Saturday, January 8, 2011

Here is the vest I recently finished out of the Blue Sky Bulky Alpaca/Wool that had been donated to A for A. It was a challenge to work with. I knit it on a 17 needle and used the vest guidelines from Ann Budd's "The Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns". For those of you unfamiliar with this book, it is great to use for A for A patterns. She has information for designing your own garments with multiple gauges and sizes. Her heaviest yarn was 3 stitches to the inch though, and this yarn was 2 stitches to the inch, so I had to make a few adjustments!


Kathy said...

Really nice work, Carol. I remember well the challenges of working with that heavy, and you really mastered it. This vest is just lovely. I especially like the stair-step design in the back.

Cathy said...

The vest turned out nicely, Carol. Having made an afghan with that yarn, I couldn't imagine knitting it into a vest. It will certainly keep someone nice & warm. How were those size 17 needles to work with?

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