Tuesday, January 18, 2011
One Button Waistcoat
Every once in a while you come across a winner of a pattern and you want to make one in every color. This One Button Waistcoat by Sirdar is that kind of pattern. A customer of ours came in wearing this vest whereupon we demanded the pattern. She indulged us and I chose to knit it in charcoal grey Chunky by Misti Alpaca. I took a chance with this alpaca thinking that it was so soft and drapey that it wouldn't look too bulky. It worked. Many a customer has tried this vest on in the past week or so and it looks terrific on everyone. The small and medium take 6 skeins of Chunky and the large takes 7. So it's a bit of an investment but when you know it's going to look good on you and feel great, it is definitely worth it.