FO: Marshmallow Waves Vest

Pattern: Little Waves Vest by Jennifer Miller

Yarn:  Knitpicks Simply Cotton Organic in Marshmallow

Modifications?  Yes, I kept both fronts true to pattern by knitting 8″ on each side, but only knit 15″ across the back to give the vest a slimmer, more fitted shape.  However, if the vest isn’t pinned in the front, then it becomes a bit too loose.  If I were to knit this again, I would shorten the fronts and only knit them 6″ each instead of the recommended 8″ (for a size large).

Ravelry Link:  Check out more pics & info here!

What’s on the needles….

Now that I’ve finished two projects, I’ve decided to tackle a tougher pattern to give myself a knitting challenge this summer. The Flutter Sleeved Lace Blouse by Sweaterbabe is a fantastic pattern and the beautiful cotton yarn (Farmhouse Cotton Blossom by Dixie) I found in my stash matches this breezy, summertime knit perfectly.  The only complaint I have so far is the variation of color in my yarn, which seems to be taking away from the cable and lace collar.  However, I think I’ll be pleased with my results once I start picking up stitches to knit the yoke and body of the sweater next week.

Cable & Lace collar