Thursday, September 8, 2011

Clara Vest

Just off the needles.

This is another freebie off Ravelry. The vest is called Clara Vest, if you want to Ravel it.

The Yarn I used is Jo Sharp Silkroad Aran Tweed 113 Russett. I used just over 6 balls.

I'm loving the freebies.

I have been working on this vest for a while. I'm not sure why it has taken me so long to finish it. It's not a hard pattern - it's really easy. I think I got bored part way through knitting in one colour. Don't get me wrong, I love the chocolate brown of this Jo Sharp wool. I think I've been spoiled with all the bright colour changes of Noro.

I didn't knit a button hole. I'm using this wooden red broach to pin the cardigan together.


Trish said...

A beautiful hand knit. Gorgeous button!xxx

Sea Star said...

I love this, its gorgeous! Will have to fave it on Rav. We are all good, looking forward to a little holiday in October up to the Gold coast again, the girls loved it last year. How are you and your lovely family going?

mountainwildlife said...

Smart and cosy at the same time! As usual you have found the perfect accessory to finish it, well done. I like how the knit goes sideways too.

karisma said...

And it looks just as lovely over here as it did on Ravelry! LOL The only improvement may have been to see YOU wearing it. Hugs xoxox

Lynne said...

Hurrah for another beautiful finished object!

And the sock wool you asked about is a bit scratchy but softens on washing with hair conditioner - any brand will do. WM hasn't actually worn the socks yet! He has to wear uniform socks during the week.

Faeryfay said...

love it!

mountainwildlife said...

Hello again! I'm just back to tell you I have nominated you to receive a blog award- details on my blog.

Lisa x

Julie said...

Beautiful and perfect with that brooch - I have one in yellow and love it.

Cloudia said...

nice work

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Jo Windmill said...

I love the colour! What a great garment! and the red bird a perfect little touch!