A vest of my own

p5150498vest.jpgI finally finished my Artisan Vest.

The knitting was done a couple of months ago, but I had trouble finding appropriate buttons. The yarn (Double Twist in Potpourri) is a brownish-gray-mauve that is absolutely beautiful but very difficult to match. Gold and brass tones were out of the question, and silver and pewter didn’t work either. I finally settled on some mahogany-colored simple leather buttons, and I think they look great.

Unfortunately, my button placement was less than optimal. This vest has no significant button band; rather, the buttons go into little crocheted loops (which, along with all the edging, were crocheted by my husband). As I sewed on the buttons, I thought they look lined-up just fine, but once I finished I could see a little “gapping” between buttons. I think this is remedied by moving the buttons away from the edge a bit. I haven’t done this yet, though, because we’ve been having some unseasonably cool weather lately and I really wanted to wear this vest! Once the hot weather is here to stay, I’ll have all summer to tweak the buttons.

Previously on “Marsha knits a vest for herself”:

The start of the vest journey.
Trouble with the edging.

3 Responses to “A vest of my own”

  1. Chrison 16 May 2008 at 4:28 pm

    Pretty! Bummer about the gapping – hopefully it’s a quick fix!

  2. Imperatrixon 16 May 2008 at 4:34 pm

    “which, along with all the edging, were crocheted by my husband”

    This is going on my “Top 20 Sexiest Things a Husband Can Do for His Wife”.


  3. Sarahon 17 May 2008 at 8:45 am

    That vest looks terrific! It looks like something I would wear. I’m sure you’ll wear it a lot.