Tuesday, March 04, 2008

finished project: Anais vest

I just finished up the vest I started knitting in August!

Anais vest

Here are the specs:
Pattern: Anais from Berroco's Norah Gaughan Collection 1
Yarn: exactly 4 skeins of Berroco Ultra Alpaca in Redwood
Modifications: I made the body an inch longer than the pattern gives.
What I like: The spiderweb yoke and sleeve caps look great. The yarn is a pleasure to work with.
What I don't like: Despite the extra length I added, the vest is still a little too short and too wide to be flattering on me. I'll try blocking it a second time for a better fit.
Things to work on: I'm still no good at making even edges or seaming neatly. I also need to try harder to keep track of my row numbers when I'm knitting.
How I'll be wearing it: I'll wear it over a 3/4 sleeved shirt with a skirt.
What's next: a long version of Juliet, a short-sleeved cardigan

Anais vest detail

3 comments :

Ian said...

Nice work!

ps - your blog always makes me smile. Cheers.

Suzy said...

It looks great!

Very inspiring. I am going to try and knit a me-sized jumper this year... but maybe a vest is a better place to start. I have the attention span of a gnat.

Suzy www.floatingworldviews.com

Marie said...

Great neckline! And the color is flattering on you too. I have been terrible about my knitting projects. I've one sweater which I realized too late needs to be redone (well, just the front panels-it's a cardigan), and another requiring new front panels (do you see a trend?). In the meantime, I've been doing baby blankets, which fortunately don't require fitting.

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