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It’s a vest or a scarf or both in
two versions – Jane Thornley's Small Investments is based on the Pasha’s
Investment and the Sultan’s Investment – both fabulous accessories which can be
worn like vests, scarves, or even belts. Glam up any festive outfit by wearing
one over a blouse or a basic tee. Consider the rear view as either plain or
dramatic – with long i-cord dangles or with a softly-curved, corded, drape – and
mix up the options. These designs are simply blank slates for exploration and
And these are easy and quick
projects to knit using size 5mm/8 US needles and a single hank of one of those
lovely variegated yarns that lure us on from the yarn store shelves. A single,
glorious skein will do the trick. Just add about 25 yards of two or more
supporting players and you’re set. Why not knit gifts for the holidays in a yarn
that keeps you happy? Personally, silk makes me very happy but so does any
beautiful fiber. Use your favorite.
A small investment, then, in both
price and time that offers huge dividends. Here’s a scarf with serious vest
leanings or a vest that aspires to be a scarf. Either way, each design unfolds
around a single hank of hand-dyed loveliness with mere scraps to pick up the
colors along the way. Or something from your stash. Add an ornamental button,
scarf pin, beads, or even a broach and viola! Something gorgeous this way comes.
Consider your options limitless.