Friday, November 12, 2004

Isn't that....??

YES! It is the "I-won't-wear-it-vest". While you are looking at this picture imagine me doing the happy dance. (Just ignore his crazy "posing"...)

I have another FO and my dear husband is wearing it, too! The only complaint I've heard so far (there had to be one) is: it's too darn hot! Duh, it's darn cold outside, it is supposed to be warm!

Here is a detail of the neckline:

I am pretty pleased with the outcome. It actually looks like I had imagined it, it could be a bit closer to the neck, though. The article by Véronik Avery about short rows in the new Interweave Knits was very helpful. Thanks, Véronik! (...also for the grafting tip, though it's a lot of work!)

Just remind me next time that a special neckline is enough and that one doesn't have to have side slits - I am not convinced I made a good choice with those.

Technical details:
Yarn: I ordered 9 skeins of "Classic Elite Tweed 03" in "charcoal" (143 yds/50 gr) and used 402 g of the 450 g I had (including the swatch).
Needles: I used a 4 mm needle because I knit loosely and 4.5 mm (as given on the label) wouldn't give a good stitch definition
Gauge: My gauge was 20 st/28 rows for 10x10 cm

This yarn is soft to begin with, but after it's washed it gets even nicer. The only negative thing I have to report is that it tears quite easily, so cast on carefully and use a couple of shorter threads when sewing with it.


Veronik said...

Very nice - modern, masculine and just as your sketch showed it. Congratulations! I can't wait to see your next design.
(And... you're very welcome; glad you found it useful)

Mona strickt said...

Thank you - once again. This of course inspires me to go for the next project I have in mind...and the next one...there are so many and so little time...

Anonymous said...

Awww, but the pose is half the fun of the photo... :-)
He looks great in it, and you did a terrific job! Denis has been known to try to borrow my black turtleneck sweaters (a French man can never have enough black turtleneck sweaters), but there's a wee bit of a problem with massive difference in arm length ;-)
This vest really looks wonderful, very hip :-)

Anonymous said...

Oops, Mona, that was me posting anonymously...
Lee Ann