Thursday, May 15, 2008

New Pattern - Women's Summer Vest

CrochetandKnitting Newsletter
Thursday, May 15, 2008

Hello Everyone,

In the last newsletter I was looking at summer cover-ups
and vests.

I liked this one, "Empire Jacket Vest"

However it was made with a bulky yarn, which I felt would
be rather heavy for summer. So I decided to adjust the
pattern for a lighter yarn.

It took me awhile to get it done, I made some changes
such as adding a gathered front. After several times of
"ripping it" out and starting over, I finally have the version
that I was satisfied with. It's on my Free Patterns page at

I hope there's no typos, but feel free to let me know if you
find any.

I think it would be very pretty done in white, and would
look good over any colored top. I didn't have enough white
yarn, and wanted to get started right away, so I used a
denim blue.

Next I am going to make a version done in 2 ply yarn,
which will be even lighter for summer. I have ordered
some 2 ply yarn that was on sale, but haven't received it
yet. I wanted to get 2 ply white yarn, but there wasn't
any available so I had to choose 2 ply in black, which
should look nice over any colored top as well.

That is all for today. Happy Crafting!


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xchak said...

what size needles are used for this vest?


Sue Norrad said...

I used a 5 mm hook.