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Thursday, February 7, 2013

{My Hand Knitted Vest}

Since it is winter and we are wearing our woolen sweaters and such, I like to show you My Hand Knitted Vest. On January 20, I did wear it for the photo so you can see it on my blog...
Wearing my hand knitted vest with my English woolen tweed suit from Planet.co.uk
Husband Pieter did buy this suit for me in London, many years ago when he was by himself and it still fits perfect!
The entire Planet suit.
Worn with a  Laurèl silk blouse and Escada shoes and +Wolford pantyhose, both from the Outlet at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets in New York State. 
 There also is a Wolford Outlet at Orlando Premium Outlets at Vineland Ave. 
Also at Sawgrass Mills Outlets - 1700 Sawgrass Mills Circle -  33323 Sunrise, FL 
This classic tweed suit does have a dark brown velvet collar.
Jacket off and showing you my A-line skirt with the hand knitted vest...
Tiggy-Tiger girl sitting on the Wood Trail.
The vest has cables knit into the front and back. Also a mice tooth edging and knitted-in button holes.
Detail from the cables, two fine ones with a broad one in the center. You also can see the button holes and buttons with mice tooth edging all around vest. 
This is the back, with three of those cable rows knitted in.
Very practical it reads on the side, it was in the Anna Burda, February 1983.
Another classic pattern.
Click here on pink hyperlink:  Cable Vest for the Pdf.
Pattern is in Dutch but with some explaining and clear knitting example that will be easy to follow, also some translation of key words.

Do you love to knit cable patterns?
I know, there are two blog-ladies whom I admire for their knitting of sweaters and such: Anett from Fadenstille  and Marlies from Bergzauber stricken. Can't compete with them!

Related articles:
{My Hand Knitted Leg Warmers Then and Now} | previous post by me
{My Hand Knitted & Hand Embroidered Sweater}| previous post by me with brooch
{30 Years  Ago In My Rose Sweater} | previous post by me
Wolford Fashion | FB Page


  1. Mariette what a true gift you have with the needles. Your vest is brilliant and your suit a reminder of why it's important to purchase quality... it looks great on you and is still in fashion, today. Pieter certainly has great taste.

    Thinking of you and sending hugs that all is coming all and you are feeling better. xo Hugs and blessings, C. (HHL)

  2. Mariette,this is so smart and could be worn on any occasion. I do like knitting cable and usually do at least 2 jumpers in Winter but have never put them on my blog. I made one each for hubby and me last Winter,his was cable. I must photograph it. xx

  3. you did a wonderful job on the kniotted vest, and looks wonderful with the 2 piece suit! Bravissima!

  4. Mariette, this is such an elegant and classic outfit. I love your hand-knitted vest. I started knitting a vest with cables for myself last year, but unfortunately never finished it.

  5. Dearest Mariette,
    your vest is wonderful and with this english Tweed suit, perfect :O)))
    Have a lovely rest of the week,
    love and hugs,

  6. Really nice Mariette, you still knit? Everytime I see a nice hand-knitted garment my mind itching... I still can knit... but can I? I ask myself... can't remember what st is what now... well, keep on dreaming... may be one day! LOL...

  7. Dearest Mariette,
    Oh, you look fabulous with your hand-kitted vest and English Tweed suit which is a present from your husband♡♡♡ Sometimes, I wonder how you manage your time with lots of activities you have(^_^)彡☆
    Love you always from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

  8. Liebe Mariette,

    es ist eine Freude, dich hier zu sehen.

    Frohe Grüße


  9. Dear Mariette,
    What a beautiful outfit, and the vest looks adorable.
    It looks very good on you.
    Enjoy your day!

  10. Hola Marietta, Me sorprendo! De lo bien que luces con ese suit o conjunto completo.El vest luce precioso, incluso en ti luce un entalle distinto , mucho mas ajustado! Eres maravillosa creando tus propias alternativas a la hora de vestir! Te felicito! Abrazos, Rose Marie

  11. Not only do I love the vest but I love that body(s) too. Oh my gosh. I'd die to have a figure like yours.

    Beautiful. Vest and YOU!


  12. I wish I could do that. Someday I hope to be so patient. :)

  13. Both the vest and the suit are to die for, Mariette - I am partial to tweed suits, but I lost mine in Katrina. However, my best friend gave me beautiful yarn and a pattern for a cable vest for my birthday. I haven't begun knitting it yet because I'm working on a sweater for a chihuahua that I'm fixing to adopt from our local shelter. He needs a sweater more than I need a vest! <3

  14. Prachtig Mariëtte.Het staat je erg goed. Tijdloos mooi dit patroon.
    Lieve groet,

  15. Dearest Mariette,
    The vest so awesome!, you are very talented. Oh no, I wish I could knitted a sweater or a vest, unfortunately only crochet ;)
    perfect color too.

    You look gorgeous!
    have a nice week

  16. Dearest Mariette
    I told you that you are a talented person and an artist to knitted !
    Your vest is so beautiful and your suit too !I liked very much both of them !
    Have a nice day !

  17. Dear Mariette,your hand Knitted Vest,looks fantastic!You are so talented!
    I like knitting too!I knitt for my grandchildren !I love your beautiful suit!!It fits perfect with your vest!
    Wishing you a lovely weekend!Hugs!


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