Pattern: "Chicago Vest"
Source book: Classic Knitted Vests by Nancie M. Wiseman
Yarn: Punta Yarns Merisoft Hand Painted Aran (483 yds)
Colorway: HP06 "Sandstone Falls"
Needle size for gauge: US10.5 (made for fast knitting!)
If you are interested in reading my notes and modifications,(Ravelry notebook), click here.
PS: I knit this vest in about 3 days, while up in the high mountains with DH. The big needles and "built in" buttonbands, armhole bands, and neckband really made this a QUICK AND EASY KNIT! Of course, blocking and fussing with the seaming takes a few more days. But the actual knitting was quick! This book is a very worthwhile investment! I love it. Have knit several of her vests. Great pattern directions, error-free. How novel is that???
I'll pair it with this Elsebeth Lavold pullover "Siv", knit back in 2004.
Silky Wool, and still in great shape! I love Silky Wool.