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Oct 27, 2007

Shetland Shawl Turned Vest

Just a quick post to show a recent finished project. This is my adaptation of VĂ©ronik Avery's "Shetland Shawl Turned Vest", from the beautiful book Lace Style.

Shetland Shawl Turned Vest

I knit it at a different gauge using Jo Sharp Classic DK Wool. I changed the lower edge, the bodice pattern, and the shape of the bodice.

Shetland Shawl Turned Vest: Blocking

Here's a close-up of the lace pattern in the skirt, which is the same as in the pattern.

Shetland Shawl Turned Vest: Blocking

Here's the lace pattern I devised for the bodice.

Shetland Shawl Turned Vest: Blocking

And here's how I've worn it!

Shetland Shawl Turned Vest

I'm so happy with how this turned out. It's terribly flattering, comfortable and easy to wear. I think I may need to make more sweaters in this shape.

22 Comments:

At 4:33 PM, Blogger Inky said...

dang, that looks so much better than the book sample - i love it and love it on you!!

 
At 4:45 PM, Anonymous Rachael said...

You look gorgeous in that! What a great job with the mods. xo

 
At 4:54 PM, Anonymous Wendy said...

That looks awesome, so lovely and sweet.

 
At 6:46 PM, Anonymous Donna said...

I agree - I love the shoulder treatment, and it's so flattering on you!

 
At 8:29 PM, Blogger kat coyle said...

That looks fantastic. I love the colors.

 
At 8:50 PM, Blogger Alison said...

Nice job, Mandy! This looks great on you.

 
At 8:14 AM, Anonymous Shawn M K said...

That is a gorgeous sweater.
I'm so excited that I get to see you soon!

 
At 12:16 PM, Anonymous AmyP said...

Gorgeousness - you and the top.
I love the way you're wearing it, too.

 
At 1:04 PM, Blogger jodi said...

This is beautiful, Mandy. I love the shape on you and I love the bits of contrasting colour at the edges.

Also, your hair is getting really long!

 
At 7:08 AM, Anonymous Michelle said...

What a beautiful vest, it looks brilliant on you!

 
At 12:11 PM, Blogger anna said...

Oh my! That is incredibly flattering, you look just gorgeous. What a lovely piece!

 
At 2:07 PM, Blogger Deb said...

Okay- I have the book, I have some yarn- I WANT TO MAKE IT! Way, WAY cute. What is the lace on top?

 
At 11:56 PM, Blogger Robin said...

It looks so pretty on you! Great job with tweaking the pattern to suit you.

 
At 9:58 AM, Anonymous brenda in toronto said...

another stunner! and i'm loving your long hair :)

 
At 1:05 PM, Blogger knitty_kat said...

You seriously need to do your own book. Never mind doing everyone else's stuff!! This is lovely - I not so secretly with you would share!!

 
At 5:34 PM, Anonymous SMM said...

Mandy

That first photo of you is stunning. There is an air of ease and your natural nature shines brightly.

You look fabulous...the sweater is just gravy.

 
At 3:59 PM, Blogger Sarahbchicago said...

Wow! Gorgeous you.

 
At 11:27 PM, Blogger Romi said...

I totally love it! And you look fabulous in it. :)

 
At 4:28 AM, Anonymous Ingrid said...

That is spectacular - could you let me know your alterations - its so much more wearable than the original

 
At 9:37 AM, Anonymous Ande said...

I love, love, love the way you boldly go and alter away! Love it so much and it is super on you!
I'm back in town, feel like a knit/sew get together?

 
At 5:58 PM, Anonymous Alison in MN said...

I love it. I want to be you, at least for as long as it takes to make one. So beautiful on you!

 
At 7:58 AM, Blogger setters said...

Wow - you look great & so do the changes you've made!! It makes the vest much more wearable! Any chance of posting them somewhere or mailing them??

 

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