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!"
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!