining 31sts and work on these stitches only ~

1st Row:       K2tog, knit to end of row                    (30sts)

2nd Row:      S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

3rd Row:       S1, knit to end

4th Row:       S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

5th Row:       S1, k4, s1, k1, psso, knit to end                   (29sts)

6th Row:       S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

Repeat last 4 rows 9 times more                            (20sts)

43rd Row:     S1, k to end of row

44th  Row:    S1, k4, p10, k5, cast on 21sts, then continue with stitches for the other front – k5, p10, k5                                             

Continue for the back working across these 61sts ~

1st Row:       S1, knit to end of row

2nd Row:      S1, k4, p10, k31, p10, k5

Repeat the last 2 rows twice more

7th Row:       S1, knit to end of row

8th Row:       S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

Repeat the last 2 rows 20 times more

49th Row:     S1, knit to end

50th Row:     S1, purl to last st, k1

Repeat the last 2 rows 17 times

85th Row:     S1, knit to end

86th Row:     S1, * p1, k1, repeat from * to end

87th Row:     S1, * k1, p1, repeat from * to last 2sts, k2

Repeat last 2rows four more

Cast off

Sew up side seams

Darn away ends

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Size  ~  To fit a baby of around 2 – 3 years

 

Chest    26" (66cm)  

Length  14 ½ " (37cm)

 

 

Requirements  ~

 

DK yarn

Needles ~ 4mm

 

Instructions  ~

 

(This design is worked in one piece – and begins at the lower front edge)

Cast on 73sts

1st Row:       S1, * k1, p1,  repeat from * to last 2sts, k2

2nd Row:      S1, * p1, k1, repeat from * to end

Repeat 1st & 2nd rows five times more

13th Row:     S1, knit to end

14th Row:     S1, purl to last st, k1

Repeat the last 2 rows 20 times more (or until work measures 7½” )

55th Row:     S1, knit to end

56th Row:     S1, k5, p24, k13, p24, k6

Repeat the last 2 rows three times more

63rd Row:     S1, k35, turn (continue on these 36sts only)

64th Row:     S1, k5, purl to last 6sts, k6

65th Row:     S1, knit to end

66th Row:     S1, k5, purl to last 6sts, k6

67th Row:     S1, knit to last 8sts, k2tog, k6           (35sts)

68th Row:     S1, k5, purl to last 6sts, k6

Repeat last 4 rows 10 times more                          (25sts)

109th Row:   S1, knit to end

Cut off yarn

 

Rejoin yarn to remaining 37sts and work on these stitches only ~

1st Row:       K2tog, knit to end of row                    (36sts)

2nd Row:      S1, k5, purl to last 6sts, k6

3rd Row:       S1, knit to end

4th Row:       S1, k5, purl to last 6sts, k6

5th Row:       S1, k5, s1, k1, psso, knit to end                   (35sts)

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

Repeat last 4 rows 10 times more                          (25sts)

47th Row:     S1, k to end of row

48th Row:     S1, k5, p13, k6, cast on 23sts, then continue with stitches for the other front – k6, p13, k6                                             

Continue for the back working across these 73sts ~

1st Row:       S1, knit to end of row

2nd Row:      S1, k5, p13, k35, p13, k6

Repeat the last 2 rows twice more

7th Row:       S1, knit to end of row

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

Repeat the last 2 rows 24 times more

57th Row:     S1, knit to end

58th Row:     S1, purl to last st, k1

Repeat the last 2 rows 19 times

97th Row:     S1, knit to end

98th Row:     S1, * p1, k1, repeat from * to end

99th Row:     S1, * k1, p1, repeat from * to last 2sts, k2

Repeat last 2rows five more

Cast off

Sew up side seams

Darn away ends


 

 


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45 comments :

  1. grabbing this quick and getting it onto some pins - when you have time Marion - my great nephew is now 15 months old..... hint hint x Roamin -in - the - Gloamin Jean x

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    1. :) I hear you my friend :)
      Bigger sizes coming along soon .........

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    2. 12 months & 2 -3 years sizes now added ;)

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    3. just finished the little one - why is it I can never keep count of rows? I have a row counter and pencil and paper - still manage to screw up! Thank you for the larger sizes off to see if I fair better with the row counting - or less interuptions might work better for me.

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  2. Another lovely pattern, when you have the time I have twin 2 year old nephews I would love to knit this for. Thank you so much for all your wonderful patterns. Happy new year Marion xx

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    1. Glad you like my latest design 'Unknown' - I will be adding bigger sizes :)

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    2. Just added a couple of bigger sizes - 12months & 2 - 3 years :) Enjoy .......

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  3. It's lovely Marianna, I always thing that sleeveless tops are great they can be worn on their own or over/under another sweater for extra warmth. :) xx

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    1. Thank you Linda - I thought these would be great for lots of charities! And I only used 45g!
      Hope you have a great 2016. x

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  4. Love it & would love in bigger sizes :-) !

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    1. 12 months & 2 - 3 years sizes now added Adelina. More to come soon ...... :)

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  5. You have such a talent.
    love this!!! would love to have a pattern for 2T and 5T!!!

