Sunday, February 03, 2008

One other thing, finally finished


I've been hunting for one skein of this discontinued yarn colour since before Christmas as I'd knit this vest and run out before I was able to do this neck band. I lovely person at Ravelry was kind enough to part with an odd skein she had in her stash, so I was able to purchase it from her. I finished the vest in 2 evenings, and have since worn it. I think it's going to be a winter staple in my wardrobe. The yarn used was Noro Silk Garden, a combination of lamb's wool and recycled silk. It's soft, lovely and warm.

I did modify the pattern a little, as I'm a small person, but not a lot. The largest mod I did was to continue the ribbing up to the armhole, but just 15 stitches on each side to help with the shaping. Oh, and I knit it mostly on circular needles, all in one piece instead of doing each of the pieces separately and then sewing them together. I wanted the colour to be more continuous, and that method helped me achieve that.

Lisa

4 comments:

Quilt Pixie said...

it looks very warm and cozy... I love the idea of the ribbing up the sides to help with shaping -- being something of a round shape myself it wouldn't necessarily help a lot, but I can imagine it "fitting" better on someone with some concave curves as well as convex :-)

Vicki W said...

That's a beautiful vest. Love the colors and I bet it's very flattering on you. The button sweater is coming along relaly well too!

kmckiernan said...

What a beautiful vest, and that yarn looks familiar! =)

Quilt Nut said...

oh that is lovely Lisa!