Handspun leaves waistcoat

Finally after only two and a half years (!) I have finished my handspun leaves waistcoat. As you can see I am quite happy with it 🙂

I actually finished at the beginning of February, but finding a time when both I and the resident photographer were available, and it was actually daylight and not raining (or hailing as it has been today) proved to be something of a challenge.

This has been a fun opportunity to use up some of my early handspun. I stuck to the theme of dyed reds and natural browns to try to give it some kind of cohesion. The pattern is fortunately very forgiving of different thicknesses of yarn!

Those of you who have come along to the Patchwork Knitting Workshops in Marlow will have seen this in progress two years running! It is the difficulty that it is something for me, but not a City and Guilds piece, so always keeps getting put to the bottom of the priority list. It feels very good to have finished it and be able to wear it. It is turning into a very wearable item too, and I wore it quite a bit before the weather turned cold again.

I am planning to write up the pattern, but that might well take me a little while.

4 thoughts on “Handspun leaves waistcoat

  1. judi gomes

    Lovely waistcoat! Will you be running another patchwork knitting workhop this year? If so, I’d love to attend! Regards Judi

    1. Heather Post author

      Thank you! This year we are hoping to have a more informal patchwork knitting get together rather than a full workshop, but there will probably still be a bit of teaching. The planned date is 4th August 2012, it would be lovely to see you if you can make it. If you would like more information as it becomes available contact Jill Brownjohn (knittingevents@talktalk.net) and she can put you on the mailing list, otherwise I will put details up here once I know them.

  2. dalila

    magnifique point avec de magnifiques couleurs, j’aime beaucoup… où peut-on trouver les explications de ce modèle… merci beaucoup

    1. Heather Post author

      Thank you for such a lovely comment 🙂 I’m afraid there isn’t a written pattern for this waistcoat since I made it up.


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