Pattern: Boogie Vest by Amy King, modified somewhat by me
Needles: size 6 mm bamboo straights
Yarn: almost exactly 4 balls of Sidar Denim Chunky, in a burgundy/cream colour (has been in my stash for 5 - years ... one of the first yarns I ever bought, back when Have a Yarn was in Bridgewater! ~ I still have 1 left in this colour and 2 in just cream -- suggestions?)
Mods: The sleeve openings called for a single crochet edging - I don't know how to crochet, and they looked horrible with nothing finishing them, so I picked up 80 st. around the armholes, and knit a 2 x 2 rib (much better). I also wasn't very happy with the neckline - in the picture in the pattern, it looks like the cables twist the whole way up to the shoulders. They don't, they just end and there is an area with 18 st. bound off between where the cables ends, and where the shoulder seams join (I didn't read the pattern carefully, or I would have tried to get the cables to go to the shoulder seams -- instead, I picked up and knit a 2x2 rib collar to "fix" the neckline and give it a finished look.)
Again?: Yeah .. possibly, but maybe next time, I'd go for a bigger needle (I am a tight knitter and this vest is really thick, stiff fabric), make it a little longer, and maybe try sleeves along with a mod to make it a true V-neck with the cable edging the length of the V
I need t buy a couple of shirts to wear with this now -- no collars will look best, or turtlenecks, I think.