Here's a project I just finished last night! It's a fitted, cabled shawl-collared vest.
** August 25, 2010 ** This pattern is now available in the Pattern Shop!
** August 4, 2010 ** NEW photos added with some gorgeous buttons I found!
Worked from the bottom up in one piece with thick, bold cables running up the fronts and back. Fitted at the waist with short knit-in sleeves.
Knit in button bands. Cozy shawl collar and ribbed armhole edgings picked up and knit. Garter stitch bordering on the shawl collar ties all the design elements together and adds a nice finishing touch.
Optional garter stitch belt to be worn for extra oomph!
I'll be writing this one up next so watch for it soon!!
It's a fairly quick knit as it's done on size 11 needles. The color I used is called Blackberry. I love the color name and it's such a rich blue/purple shade!