Drama, texture, and wardrobe staple. That is the definition of my new Steam Coat by We Are Knitters. Seriously, I finished this super fun vest last night (on a 90+ degree day here in Michigan), and the first thing I did was put it on! I am so looking forward to adding this piece to my autumn / winter wardrobe. And the other really fun fact is that I will be living in southern Texas, where my hand knits will shine and not be covered up by a big, bulky coat!! Layered over a cotton tee, or long-sleeve thermal, this is the ultimate statement piece.
The Steam Coat kit came with everything I needed to knit up this garment – including the yarn, shown here in Spotted Beige, giant wooden knitting needles, a small pamphlet of the pattern, garment tag and tapestry needle. The pattern was simple to follow and super fun!! I had not tried “loop knitting” before, and was very intrigued by the look this technique creates. Almost like I’m wearing a sheep’s coat! With the generous gauge of the yarn and needles, super bulky and size US 19, this vest knits up so fast. I made only one modification – I did not seam the ribbed edge at the bottom. I love the split hem look, so I decided to try it out! You can check out my Ravelry project page for more photos and details!
So funky and fresh. I think I’m going to give it a good blocking before I wear it this coming fall / winter.
GIVEAWAY TIME!!!!! I know you were waiting for this!! One winner will be chosen on Friday of this week to receive a KIT OF YOUR CHOICE from WeAreKnitters.com (with a $100 value or less)!! To enter, all you need to do is:
- Comment here on this post telling me your email address and which kit you would love to knit (and color choice, too if you want!!)
- Sign up for the We Are Knitters newsletter – follow this link, here. That’s it!!
Again, I will choose a winner this coming Friday, June 17, at 8pm Eastern time. I will announce it in the comments here on the blog, as well as send the winner an email to let them know. Only entries from the US, Canada or Europe are eligible at this time.
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Happy knitting, friends!!