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)

Monday, April 04, 2011

Silver Lace Vest Finished

This was a fun, quick knit. Plenty of variety in the stitch patterns, and no sleeves.

Caution on the pattern though. There is errata, but even the errata didn't cover the most confusing error I found - right leaning decreases in the lace patterns were labeled ssk in the stitch key and left learning decreases in the stitch key were labeled k2tog. Also, there is no help in planning how to make the lace look decent when the neck decreases start. A beginning knitter might have a very challenging time of it.

I washed and blocked it late last week, and wore it to church on Sunday over darker gray slacks and turtleneck.

The ribbings have a slightly ruffled look from a yarnover, k2tog row just before the bind off.

It fits, but I wish it was a little smaller. I've lost fourteen pounds since late December, and my knitting mind hasn't wrapped around the fact that I don't need garments with a 40 inch bust anymore.

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.


kathy b said...

M: It is a lovely vest. Great knit work. You rock.
I love that you have been able to drop a few pounds...I am inspired and trying myself...in a slow deliberate way. What was your main tip to me about losing weight??? Do you have one?

Dorothy said...

Very pretty - but we do need a model shot. I so need to lose about 14 pounds. I know how to do it - just can't myself disciplined enough. Good for you!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful work, Marguerite and Congratulations on the weight loss.

Joyce said...

I have that pattern (issue of Vogue knitting) and I have always wanted to make it. I'm glad you mentioned the errors. I'll be alert for the errors! Yours is gorgeous!