Sunday, March 28, 2010
A tweedy vest
For this drive I found myself in the mood for a vest. Inspired by a great class on color that I took from Laura Bryant during Stitches West last month, I decided to figure out a way to tame a very busy variegated wool which I could never turn into anything remotely attractive before. I found the perfect slip-stitch pattern, "Woven Tweed", in Barbara Walker's Second Treasury. The "tweed" part of the name inspired me to go with a very classic vest color and look for the trim. Another bonus of slip-stitch patterns is that they are doubly warm since their structure is denser than stockinette. This was so much fun to knit, I am now looking at all the variegated yarns languishing in my stash with renewed interest! Onwards to the next a4A project -- sweater or vest, I haven't decided yet.
Correction: I credited the wrong Treasury by Barbara Walker, and now I can't put my hands on Volume one which must be where I found this stitch pattern. It is also known in other knitting reference books as the half linen stitch. My apologies for the confusion!