24 April 2015

quick + purly: 5 men's vests

There are lots of knitting patterns for us ladies (and I'm doing my part to bring more of them into the world - more on that next week), but there's good stuff out there for the gentlemen, too, if you know where to look.

Today I found five handsome colorwork vests that any man would be proud to wear. I have yet to steek anything I've knit, but these might tempt me over to (eek) cutting my knitting. What do you think?

  1. Abbey Mill Farm Vest by Anne Podlesak (Wooly Wonka) $5.50 USD (looks like Interweave is having a sale at the moment, so this pattern is currently available for $3.85!) 
    I love Anne's pattern and color choices!
  2. Eastlake - Revisited by Varian Brandon $8 USD 
    Varian TOTALLY knows what she's doing!
  3. Wartime Farm Sleeveless Pullover by Susan Crawford £6 (GBP) 
    TV show-inspired, comes in ALL the sizes...
  4. Windsor Waistcoat by Lorraine Condotta $9 (USD) 
    Isn't this an eye-catching pattern/color combo?
  5. Kelebek by Elizabeth Morrison $6 (USD) 
    I'm entranced by the color pattern!
All images from the patterns' Ravelry pages. No copyright infringement intended - I just want to share the love!

There were a few more stranded vest patterns (including some beauties for the ladies) but not nearly as many as I would expect. Do you have a favorite to share? Even more importantly, do you have any advice on working stranded patterns like this and then steeking them? Let me know in the comments.

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

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