Wednesday, March 19, 2008
The scoop neck vest
This project is probably the one I had longest on my needles this winter. I started it way back in October or November, finished the front quite quickly but then just didn't feel like picking it up again until recently. Which is strange because I love wearing vests, and I particularly love this pattern. Maybe it was the yarn - I didn't particularly enjoy knitting with it, but I confess that the final result looks very pretty. After I washed it my stitches look so even and smooth, and the yarn itself turned out softer.
I didn't quite realize at the time that the yarn was subtly variegated which I don't think works very well for this, although I love the color. Which means I'll just have to knit a couple more of these, won't I ? Humm, maybe one in red and another one in dark green ... and next winter only, probably (although I could totally picture this pattern in a cotton mix too, to be used in warmer days)
Pattern: Scoop Neck Vest, by Blue Sky Alpacas
Yarn: Gedifra Fashion Trend (3.5 skeins)
Needles: 5 mm
Notes: there's a small error when dividing the front, can't remember exactly but the number of stitches didn't seem to be correct and I ended up with two different shoulder widths. Had to frog back and re-knit. And when doing it again I will probably add a couple of inches to the body length (ribbing).