Possibly our most prolific knitter, Jennie, has been knitting up her stash lately, and made a cabled vest for her daughter. She liked the vest so much, that she was inspired to make a vest for herself, but being Jennie, instead of finding someone else's pattern in an adult size, she wrote a completely new and individual pattern, using several new-to-her stitches, in order to get the vest she was after.
She has made an impressively smart outfit - the yarn is Heirloom Celtic, colour 949, an alpaca and wool blend, 8ply/category 3, knitted with 2 strands at once to give 16 ply/bulky weight.
Jennie is planning to write up the pattern to put on Ravelry. I think it will be popular.