25 May 2015

FO-tastic: A Vest for Charles

Looking for a great knit for your fella but don't want to go to the trouble of making an entire sweater? A Vest for Charles fits the bill and is worked all in one piece with historical precedent and a Jane Austen connection. One knitter even added fantastic little pockets for her son's pocket watch! Here are some other favorite finished projects:

ArchaicDome's A Vest for Scott with lovely buttons and a yarn choice that really shows off the Diamond pattern

A Vest for Guillem by laracroft - Guillem looks so happy in his!

Doesn't Terry's vest from dayep look lovely in this color?

I would bet money that Scott is wearing his vest by simplyamy at Rhinebeck (I am now triply sad that I didn't make it to NYS&W in 2014)

And Emmett looks pretty happy with his vest from meredithn

All images from the projects' Ravelry pages. No copyright infringement intended. I just want to share the love!

In case you want to check out all the other fantastic A Vest for Charles projects:

Thanks for stopping by and happy knitting!
xoxo, Kathleen


  1. I love vests and particularly this one - it's got such great details!

    1. Thanks, Anne! I so enjoyed creating it all in one piece. And all the buttons :)

  2. Hi,

    Please, I need help with this patern for the "shape back right shoulders" part.

    The patern indicate to put 22 Right Shoulder sts on Holder—57 sts remain...but i had 82 sts at the beginning and i BO 3 sts so i don't understand. Can you help me? My Ravelry account is: danielaz2


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