Finished object just in time to wear to camp. This vest has no body shaping, but the drape allows it to fit nicely on the body. I love the hand of the Hempathy yarn and after blocking it is still very nice.
My DGS, Zachary, spent the last 12 days with us and he is the photographer for these pics. Not too bad for a 5 year old.
The only adjustments I made were because my gauge wasn’t the same as called for. I use a fingering weight yarn. You knit the back, then each side and finally do a three needle bindoff to join. This means it is very easy to change the length of the piece. I also think you could easily add a panel or gusset to the underarm if you should so choose. I did not add any short rows to the bustline.
Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy 05 off white
154 yards/50g skein. Blend of 41% cotton, 34% hemp, 25% modal with a gauge of 5.5 sts/in on size 5 needles.
Ilga Leja Antique Lace vest Ilga's site
Sizes: Small to 2X
Level: Advanced Intermediate
Suggested Yarn: Sport weight or double knitting yarn
Needles: 4.5 mm. (US 7)
Gauge: 18 sts = 10 cm./4 in