Stockholm Slipover

I love sweater vests and found several perfect patterns online that I purchased about a month ago knowing I'd be doing a lot of knitting over my holiday break. This is the Stockholm Slipover from PetiteKnit (I made her No Frills pullover back in 2017; she has a lot more patterns available now). It's a perfect basic vest pattern that is a quick and easy project, but includes a couple of advanced techniques to keep things interesting. I used yarn from Sandnes Garn: Sunday, a merino wool in powder pink and Tynn Silk Mohair, also in powder pink. Right now I'm really attracted to the fuzzy warmth of a knitted fabric that includes mohair. The two advanced techniques used in this pattern are German short rows and an Italian bind-off (or tubular bind-off). Now that I know how to do German short rows, I probably won't use any other technique. In my opinion, this method is much easier and produces a cleaner look. The Italian bind-off is a variation of kitchener stitch, which I've done before, and gives 1x1 ribbing a neat and stretchy elastic edge. I love the pale pink color of this finished vest and how cozy this it is. Perfect for winter layering!