Designer: Robin Dodge
Source: MetaPostModernKnitting, Spring/Summer 2008
Needles: 3.5mm and 3.75mm
- Hjertegarn Lima
- 100% wool
- 50 grams = 100 metres
- colours #211 (darker brown) and #282 (lighter brown)
- 285 grams used
I really like the design of this vest and how the v-neck melts into the straps. The original design has little pockets at the front and it was always my intention to make them, but when I finished the main part of the vest, it looked cute enough as it was!
This was started in the middle of September last year and finished at the beginning of November. As I've mentioned before, there is a distinct lack of sunlight here during the winter, which makes photo-taking decidedly tricky. Hence it's now...geez...April, and I'm finally posting about it. The polar night can account for the time up until about the beginning of March...and the rest is just me.
I did make a rather large boo-boo on this one: the decreases for the arm holes are made every other row, and I in my excellence made them every row. So the v-neck is a bit shallower than planned, but not at all unacceptable. From memory, I was already working on the v-neck ribbing part when I realised my blunder - and there was no way I was going to rip it back!
I do wear this, but unfortunately not so often, because the fit is a little boxy; I tend to prefer more, shall we say, 'curvy' designs. So if I were to make this again, I would add in more hourglass to it.
Last but not least, this yarn is fantastic! It's nice and soft and was easy to work with. I think the gauge I worked at was tighter than is perhaps desirable, so with a slightly looser gauge it would be even softer and more pliable.