Pattern: Hilja Vest
Yarn: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes in Amethyst Heather, 3.5 skeins (way less than I budgeted)
Needles: US 7/4.5 mm Knit Picks Options circular needle
Mods: Only CO 144 to make it smaller. Probably added length. Did fewer pairs of shaping. Basically, I made it up as I went until I started the V/arm holes. Then sort of made that up as well.


Serious moderation went into this vest. Basically, I didn’t know how to construct a v-neck or a vest, and the pattern taught me how. So now I can make up my own vests. Awesome, considering I fancy myself a budding designer (which you’ll see more of on Thursday).

Anyway, I think the vest came out super cute. I love the deep v (the depth is just about perfect, I think), and the fit is great for me basically making it up as I went along. I think the arm things/straps/not sleeves/shoulders could stand to be a bit narrower, but they’re mostly fine and I’m not really complaining.

I used less yarn than I thought I would, as I said. When I ordered a bunch of things from Knit Picks a while ago, I randomly threw into my cart five skeins of purple Wool of the Andes. I meant to use much of it here, but instead I only used three and a half. So now I have a skein and a half of Wool of the Andes, which will most likely end up in a cowl of some sort because I love cowls and they are quite quick to knit.

Coming up on The Adulterous Whore Club: a surprise, as I said, plus another super awesome thing. It will be awesome, trust me.