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)

Friday, February 20, 2009

Mom in Pink

It was cold and breezy today, but the roads were OK so I headed for Kalamazoo to deliver Mom's vest and take pictures.

It fits great and the color is perfect on her.

The picture taking made us hungry, so we went out to lunch after we were done.

Pattern: Cabled Vest, a Martha Hall design exclusively from Patternworks. Free with Bretton yarn purchase.

Yarn: Patternworks Bretton. 70% superwash wool, 25% nylon, 5% alpaca.

Color: Pink Diamond.

Needles: Addi Turbo #6.

Gauge: 6 stitches/inch in pattern.

  • Knit in round with purl column fake seam up each side.
  • Mirrored side cables.
  • Using moss stitch instead of seed stitch on the side. The moss stitch matches the center of the middle Vs and it doesn't pull up as much as the seed stitch.
  • Picked up 6 out of every 8 stitches for neck and arm ribbing because that was my gauge ratio.
  • Purled two rows after neck and sleeve pickup row for a ridge between body and ribbing.

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