I just finished up a modified pattern. The original pattern is called Ashby by Leila Raabe it was published by Brooklyn Tweed. I chose this pattern to knit along with the Girls in Sheep Clothing.....and a few boys too. I had made an Ashby in the past and this time I thought I'd change it up a bit. I had really wanted to join the KAL, but I also really wanted to make a cardigan. So I modified the components of the shawl and turned them into a vest. I am thrilled how it came out.
The yarn I used is The Fibre Company's Canopy Worsted in the colorway Orchid. I used 4 skeins (each skein is 200 yards). The base of the yarn is 50% baby alpaca, 30% merino, 20% viscose bamboo. I really love this yarn. For the lining of the pockets I used some stash alpaca yarn.
And I also finished (a while a go, but never took pictures).
My Big Ugly Brown Sweater
I wanted to make a sweater I could wear to the farm and get dirty and not be sad about it. Since hand knits cost so much to make.....most of the time..... I wanted an inexpensive sweater I could wear anywhere and not worry about getting ruined. Hence My Big Ugly Brown Sweater. I made it out of Berroco Vintage Chunky ... a machine washable blend :) I wear it all the time around the house. The sleeves are even (just in case you were wondering they are just wonky in this picture). It was sooooo cold when I took these pictures, BTW thank you Freddy for taking the pictures! As for pattern notes there are none at this time. I have modified much prettier versions of this that I will publish in the future. For now this one is a one of a kind.
Have a great day and keep warm!
ps- For reading I am still listening to "The Fiery Cross" it is part of the Outlander Book Series. I am obsessed with it!!!!
Also Lily wanted to say hi and she thinks I should knit her fleece into another vest for myself :)