As usual, Jeanne swears this pattern was not as difficult as it looks. She used the discontinued merino wool/silk blend Rowan Silk Wool, but she says any DK weight yarn would work beautifully in this pattern. For example, Acadia
from Fibre Company would be a lovely soft and silky choice. Or Rowan Felted Tweed
with wood buttons for a more rustic look. Other great options are Elsebeth Lavold Silk Wool
, Sublime's Baby Cashmere Merino Silk DK
and Filatura di Crosa Zara
. Because of the detailed stitch work, a solid or slightly heathered color works beautifully! For an average Jeanne-size woman, you'll need about 920 yards and seven of your favorite buttons. Jeanne says: 'I really enjoyed working this project and highly recommend the pattern.' Interested? The pattern is from the Folk Vests
P.S. If you love the hand warmers Jeanne is wearing here, check out Jeanne's Transition Gloves!