Okay, so maybe you have more important things to do than wait for me to post my finished project, but I would like to think that there was some curiosity out there. No? Maybe?
Anyway, I completed the vest last week and I have to say it went really well. It was my first experience with reading a pattern. It was the first thing I knit beyond scarves. And I even got a little bold and let the inner fashion designer in me come out and I added epaulettes on the shoulders! I have to say that I am pleased with the results.
This photo shows the epaulettes in better detail. I used a single crochet on the underside to strengthen the sides since the stockinette stitch tends to curl. I tethered them down with pearl buttons I had saved from a store bought blouse.
The yarn I used was Paton's Classic Wool Merino in Natural Marl.
Now that I am finished with my vest, I am making one for my sister for her birthday. I had her choose the yarn she wanted it made of and she chose Lamb's Pride (a wool and mohair blend) by Brown Sheep Yarn Co. in Sandy Heather.
I think it will be just lovely!