Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Just in time

I have finished Leather 'n' Lace.
I used a pair of green suede pants from The Box and made a contrast band to finish the front and armholes.

I also changed the back to a very simple lace - essentially just holes!  I did try a version with a plain stocking stitch back but that fabric was way too heavy and dense.  I find this vest warm enough. The pattern I used enabled me to save yarn and create a lighter fabric.  Oddly, the front lace pattern uses quite a bit of yarn.  In case anyone wants to know, there's almost 400 yards of yarn in this vest.  All handcut to about 3/16 inch yarn.

I'm not as happy with this piece as I was with the first version.  It hangs a bit limp when not being worn.  I may try to get some better photos when there's someone around to handle the photography. 
But it's done...and before tomorrow's deadline.  Now to get it up on Ravelry.


Ginny said...

Yeah!!! I knew you could do it in time! It's lovely! I especially like the pattern in the front, and it's a nice contrast with the front and back being different.

Rudee said...

You are so talented! I love this vest. It's very stylish and funky--a perfect piece to wear with jeans or a dressy skirt.

deb said...

It looks GREAT! Love the contrast yarn.

Mimi said...

Well done, Stephanie!
I am so impressed with your creation- it's really gorgeous. And it's unique, or very unique if there is such a thing.
Must be satisfying to have created such a masterpiece, in spite of it going against you.

Rose said...

That is the coolest thing! I am so impressed!!

fabricfan said...

Wow, great work. It is really neat.

Angie said...

Glad it all worked out in the end (I didn't have doubts that it would!)

Icy BC said...

Beautiful and soft vest..

Lindy MacDuff said...

I'm glad to see you were able to get it finished. The green contrast is a nice addition. After all the handcutting of the leather and then doing the knitting, you deserve a paraffin hand treatment at a spa!

Paws on the Run said...

I think it looks great. The green trim really brings it together.

Catherine said...

Hey this looks great! Is the pattern available on Ravelry? I still don't know quite how that works, haven't been on it since I joined which explains the ignorance. Anyway I joined a Facebook group called The Constant Knitter and here is their blog
They link to a lot of Drops Design patterns and they have adorable Easter patterns free! Like little baby bootees which I might try. Anyway I want to tell you and Rudee about this site as you are two of my knitting followers!!


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