Saturday, March 27, 2010

Ready to Mail

I finished this sweater vest last week and plan to mail it in time for the end of April (needs to be in CA by early May) for the current campaign. I hope to finish another one before I need to mail.

The pattern is available here for the sweater version and a vest version (at the end of the pattern).

Since the pattern calls for bulky yarn knit at about 2.5 st/in, I used three strands of worsted weight singles (Patons Impressions) held together.

There are 4 50 g balls plus 3 odd balls totaling 67 g left of this stuff and frankly, though it is very nice to work with, I am sick to death of it. 100% wool, hand dyed (not by me) in a lovely shade of green.

I am offering what is left (sufficient for a double stranded vest) to a member who will use it for A4A. I'll take names at my email (abmcmanusATverizonDOTnet)until noon eastern time Sunday. I know that's only a little over 24 hours. I'd like to mail it Monday so that the knitter has time to make a vest for this campaign. US addresses only, please.


MissCue said...

What a beautiful color. I like this pattern and plan to give it a try.

Kathy said...
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Kathy said...

Wonderful colorway. With three strands of worsted, what size needles did you use?

I love the Steppe sweater collar which seems like it really bundles up a child, I'm now thinking of knitting a vest with this Steppe sweater collar, using the garter stitch armholes from the sheknits" youth sweater, in order to skip picking up stitches.

Ann said...

Kathy, I think they were a 10.

Kathy said...

Dear Ann, the package arrived with the Paton's Impressions, and I have cast on for a two-stranded vest with a Steppe collar which I'll have done for this campaign. It's a lovely color and texture, though I can see why you said "enough already" working with it, as it does tangle. The color is gorgeous - a bit greener than in your photo here. thanks so very, very much.

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