Hiker’s Waistcoat

hikers-waistcoat

Pattern: Hiker’s Waistcoat
Yarn: Cascade Rustic (3.5 skeins), purchased from Island Wools, Friday Harbor, WA

This was a quick knit.  It took less than a week. The neckline didn’t quite work out as the pattern stated so I winged it a bit.  Otherwise, I followed the pattern exactly as written.  The problem was that the vest came out really baggy, especially at the underarms. The fabric was also sleazier than I liked.  Today, I fixed that sucker by tossing it in the washer with some hot water and soap for 5 minutes.

Yup. I fulled it.  I like the fabric much better now and it fits snuggly.  I like.

Hmmm. Looking at this picture, the left underarm looks kind of funny — curvier than the right. Perhaps I should go back and revisit.

The only thing missing is a zipper.  (I guess that’s a mod. I wanted zippers instead of buttons.) That may be a while.  I hate installing zippers.