I have worked like an ox to get this vest up and running before the holidays descend, and I think yesterday I never moved from my desk while immersed in a last-minute change, crunching numbers to augment the size range for this design for larger sizes in finer weight yarns… and I mean from dawn until dusk!
Today a frenzy of sewing on buttons (before the dark grey vest was even completely dry!) then photographing, and finally submitting it to Ravelry… now I am just about ready to say its time for a walk out in the misty woods, for the rain has finally broken after two days of solid downpour.
Feeling too exhausted to say much , except for the important things….
… and Calidez Vest in progress on previous posts here and here.
A classic vest for women, men, teens & kids (shown in bulky Icelandic) Calidez Vest is knit bottom up with seamless construction, and flat. Pattern includes a substitution chart for gauges 2.5 to 6.5 stitches to the inch, and has extensive size range from 60” to 25”. Vest has v-neck shaping, with options for crew and high v-neck shapes. Calidez Vest is suitable for for all ages & all year round, and is perfect for all kinds of fiber, yarn weights & especially your hand-spun !
So Yummy! Beautiful job!!!! Both such classic designs. They’ll never ever go out of style.
Thanks Sorcha, I do rather favor the uncommon crew-neck for the vest! 🙂
Brilliant vests. I just might need to learn to knit !. I envision it with very large soft yarn….So much talent you have.
Michele, so you know where your nearest knitting teacher is, whenever you want to try~~ these vests are not too difficult for a first knitted garment, by the way, you could do it, gushing over with talent yourself! xx
Jen your vests are timeless beauties. 🙂
Thank you Wen, and thank you for test-knitting it! xx
Congratulations Jen 🎉
This is so beautiful in it’s simplicity!
And you created a perfect Calidez Trio, sweater & cardigan & vest.
You got it ~~ done with my Calidez Trinity! Thank you so very much for test-knitting, I hope it goes flawlessly. xx
You must have read my mind. I am still working on the cardigan and wishing it had a V neck. Now I will look forward to knitting a vest too.
Dawn, thank you! Hey, I’m having a promotional give-away on Ravelry (Free membership if you haven’t joined yet) here: http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/jenjoyce-design-patterns/3250447/201-225#223
Yay on the hard work! Now treat yourself to something. You deserve it ;O).
Thanks Stefanie, that will be more Irish Tweed yarn! lol. 🙂
These are beautiful! And I love the look of this yarn. But I do love the Icelandics. Grand job, Jen! The crew neck is my fav as well. Applause all around.
Morrie, thank you from my heart, for such wonderful praise. xx
Hi Jen… I found this pattern on line, through Pinterest. I absolutely love it! I’m using Alpaca sport weight wool (3 ply). My needle size will be US 7 and US 5. It’s my first attempt at a garment such as this. I’ve knit smaller items such as hand warmers, socks, and hats. I have concerns about adjusting the pattern for correct gauge for my size and yarn weight. I wear a medium (size 8-10) normally. My knitting guru down the way and I have determined I need to cast on 173 stitches. Does this seem right to you? Thanx in advance for any help you can give me.
I do not ordinarily correspond with knitting support through my blog, but from email@example.com, so please lets continue there, I’ll be on standby. First, make sure your gauge is very accurate, if you can knit , wash and dry it flat.
I want to order this pattern in a child size 6 if possible
Alice, thank you for your interest. This pattern can be purchased and come to you as a digital download, from Ravelry. The pattern page , with all information about the pattern , is here: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/calidez-vest