Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Hoodie Vest

Hoodie Vest

I really liked this pattern when I first saw it (give me cables and a hood and it's always going to win me over) but the smallest size in the magazine - a 35" bust - seemed a bit large to me. So I'd already decided to adapt and knit this by going down one size in needles when I spotted the perfect yarn in Tallinn which would give me a slightly tighter gauge than I had planned. So I got the yarn and ended up knitting one size up to get a vest for my actual size, and it turned out to be a perfect fit.

The yarn was also also quite pleasant to knit with (and it hasn't pilled .. so far), and I have two skeins left so I think a matching hat will come soon.

Other changes: added slight side shaping (about 4 or 5 decreases and increases), body was knit in one piece till armholes, added some length (a couple of inches), shortened hood length by an inch and a half and only made 4 buttonholes instead of 5.


Pattern: Heather Hoodie Vest, from Knitscene Fall 09
Yarn: Online Linie 157 Tessa (8 skeins)
Needles: 4.5 mm
Size: 38" (to get a 32")


Hoodie Vest

Hoodie Vest

Hoodie Vest

Hoodie Vest

9 comments:

craftoholic said...

Beautiful! The hood looks like it's the perfect size, not too big, not too small. I also really like your boots :-)

accordingtojane said...

Beautiful vest, beautiful outfit! Interested to read about you subbing it down a needle size - the smallest size in the magazine would be a bit big for me as well so it's interesting to see how successful your sub was!
Enjoy wearing it :)

malglam said...

Beautiful. It fits you really well. You are always so elegant...

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Anonymous said...

so great!
I like the hoodie one like this

wanna have the patterns .

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Sini said...

Really beatiful! I have question about the size, is that in european size or what? thank you!

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