Thursday, September 20, 2012

Mum's knitted Noro vest

Anyone familiar with my blog might remember that occasionally I feature my Mum here, and some of the meticulously crafted and beautiful pieces that she makes.
She knitted this vest a few years ago and has up until now resisted pleas to feature it on my blog, typically protesting "oh, no one wants to see this old thing!"
(speechless)
Thankfully she has been persuaded so we can now all enjoy a really good squizz at a really lovely handmade garment ...
Mum knitted this vest using Noro yarn and the pattern "Sakiori 1" from the book "Folk Vests" by Cheryl Oberle.
The Noro sections of the vest are stocking stitch, with contrasting moss stitch bands in charcoal yarn.  The long front bands and side bands are made by picking up long rows of stitches along the edges and knitted in vertical rows of moss stitch.  The two underarm side sections are knitted separately.  
Mum also made the trousers she is wearing, using a custom-fit pattern.
Thank you Mum!

27 comments:

  1. Talent is clearly in the genes! :)

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  2. She's wonderful. Moss stitch is one stitch I enjoy seeing. Great colours.

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  3. Oh yes! I want to see this old thing!!!

    It's beautiful! As is your mum!

    Brenda

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  4. Interesting design and I love the colours. I can certainly see where your creative talent comes from.

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  5. I love moss stitch too. Such beautiful colors in the vest!

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  6. The colours are beautiful and blend dreamily. I love vests/waistcoats. They add interest and keep me warm without bulky sleeves to get in the way.

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  7. Hey, cool runs in your family. Love the vest, surprised your mum didn't want it shown. I would have insisted that you featured it, if I was your mum hehe.

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  8. Ah, that is a very elegant garment (and lady!) The colours of the yarn remind me of the coloured sands you can bring home in a bottle if you visit Alum Sands on the Isle of Wight.

    I have some Noro in greens, browns and black, just waiting to be knitted into something. I had forgotten until you posted this.

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  9. You have a very stylish and talented mom, now we know where you got your genes from ;-)

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  10. Oh how I love 'that old thing'. It is so beautiful! Your mom is so talented

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  11. Hi Carolyn. I have been reading your blog regarding dyeing of fabric. Do you think I could successfully dye my new hand-knitted 100% cotton cardigan with a cold water dye?

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  12. It´s in the genes! Your mum has lots of talent!

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  13. Such a beautiful vest! Love the colours.

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  14. We with talented mums are so lucky! Your mum looks beautiful - I know zero about knitting but I do know colour, and those ones are great!! :)

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  15. Just gorgeous, both the vest and your mother.

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  16. This is great Carolyn. I really wish I had this talent! I am thinking of taking a sewing class. I would really love to do this.

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  17. Beautiful colours. I don't suppose she can remember which exact Noro yarn it was, can she?

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  18. That's a great vest. It wouldn't suit me at all, but it looks perfect on her.

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  19. This is really nice - it looks warm and comfortable. I love how your mom reacts. I feel like that about alot of my handmade garments too -- not really something to show off. But she is quite skilled!

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  20. Nice vest! I love how the colors pooled in this vest. Usually when I see Noro knitted up it's striped. Lovely!

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  21. awww, you came by your talent honestly! ;) It is great that you were able to convince her to showcase her talent, that vest is very cool. I love how the side pieces are done. And nice fit on those trousers.

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  22. Gorgeous vest and mum. It must be great to be able to share time together sewing and knitting.

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  23. Noro - my absolute favorite yarns, for their colors. I'm currently using Noro Silk Garden to knit a throw to give to my sister. It's gorgeous, as is this vest your Mum made. Thank you for sharing it, and her, on your blog!

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  24. Gorgeous vest and love the colours and your Mum is certainly talented.

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  25. Oh, wow! What a beautiful mother and talented family.

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