When I first saw the pictures of little Prince George in an adorable knit vest adorned with marching and standing guards, I thought that it would be a lot of fun to knit a replica.
I may still, but in the meantime there’s a nice alternative version that was originally published in Susan Crawford’s 2012 book Coronation Knits. Called “Changing Guards,” her version includes a row of guards standing at attention.
You can check out the pattern on Ravelry, but the British newspaper the Daily Mail published the pattern as part of a giveaway of some knitting kits for the project. It’s a little hard to read, but you can enlarge it and print it out if you want to knit it for yourself.
What do you think of this pattern? I think it’s pretty adorable for a little boy, British royalty or not. I’d love to hear your thoughts and if you’re going to give this project a try.
(Edited to add: Amie Richan has a free version of the vest on Ravelry that’s an actual replica of George’s, and Linda Moorhouse has one with one standing and one marching guard you can download for £2.)
[Photos via Daily Mail.]