Merino Vest Wrap by Nina Hove Myhre

I am delighted to share this stunning photo of Nina Hove Myhre’s Merino Vest Wrap, from my book (available in Norwegian and Finnish), knitted in the original yarn Madeline Tosh Sock yarn in a gorgeous green shade; Tannenbaum – here are more divine colours to chose from: madelinetosh. To adjust the length of it, hence the width since it is knitted sideways Nina used a 3.5 mm/US 4 instead of the 3 mm/US 2.5 recommended, and notice the covered button she has knitted and attached on one end. You can read about how she did it and see more detailed photo on her blog: fiberandart.

My idea was to design a vest with a small waterfall front, which you could wrap tight around your body and use a shawl pin to hold it in place, or leave to hang loose. It can be worn upside down with a larger collar and a shorter back if preferred. I was smitten with all the turquoise shades in the colour called Baltic, and thought it looked marvelous in the extended openwork pattern, where you wrap the yarn 3 times around the needle, pulling out the extra wraps on the next row and then cable them, 3 stitches at the time, framed with garter stitch on each end and around the armholes. Instead of doing the wraps, a skilled knitter on Ravelry has discovered, knit a row instead of the wrap row on much larger needles, a 9 mm/US 13. The yarn in an incredible soft merino hand-dyed in semi solid or multi colors. Above is the beautiful Anna Pfeifer wearing the vest, photographed by Kim Müller from my book “To rett en vrang. Designstrikk” (here it is: cappelendamm) I would be thrilled if you wanted to share a photo of your finished project from my book, on Facebook, here on the blog or in our group at Ravelry. Come and join us, if you have not already done so!

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2 Responses to Merino Vest Wrap by Nina Hove Myhre

  1. Elizabeth says:

    Gorgeous – both versions! I continue to be fascinated by this construction style, and think it truly it flattering on all body types. Both that green and the original blue are so very pretty.

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