Friday, October 22, 2010

Off The Needles

The Vest With A Twist from Easy Cable Knits for all seasons by Andra Knight-Bowman is done!  And off the needles.  And on the body.

It looks like this.  I thoroughly enjoyed the making of this one as the construction is uniquely fun.

The body is knit side to side which results in a cable running across the upper body right were I enjoy the illusion of slightly more bigness.  And there is subtle vertical patterning that runs vertically so as to make me think that height is my friend.

The yarn, should you be interested is Berroco Blackstone Tweed.  This is a yummy wool, mohair, angora blend that feels wonderful for the making.  And it feels wonderful on a fall day.  Of course fall here is running 66 degrees, thus the simple neckline with crab stitch edging.

Because the body of this pattern is worked side to side, sleeves are picked up and worked down to what ever length the end user desires.  Yep, the pattern is a vest with the option to add sleeves. 
I absolutely adore the illusion that the sleeves are but a continuation of the upper body.  It looks grand!  

One note on the pattern is rather important*
*Garments knitted from side to side will lengthen over time.

At first I panicked that the completed garment was too short.  Way to short even for me.  But after blocking and hanging over night, the length is well within my tolerance level, and happy times are restored.

It has been a while, but Bert wants to say "Hello"  

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