Wednesday, November 18, 2009

So Proud!

After much ripping and complaining, plus a nearly a week spent pinned to the floor because I was out of town, the Double Time Vest is officially finished!

Pattern: Double Time Vest by ME!
Yarn: Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light in Redwood Mix
Needles: US2 and 3

This vest is meant to be very versatile. Wear it as I have shown it here for a work-appropriate look or with jeans and boots on the weekend. Won't weigh you down, but it will keep you toasty thanks to the alpaca content of the yarn. Vest are wonderful because they aren't bulky, but they do an excellent job of regulating body temperature. For me, a scoop neck is a very flattering look, and this one is just a bit higher than some of the others out there. It's great for those of us with... assets.

I've been needing some work clothes for a while now, and I had virtually no knits that fit the bill. I can see this one will be in heavy rotation for the coming months, along with this very nice and lightly worn grey skirt which I got at the thrift store for $8. I should also mention that Ultra Alpaca Light is very reasonably priced, great for those of us on a tight budget.

I'm still working on the pattern. It's been quite a process, this, however if you are interested in test knitting the vest, please let me know!


Kara said...

So cute! I love it all layered up. Your ensemble is darling.

ithaca_chick said...

Very pretty! I have just embarked on my first big project - a short sleeved top. I have no idea if it will work out, but it'll be an adventure!

J Leona said...

Very nice! I have only knitted one sweater, or caplette rather. That's it for clothes. I do a lot of small projects but after the Holiday I may embark on doing something a bit bigger, perhaps a vest?

Chris said...

This is gorgeous! I love it. Great choice in yarn and color.

melcauble said...

Super cute! I might be interested in test knitting...