Friday, August 1, 2008
Vine Lace Vest
This is a great pattern. It’s fun and quick to knit.
The sweater fits really well, which is amazing since it’s knit like a rectangle with no shaping.
The yarn is Cascade pima/silk, and I used about 4.5 balls.
Customizations: I tried to eliminate the rolling on the bottom of the front bands by using a 2-stitch seed stitch border. That helped some, and then I thickened it with some slip stitches on the underside. The rolling is minimal now.
I knew that I would be folding down the band at the neckline because I don’t like stuff sitting against my neck, so I widened it to a 4x5 ribbing at the top and above the shoulders so that it folds better without stretching too tightly.