Hooray! I have FINALLY finished this Crocheted Vest. It's not that it was a hard pattern, or a big article of clothing but this was just one of those projects that you start, then put aside to work on other patterns, and suddenly it is two years later and you've almost forgotten about it. Please tell me this scenario doesn't just apply to me- you have two year old unfinished projects laying around, right? Anyways... with a growing list of WIPs I decided to take this out and finish it already. All I had to do was seam the sides, add the trim and a button. That's it! it only took me an hour to finish.
The original pattern was a buttoned up cardigan, but I decided to forego the sleeves- aiming for more of a boho vest feel, and used one large coconut button instead of a line up of small buttons. I love the way the vest drapes open on top, creating a lapel effect.
Isn't this button amazing! I've always like big natural buttons and this coconut one is the perfect size to slip into the large shell pattern.
I used a soft 100% cotton yarn to achieve this glossy,yet firm look. I've always admired the stitch definition cotton lends to a project. If you are interested in more detailed info on this vest, check out my Ravelry page for yarn,needle size, etc.
Currently I am working on a secret knit for a dear friend, so I cannot share photos :(
oh the struggles of a blogger...
but know my hands are not idle!
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