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Just in time for the 90+ degree weather: A wool vest!

The weather's been pretty crazy here in the Northwest. It went from the 40s to the 90s in 2 days, so when I finished my Fad Classic vest, it was 96 degrees. Thankfully, I have air conditioning! Today it's back to cool temperatures and rain though. Normally I would be sad, but it gives me a chance to wear the vest before I have to pack it away for summer. (Summer IS coming, right?)

This was a fairly quick knit, though the stitch pattern did get a bit tedious after a while. It's supposed to double as a summer top, but it looks horrible on me like that for some reason. As a vest, it's flattering. I wouldn't want to wear a wool summer top anyway!

Pattern: Fad Classic by Wendy Bernard
Yarn: Swish Worsted in "Jade"
Needles: Options Nickel Plated, size 6 for body and 4 for edging.

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Tags: Swish, vest

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Comment by jamielynnecrissman on June 30, 2008 at 7:29pm
Could your vest pattern be done in a lighter fiber to become more like a tank top, maybe, for summer? I'd love to see what it might look like in a yarn I just got today from Herrschner's, Duet by Sirdar, for example -- my teacher has been saying I should tackle a vest soon, and I love the idea of not having to do seams !!!
Comment by Domestic Arts on May 21, 2008 at 8:08am
Woohoo! Gotta love no sewing. Several of my new students aren't fond of sewing. Knitting in the round is great for them.

DA
Comment by Melissa on May 21, 2008 at 7:49am
Yes, it really does resemble crochet. The stitch stretches out nicely too with blocking. My favorite thing about the pattern is that it's done entirely in the round, so zero seaming!
Comment by medhbh on May 21, 2008 at 6:30am
I've been looking for a vest pattern - this is perfect!
Comment by Domestic Arts on May 20, 2008 at 6:51pm
Looks good. I noticed it looks almost crocheted. I see that is what the designer intended. Very nice.

DA

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