12 November 2013

A Vest for Charles KAL

A Vest for Charles by Kathleen Dames, photo by Christa Tippmann
Your invited to join a KAL for A Vest for Charles over in my group on Ravelry! By now it sounds like most (though not all) LYSes have received their copies of Jane Austen Knits, Fall 2013, so once you have your copy, all you need is some yarn!

I have a few things to clear off my desk, and then I'm going to get cracking on my own sample. Shockingly, I'm going to use the suggested yarn, Brooklyn Tweed Shelter, and I think I have just enough in the Nest colorway.

What I really like about this pattern, if I may toot my own horn for a sec', is that it is *all* in one piece with no seaming. You knit the body, split for the fronts and back, and then with some short-row shaping, and a three-needle bindoff you're done! OK, you will have to find some fabulously masculine buttons to sew on, but, come on, that's the fun part. [I took the girls to Mood last weekend, while Nick was away at a conference, and it was crazy! Don't go on a Saturday if you can help it. Even Swatch wasn't there.]

Of course, the other thing I like about this pattern is that I get to post the handsome man picture on my blog again.

I also plan to start a KAL for Benwick, so stay tuned.

Thanks for stopping by, and happy knitting!
xoxo, Kathleen

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