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.  


Mimi said...

It's lovely, Stephanie.
I love honeycomb, in Crunchies or in yarn!
I don't know how you keep everything going- blog, gardening, preserving, charity sale,
Tell your secret, please do?

deb said...

Hopefully third try is the charm with the wool!

April said...

This is really a lovely pattern. I think I may try it myself. Thank you for the link.

Rose said...

Can't wait to see it! I'm still plugging along but I'm afraid guage is off. I just finished the waist shaping and it says to knit even until it's 12.5 inches and I'm already there without knitting even. Doesn't sound right to me.

Rudee said...

I love the yarn color and the stitch pattern is intriguing. I can't wait to see it, either. Can't wait to see your cardi, too.


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