This boho vest will be just the thing to wear on any summer holiday! Designer Ruth Maddock used a pure cotton yarn for this top. “A good yarn for crochet should be tightly twisted so that the hook doesn't get tangled up in the separate threads of the yarn. Since crochet doesn't have much stretch, yarns that don't have much stretch, like cotton and linen, can be used,” she says. As well as that, cotton is also a brilliant fibre in summer: it's far less insulating than animal fibres like alpaca or wool, but unlike synthetic ones like acrylic or nylon it will allow your skin to breathe so you won't get horribly hot and sweaty. The top is also summery in structure: it'ssleeveless, and has a pretty crocheted body. Because the bodice, which is knitted, is solid, if you are daring you could wear the top on its own with shorts or jeans, or over your bikini if you're on the beach. However, we like it best for every day worn over a contrasting vest top for a layered look.
If you like this knitting pattern, check out the rest of our Ruth Maddock knitting patterns, or vist her on Ravelry & Etsy.