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    1. 2 - 3 years size added today Maria - bigger sizes to follow soon :)

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  6. I have this pattern in bigger sizes but not in baby, thank you Marianna

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  7. Thanks so much for your lovely patterns of all sizes

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    1. :) Thank you for taking the time to message me - everyone likes to be appreciated!

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  8. Another one to add to my file - thanks girl !!

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    1. Glad you like this Diane :) Just added a couple of bigger sizes today - more to follow ...... x

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  9. Marion I cant believe it .... whilst I was "offline" I had a thought I wanted an easy slip over / tank top and here it is ....... your a wonderful mind reader - off to print off and get on with it - thank you xxx

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  10. Marianna - I'm a granny of 4 and been off work for a hip replacement for a few months and your patterns have saved my sanity - THANK YOU! I love your Dexter pattern - did one for my grandson and now doing the 12 month version. Am I right that Row 48 should read S1, k4, p25 (not 15), k 11, p25, k5? Not very good on computers so not sure how to sign this. Pat in Scotland

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    1. I'm just doing the 12 month too and believe Row 48 should be S1, k4, p20, k11, p20, k5, just going to post to Marion in her group and ask :)

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  11. Thanks girl for the upsizes.... many blessings to you xx

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  12. Ok I must be dense because I cannot get row 48 to come out right. I end up with10 sts remaining on the needle. What am I doing wrong. Please help!!!!!

    Fiona

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    1. I'm just doing the 12 month too and believe Row 48 should be S1, k4, p20, k11, p20, k5, just going to post to Marion in her group and ask :)

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  13. Boa tarde amiga, fiz este coletinho para tres meses, ficou lindo, vou colocar foto no grupo, gostaria de ter receita de recem nascido. Muito Obrigada pelo padrão e compartilhar, bjo

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  15. Love your Dexter pattern. Is it possible to do a prem/newborn size please? X

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  16. Thank you for all your wonderful patterns. You are a very kind and generous person.
    I have made a number of different tops from your patterns and they all go to different charities. We couldn't do so many without your help. Thanks again x

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  17. Dear Marianna I love your patterns they make me a much more confident knitter. I wonder if you had anything a little larger in the above pattern? I want to knit for my nephew something for his 4th birthday in March. If you can help in any I would be extremely grateful... I don't like knitting in the round and therefore only knit use straight needles. Hope to hear from you soon. Anna

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  18. Thank you so much for this simple but beautiful design and so easy to do vest. Can see use for boy or girl just by simple design front. Blessings to you.

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  19. Yet another super pattern thanks Marianas. .I'm doing the 2 to 3 yr n thought of adding a hood but not sure how to about it
    I'd appreciate your help x

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  20. What a fabulous knit. I will be doing this vest for both boys & girls (just change colours & embellishments). Thanking you very much.

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  21. Wonderful pattern. I made the 2-3 year size for my son, who is 3 1/2. It fits him very nicely with a little room to grow :) This was my first ever knitted sweater, and it was a great one to start with. Very straightforward and easy to follow. I'd love to make a bigger size for my older kids, too, so I'm trying to work out how to make that happen. Thank you for sharing such a nice pattern with us for free!

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  22. Fantastic patt. Will be making lots of these. Ill do them unisex as presents. Great there are varying sizes to cover all friends children. Thankyou very much.

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  23. Hiya Marion..Wonderful Dexter vest i'm in between sizes my grandson is 6 months so knit up the 12months vest but its to big would love a in between size please 6-9 mths old, also i ran short of wool knitting the 12mth vest i used up 125 grms of wool i did think 100 would cover it but sadly not.Keep up your lovely patterns i love them.

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  24. Hi Marianna, I have completed your lovely Dexter. Do you have a matching hat for Dexter?
    I really love your patterns. Thanks a lot for the lovely patterns.

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  25. Hola Marianna, me encantó este chaleco, pero no puedo saber que significa S1 - 2STS - K2 - K1 - K5 -P24 - K13 - K6 -PSSO -K6 - P13 - K35 - 2rows. Soy de Gral. Roca Rio Negro República Argentina. Espero su repuesta. Desde ya MUCHAS GRACIAS.

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  27. Hola Marianna, me encantó este chaleco, pero no puedo saber que significa S1 - 2STS - K2 - K1 - K5 -P24 - K13 - K6 -PSSO -K6 - P13 - K35 - 2rows. Soy de Gral. Roca Rio Negro República Argentina. Espero su repuesta. Desde ya MUCHAS GRACIAS.

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  29. Oh, this is a fantastic idea and so pretty. how about adding a pattern for 5-6 years old for the commimng cx and new year for my great-grandson, from his great-grandmother?
    thanks.
    ruth israeli

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  30. Can you please give the guage? My vest ends up getting too big.

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  31. Hi Marianna, thanks for the big sizes. Love to knit your patterns they are simple & easy.
    Where can I post my Dexter for you to see it?
    Saadia what size are you knitting? I followed the 3 months & it came perfect.
    I am sure if u follow her instructions the Vest will not end up getting big.

    I don't know much about knitting I learn to knit by reading Marianna' s patterns.

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  32. So excited!!! My daughter turns 3 next week so I suppose I might use 4,5 or 5mm needle, right?

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