What is up with the weather?!? I don’t know if it is strange where you live, but let me tell you I live in New Jersey and I am sitting in my room with the windows open, the fan spinning overhead and I’m wearing a tank top! It would be a perfect mock spring day if the sun was shining, but it’s raining so bad out….and foggy….like a scary Stephen King novel. I’m torn between wanting to go out and wanting to curl up with said author’s latest and greatest drinking hot coffee and scaring myself.
Figured while I am deciding my next move I would tell you about this beautiful Slate Crochet Vest pattern I found at Busting Stitches. This pattern is so easy to follow and she has even given the patterns for all the sizes from S-4XL!!!!!
For this project I am working with Woolike Yarn by Loops and Threads. I have one skein right now in White. If you aren’t familiar, it’s a super fine yarn that recommends working with a 3.5 mm hook. I chose this yarn when I was on my trip to Florida. I loved how soft it felt and I knew I could search my pins and find something beautiful to make with it.
When it was -15 outside two weeks ago I was thinking about making an infinity scarf with this yarn and I still think that would be a beautiful project for winter, but working on this light-weight vest has me thinking about walking outside in the park.
Because this yarn is super fine weight, it takes more stitches and a bit more precision to work the pattern. I love that the vest is made working with a 5.00 mm hook so there is some space between the stitches.
I don’t know how long it will take to finish. I would like to say under a week, but I may set this one aside here and there and come back to it…..I can say that with some confidence now that I have put some organization to the patterns I’m working. I have a great printout for my work in progress, so no more guessing what hook I was using or the type of yarn (if I threw out the label). You can find that free printable here.
I’ll certainly post my progress with this project, but you don’t have to wait for me…get started on one of your own! If you have cabin fever like my friends in Western Pennsylvania, this is a decently long enough project it could carry you through a week or two of work…..that’s a good brain break.
I know this warm spell in Jersey won’t last, so I’m going to head outside and hope the rain shower in progress will dull it down to at least a sprinkle. Maybe our little town will be blessed to end today with a clear sky and a beautiful sunset.
I hope you enjoy the free pattern. If you are feeling inspired today, I would love to hear about what you are working on.