Brioche vest
August 15, 2020
September 11, 2020

Brioche vest

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Brioche Vest by Purl Soho
Needles & yarn
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
Noro Shinryoku
108 yards in stash
3.15 skeins = 620.1 yards (567.0 meters), 315 grams
Little Knits in Seattle, Washington
June 16, 2020

Made this in size 33 1/2”, as per pattern instruction except for a little detail - for the shoulders, I left the stitches on hold and closed the front and back with a 3 needle bind-off.
Also did not switch to size 5 mm needle as the vest was already more than big enough on the 4.5 mm needle.

Meh. I don’t hate the result, but I guess I’m not head over heels for it either. We’ll see if I actually wear it or not. It’s comfy, but kinda poofy.

I ended up seaming the sides until the edge - didn’t like what it looked like on me with the sides open. Also think it sits at a weird length, and would prefer something a bit shorter. Or longer.

Anyways if I make this again I’ll probably work the body in the round, work a couple decreases for the waist and/or adjust the length and potentially jazz up the (boring) front with a couple cables.

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70% Wool, 30% Silk
197 yards / 100 grams

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  • Project created: August 15, 2020
  • Updated: September 11, 2020
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