Vest for my father

Finally! The instructions of my father's vest are written down and published on Ravelry as a free pattern! 

This was such a special project for me. My father is the person behind Moeke Yarns who does the most work when it comes to everything that has to happen before the yarn is ready to be shipped to shops! I wanted to make something special for him, a garment from the same yarn that he is making! I wanted to be warm and cozy but also featuring a special stitch! 

After a lot of deliberation, I decided for a vest. My mother taught me this funny stitch that she calls "the tassel stitch" - what better way to have both my parents involved in this project than by using it for the vest!

After my mother sent me his measurements I got to work! I used two threads held together - one Elena natural and one Heritage and with size 5.5 mm needles this vest was off the needles really fast! 

During my holiday in Romania this summer I got to give the vest to him, and I am happy to report that 1) it fits! (yay!) and 2) he loves it :) He even agreed to model it for me, even though outside the temperature was above 35 degrees ...

It is not a fancy vest - it does not have a slick shaping, it is honest and quite straightforward. For an beginner - intermediate knitter I think it would a doable project. The instructions are written for one size, but I do think it is easy to adjust the measure with just some basic mathematics. 

The instructions  (charts and written)  are available as a free Ravelry download. A word of caution: I did not write the instructions as a row by row pattern. Also, the pattern is not knit tested or tech edited. A bit of common sense and understanding of basic knitwear construction is needed. But with this said, I hope you like this little project! And if you do want to make one for a special person in your life, I would love if you would share the projects with me, either on Instagram or in our newly created Moeke Yarns Ravelry group

 

xx, Ioana

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