flowery vest completed!

Okay, so I finally finished the flowery vest from Girly Knit!

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Yeah, that’s Peter’s thumb in the photo. I was too lazy to crop. Here’s a closeup of one of the flowers, complete with beads:
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I tell you, mohair is warm! The vest in Girly Knit is white and styled a bit differently. Here is a picture of it. Okay, some specs:
Pattern: basically made it up. It’s just a plain old V-neck vest. I measured an old vest and went from there. It’s an 8K 2P rib.
Yarn: Jo Sharp Kid Mohair in color 603 from elann. I almost got away with using THREE balls, but I had to break into a fourth to knit the neckband. I used 5mm/US 8 needles, but my gauge was looser than what is specified on the band. For the green I used Marvelous Mohair from Steadfast Fibers in color Groovy Green. The orange is Mango Moon.
Am I forgetting any details? I am usually terrible about specs, so I feel very virtuous right now for remembering to save the labels!

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32 Responses to flowery vest completed!

  1. Jessica says:

    Very cute. 🙂

  2. Raquel says:

    Love the vest! I hear you about the mohair. I just finished knitting up a gift in Kidsilk Haze and I had to take breaks because my hands would get hot. 🙂

  3. Celia says:

    That is one terrific vest, Mariko. And it looks great on you! The color combination is fantastic. My daughter will be in Japan in May. I asked her to look for Girly Knit while she’s there.

  4. rae says:

    it’s so purty! like it much better in your eggplant color – did the bead part take long?

  5. froggy says:

    looks great. i love the original but the purple and orange look amazing together.well done on the flower. very cute.

  6. Shelby says:

    It is really adorable!!

  7. Jackie says:

    Great vest – it is so pretty!

  8. sUsAn says:

    Fantastic vest, Mariko! Very girly!

  9. Chery says:

    Very pretty vest, it’s better than I expected when I saw it on a previous visit. I, too, don’t usually care for girlie things. Knit ON!

  10. claudia says:

    I like your colorway better.

  11. Eilene says:

    Very cute vest. The flowers add just the right touch!

  12. Illanna says:

    That’s GORGEOUS! I love the beadwork!!! you are so talented…

  13. Fantastic! It looks great. Enjoy your vest. 🙂

  14. Sharlene says:

    Very cute! Love the beaded detail!

  15. Sarah says:

    That’s awesome! And not overly girly, especially in the purple.

  16. cari says:

    Mariko rocks! That’s a damn cute vest, lady.

  17. Heidi says:

    Further inspiration for my current vest interest. That is really swell!

  18. sunni says:

    mariko the vest turned out gorgeous!
    i’ve been wanting to add a huge thank you as well for the wonderful totebag tutorial, and also the pillowcase one which i am going to try today. if they make it easy for a beginner then you know they’re darn good! 🙂

  19. alison says:

    Mariko, the flowery vest is fantastic! In fact, your outfit in the thumb-photo is excellent all around.

  20. Siow Chin says:

    What zesty colours! Your outfit has the same colour combination as your blog 😉

  21. susan says:

    so beautiful!!! the flowers look hard to do and the colors stand out so well!!!

  22. Lisa says:

    That vest looks awesome on you. The colors look great together.

  23. Stephanie says:

    Love the flower detailing! did you wind up leaving just the one lone flower on the back?

  24. Silvia says:

    So cute and girly! Very nice use of mohair and those embroidered flowers are adorable.

  25. lucia says:

    I prefer your color choices to the original.
    Very pretty.

  26. tania says:

    so cute and pretty!
    way to go.

  27. Cindy says:

    Just adorable and it looks great on you.

  28. melissa says:

    That looks so great on you! The beading adds a nice touch to the flowers too.

  29. MJ says:

    Ooh, very pretty! This is definitely one of the best looking FOs I’ve seen… I like the bead detail on the flowers. It’s girly but not overly so. Does it have any side shaping?

  30. Missy says:

    I just love this vest! ^_^ The colours that you used are awsome – and I just love your coordinated outfit in that pic. Great job.

  31. Anonymous says:

    that’s beautifull & so r u
    marry me

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