Friday, October 30, 2009
I like vests because they look so neat and tidy. I have never knit a vest - ever. All mine have been the ever-present ( in my part of the world) fleece and zipped vests. These have a purpose but are pretty casual. I only wear mine with jeans.
So, I figured I might like something a little more professional-looking - maybe for Board meetings? A while ago, I queued up Sarah Castor's Honeycomb vest. I didn't have the right yarn in my current stash so it just waited.
Then I got back a sweater that I had knit (twice) and which was never really perfect. So, into the frog pond with it. And on to a new pattern. The photo above shows the color fairly accurately. The other one is a bit too light with the flash but the detail is clearer.
The yarn is almost DK weight and I'm using 3.5mm needles so it's quite firm in the ribbing. The honeycomb comes from 2-stitch cables across the entire width every few rows. This pattern makes the fabric pretty stretchy. So maybe this vest will pull in - as well as pull together - my look.
I'm still working with the KAL cardigan. It'll be done this weekend, for sure.