The thing I really love about this particular vest is that it is flattering on so many people. It being a top-down wonder, the knitter can make adjustments as they go and do little nips and tucks, additions and subtractions, as they work on the project. Dawna here, she tried it on as she knit it and decided that she needed an extra inch of ribbing at the waist. I think she made the right decision and it looks great!
She used DK Superwash Merino in a black color. I just heard from her, and she's using some of the leftovers for the contrast color of Crisp.
Sounds pretty good to me!