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)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Silver Lace Top Progress

I'm having fun knitting this vest just knowing that there aren't going to be any sleeves. Changing stitch patterns seem to make the knitting go faster. Just as I start to get bored, it's time to do something else.

This is the front. Everything below the armhole was knit in the round (deviation from the pattern), so the back is almost as long as the front. It will be done soon. After I take a break to finish John's birthday socks.

Since I overbought yarn yardage, I was thinking of making it a sweater. The final decision has been made. This will be a vest following the pattern as written except for knitting things in the round whenever possible.

Pattern: Oversize Lace Top by Deborah Newton, published in Spring/Summer 2007 Vogue Knitting.

Yarn: Knitpicks Gloss. 70% Merino wool, 30% silk. DK weight.

Color: Robot. (Silver gray)

Needles: Options #5.

Gauge: 5.5 stitches/inch, 8 rows/inch in pattern.

Do you get the impression the neckline of this cover sweater may have a few problems that couldn't be fixed long enough for a picture to be taken?

Or is the model doing a breast self-exam on the cover of Vogue Knitting?


Susan said...

Snort!! You are absolutely right about that cover shot!

Judy S. said...

You are too funny! That vest is going to be a beaut! Flickers are pretty birds, but oh man, can they ever do a number on wood siding.

Anonymous said...

LOL - I would never have thought anything about the cover until you mentioned it.

Love the vest and the silver yarn.

kathy b said...

I vote self exam!!!

Alwen said...

Your comment on the cover made me laugh!