Monday, December 9, 2013

FO: Cornhusk vest

This pattern is a vest version of the Cornhusk pullover. The yarn is Heirloom Cashmino, which I've had in my stash for several years. I knew I didn't have enough yarn for the full sweater so I omitted the sleeves. I also lowered the top stitch pattern a bit because I wanted a lower shaped neckline. I finished the neckline and armholes with the same ribbing pattern as on the bottom.

I like the stitch pattern of the sweater, but the the sweater seems to be stretching even as I wear it. Luckily, I think it only stretches in length so I'm okay if it turns into a tunic. I knitted it as flat front and back pieces as I like to do, so the side seams should limit the amount of stretching. I don't know that I love sweaters knitted with small gauge yarns in a bigger-than-recommended gauge -- they always seem to feel a bit too loose when worn. I could have knitted this with much more negative ease, but then I'm afraid it might look too oddly stretched out.

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