When I cast on this sweater in this yarn, as you know, I didn’t give it a ton of thought. I’d written the pattern for Tolt’s Farm to Needle book and sent off the sample, leaving me wanting one of my own. I thought the vest would be a great wardrobe staple in black, and I happened to have enough black Terra in my stash (purchased as part of a class at Squam in summer of ’14 for a different vest I never knitted). So I cast on! The minute I saw how amazing the yarn looked in this stitch pattern, I was in love. But even then, I had no idea how dreamy it would turn out to be in the finished garment. As noted in yesterday’s discussion, the weight and drape of this vest in this yarn is absolute perfection, which was basically a very lucky accident because omg I love this thing.
I’m never taking it off.
Difficult to photograph in this blackest black, but so easy to wear. I didn’t intend to only photograph it with sleeveless things — that just happened because it’s my favorite way to wear a vest, and this is what I wore the first three days after it was finished! (Included are my blue dress and my linen dress.)
The only modifications I made were to do one pocket instead of two, and knit the body to one inch shorter than the pattern calls for, anticipating that this yarn would likely grow when blocked (and/or worn), which it did. So in the end, it’s exactly the pattern dimensions for the second size. Knitted on US8.