Back in February 2014 I got a bunch of wool from a friend who runs an amazing company, Punk Me Up Buttercup. I then made her a little waistcoat for her son.
So, I used this DROPS pattern that I’ve used a few times before and since. But I actually made a huge mistake with this first waistcoat, and made the armholes way too big. So I knit another one in yellow.
I love this pattern, it knits up really quickly, and apart from sewing up the shoulder seams and the fake pockets there is no other sewing. How great is that?
I had these lovely yellow buttons in my stash and don’t they look sweet with this yellow waistcoat?
The little pockets are very sweet, but really they are just for effect.
The double moss stitch at the top of the waistcoat is really sweet and gives the finished vest a little bit more structure.
This yarn, which was Rowan pure wool 4 ply was really nice to knit with and I like the finished effect of it too.
Pattern: Junior by DROPS Design.
Yarn: ROWAN pure wool 4 ply.
Needle size: 3.5mm
Knitting time: February 2014.