Here’s my finished vest!
Pattern: Lolita Vest by Jamie Thomas
Yarn: Rowan Revive (100% recycled yarn – silk, cotton, viscose)
Needles: US7 (4.5 mm)
Size knitted: small (see note below)
Started: August 5, 2011
Finished: August 14, 2011
I promised to show you how this seams up, so here goes!
You end up with a rectangle with notches out of it like this:
The seams are at the two small 90 degree corners above the armholes –
Place the wrong sides together at each armhole like so:
and seam them up to get your two shoulder and neck seams:
Easy-peasy!! Then wear your vest with flair! 🙂
I knitted the size small, even though I wear a medium/large in a t-shirt, because when I tried the sample at Charlotte Yarn on (which was a small) it fit me perfectly. A larger size would have provided more room in the armhole area, but would have been too long on my back (since I’m petite), and probably too long in front as well. So, I would suggest the small if you’re petite like me, but add width to the back and to the armhole spacing if you’re worried that the fit might be snug. I didn’t add any width and it fits me just fine, even though I’m by no means a small. 🙂 And if you’re a taller lady, then go with the larger size to make a taller vest that will look more proportioned.
Anyway, I’m very happy with it – I love the yarn (although it bled like crazy when I soaked it) and I can’t wait to wear it with my skirt! (I may have to have the hubby take me out to dinner so I can have a skirt-appropriate place to go!)
Happy Knitting everyone!!