This is the start of a vest for Mike. The yarn is Knit One, Crochet Too Paint Box in a color called Tandoor. The pictures give it a pink cast, which really isn't there. We're enjoying the traditional wet, gray days of winter in the Pacific Northwest, with little good light to for photos (at least for my photos). The yarn really is shades of brown, dark orange and red, just like chicken from a tandoor oven.
Pattern? We don't need no stinkin' pattern. I'm sort of making it up as I go, using Ann Budd's "The Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns" as a guide (very handy, indeed, as is the companion book on sweaters). The ribbing is knit one, purl one and the body is knit seven, purl one. I even had to do math — which is not my best party trick — to figure out how to line things up so a purl is in the center and everything is neatly symmetrical.