Or at least that's what this was going to be, until I saw the weather report for tomorrow.   It's going to be 81 degrees. 

So needless to say, this gorgeous handmade knit vest is going to be staying home.  This was by no means a quick project, through every yarn group with friends, to nights catching up on DVR'd programs on television, this project was many hours long, but it was a labor of love, and will last him through the fall and winter and hopefully into next year too.

So because I won't be getting all kinds of adorable photographs of him wearing it tomorrow, I asked him to wear it for me today, so I could capture a few 'nice' photos under the shade of a big tree in our yard.  This kid is a complete goofball though, so I set my camera on sports mode and captured his personality, and a little of the vest thrown in instead.

Handmade knit vest

Back to school outfit for boys

Hand knit boys vest

Vest Details:

Pattern Book: Panda 8 plys – 11 Handknits for Kids

Yarn: Loops & Threads Impeccable in True Grey (available at Michael's Stores)


You may remember that my mum knit a cardigan for Marisol using the same pattern book.


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Sharlene September 3, 2012 - 10:57 pm

Just gorgeous T! Both the sweater and the kid. 🙂

Sandra September 4, 2012 - 4:19 pm

he is so adorable! did you knit that sweater? i love it.

Tonya Staab September 9, 2012 - 11:43 am

I did knit it Sandra, and thank you, I think he's pretty cute too :).

Tonya Staab September 9, 2012 - 11:47 am

Thanks Shar 🙂

mariann January 28, 2013 - 6:11 am

Hi, I’d love to make this knitted vest to my son. But Panda- is it from Australia? We live in Norway and I have not heard of Panda before. But I suppose I could try to order the pattern onøine. Really nice pictures:-)

mariann January 28, 2013 - 6:12 am



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