Last Summer, I saw this top down vest in Mary Maxim's catalog and i just knew that i wanted to knit it up for myself.
What better way to celebrate a 33 lb weight loss than spending money on a yarn kit and knitting something for one's self?
The kit came with 7 skeins of Aspen (Bulky) yarn, which was more than enough yarn to knit this medium sized vest. I think that I had 2 whole skeins leftover. If I were to knit this again for myself, I think that i would make it a few inches longer in the length.
I’m not sure, but I think that there is an error in the beg. of the pattern where is says: “Now beg. shaping Raglan Armholes & Front Neck as follows: Row1: (right side) K1, M1R (front neck), k1, yo,PM, k2, yo-INC made”
When following through on the pattern; I didn’t have the correct “set-up” stitches.
So, I had figure out my own “Set-Up Row” as follows:
5, PM. 10, PM, 31, PM, 10, PM, 5 = 61 sts. needed to continue the sweater & continuing the increases as written.
|(You can't see them, but there's brown faux leather buttons that I bought from Mary Maxim)|
|(The back. My daughter said that i had to show the back of the vest.)|
All in all, I really enjoyed knitting this vest and I really like the Aspen yarn, which happens to be on sale right now. (http://www.marymaxim.com/mary-maxim-aspen.html)
Details: Mary Maxim Top Down Vest Kit: http://www.marymaxim.com/top-down-vest-medium-40.html
Kit contained 7 skeins of yarn, I used 5. And, pattern.
Needles: 10 ½ (US circular)