Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Crocheted Drape Vest ~ My Latest Project

I feel I should start off by apologizing for my drawing. I'm not much of a sketch artist, but I just can't blog without a picture, so tonight I scribbled my own.

I'm working on a new design. A couple weeks ago I was in the mall shopping. This is an incredibly rare event for me, both because of my schedule and the fact that I don't really love to shop. On this day however, I was enjoying myself. One of my purchases was a lightweight, knitted vest that drapes in the front. It's sort of hard to describe, thus the drawing.

Anyway, I'm loving this vest and it seems to look cool with so many different outfits. Another bonus is that it isn't something that can make you feel too warm. Even a light scarf can start to feel confining especially here in the southwest. This vest is different. It's light and breezy and just a fun accessory.

Having fallen for my new vest so hopelessly, I had to take it and lay in out for a proper examination. I took one good look and decided that I need to design one of my own. I've already figured out a stitch pattern I like mixing Tunisian and regular crochet and I'm using a yarn that's working great. I'm pretty jazzed about the whole thing to tell you the truth.

Hopefully I'll have a prototype to share in a few days. If all goes well, I'll be writing up the pattern. Sometimes I don't blog quite as much when I'm in the middle of designing, so I just wanted to check in and tell you what's happening here at Wind Rose.


Anonymous said...

Love your idea, I have been looking to make this type vest that drapes....
Please let me know how it comes out with a picture.
Many thanks,

Unknown said...

I have been trying to find a pattern that drapes like this. Pls let me know when you finish, Love the idea.
Barbar D from NY