I purchased some green cotton classic yarn about 2 years ago from a clearance table in a yarn shop in Lancaster, PA. It's been waiting for the right pattern/project/time to come along and call its name. At the beginning of July, Maggie was playing basketball in a tournament at Penn State and I figured I'd have a lot of knitting time in between games - so I pulled the pattern for the vine lace vest and loaded up my clearance yarn in my knitting bag and we headed to State College, PA. I think I knit 2 rows the entire week....
This is a great pattern for those of you who like very little seaming. It is knit in one piece starting with the back and then splitting off for working each front side.
When you are done with knitting the body, you seam the sides and pick up for the front bands and arm bands. It's a freebie on Classic Elite's Website which makes it even better!
Here's my knitty gritty:
Pattern: Vines Lace Vest
Needles: sizes 6 and 9
Yarn: Tahki Cotton Classic, 4 skeins
Modifications: I added an extra 3 inches to the length of the vest. I also seamed the armholes up a little more than the pattern indicated. I left off the ribbing around each arm.