Caroline Steinford

for KnitDesign by Caroline   2012

067 Pete or Laurey, the Precocious (6 months - age 14)

"Pete or Laurie, the Precocious" is a child-sized vest with 9 sizes to fit children from 6 months-14 years. It was designed to coordinate with the man's vest pattern Peter Lorre, the Mysterious. The stitch pattern has been downsized to be more proportional for children. The downsizing means more diagonal embroidered lines, so it still uses a fair amount of yarn - yet the 3 smallest sizes use less than 1 skein of Cephalopod Yarns Traveller.

The vest is worked flat in two pieces, then blocked. Diagonals are added, after which the pieces are sewn together. After the sewing is complete, stitches are picked up and neck and armhole ribbing are worked in the round. Sizes shown: 2 yrs (girl) and 10 yrs (boy). A great big thanks to my adorable models, Maverick & Avery!

The rest of the P.L. Argyle family of vests:
Peter Lorre, the Mysterious, man's vest.

Petra Laurie, the Faithful, for women, bust sizes 30-62".

Pattern Detail

  • stitch pattern and embellishment both written out and charted
  • schematics included
  • sewing required
  • fall/winter
  • straight (flat)
  • child's 6 mo-14 yrs - to fit chest 17-31.5" / 43-80 cm
  • digital PDF has 6 pages (letter size)
  • experienced
    • 4 x 4 in
    • 3.25 mm
    • US 3
    • 20.0 st st
Click below for more images and yarn requirements
Pf1-together Pf2-avery-bubbles Pf3-maverick-magnifying-glass Pf4-avery-golf Pf5-maverick-tree Pf6-2vests-flat Pf-pattern-pg-1

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