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FO - Back to School U Neck Vest


Here is my latest FO...pre-blocked: the Back to School U Neck Vest by Stefanie Japel in her Fitted Knits book.

Pattern: Back to School U Neck Vest, Fitted Knits by Stefanie Japel

Yarn: Shine Worsted, Knit Picks in Mallard - a little less than 8 skeins

Needles: Knit Pick Options, Size 6 & 4

Modifications: I bound off additional stitches at the shoulders to make them more narrow. I also increased the length a bit for the times I wear it alone.

Stats: I like the fit and color a lot. I think I'm going to soak and block this, especially with the yarn's shedding issues. This is my first time knitting with Shine, which is a cotton/modal blend. I think this will work great over a crisp work shirt (once it stops shedding the green). New pics to come.....

I'm back to my Orangina top. I'm hoping to finish front portion this weekend. Hopefully the vest is a good sign to possitive knits to come.

16 comments:

jillian said...

Hooray! It looks so cute on you!

Virtuous said...

It fits you great!!!

Team Knit ! said...

It looks fantastic!! So flattering. Great FO!

- Julie

brandilion said...

Nice! Grats on an FO and I am so proud of you for blocking!

Andrea said...

Looking good!!=)

Cas... said...

Very nice and a great fit too!

Good Luck with Orangina!

Shannon said...

Fantastic! You look Great!

mle said...

Very nice FO! I have that one on my knit list too.

amanda said...

very cute! i didn't know that shine sheds, thanks for the fyi :)

WandaWoman said...

The fit is great and a cute, cute vest. i like Shine, but it does shed.

Hilary said...

It's fabulous! Who knew a vest could be so sassy?!

Yarn It said...

Cute! It looks great on you!

Robin said...

It looks great on you!! Nice job, and thanks for the info on the Shine. I haven't tried that yet.

urbanknitrix said...

Love the fit, very cute. You did a great job.

KimT said...

great job!

Monique said...

Ok this is cute! In the winter I could see a cute button-down worn under this. Great project! Fits perfectly also. :)