Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Oz Vest

Here it is..... There is so much green in the yarn that it should be worn in the Emerald City. Toward the bottom of the vest march the yellow brick purl stitches, and the vest makes cheerful garb for an adorable munchkin.

This is for a gift, but I just so "happen" to have a willing if sleepy model available for photos. Note the careful styling in the last picture.... :-)

I like the patterns in the Natural Knits for Babies and Moms book and plan to use more of them in the future. The yarns used are simple and so are appropriate for handspun yarn. My mods included finishing the armholes with a crochet edging, working in the round on circular needles, and distributing the purl stripes at my own discretion to accentuate the striping of the yarn. I am happy with how this turned out, even though the imperfections in my handspun do give the vest a rustic look.


Probably Jane said...

Wow! That vest is gorgeous.It has such a wonderful organic look to it

cyndy said...

That vest looks beautiful! Thanks for the tip on the book, I need to knit something for a friend who has a baby on the way, and I think I will take a look at some of the patterns...oh and I like your mods too!