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)

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Mom's Vest Finished and More Simple Socks

It's finished but unblocked.

If everyone is healthy and the roads aren't slippery, I plan to deliver it Friday, blocked and wearable. There will be pictures of Mom wearing the vest.

I'm hoping to have the matching socks done by Friday as well.

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.

Another pair of socks for the kids in Akkol, Kazakakhstan.

I used an orphan skein of worsted weight wool from my stash and my basic Winging Worsted Weight Socks formula with 42 stitches.

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