I recently had the privilege of completing a vest begun by my grandchildrens' late grandmother, Ellen Ireland.
This was a Patons pattern in 5 ply yarn, style 1 from the Kids' Classics Book 1307. This is a charming classic cabled vest and now much loved by my grandson Tristan.
Ellen was an accomplished knitter and seamstress, having many years of experience working in Hong Kong and also as a distinguished tailor for the House of Worth in London. She had many outstanding projects including my son's wedding where she completed not only the bride's dress but all the the men' suits, bridesmaids outfits and her own dress. Her work has really inspired me.
I was honoured to be able to complete what she could not due to ill health. This was knitted with much love and some sadness as I pondered her passing and kept her in my prayers. The photos show the lovely result.
A beaming Tristan would do his grandmother proud I'm sure.
Grandmother and knitter from the land down under of fine merino wool.