Saturday, March 15, 2008
Wicked Vest - Classic Elite Yarns
Pattern: Wicked Eyelet Rib Vest from the Classic Elite Yarns webletter
Ravelry Link: Wicked Eyele Rib Vest
I'm the first one on ravelry to finish this project !!
Yarn: Heirloom Cashmino - Red 844 - about six balls
I did one extra knit row around the neck opening.
Also, I think I did one less repeat of the middle rib section than the pattern infers. It's not too short though, but it does only have six buttons and the pattern says seven.
It would be easy to convert to knitting in one piece to the armholes, which would make the seaming unnecessary. I wonder why pattern companies keep designing garments in pieces?
There is clever shaping in this vest, the bottom rib pulls in more than the middle rib which pulls in more than the stocking stitch top part. Clever. And no decreases for the waist.
I don't love the armhome trim, although it is simple to work. If I were to knit it again, I'd probably work something a bit better looking.
This cashmere/merino is lovely to knit with, but when it hits water/steam it really expands and relaxes, so I had to be careful with the sizing. I made the large, but I could probably have made the medium size.
But I'm wearing it to work on Monday, so it can't be that bad!