Ahh, garter stitch… It’s where most everyone’s knitting career begins. It is the most basic of knitting stitches. What could be more simple than knit, knit, knit? There is something completely relaxing about the repetition.
I must confess, although I’ve acquired many knitting skills since I first learned to knit, I am continually drawn to patterns which are primarily garter stitch. Life is busy and at the end of the day I want to sit down with my knitting, disengage my brain and let my fingers effortlessly meander down a road they know well.
It’s with these thoughts in mind that a few of us at Halcyon Yarn set to work on designing a stylish vest with Halcyon’s Signature Yarns,
Victorian Boucle Mohair Yarn and Victorian Brushed Mohair Yarn. The goal was simple, an attractive garment with super easy construction. The result is the [Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock] (free with yarn purchase). It’s essentially a large rectangle with armholes, yet when worn has a stylish appearance that suggests a far more complicated construction. The vest fronts are created from the ends of the rectangle cascading downward for an elongated, angular look. We decided to have a mini photo shoot here at the shop and were astounded at how this vest looks great on all body types. What’s more, we discovered it can be worn several different ways. See for yourself. (the rose version was knit with the Victorian Boucle while the brown version was knit with the Victorian Mohair)
Some of our other favorite garter stitch patterns include: Basic Garter Stitch Kimono, Victorian Boucle Stole (free with yarn purchase), [Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock] , Side to Side Pullover for Girls by Knitting Pure and Simple, Side to Side Pullover by Knitting Pure and Simple, [Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock] , Kid's Kimono, Kimono Stockinette Stitch with Garter Border, Baby Kimono, Diagonal Kimono - Noro Taiyo (free with yarn purchase), [Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock] , [Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock] , Sophisticated Weekend Scarf - Victorian Boucle and Botanica (free with yarn purchase).
Related items of interest: • Our yarns • Medium weight yarns • Mohair yarns • Knitting Patterns