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This vest is for my husband because we are moving farther North in September.
The wool came in the batch from my friend.
There were 3 spools of it, an odd mix of colours, but I though that the “bacon” and cream would go well together. I’ve saved the apple green for a vest for me that’s still in the making.
I couldn’t find a pattern I liked so I made it up as I went along. It’s not particularly fitted but I don’t think men’s vests are supposed to be. I’ve never been good at writing down as I’m crocheting. Sometimes that means that the right and left fronts of a sweater or vest don’t quite match but I’m sure I’ll get there on the precision one day.
The stitch is a fake basket weave, not crocheted behind and before the post but simply in the front or back loop alternating every 2 stitches. It’s crocheted in half-double stitches. I think that’s what they’re called. In between a single and a double. Anyways, I was using what I had and wasn’t sure I would get a complete garment but I did so I’m happy!
I finished up this sweater and thought I would share it with you.
I don’t usually like the way my crochet work turns out – funny fit, just plain rotten, you know.
This, however, was different.
A friend gave me an assortment of yarns including this vintage find.
At first I thought it was some sort of wool :)
Not up on my German!
It is a cotton/viscose blend.
The pattern is from Antique Crochet.com
I did something a little different with the sleeves because I wanted them 3/4 length and I never like the way the sleeves turn out in most of these patterns. I built them from the finished edge up into the armhole, fitting as I went and they turned out well.