Padraic toddler waistcoat - knitting pattern
This little waistcoat features cabling back and front, with a sewn-on button/buttonhole band. You can choose how many buttons or toggles you want, or make it shorter or longer. Knit it up in any colour, so it’s suitable for the little boy or girl in your life. It will keep a tiny one cozy and warm, while still giving lots of freedom for busy little arms! Padraic (pronounced either “paw-rik,” “pah-drik” or “pah-drig”) the Irish form of Patrick, and means “noble.” The actual garment measures 21 (23, 25) inches around at the chest. There are five pages to the pattern, with written instructions and photographs. Worsted yarn was used for the pictured garment, you don't need to use the yarn specified as long as you make sure that you check the gauge. The garment is knit flat, so only straight needles are required.
- PDF knitting pattern
- Written pattern (no chart)
- Sizes are in inches, but supplies are in both imperial and metric
- Suitable for experienced knitters
Materials you need at home:
You will need: * Yarn Red Heart Comfort yarn – I used 145g from their 454g ball for the smallest size. * Straight knitting needles, sizes 3.25 mm (U.K. 10, U.S. 3) and 4.00 mm (U.K. 8, U.S. 6) * Cable needle * Yarn needle for sewing up * Three or four buttons or small toggles
I learned to knit as a child living in both Ireland and England. I love the intricate work of aran garments, but it was only when my first grandchild came along that I began to design for babies and children - for her first child my daughter had wanted a tiny sweater with a particular aran stitch on the front, I couldn't find a pattern so decided to make one up!