Posts tagged ‘pickles vest’

March 30th, 2011

Pickled (i.e. smitten)

by Christina

When Posie Gets Cozy posted her picture of Pickles’ Plain Vest for little girls I was smitten. ┬áDid you click through and gaze at the utter cuteness of the vest? Isn’t it sweeeeet?

My sister instantly cast it onto her needles and the next thing I knew was she had two completed. Now she’s busy knitting 3 more for a friend! Let’s just say the bug bit us hard!

Since I didn’t have any girls I could knit a vest for my grand idea was to use the concept to make one for myself. So I did. My version is bottom up with gentle flaring for my grown up hips (little girls don’t have hips and therefore don’t need this). I added more buttons and a stand up collar – just love that little element – a little different but basically the same.

The funny thing is… it really reminds me of Elizabeth Zimmermann. Isn’t it so her?

Anyways, I am in love with my newest finished knit and plan to wear her a lot before the cold weather ends. And then… there’s always a summer version – perhaps made out of linen or hemp?

happy knitting friends!