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ArtLady1981
06-16-2010, 08:22 PM
Pattern: "Chicago Vest"
Source book: Classic Knitted Vests by Nancie M. Wiseman (http://www.amazon.com/Classic-Knitted-Vests-Styles-Women/dp/1564774724/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1276733849&sr=8-1)
Yarn: Punta Yarns Merisoft Hand Painted Aran (http://www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/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. (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/ArtLady/chicago-vest)

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???

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I'll pair it with this Elsebeth Lavold pullover "Siv", (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/ArtLady/siv) knit back in 2004.
Silky Wool (http://www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/elsebeth-lavold-silky-wool), and still in great shape! I love Silky Wool.
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etoilechaude
06-16-2010, 08:27 PM
Very very nice (as always ;o) I'm super envious of your garment knitting ability :o)

Lana
06-16-2010, 11:10 PM
My kind of town, Chicago is.

Chicago, Chicago, that toddlin' town.

Take me back to Chicago.

Oooops, I'm getting side tracked.

Tres chic!

Jan in CA
06-17-2010, 12:09 AM
That's so pretty and will provide a nice extra bit of warmth as well as class. :)

WandaT
06-17-2010, 01:32 PM
Love it! It pairs beautifully with that pullover! You are one stylin' lady!