I made this west some time ago from a pattern in Japanese, and said I would post the translation of the pattern but did not have time until now. The original pattern is from Pierrot (free download here). I made this vest in original size (which I think corresponds to size 3T – 4T), but I reworked the pattern to fit the gauge for this yarn (16×20). I also made a smaller version in a different gauge (finer than this and the original) and I might post that as well if there is any interest. Also, I might write a pattern for different sizes too.
I liked the yarn – it was a really chunky cotton from an old, but not often worn, sweater (too chunky for me). However, working with US 10.5 needles was not fun. Too clunky.
To finish, I did two rows of slip stitches around neck and armholes. I am really happy about how this turned out. It always surprises me how the finished item looks so much different than the finished pieces…
Yarn: Repurposed cotton yarn from a slightly used sweater
Gauge: 16st x 20rows = 10 x 10cm
Needle: US 10.5
Size: 3T – 4T
Measurements: chest: 70cm (27.5in); length (to shoulder): 40cm (15.5in)
The pattern is available as PDF, here.