This sweater vest was started literally a million years ago after my very first knitting field trip to the big city. I bought Sensual Knits by Yahaira Ferreira and this seemed like the quickest project to satisfy my need to create a hand knitted garment. I bought a cotton/angora blend by Debbie Bliss on clearance from Herrschners, and as it turns out, didn’t quite buy enough. I bought 5 balls, and I came so very close to the end of that last ball that I nearly cried. I had it in two pieces ready to stitch together when I realized how little was left. I put the whole project aside for a long time, and got the courage to pick it up and use the last of the yarn to try and finish it. It turns out I had just enough to sew the shoulders and sides, and pick up a few rows around the neckline to finish. I used every single scrap of yarn for that neckline, some of them were so short I only got 3 or 4 stitches out of the piece. Picking up a border around the sleeves was optional (although I wish I had enough to do it), so I left it as I had it. Voila! Stylin’ green sweater vest.
Happy knitting my lovelies! Love your mothers tomorrow.