Tuesday, January 19, 2010


I finished a sweater vest tonight, size 32" (about an 8?).

The main color is a real vintage yarn, Lily Sugar and Cream 100% wool in a color called Hot Green. The contrast is Elann Peruvian Highland Wool in Daffodil.

Pattern is from a magazine I picked up at the grocery store: Fons & Porter Love of Knitting (Summer 2009).

The pattern calls for an all-over stranded design. I eliminated all but the one band, thinking that this would look clean longer.

I have another sweater OTN and hope to have both in the mail by the end of the month.


Gwyneth said...

Wow! I really like the decorative band and the colors. Nice work!

Jane said...

Ann, You really inspired me with the decorative band on your vest! I've been planning a green vest, but was thinking that all green might be a little boring. I can't do stranded work, but I'm going to pick a pattern from Barbara Walker's Mosaic Knitting book to decorate the bottom of my vest. (That said, I'm getting a little paranoid trying to pick a pattern that doesn't have crosses or other symbols that could be misinterpreted!)

Anyway, thanks for the idea, and congrats on a beautiful vest! Jane

Bloo said...

Dang - that is absolutely gorgeous! I love the band at the bottom, it adds such a special touch and the colours look really well together. Beautiful!

Nancy said...

The band makes the vest more personal. Nice Job.

Diane H said...

Fons and Porter has a KNITTING mag?? Gotta find it. The vest looks fabulous.

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