When I was a freshman in high school I went to the Senior Citizens Thrift Store and bought myself a couple of old men’s vests. You know the type: v-neck, boxy, acrylic, subdued colors. I loved them, briefly, but by the time I graduated they were long gone.
My fashion sense in the last few years has regressed back to that time period, and I’ve found myself missing them. Like a good knitter, I decided to make my own. And I’m calling it High Street.
It’s the same basic design as the vests I loved back then, but updated to be a little more modern and lady like. It’s form fitting.
And has waist shaping.
It’s casual, yet nice enough that I can wear it to work and not look like a dowdy librarian.
This is where I need your input. Do you like this vest too? Would it be something you’d wear? I need to know. I’m thinking about turning into a real pattern, but I don’t want to if I’m the only one would wear it.
Knit with just a hair over three skeins of Sundara Sport Merino in Flamenco Guitar, on size 5 needles.