I loved this pattern the first time I saw it make the rounds on various blogs a couple years back and immediately went to ravelry and bought it. But for whatever reason, I thought it was suited for a little boy and mine were too big for it. What about my little girls!? Why did I not think of how sweet and wonderful a little girl would look in this vest!? <Shaking my head!>
Thankfully, I have a dear friend that helped me see the error of my ways as she knit up a glorious Milo for her wee baby girl due this spring. After seeing it in all of the purple yumminess, I grabbed some Swish (worsted) in kindling and cast on one of my own.
I was aiming for the 12 mo size because I had exactly 220 yards of yarn and I thought it would be a little big, but wearable for this Spring and perfectly sized for all the cold weather next year has to offer. I knew I was taking a small chance by knitting with a worsted weight yarn instead of the DK weight the pattern called for, and I began to worry if I had enough yarn for the whole project or if I was going to do it again (during pregnancy I ran out of yarn before finishing at least 3 different projects.) But onward I knitted, trusting the process, and knowing that Knit Picks was fully stocked with my yarn (maybe this is just my way of making myself order more yarn?!)
I could see the end of my yarn when I was knitting the trim at the bottom and the suspense when I made the measurement and it was time to cast off was exciting. I honestly didn’t think I would make it, but in the end I was left 1 yard of leftover yarn, just 1!!!