Sunday, 29 April 2012

Sneak Peek - Train Driver Vest in Testing

After a tremendous downpour last night, the garden is thriving again and the boys and lovely husband are out digging up the vegetable patch!

With the sun making brief appearances, I've finally got a few action shots of the Train Driver Vest to show you. This pattern is currently being tested and I'm hoping to release it by the end of May. (What you don't see here is that fifteen minutes later.... these nice and clean boys were literally making mud stew, spiced with unripe oranges and there was a very rapid full change of clothes required!).

The Train Driver Vest was inspired by my own little boys who love playing with trains in all shapes and sizes. The pattern is made to resemble train tracks.  The vest is designed to be hard-wearing and practical – test driven by my boys who are used to rough and tumble. Another key design feature is ease of putting on and taking off so little boys can do it themselves. 

There is also a matching beanie I've made to go with the pattern.

It is made with a 10ply yarn (using Patons Jet and similar) but other combinations may be used. It is  very simple and quick, which makes it great for a beginner knitter or a quick knit present.
The vest is designed for sizes 1-2, 2-4, 4-6, 6-8. Currently sizes 1-2 and 6-8 are being tested. If you're interested in testing this vest or would like to put your name down for future test knits (adult or children), feel free to drop me a line to find out more details!  

I'm off now to join the boys in the garden - there's a lot of composting to be done!

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