scooter vests

These are crochet projects that were actually finished back in March, but are only being blogged now because the pattern has just been released.  I was lucky enough to be chosen to test crochet these Scooter vests designed by Deanne Ramsay.  The pattern is especially good for highlighting self-striping or variegated yarns.

Scooter vests crocheted in BWM Murano

Both vests were crocheted in Bendigo Woollen Mills Murano, an 8 ply wool that is dyed so that it self-stripes. Each colourway striped a little differently.

Clare in her Scooter DK vest

I made Clare’s vest in size 5, as per her chest measurement. It really is important to measure before you hook! Stella’s vest is in size 2-3.

Stella in her Scooter DK vest

This vest is worked in the round until you get to splitting for the armholes. Then the upper front and upper back are worked separately. I wound off yarn to make sure that I would pretty much match the colourways on the front and the back at that point, and it worked out quite well. I really like the texture of the stitches too.

Stella's Scooter DK test in progress.  BWM Murano.

These are toasty warm vests, being pure wool. Murano does felt easily, so I have to keep that in mind for washing. Otherwise, I’m very pleased with how these turned out.

Scooter vests crocheted in BWM Murano

I’ve become quite a fan of Deanne’s patterns, and hope to crochet up a few of the top patterns before summer hits. I have
Ravelry project pages with more details for Clare’s vest here and for Stella’s here.

Scooter DK for Stella

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