The Windfalls waistcoat complete - behind is a cross shaft from Lowther in Cumbria, now in the British Museum. I am very pleased with how this turned out.
You may remember from the earlier entry that this is a magpie collection of free patterns gathered from Ravelry. In the source material these patterns were used for a cowl and two hats, but I think they combine very well.
The grey yarn is an acrylic which I bought for a child's jumper - the one with the blue tractor - but it was too dark and I switched to a pale grey. As it is used here, it is not only a very subtle colour but also feels quite substantial. The back is in single rib.
Someone in my knitting group asked if I had used "one of those self-patterning yarns". I did not know what to say. Of course I have knitted many socks in self-striping sock yarn, but I'd be amazed to see a yarn pre-dyed to create this Celtic knotwork. In fact, the orange is a hand-dyed yarn from a company called Yarnsmith, one of those single skeins one often cannot find a use for. I had 100 gms and this used no more than half of it.
In the gallery containing the Sutton Hoo hoard. I wore a string of amber beads which set it off very well.
This is one of those projects where you want to continue knitting it after you have finished it - if that makes sense? It certainly reminded me of what it felt like to make and wear a new piece of clothing when I was a teenager.