The Changing Guards vest pattern is back!
The Changing Guards sleeveless pullover or vest, is just perfect for keeping your little ones stylish, warm and cosy. This cute sweater features the ‘Changing Guards’ motif which can be knitted on just the front or both front and back of the vest. The motifs use a combination of intarsia and fair Isle techniques, for a fascinating knit and the vest is indeed a great project for the beginner colourwork knitter to learn these techniques on a small canvas. For the more experienced knitter it is a quick and satisfying kit that is perfect for gifting to your favourite small person.
Changing Guards is knitted from the bottom up with instructions provided both for knitting in the round or knitting flat. The V-neck sits comfortably on even the smallest of children.
Changing Guards is knitted in Fenella, our 100% British wool that is a ‘vintage’ 3 ply weight, finer than fingering weight, but heavier than lace. Fenella is hand-dyed in-house and we have used a combination of Marriner, Baked Cherry, Chalk, Charcoal and Forget-Me-Not for this striking sweater.
Changing Guards is knitted in Fenella, our 100% British wool that is a ‘vintage’ 3 ply weight, finer than fingering weight, but heavier than lace. Fenella is hand-dyed in-house and we have used a combination of Marriner, Baked Cherry, Chalk, Charcoal and Forget-Me-Not for this striking sweater. If you would like to knit this sweater in other shades, why not take a look at all the beautiful hand-dyed shades of Fenella
The sample shown is for the first size - to fit ages 1-2 years
The pattern comes in a range of sizes from aged 1-2 years to 6-7 years and includes full colour charts and a clear schematic diagram.
Susan Crawford Fenella, fingering weight,
100% British wool,
(129m / 141yds per 25g skein)
3 (4, 5, 6) skeins, shade Marriner - yarn A
1 skein, shade Baked Cherry - yarn B
1 skein, shade Chalk - yarn C
1 skein, shade Charcoal - yarn D
1 skein, shade Forget-Me-Not - yarn E
2.75mm (US 2) circular needle (40cm in length) or straight needles
3mm (US 2.5) circular needle (40cm in length) or straight needles
Waste yarn or stitch holders
Knitting Fair Isle Techniniques
Knitting Intarsia Techniques
Following a chart
A yarn kit is also available containing all the yarn required to knit the Changing Guards Sleeveless Pullover
Changing Guards yarn kit