Adapted cowl neck vest in gooseberry alpaca.
This yarn was bought at last year’s Black Sheep Wools extravaganza visit. The pattern is an adaptation of Jo Sharp’s Cowl Sweater from Knit issue 1. I have adapted it by:
Making it a vest, so did a detail of two reversed stitches near the armhole to stop it curling (I used the technique from my cleckheaton blue cotton vest)
Doing normal not reversed stocking stitch for the cowl
Adding the vertical stripes which were just reversed stitches
Moving the waist darts to near the sides, rather than a third of the way in (they would have disrupted the vertical stripes otherwise)
I am rather pleased with the result and it has encouraged me to adapt/invent more patterns.