Let the past sleep, but let it sleep in the sweet embrace of Christ, and let us go on into the invincible future with Him. (Oswalt Chambers)

Saturday, January 15, 2005

Second CIC Vest for 2005

Second CIC Vest for 2005 knit in Lopi with gray, green, and pink stripes
My second vest for the January 2005 CIC Vest Challenge was a fun knit.

Once again the yarn is Lopi and I'm playing with a different stitch pattern to keep from getting bored.

The stitch pattern is Welting Fantastic from Barbara Walker's A Treasury of Knitting Patterns.

According to the Barbara, "Welting Fantastic is very effective when the welts are knitted in a contrasting color." So that's what I did. The result is a colorful, pretty little feminine vest with a scallop on the bottom.

Welting Fantastic has an 11 stitch repeat so I cast on 77 stitches to make the vest a toddler size 4.

This vest had many ends to be woven in once it was off the needles. When I'm working with Lopi, I split each tail into two thinner pieces of yarn and weave them in different directions.

Weaving in ends is not my favorite part of the project, but it needs to be done right in order to have a rugged garment for many years of kid wear.

I'm happy with this vest. I'll use this stitch pattern again when using up small balls of leftover Lopi.


Marsha said...

I love the colors!! So bright and cheery. It's beautiful!

Maureen said...

The latest vest looks great! I just printed off two patterns for vests. I plan to cast on shortly and use up some of my wool stash.