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Sammy’s V-neck Vest is all ready for him!

I defied the pattern instructions, and did not join the left armhole edging at the button band.  Just took the rawness off the top few stitches with my take on crochet, and knitted straight for the armhole.  This means that the 3 buttons are the functional join for that shoulder & arm.  I also changed the shoulder join on the right side to a graft instead of the 3-needle bind-off.

Here is the prezzie all wrapped & ready for the parcel post:

Found some use for that gross-grain!  All-in-all, I’m happy with this one.  Thumbs-up for the pattern:  Louisa Harding’s Oz Vest from Natural Knits for Babies & Moms.  Interweave linky is here.

Riding this wave of gift-giving, I think that my next project will be a pair of fingerless gloves for my cousin.  She’s coming over on the weekend & I am a good 3 months late with her birthday present.  She likes to run, so they could be useful when the weather turns chilly.  It would also be a good project for Pub Night this Wednesday – minimal scope for screw-ups.

I do have a last skein of Noro Silk Garden but the colourway might be too girly for this cousin.  Hmm.  May have to go to a LYS, which just so happens to be having a sale…  Inching closer to a very slippery slope!

Author: iriegemini

Lara lives in the Greater Toronto Area with N, their young son, T, and Melly cat. Starting with knitting as a newcomer from Kingston, Jamaica, Lara learned to spin, prepare fibre, dye & weave. A spindle is usually close to hand.

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