Just in time

by Aimee on April 10, 2008

Just in time for the spring, I finished a great little alpaca vest.
FO Alpaca vest 007
I know, I know you are thinking alpaca is really warm, but really it is a nice vest and perfect for a spring chill.
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Pattern: Plymouth 1114 – Alpaca Boucle Vest
Yarn: Plymouth Baby Alpaca Grande in dark purple – 3.5 skeins
Neeldes: Knit Picks Options Size 11
Mods: Well…I used a different yarn (there is an exact pattern for this yarn, the diff is this version has different sizes – and wasn’t in as high of a demand at the shop, so I grabbed it instead). Also, I added a cable to the back. Jane did it first, and I loved it which inspired me to knit the thing – I used the Fancy Trellis Cable from the Harmony Guide Cables and Aran.
FO Alpaca vest 008
This is a quick knit. If you add the cable, just start it in the decrease row and center it in the back – you can pick pretty much any cable you want…hey, this vest can be worn with it up or down…weeeee.
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Wow – I looked pissed here – I wasn’t. I was talking to Dani and I don’t really like to have my picture taken. I forgot to do a zombie face!!! Hey – quick update – I am now down 19.4 pounds!

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

debra April 10, 2008 at 8:56 am

The vest is beautiful. Congrat. on the weightloss!!! I’m proud of you.

tantej April 10, 2008 at 9:02 am

You (and the vest, of course,) look fabulous!! You are inspiring me to get my act together too!

Jen April 10, 2008 at 9:08 am

But hair looks great!

trillian42 April 10, 2008 at 9:41 am

Very cute vest!

And holy CRAP your hair is getting long! I like it!

LittleWit April 10, 2008 at 9:48 am

The vest looks great! Totally digging your look :)

May April 10, 2008 at 1:13 pm

It looks really cute and looked really purty in person too!

Zonda April 10, 2008 at 10:15 pm

Very cute and wow, your hair is getting long! Congrats on the weight loss too!

Brittany Newberry April 13, 2008 at 6:40 am

Woo hoo!! Great looking vest and congrats on the weight loss – YAY!!! That is quite the accomplishment!

Jane Prater April 18, 2008 at 12:51 pm

Gorgeous. I love the cable. Many congrats on the weight. Miss seeing you.

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