I have finished my Jamie - short sleeve crochet vest and I am not happy. I went up hook sizes to get the gauge, yes I actually checked the gauge, and still this is a very small sweater vest. I used the recommended type of yarn, so I am not sure what happened.
Here it is take a look.
It is a tiny sweater vest, even with a huge amount of steam blocking.
The pattern by Vicki Chan was very easy to make, I really enjoyed it, I am just not sure where I went wrong. I have read over everyone's project notes on Ravelry and it seems I might be the only person with a vest a bit too snug.
This was going to be for my niece, but she is really a bit more my size just shorter. So now I think it has to go to her daughter, who will graduate from high school soon and be off to Boston University this Fall.
It looks so formal in these photos, but I think with jeans and a white tank top it will be perfect , maybe even a little bohemian to wear. She may not like it at all but I have to try. A lot of work went into this vest and I don't want it to end up in a time out bin at the bottom of my closet. Maybe it was meant to be my great-nieces all along, it certainly would not be the first time I have made something that went to an entirely different person than it was meant for after it was finished.
This is made with Ella Rae Lace Merino Solid , with a size D hook for the bodice and an E for the lace pattern. I made it a little longer than the pattern because it just seemed way to short. I used approximately 750 yards of yarn for this project. The yarn was purchased last year in Tampa for 30% off when my yarn store was going out of business. So it is a cost effective present, and even better as more yarn has left my stash.
I hope my great-niece likes it. You never can tell with a gift can you?
Hope you all had a lovely Mother's Day and a great weekend.