Posted by: Leslie | October 11, 2010

FO: Black Diamonds vest

Before I got sidelined from knitting with an injury, I wanted to make a vest to wear over dress shirts in the fall. There are a lot of unflattering, poorly fitting vests out there, but I found one whose fit I liked and knit most of it last fall. Very recently I was finally able to finish up Black Diamonds/Sexy Vesty/whatever you want to call it. I didn’t make any modifications to the pattern notes, which means I’m lucky because I was a bit off on my gauge. I love how it turned out, especially since it’s my first adult-sized garment that’s not an accessory like a hat or scarf.

Shot of the back:

The yarn is Cascade 220 Superwash, which has the advantage of being fairly inexpensive for the yardage (even though I have no plans to throw this in the washing machine–superwash or not, handknits simply last a lot longer if you hand wash them). It feels fairly soft to the touch, but it’s not quite soft enough to wear next to the skin. I quickly discovered it needs to be worn with something with sleeves and a collar underneath, though I like the look of it with a tank top:

So, first non-accessory/non-child sized garment completed. Next up might just be a sweater.

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Responses

  1. Yahoo! And it looks great on you, too!

    • Thanks! It’s a good thing it turned out well, or else I’m I’d be headed straight back to the accessories camp.

  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Wow, I’m impressed! You did an amazing job. You are definitely ready for a sweater! Plus, it looks great on you!

    • Thanks Jane! My one and only sweater so far was for a small child (and so long ago it didn’t even get a blog post), but I feel ready to take on the challenge of potentially having to rip back an entire sleeve when I realise I screwed up on the third row.


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