Andi hosted a little KAL for about a month. It came to an end September 10. I finished the vest five days before the KAL ended! Yay, me. The pattern can be found HERE or at the Knit Picks website.
Unfortunately, I was not able to participate in the OAL2015. I just had entirely too much on my plate this past summer and it just wasn’t possible. Therefore when this KAL was announced, I knew it was feasible. It’s simple, worsted weight, cropped, and no sleeves. I knew I could whip it up quickly.
Now, it didn’t go as smoothly as planned. I made an error in the pattern because I was supposed to work 2 rows after increasing. I didn’t do this. Also, I started doing stranded colorwork and it was a mess. It was bunched and lumpy. I hated it. So, I ripped back the flower and used intarsia (what I should have done, but I was being a lazy oaf).
Despite the drawbacks, everything worked out beautifully. And I now have a vest that is so lovely.
Yarn – Knit Picks Wool of the Andes
Colors – Marble Heather, Jalapeno, Firecracker Heather, Blossom Heather, Golden Heather
Level – Beginner to Intermediate
Needle – 8 (5.0 mm)
I think knitted and crochet baby items are so adorable! However, I rarely find the time to make them. I have had many friends have babies but, most of the time I’ll just make a trip to the store and buy something. If it were left to me, by the time I would get to making the item the baby will be a full adult 😉
When I first started crocheting in 2007, I made a baby blanket for a friend of mine while we were in college. That is the only baby-related item I have ever made.
However, that will quickly change with the addition of this little vest. I had planned on having a vest or cardigan done by the time my friend, Vivian’s baby boy was born. But, as I mentioned I am horrible with finding the time to make baby items. And they grow so fast! So, the baby is now over 6 months and I have just cast on for this project.
I decided to make a vest because it is straight and to the point. I don’t have to find any buttons, there is minimal shaping, and no color changes. I want to finish this before the week is out and get it in the mail to her.
I have decided to make the 12-month size since the baby is now 6 months. Hopefully, he can grow into it and get some use out of it. I am using Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn in Royal. This is a nice, soft, and durable yarn. So, if baby spits up on it just throw it in the wash.
I checked my gauge this morning and it was perfect so, I have now started the project. I’m thinking of purchasing a little bow tie to go with the vest, which will be super adorable. I’ll update you with pictures when it’s finished…
This is a free pattern from Red Heart, which can be found HERE.