After what seems like an eternity, Forbidden Woolery’s Pattern Shop is now up and running!
First up, Tidepool Vest. I wrote this pattern back in 2009 and it was my first submission to Knitty. I think I made it through quite a few cutting rounds, because it wasn’t rejected until a few weeks before the fall issue went live.
Tidepool Vest is a simple, striped vest with lots of shaping, deep garter ribbing, and a v-neck. It’s meant to be worn with minimal ease, so it can be layered. It’s perfect for a chilly office to give that tired “office cardigan” a bit of a rest, or to layer under a jacket any season of the year.
I love to wear this vest with jeans and boots in the winter, or paired with some slacks and heels for work. It’s extremely versatile and easy to wear
The sample shown is knit using one skein each of Dream in Color Smooshy and Cascade Heritage, plus a very little of Knit Picks Bare sock yarn. But it would be absolutely perfect knit up in Forbidden Woolery’s Footloose sock yarn, or any of our other fingering weight yarns, including Twinkle for some added drape, Pride for some sparkle, or our new Gluttony line, a 4-ply BFL fingering weight yarn with lots of shine. Check out the shop today for some inspiration!