Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Late Summer Vest.....

I searched for just over a week for the perfect first project for my new Malabrigo Worsted....
vest 1
I started a cardi for myself in this gorgeous shade, rich chocolate, but after finishing 1 sleeve decided to rip it.... Don't you hate that????
vest 2
But, then I found this - A Plain Vest.....
vest 3
And it's just PERFECT!!!
I made the size 1 for my size 2 (26month old), added an extra inch to the body length before starting on the sleeves and cast on 4 extra st's on each sleeve.
This little project used less than 1 100g skein of Malabrigo Worsted and took just under 2 nights on the couch worth of knitting (approx 4 hours). I love how the colours of this kettle dyed yarn give it an almost aged look to this super cute 'Late Summer Vest' - Malabrigo I am in LOVE!!!!!

15 comments:

  1. What's not to love! Its stunning.

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  2. very cute.shame its not in adult sizes I would love one for myself!

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  3. That's the cutest little vest -- I want it in big people sizes!

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  4. oooooh you've got malabrigo! I ADORE malabrigo! I've just finished knitting a vest for my husband in it for his birthday and am halfway through a jumper for myself. It's such scrumptious wool - so soft and rich and the colours are gorgeous! Lovely vest - and I'm with anonymous - we need an adult version :-) Well done!

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  5. I'm with "organic Australia"...its FANTASTIC!!

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  6. Oh it is so cute! Wish it only took 4 hours to knit things in my size!

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  7. What a great wife you'd make!!!!
    Love your style....

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  8. It is so adorable...and I LOVE this pattern...after reading this I went a bought the pattern and some yarn and I am now half way through making one for my youngest daughter...so easy to knit up and it is super quick too! Love it! Thanks for pointing me in the right direction!

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  9. That is scrummy, you could just eat her up :-) Lovely wool too!

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  10. Oh, this is making me SO hungry! I love the color and the pattern. Very cute.

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  11. Love it Jodie!

    The colour looks great on Mil-Mil.
    K.

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