Creating an Adorable Openwork Wheat Ears Model Baby Vest with Two Skewers
Knitting a baby vest is a fun and fulfilling project that you can do with just two skewers. One of the most popular styles is the openwork wheat ears model, which creates a delicate and intricate design that's perfect for a baby's vest. In this tutorial, we'll walk you through each step of the process so that you can create your own stunning baby vest with ease.
What You'll Need
Before you begin, make sure you have the following materials:
- Two knitting skewers, size 4
- 3 skeins of baby yarn in a light color
- Tapestry needle
Step 1: Cast On Stitches
Start by casting on 70 stitches on one skewer. Once you have your stitches, join them in the round and knit two stitches, purl two stitches in a rib stitch pattern for five rows. Then, knit one row and purl one row.
Step 2: Begin the Wheat Ears Pattern
Now it's time to start the wheat ears pattern. First, knit five stitches, then yarn over, and knit two stitches together. Repeat this pattern to the end of the row. On the next row, purl five stitches, then purl the yarn over and the stitch that was knit two together. Continue this pattern for ten rows.
Step 3: Knit the Openwork Pattern
Next, knit two stitches together, then yarn over. Repeat this pattern to the end of the row. On the next row, purl the yarn over and the stitch that was knit two together. Continue this pattern for ten rows.
Step 4: Finish the Vest
Now that you've completed the openwork pattern, finish the vest by knitting in a rib stitch pattern for five rows. Bind off your stitches and use the tapestry needle to weave in the ends.Congratulations! You've successfully created an openwork wheat ears model baby vest with just two skewers. This is a great project for beginners who want to learn new stitches and techniques. Once you've finished, you'll have a beautiful and functional vest that any baby will love.Remember to experiment with different yarn colors and textures to create a unique look that's all your own. Happy knitting!