vest

Ready for Something Different

Project – Cold Snap Vest
Bernat Fall eBook featuring Bernat Roving
Blogger – DinaPurls

So my vest is just about done.  Hurray!  It may not appear as if much time has elapsed, but for me this project dragged on way too long (didn't help that I wasn't feeling well AND lost my

Putting the Pieces Together

Project – Cold Snap Vest
Bernat Fall eBook featuring Bernat Roving
Blogger – DinaPurls

Finally got 'round to pinning and seaming the shoulders.   I used mattress stitch for the cast-off edges, which usually looks invisible and isn't too

A Little Color after Winter

Project – Cold Snap Vest
Bernat Fall eBook featuring Bernat Roving
Blogger – DinaPurls

Are you still feeling the Winter where you live?  'Cuz its definitely still not Spring in my little corner of the world.  So naturally the vest is becoming a welcome respite from the white, gloomy haze of Winter. 

Warming Up in a Vest

Project – Cold Snap Vest
Bernat Fall eBook featuring Bernat Roving
Blogger – DinaPurls

I have enjoyed using the Roving so much, I thought I'd try to make an adult garment.  With its bulky weight, I'm hoping the item progresses quickly (I'm already past the ribbing).

It's Alive!

Project – Monster Vest
Bernat Pattern Book #530202 Sweet Treats
Yarn – Bernat Baby Cakes in Clear Sailing, Lemon Drop, Shamrock
Blogger – DinaPurls

The monster lives!  Muah-ha-ha!

Okay, the monster vest isn't alive, but it sure is darn cute. 

Step by Step

Project – Monster Vest
Bernat Pattern Book #530202 Sweet Treats
Yarn – Bernat Baby Cakes in Clear Sailing, Lemon Drop, Shamrock
Blogger – DinaPurls

So my vest is progressing rather nicely (if I do say so myself).  I've got the front done and the back is half-done (but the fun part will

Rip, Rip, Rip

Project – Monster Vest
Bernat Pattern Book #530202 Sweet Treats
Yarn – Bernat Baby Cakes in Clear Sailing, Lemon Drop, Shamrock
Blogger – DinaPurls

One would hope that a newcomer to intarsia would check out all the available resources on working the technique BEFORE starting.   At least that's what a sane person would

Best Laid Plans

Project – Lacy Top (knit)
Patons free pattern (download here)
Yarn – Patons Silk Bamboo in 85236 Moss
Blogger – YoElizbo

So the plan was to finish my Lacy Top and wear it to the conference I attended in Denver last weekend. Yeah, no such luck there. Any time I go out of

Eeek, A Monster

Project – Monster Vest
Bernat Pattern Book #530202 Sweet Treats
Yarn – Bernat Baby Cakes in Clear Sailing, Lemon Drop, Shamrock
Blogger – DinaPurls

Well, toddlers can be monsters, LOL!  Ask me how I know?

Seriously though, a cute monster vest would aptly suite

a sweater is born

Project – Ribbed Knit Vest
Patons Pattern Book – 500800 Anti Freeze
Yarn – Classic Wool Roving in 77709 Cherry
Blogger – terriknitspatons

When last I posted, I was a little concerned about picking up stitches for the neck band.  Very carefully I picked up and knit each

the block

Project - Ribbed Knit Vest
Patons Pattern Book - 500800 Anti Freeze
Yarn – Classic Wool Roving in 77709 Cherry
Blogger - terriknitspatons

Monday morning I finished the ribbing and a couple additional inches on the back of the vest.  I decided Monday would be all about the

how did that happen?

Project – Rib Stitch Vest
Patons Pattern Book #500880 Anti Freeze
Yarn – Classic Wool Roving in 77709 Cherry
Blogger – terriknitspatons

This week I was able to add another skein to the vest.  The front is done, well, kinda.  It seems I ought not to have washed down the cold meds with

rhododendron red

Project – Rib Stitch Vest
Patons Pattern Book #500880 Anti Freeze
Yarn – Classic Wool Roving in 77709 Cherry
Blogger – terriknitspatons

Hi all!  I am a new member of the Patons’ blogging team.  I am a long time knitter whose favorites are socks and lace.  With the help of Patons , I

My hippy chic Crochet Vest

Project – Crochet Vest
Bernat Pattern Book #530163 Beautiful Bamboo
Yarn – Bernat Cottontots in Country Taupe
Blogger – MichelleCrochets

Here is my new Crochet Vest inspired by the pattern book Beautiful Bamboo.  Isn't it ultra-groovy?  I'm a little disturbed that it took less than 1 minute to accessorize "hippy chic" out of my

Spring Knitting

Project – Lacy Top (knit)
Patons free pattern (download here)
Yarn – Patons Silk Bamboo in 85236 Moss
Blogger – YoElizbo

Why do I love spring? Because I can finally take my knitting outside. After all these months of knitting on my corner on the couch, in the car at carpool, wherever, but

Slow down, Grandpa!

Project – Crochet Vest
Bernat Pattern Book #530163 Beautiful Bamboo
Yarn – Bernat Cottontots in Country Taupe
Blogger – MichelleCrochets

I come from a long line of "make it work" type people.  My grandpa was the classic jack of all trades. I frequently helped him on house projects - even as young as

Vested progress

Project – Crochet Vest
Bernat Pattern Book #530163 Beautiful Bamboo
Yarn – Bernat Cottontots in Country Taupe
Blogger – MichelleCrochets

I began crocheting the back of the vest.  One thing I noticed about my gauge when working on a larger piece was that it was about an inch or so wider at

It is the same vest - I promise

Project – Crochet Vest
Bernat Pattern Book #530163 Beautiful Bamboo
Yarn – Bernat Cottontots in Country Taupe
Blogger – MichelleCrochets

I showed you the swatch for the substitute stitch pattern I chose for the sides and back of the Crochet Vest (single crochet, double crochet, repeat).   Big surprise, I also decided to change the stitch pattern for

I could make a vest out of all these swatches

Project – Crochet Vest
Bernat Pattern Book #530163 Beautiful Bamboo
Yarn – Bernat Cottontots in Country Taupe
Blogger – MichelleCrochets

I started a new crocheted garment this week – the Crochet Vest from the Beautiful Bamboo pattern book.

Well, “started”

Spring Break

Project – Lacy Top (knit)
Patons free pattern (download here)
Yarn – Patons Silk Bamboo in 85236 Moss
Blogger – YoElizbo

Every skein of yarn deserves a good spring break, and I was lucky enough to tag along with that party animal of all the blends, Patons Silk Bamboo. Believe me, this girl

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