It worked.

Holy crap you guys, my vest pattern actually worked out.

I can’t even figure out what to say. I’m in the middle of getting the actual written pattern sorted out (and taking some pics to make it easier), but I had to update you guys on here that I finished the prototype and I LOVE IT.

Check it out:

I’m planning to take better pics (when do I not say that?) because these were taken by balancing my phone on a fence. I need a friend with an actual camera, or a friend willing to model things for me.

Anyway, isn’t it totally cute?? I love it. It’s the length I wanted (the actual vest covers my butt and then the fringe goes about to my knees), it’s not heavy or thick, it drapes nicely…total success.

I’m going to go back to typing up the pattern now so I can release it later today, hopefully! I’ll include a link on here once I have it up.

Edit: Just posted the pattern! It is a paid pattern. I’m not sure how that will work but I’m trying it out.

Here’s the link to the Ravelry page!

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The Lycka Cowl

You guys, I am SO HAPPY with how this one turned out.

I had no idea what the plan was until I was already making it, so you can see how it could have gone quite badly. But for once, my first attempt worked out and I now have a gorgeous cowl to enjoy!

Check it out:

finished

I know, it’s really…neutral, and simple, for my tastes. But all I really had for spare yarn was this Bernat Super Value in this off-white (their colorway called “Natural”), and I figured that’s a nice winter color so why not?

It really works well with the texture. I didn’t want boring texture, but so many of the pretty stitch patterns I find are too open and lacy and wouldn’t keep you warm.

I think I found a good compromise. And since I’m so happy with how it turned out, and it was all sheer luck, I named it my “Lycka Cowl”, because according to Google Translate at least, lycka is Swedish for happiness…and I’m half-Swedish so I love the sound of the language.

I’m going to make this my first paid pattern, and I’m currently uploading it on Ravelry right now so I’ll come back and link that later on, or at least I’ll try. I really thought I was somewhat tech-savvy but apparently I’m not, at all.

(Edited…) Figured it out! Pattern can be found¬†here on Ravelry.¬†Check it out and give it a try for Christmas presents!