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The baby blanket on my back

My Mary Kate Vest at Polka Dot Cottage

My Mary Kate Vest at Polka Dot Cottage

My Mary Kate Vest at Polka Dot Cottage

My Mary Kate Vest at Polka Dot Cottage

My Mary Kate Vest at Polka Dot Cottage

My Mary Kate Vest at Polka Dot Cottage

Ok, it’s not a baby blanket. It’s a vest. And I really, really like it. But that color! It’s one of my favorite colors, but I’m just not digging it in this context. I feel like I’m wearing a baby blanket on my back.

I only used this color because I had a cone of it in my stash and didn’t want to buy anything new. First chance I get, though? I’m dying it something dark and neutral.

I have no complaints about the pattern, though. It worked up in less than a week and took less than a cone of cheap cotton. I can see myself hooking up another one, maybe a bit longer in length. I had originally decided I wanted this to be mid-thigh length, but I changed my mind. I didn’t want to risk running out of yarn, since this stuff has been discontinued.

For the tie, I ignored the pattern’s instructions. In fact, I didn’t even read them so for all I know I followed them without even trying… I just chained for about 3 feet, and thread the resulting tie through the holes in the vest. It’s easily removable or adjustable, so I can change how I wear it at any time.

Details

Pattern: Mary Kate Vest by Kimberly K. McAlindin

Size: Medium (I purposely chose a size that I knew would not meet in the middle – I wanted negative ease on this)

Hook: L (8mm)

Yarn: Peaches and Creme in Baby Green

Modifications: I hooked a few extra rows in the body to give it more length.

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2 thoughts on “The baby blanket on my back

  1. Well, you did a lovely job…the pattern is adorable! Kinda see what you mean about the mint green…what color are you thinking of changing it to? It will be so cute 🙂

    1. Thank you. I have a dark brown dye picked out, and I think I’ll go with that, once Real Life slows down a little bit 🙂

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