Wow! I cannot believe it's already 2014. I am so excited about my new blog and I can't wait to create new patterns. As promised, here's the Handsome Vest I knit my son for Christmas. Thank you, Chris Hess for being a great model. You look very professional.
I found this on www.ravelry.com one of my favorite knitting pattern sites and it is a free, public pattern. On Ravelry, it is listed as Handsome Pewter Vest, but when you click on it, it becomes Dad's Cabled Vest. I love the tiny cables running up the front and the plain back. I used a different yarn than called for in the original pattern. I used Deborah Norville Collection, Premier Yarns, "Alpaca Dance", in Silver Fog. This yarn is 75% Acrylic and 25% Alpaca. I LOVE this since the vest I'm replacing for Chris was reduced to practically doll size in the dryer. This yarn and vest is still hand wash cold, dry flat, but I think it would be fine if he machine washed cold on gentle cycle and dried flat.
Here is the link to the free pattern:
Handsome Pewter Vest