This is Arabella. Knitted in Cotton 4ply as the pattern states. In spite of being 4ply this was really very quick to knit. I made it longer than the pattern states but have to say it is still a little too short to wear with my favourite jeans (two nine and half pound babies have left my reasonably flat stomach somewhat puckered and I prefer to keep it under wraps).
I actually finished it several weeks ago but have only just taken the photographs. I am particularly pleased with the crochet trim as this is my first real attempt at crochet and it took an absolute age. I do like this vest and am wearing it with a vest underneath to solve the tummy problem, I would consider making another one but perhaps adding some waist shaping this time as I am finding that knitted garments with a little shaping are much more flattering to my rather boyish shape.
Look, look, look what joy the postman brought on Saturday. This was accompanied by a break in the recent hot dry weather, making the browsing of autumnal knits all the more enjoyable. It's a good one, I need to study it more in depth but there is one sweater in particular which I am aching to knit and some exciting looking new yarns. I will provide more details later in the week when it is up on the Rowan site and I can provide appropriate links. Sunday night lies ahead with sofa, tea and Rowan 40, what could be better?