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 24, 2011

Vest Knitting Update

There hasn't been much time for knitting the past several weeks. I do manage to get in a few hours each evening and more on the weekends, so the two vests I'm working on are making good progress.

The silver lace vest is ready to have the shoulders joined with a three needle bind off. Then the ribbing around the neck and sleeves will finish it up.

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.

When I'm tired and don't feel like reading lace charts for the silver vest, I pick up this vest and knit round and round. The stitch patterns are easy to follow without looking at a chart and the yarn slides smoothly on and off the needles until I fall asleep.

I've been tired a lot lately, so I'm only an inch and a half from the front-back split. Then I'll have to decide what kind of arm opening and what kind of neckline I want and I'll have to stay awake while I shape them.

Pattern: Basic V neck (probably, unless I change my mind when I get there) vest. Making it up as I go along.

Yarn: Knitpicks Stroll. 75% Superwash Merino Wool, 25% Nylon. Sport weight.

Color: Cocoa.

Needles: Options #5.

Gauge: 6 stitches/inch, 8 rows/inch in pattern.


Dorothy said...

Both vests are pretty, but I do feel a certain fondness for the lace - maybe it's that beautiful grey color. Anxious to see it done.

NMjewel said...

Beautiful patterns. 'sigh'

Anonymous said...

I like both vests but the silver is my favorite. Sorry you feel tired! Maybe it's Spring Fever?

Joyce said...

Love the silver vest! It is already gorgeous, and will be more so when complete.

kathy b said...

Both are amazing. I love how you put such delicate detailed patterns in your sweaters. Great!