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fox vest
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October 12, 2015
October 27, 2015
Project info
fox vest
Button-up Vest with a Twist by Melanie Lok
Knitting
Charlie's Halloween costume
1-2 yr
Needles & yarn
US 5 - 3.75 mm
Rowan Felted Tweed
1.35 skeins = 257.9 yards (235.8 meters), 67 grams
Gray
Cast-On Cottage & Needlepoint Garden in Roswell, Georgia
Notes

10-23-15 - finished, except for buttons (which I hope to buy AND sew on today)

GREAT pattern - especially for free! - the only issue I found was on the back, after the armhole bindoff: after working the decreases, I had 36 stitches left; I bound off 16 for the back neck.

I like my neck and armhole edges to match, so instead of a sewn-on neckband, I picked up stitches (2 for 3 rows, just like the armhole) and worked 2x2 ribbing for 6 rows. Added K2tog, YO buttonholes on the left side, 3rd row.

bound off in ribbing with a size 6 needle.

the bottom photo shows the stuffed fox that is our inspiration for this costume…next up - a fox hat!

keeping 2 stitches at each edge in stockinette (to help with adding the neck band; don’t want to seam or pick-up P2tog stitches!)

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October 27, 2015
 
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by Rowan
DK
50% Merino, 25% Alpaca, 25% Rayon
191 yards / 50 grams

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  • Originally queued: October 9, 2015
  • Project created: October 16, 2015
  • Finished: October 27, 2015
  • Updated: November 1, 2015
  • Progress updates: 2 updates