New Yarn!

Matt approached me recently about knitting him a vest.   I'm only too happy to do it, with one condition: he is responsible for choosing the yarn and pattern.  I want him to wear what I knit for him, and this is one way to guarantee that it happens.

He selected the vest pattern in Ann Budd's The Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns.  Well, it can't get much simpler than that!  Next: yarn.   Would he offset the simplicity of the pattern with a more complicated colorway?  No.  He had been looking around at various things when we visited yarn stores.  Red or green?  Cotton or Wool?  During my last Wild & Woolly excursion, he chose Heirloom Easy Care 8-Ply in this very pretty green:

Greenyarn

Well, it's time for me to swatch.   This will be good subway knitting.

Swatchstart
 

Good stuff! That's a great wool that will make a nice vest. I love the color, too - not too granny smith apple, not too muddy. Have fun getting started!

What a great color and nice that your guy picked out the yarn and a pattern. It's always nice to knit for them. I'm planning on making a sweater for my guy this year.

I'm a huge fan of that color and I'm really warming up to the cable ply as it seems to reduce the "splits" while knitting.

He made great choices! My guy has been teasing about me making something for him, but he is So Picky When It Comes To Clothes. So forget it. Lucky you!

The Heirloom yarn looks absolutely beautiful!

 

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