Thursday, 30. March 2006
Well, March is almost over and I figured I might as well squeeze in an FO before the month ends. It’s the deep argyle vest designed by Eunny, only this time in Rowanspun DK Eau de Nil and Snowball. Since you’ve seen the progress shots of the previous test piece that I knit, this time I’ll just jump straight to the finished product.
Pattern: Deep V Argyle Vest (34″ size) by Eunny
Materials: Sz 4 needles, Rowanspun DK 2 hanks plus a smidge of Eau de Nil, and 1.5 of Snowball
Notes: Truth be told, my row gauge was a bit off and I didn’t come to realize that until I started knitting the V neck. Thankfully I had enough time to recalculate the armhole decreases or else I’d be wearing a floppy/terribly long vest now. Although my st gauge was tighter than Eunny’s, I figured the yarn should expand a little when I block it and then I’d be ok. And I was right. It fits me nicely and I think this will be my outfit tomorrow. Yarnwise, Rowanspun DK definitely was thick’n'thin in some places but the resulting fabric bloomed after the rinse and it has a semi-felted feel to it. It does snap easily if you tug a little harder than usual, but I didn’t experience any yarn breakage while knitting. I don’t see spring-time coming to LA anytime soon and so I may get a few wears out of this yet.
Oh yea, some of the pictures came out a bit fuzzy. Uh, yea. Maybe I should lay off the caffeine. Other than the vest I really haven’t been knitting that much recently. Busy with dissertation, and also a bit uninspired. That doesn’t mean I haven’t been keeping up with you all fabulous knitters’ works. Maybe it’s the blasted weather in L.A., but I need my 70 degree weather NOW ALREADY. Hmph.