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« on: April 15, 2011 01:57:39 PM »

This vest is such a great three-season layering piece! I actually finished it up in September and have worn it several times over the fall and winter and finally got around to taking pictures! It's the Tori Vest pattern (Ravelry link) knit in Classic Elite Inca Marl (100% alpaca), which I got on sale awhile back from Webs.  I wanted a simple pattern since the yarn speaks for itself.

While I definitely like it, it does cut me short...I think I must have an obnoxiously-long torso or some Gumby genes or something, haha.  If it was any other yarn, I would've knit the pattern longer, but I thought the alpaca would stretch.  However because I did this pattern as written (flat and seamed vs converting it into the round), the seams really stabilize the alpaca from stretching.  But, its warm enough and comfortable, and helps to cover the gap my button down shirts get around my, uh, female endowments, ahem.

Thanks for looking! Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2011 04:22:47 AM »

Beautiful, striker, as always! And, I totally admire your knitting stamina. Cheesy

« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2011 06:27:08 AM »

That looks great, I'm impressed. And until they design shirts that DON'T gape, such garments will always be useful haha Wink
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« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2011 11:29:12 AM »

Thank you! Cheesy

Lapoli: I may just resort to knitting ONLY sweater vests...this way I can still have sweaters but churn them out quicker and not have to buy as much yarn Wink

QueenofMarigold: I'm not sure if there will ever be a time when button down shirts don't gap in..but sweater vests are way cooler than anything you can find on an infomercial... or a safety pin, lol.  Sometimes, I even wear TIES with my sweater vests. I call it: "British-school-kid-chic" haha
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