This week I made a vest for Miss B.
I completely love it.
It fits Miss B perfectly, not just size wise but fits her personality too, you know?
The pattern? A project sheet I picked up a little while ago in Spotlight, called Chevron children's hooded vest. I found it a very easy and enjoyable project!
The yarn? I used a Lincraft branded yarn called Prism. It is a 70% wool 30% soy bean composition. I bought it before I even knew what I was going to make with it because Miss B fell in love with it in the shop, the rainbow of colours caught her eye and she just had to have it!
I really liked working with this yarn and it has worked up into a nice thick, weighty vest, but it is still soft and supple - just perfect for those very chilly walks up to school each morning.
I added a couple of pockets to the front, just working one repeat of the chevron pattern for six rows and whip stitching around three sides to make a pocket for all the little bits and pieces which are collected and carried around each day.
I also added two little cat buttons Miss B selected awhile ago in a quilting shop.
Miss B absolutley adores cats and I've had these buttons stashed away, just waiting for the right project to use them in.
Although the pattern didn't call for closures I wanted to be able to do the vest up for abit of extra warmth. And besides I hate the look of clothes half hanging of my kids as they run around playing.
It's big enough that she should get a couple of season's wear out of it, so I've got one very happy little sweetpea on my hands at the moment, which makes me happy :D