Saturday, January 15, 2005
Second CIC Vest for 2005
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.