Yes, you read that right. Since last September I’ve knitted 19 vests in various colours and sizes for the lady from milliemanu. I wrote about two boleros a few days ago.
I used this great DROPS pattern, but instead of adding the texture the pattern calls for I just knitted stockinette stitch all the way, making them actually quite a fast and easy knit. Of course because it was a DROPS pattern I also used DROPS yarn, DROPS Merino Extra Fine to be exact. It’s a lovely soft yarn that calls for 3,5-4mm needles, yet another reason that it knit up quickly. So without further ado, here are the 19 vests.
And here’s a collection of a bunch of them together.
Almost a year ago a good friend asked me to knit her son a vest. He is one of Luke’s good friend and I gifted him a vest on his first birthday, I blogged about it here. My friend loved it so much she wanted a new one as he’d outgrown the other.
It’s this DROPS pattern, and it’s one of the few that I am not a massive fan of. If it is made with just one colour it’s fine, but you basically have to knit the main vest and then pick up everywhere for the edges, which got very tedious. However, it turned out lovely I think.
My friend picked the colour and I really love it. It’s so nice and vibrant and unusual at the same time. It’s also a great yarn, the DROPS Baby Alpaca Silk, which is 70% alpaca and 30% silk. Lovely and soft!
Even though I love the yarn I am not 100% happy with how it knits up. I think it could be more even, but I think that’s because the yarn is actually very, very thin.
The buttons are from my stash, bought from TextileGarden and just waiting for the right project.
The vest was definitely well received and my friends son looks absolutely adorable in it!