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Ronan’s Christmas Vest – Complete!

Three out of five Christmas outfit pieces are complete!

Ronan's Christmas Vest - Front

Ronan’s Christmas Vest – Front

This adorable little vest was knit with size 4 and 5 needles and in Malabrigo Rios in “Ravelry Red.”  I followed the instructions for the 6 month size (the smallest size available), but I used smaller needles so the vest would turn out a smaller size.  Ronan will be less than 3 months old come Christmas time, and he’s not exactly a large baby.

Ronan's Christmas Vest - Back

Ronan’s Christmas Vest – Back

The chest measures 13 inches unstretched.  The design is very giving, so it should last him through the winter.  This was an incredibly quick project, and although I hate seaming, I didn’t mind the two small seams on this garment.  I got to brush up on my seaming skills, which isn’t a bad thing.  (I sure needed it!)

I chose to use two Scottie dog buttons to close the shoulder.  I’ve had them in my button stash for many, many years.  I’m so glad I was finally able to use them!

Raveled here.



Braided Cable Cardigan – Second Progress Report

At this point I’m well into the raglan portion of the sweater.  I even made my first buttonhole!


I really like how the cables are turning out. I think this sweater would look great in a tonal green to accentuate the whole celtic vibe. Maybe Kirsi will get one next year.   🙂

The fabric is very stiff, but I’m hoping that with blocking, the collar will lay down. I guess working with cotton and silk for my previous project has made me extra sensitive to the bulk and roughness of wool. I’ll adjust, I’m sure.