I’m going to start by saying I did not make any holiday gifts this season. I gave gifts that I had previously made, but I did not make any gifts. But my mom’s birthday is in December, and I did make her a birthday gift. This birthday gift, to be exact.
This is the Lined Up Vest by Ila Quinn Designs. Now, right off the bat I’m going to point out that I made some modifications. The most obvious being that I didn’t add buttons. You may be able to see the other modification if you are looking at the individual vertical rows.
I actually made the upper portion and lower portion two different sizes by utilizing short rows. It’s slightly more obvious on the back because there are more in a row. Not only did I combine two sizes, the sizes themselves were two sizes apart. With a little extra math, it worked out quite well.
I also tacked down the corners of the pockets so they wouldn’t hang down, since I didnt add a closure.
And now for the details:
Size: M/XL, created by adding short rows at the top and using the cast on numbers from the XL size.
Yarn (held double):
– Purple- 539.72 yards/309 grams (4.12 balls) Capri Eco Cotton by Loops and Threads in Eggplant
– Gray- 613.08 yards/351 grams (4.68 balls) Capri Eco Cotton by Loops and Threads in Pewter
Hook: 9mm (M/N)