f.o. : vest no. 5

My mum has often expressed the love of a vest inside, on a freezing day, with a fleece or some other warm item underneath. That added bit of warmth when you are moving around and can’t grab for a blanket.

And so I made her Vest No. 5 by My Favourite Things. This is my first ever vest. And my first ever pattern from My Favourite Things and on perusing some of the other offerings, I think there are more vests in my future.

This was rewarding and pretty easy to knit, despite the seemingly intricate turned bands at the front and pocket tops. I knit this one with Knit Picks Simply Alpaca in the Alfonse color way held with Knit Picks Alpaca Bloom in winter white (which creates that beautiful halo)–both yarns new to me and both workhorse pleasures. The alpaca is so soft. And extra warm.

My project notes are here. Here’s to hoping for more vests in my future.

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