After the Bud Spencer slipover I wanted to design another vest-like garment for summer.
What better yarn to use in summer than cotton?
Borgo dei pazzi Giza
I was very lucky to be gifted a few skeins of Borgo dei pazzi Giza, in the Netherlands imported by Fair yarns. This yarn, a luxurious cotton, is extremely soft and is made from high quality Egyptian fibres. It’s an even yarn with a lot of volume compared with mercerized cotton. It’s the fluffiest, cuddliest cotton I ever worked with.
Crochet vests are superhip
I just love, love, the comeback the vest, or slipover, made. For a long time it was something very old-fashioned that I couldn’t have imagined showing its face again on the runways and on the street. Let alone wearing one myself again or designing one! (Or two ;-))
The Giza vest
The Giza vest has large armholes which I just think looks awesome. I gives it a little twist and more ‘bite’. You know I don’t like being a square 😉
My plan was to add extra wide ribbing, but alas, I ran out of yarn so it’s not as wide as I intended. (Yes, and I didn’t feel comfortable asking for more.)
I think it’s still an option for you as it gives the vest that little bit of extra spice.
Ready for summer
I think with this vest your wardrobe for this summer will be complete. The Giza vest looks great over a t-shirt, blouse or singlet. It gives your outfit just that little bit extra. Extra colour, extra warmth, extra style.