Sunday, January 30, 2011

A Vintage Vest --- Three Years in the Making

I started knitting this almost 3 years ago.  It went in fits and starts. By August 2009, I'd finished it  - except that the edging bands were too puckery and tight.  It sat in my bag until I contracted the "Finishitupitis" that the Yarn Harlot talked about in a recent post.   I unpicked the bands, and cast off again on much larger needles.  Now the bands are flat.  I've worn this several times already. It's very lightweight, but oh-so-warm!  Unfortunately I've had a hard time getting good pictures of it.  I tried some pictures with me wearing it, but they kept on coming out too dark.  The pattern is Valley Yarns Vintage Vest available at Webs, and the yarn is Valley Yarns Alpaca Silk.  You can also get the pattern for free on Ravelry. I used perhaps a little more than half of the cone.  (I think the pattern is also in one of the

1 comment:

Panhandle Jane said...

I love it! I like the color and the pattern and the drape of the alpaca/silk blend. I can see it as a garment that can be worn for many occasions. I'm going to go to Ravelry right now and stick it in my Favorites so that I can find it again. Great job, Deb!