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Thursday, 16 April, 2009

This morning I finished knitting the front of my vest. I got out the back, three needle bound off the shoulders and sewed up the sides. And you know what that means.

It was completed enough to try on. Deep breath.

It fit! And with only the smallest amount of blocking, it will be perfect. I am so pleased. Here it is, in all it’s unfinished, unblocked, loose ends hanging out, curling stockenette stitch glory.

Next up is figuring out how many stitches to pick up for the neck and arm ribbing. Once that’s done the finishing touches should go quickly. By the end of tomorrow it will be blocking, and possibly today if I get my butt into gear.

The v-neck was the hardest part. Decreasing for the v and, at the same time, for the armholes was a lot to keep track of. I must have rewritten the pattern a good 10 times, knit the left side of the v once, then tore it all out, started, ripped and restarted. But in the end it was more than worth it because it looks just like I’d hoped.

4 Comments leave one →
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    Thursday, 16 April, 2009 7:15 pm

    Very cool darlin! Your first vest and done all by yourself…what a gal!

  2. Thursday, 16 April, 2009 9:46 pm

    Nice! And I love your new header, too.

  3. Friday, 17 April, 2009 7:24 am

    The color of your vest is so lovely! I know what you mean about the simultaneous shaping, too. That almost always causes me a headache.

  4. Friday, 17 April, 2009 9:12 am

    It looks great! Can’t wait for FO pics. =)

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