FO: Black Diamonds vest

Before I got sidelined from knitting with an injury, I wanted to make a vest to wear over dress shirts in the fall. There are a lot of unflattering, poorly fitting vests out there, but I found one whose fit I liked and knit most of it last fall. Very recently I was finally able to finish up Black Diamonds/Sexy Vesty/whatever you want to call it. I didn’t make any modifications to the pattern notes, which means I’m lucky because I was a bit off on my gauge. I love how it turned out, especially since it’s my first adult-sized garment that’s not an accessory like a hat or scarf.

Shot of the back:

The yarn is Cascade 220 Superwash, which has the advantage of being fairly inexpensive for the yardage (even though I have no plans to throw this in the washing machine–superwash or not, handknits simply last a lot longer if you hand wash them). It feels fairly soft to the touch, but it’s not quite soft enough to wear next to the skin. I quickly discovered it needs to be worn with something with sleeves and a collar underneath, though I like the look of it with a tank top:

So, first non-accessory/non-child sized garment completed. Next up might just be a sweater.

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4 Responses to FO: Black Diamonds vest

  1. Karen says:

    Yahoo! And it looks great on you, too!

    • Leslie says:

      Thanks! It’s a good thing it turned out well, or else I’m I’d be headed straight back to the accessories camp.

  2. Jane says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Wow, I’m impressed! You did an amazing job. You are definitely ready for a sweater! Plus, it looks great on you!

    • Leslie says:

      Thanks Jane! My one and only sweater so far was for a small child (and so long ago it didn’t even get a blog post), but I feel ready to take on the challenge of potentially having to rip back an entire sleeve when I realise I screwed up on the third row.

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