Pattern: Lamour Slipover by Sarah Hatton from Rowan 44
Yarn: Twilleys of Stamford Freedom Gorgeous DK, pretty much 6 x 50g in colour: #713 Iris
Needles: 3mm and 3½mm circs
Lamour, how much do I love you? Let me count the ways. I love your leafy lace which was so easy to memorise but looks ever so pretty.
I love your fancy little collar tag, topped with a wee wooden button.
I love that you fit first time, unlike the last vest I knitted, and are neither too tight around the arms, nor too long in the armpit, and that your lace stretches enough across the bust to allow me to knit a smaller size that wouldn’t be too baggy everywhere else.
I must confess that I didn’t love seaming your sides, and if I ever need to replace you (perish the thought!), I will knit your body in the round, like I did with your neckband and around your armholes.
And the yarn I made you with was a huge pain in the bum to sew up with as it unravelled into a million strands. I had to make sure I sewed the ends in very firmly and just hope they don’t unravel as I wear you. It’s a lovely yarn, despite this, and is soft and a little bit silky. A shame it’s been discontinued, apparently. I seem to have a habit of finding yarns I like just a bit too late!
All in all, you are a brilliant vest and I hope that we will have many happy hours together.