Palakhya (beet in Sanskrit) gets its name from the lovely colourway of the upcycled Vardhman Millennium yarn in my stash. The previous version was used with a lot of love. But a lack of yarn, being stuck at a non-stash location during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, and a desperate need to design during that time brought about this design.

The simple elegant design of this vest plays on the kind of yarn used to bring about various effects and is equally fun for a kid to wear whether made in a variegated, speckled or solid yarn.

SIZE CHEST (in inches) CHEST (in cms)
0-3 mths 16 40.5
6-12 mths 18 45.5
1-2 yrs 21 53
2-4yrs 23 58.5
5-6 yrs 25 63.5
6-8 yrs 26.5 67
9-10yrs 28 71
11-12yrs 30 76


Vardhman Millennium (DK, 230yard/100gm)

330 (330, 450, 660, 660, 825, 825, 990) yards

16 sts and 11 rows per 4” in pattern crocheted flat

4mm hook for hem and ribbing
4.5mm hook for body

All instructions are in US terms.

The vest is worked bottom-up in the round until the underarms and then separated from front and back sections.
The stitch counts / measurements are given by mentioning the smallest size, with the remaining sizes given in parentheses.


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