How to Knit a sports vest for Teenagers
Not only is it fashionable and functional, but it's also customizable to suit your teen's individual style. With just a few basic knitting
skills, you can create a cozy and stylish sports vest
that your teen will love. Here's how to get started:
- 4 balls of medium weight yarn in your chosen color
- Size 8 (5mm) knitting needles
- Stitch markers
- Tapestry needle
Step 1: Cast on
Using your size 8 knitting needles, cast on 80 stitches. Place a stitch marker at the beginning of your row.
Step 2: Ribbing
Knit 1 stitch, purl 1 stitch until the end of the row. Repeat this pattern
for 4 more rows to create a ribbed effect
Step 3: Knit the body of the vest
Switch to knitting all stitches for the remainder of the vest
. Continue knitting until the vest measures approximately 14 inches from the cast on edge.
Step 4: Divide for armholes
To create the armholes, divide your stitches into three sections: 28 stitches for the front, 24 stitches for each armhole, and 28 stitches for the back. Place a stitch marker between each section to help you keep track.
Step 5: Knit the front and back
Continue knitting the front and back sections separately until they each measure approximately 10 inches from the armhole divide.
Step 6: Knit the armholes
Using a separate ball of yarn for each armhole, knit each section separately until they each measure approximately 5 inches from the armhole divide.
Step 7: Join the shoulder seams
With right sides facing, use the three-needle bind off method to join the front and back sections at the shoulder seams.
Step 8: Pick up stitches for the collar
Using your knitting needles, pick up stitches around the neck edge of the vest. This will form the collar.
Step 9: Knit the collar
Knit the collar until it measures approximately 2 inches in length. Bind off all stitches and weave in any loose ends.
Step 10: Finish
Sew up any remaining seams and weave in all loose ends. Your sports vest for teenagers is now complete!
Knitting a sports vest for teenagers is a great way to create a functional and stylish garment that your teen will love to wear. By following these simple instructions, you can create a cozy and customizable vest that is perfect for any sports or outdoor activity. So gather your materials, get started, and enjoy the process of knitting a beautiful and practical garment for your teen.