A moment of weakness in a local yarn shop had me purchasing a skein of lace weight silk&baby camel. Marrakesh is the name on the skein, Swiss Mountain Silk. I’ve made it up into two of scarfs for exhibit purposes.
I still had quite a bit of yarn left and did some math. Calculations indicated that perhaps I could make the rest of the skein into a vest. Voila the results.
That circular warp cloth that I made folds in half to make a vest. OK, a couple of confessions. Firstly the yarn was a bit fuzzy. I slathered it with sizing to facilitate shoving the shed around. Secondly, that neck hole …. I wove the piece of cloth, and then cut two threads at the very middle, and unravelled six inches in either direction. Cutting two threads meant that I could tie them together at the base of the V-neckline in front and in back. Thirdly, this vest is a rather petite adult size. For myself I’d like it a bit longer and wider. To make a sweater to fit me, I’m thinking I’m going to have to create a skein that is a bit longer in circumference than your standard skein, and rainbow dye it myself.