Doomesday Knits – Quaintrelle Vest

Welcome to the next installment of the Doomsday Knits Blog Tour!

The Quaintrelle Vest came about out of a need for style and a need for utility.  As with most of the Dandy Folk in post-apocalyptica, I don’t want to be left out in the cold sporting something that isn’t both fashionable and functional.DD5

The vest combines stitch patterns, shaping and hidden pockets into a pretty swell ensemble.  This piece is really set apart with the use of fantastic toggle closures – the more unique, the better!

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Seriously, how awesome are those toggles?

Reversed stockinette, twisted rib and the honeycomb textures along with the slightly masculine feel really play to the Dandy’s fashionable preferences. Menswear as womenswear as everyoneswear!

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Knit from the bottom up and then divided for the fronts and back, the vest is grafted together at the shoulders to provide a seamless finish.   Malabrigo Worsted is the perfect yarn for this design – it knits up quick and squooshy, it comes in an awesome range of colors and it’ll keep you warm in all weather while allowing for some breathability as the temperature changes throughout the day.

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Doomsday Knits is currently available for pre-order, so snag your copy!  And if you’re looking for more Doomsday goodness, don’t forget to check out all the other blog tour participants and schedule here.

Knitters Basically Rule the World

In case you haven’t heard, I’m part of this project right here that put up a Kickstarter campaignon August 31st in order to raise money for a book of post-apocalyptic knitting patterns.  Not only did we reach our goal (in 5 effing days!), we’ve surpassed that amount by more than $1000!

Painting by Rhiannon McCulloch, available to one lucky donor

This money will go towards production costs, tech editors, photography, printing, etc.  We’ve still got the rest of the month to raise funds and I’m excited to see where it will lead us 😀

some travel-knitting and our mascot, Mona Lisa

I can’t tell you much about my contribution, but it’s soft, squooshy, practical for daily (even pre-apocalyptic) wear and has some fun details and textures!