On Nnenna’s Needles #15

Sapphire Silk

You might remember this project from an outfit post from the beginning of the year.  I finished this vest in January, I believe, and it’s a pretty cozy, thick vest.  I really love the deep blue color of the yarn and the lacework on the vest.  If this is the wintry version, then I want to make this vest’s summery sister- lighter weight of yarn, more open/lacy, and looser fitting.  Now I just have to find the right pattern…

Tell me: How do you feel about the crochet/open knit looks that have popped up this season?

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  1. Nnenna wrote:

    Thank you very much Monique!! =)

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  2. Moniqueviard wrote:

    I'm definitely a fan of the open knit! This sweater is amazing…love the color and your handiwork

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  3. Nnenna wrote:

    You're too kind! Thank you Zarna! =)

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  4. Nekiah wrote:

    Such a fabulous vest! I love it! Kiah

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  5. Sophie - Country Girl wrote:

    supercute blue knitted tank

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  6. zarna wrote:

    the vest looks amazing! wowza you're talented!

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  7. Angga Heinrich wrote:

    I seriously envy your awesome-ness in knitting and I can def see that vest for summer time too, I know my main staple will be my crochet dress and my homemade crochet sweater that I think I'm going to wear it soon with shorts this summer/spring (when it is nice outside) time.
    You should wear that vest more!! especially with dress too, it will look cute on you

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  8. Plamena Zahova wrote:

    Great blue top!!!



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  9. Style Every Day wrote:

    I don't own a lot of knits but this is gorgeous! I love the beautiful color!

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  10. Annebethbels wrote:

    gorgeous smile :) and I love basically any type of knit, especially the cutesy ones with textures like this one!

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  11. Nnenna wrote:

    Aww, thanks for your kind words Claire! =)

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  12. Nnenna wrote:

    Thank you so much Kileen! The ruffle on the bottom is what convinced me that I had to make it! =)

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  13. Claire wrote:

    love the knit look. and this particular vest that you made is fantastic. color is perfect for you!


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  14. Casee Marie wrote:

    Oh my goodness, this looks lovely! I adore the color you chose and the result is fantastic. I could never do it myself, haha. Maybe someday when I dedicate myself and finally become a successful knitter/crocheter. And I can't wait to see the summery version!

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  15. sharde@thestyleprojects wrote:

    thanks nenna! i really liked the lipstick with the stripes too :)

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  16. Kileen wrote:

    what a gorgeous knitted top!! i love the color and the ruffles on the bottom!

    cute & little

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  17. Gertrude wrote:

    Love that colour. A summer version of this vest would be wonderful :) xo

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  18. Nnenna wrote:

    Thanks so much Courtney! I love the boho look, but not sure if I can pull it off myself!

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  19. Nnenna wrote:

    Wow, thanks Ashley! We're totally on the same wavelength- I was thinking a white or cream lacy vest too! =)

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  20. Nnenna wrote:

    Thank you Marianna! :)

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  21. Nnenna wrote:

    Thank you so much! I'm really into the crochet trend too! =)

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  22. Nnenna wrote:

    Aww, thanks Gentrilee! :D

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  23. sartorialsidelines wrote:

    I love this – you could definitely make it boho summer wear I think (it's right on trend in that respect).

    xoxo ~ Courtney

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  24. Ashley wrote:

    Ahhh your creations just keep getting better and better! This is amazing, as always. I'd love to see how you could summer-ize this. A white, lacy vest would be perfect.

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  25. Marianna wrote:

    I love your earrings!!!


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  26. Cait wrote:

    I looks so lovely on you, It would be nice as a light summer waistcoat version :)

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  27. Gypsy*Diaries wrote:

    WOW!!! I´m really jealous that you can pull something like that off! :) I adore the crochet trend!


    P.S: I have a beautiful jewelry giveway on my blog today, would love for you to come by! :D

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  28. Gentrilee wrote:

    LOVE it. :) And it's even better that you can say you made it! I doubt I'll ever be able to say that. Haha!

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  29. Taylor Ann wrote:

    This is such a lovely outfit!

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