Argyle Vest-Along!

Friday, July 28, 2006

done! finished! complete!


I knit from the extended sizes pattern - which was a good decision - but beware, chart A of the extended sizes is all off - well, I *think* it is anyway. The stitches in the pattern don't match up with what's on the chart - but it's easy enough to put straight.

I love this thing! I'm planning on making another one one day - but for now I'll give my achey hands a rest.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

New Yarn Possibility

what's the general consensus on the new yarn Telemark from KnitPicks being good for this vest? i think that it might be easier to get gauge, visions of a Tangelo & Aubergine vest dance in my head.

Monday, July 24, 2006

Your not the only one!

I'd sort of stalled out on my vest - mostly because I swapped from a metal circular, to a bamboo circular, and it seems like it's totally changed my gauge. The work knitted on metal is super tight, but I'm getting a much looser gauge on the bamboo. I really, really dont' want to tear out and start again, but at the same time I want this to be a great garment that I love wearing. Hence the stall, maybe I'll start again now that I see there is another Vestalonger!

Thursday, July 20, 2006


Hi, I'm new to the KAL (because my email was filtering out the invite for a while). I'm knitting the vest in KnitPicks Merino Style (aww crap!) in fog and iris (grey and purple). I'm 3 rows beyond the armhole steeks, but I am unfortunately working backwards. Life lesson: If you screw up a project for the 46724598635th time, and then leave it gathering dust for two weeks, frogging back feels like progress.