It all started with buttons. My friend Katy and I were playing in the button section of our local yarn shop in Cambria, the Ball & Skein & More, when we fell in love with the same buttons. She had a penchant for the green and gold version, while I liked the red. Katy, being brilliant and creative, immediately latched onto the Heliopath Vest as the perfect pattern to show off our buttons.
I thoroughly enjoyed making the Heliopath Vest. I wanted the vest to look holiday-ish, so picked a white Cascade 220 yarn. It gives wonderful stitch definition.
I did make a modification to the pattern. Where it calls for dropped stitches in the purled sections between sets of cables, I used all purl stitches (5 to get the same gauge):