6.18.2007

Back-to-School U-Neck Vest

Pattern: Back-To-School U-Neck Vest

Source: Fitted Knits by Stefanie Japel
Yarn: Cascade 220 (about two and a half skeins)
Size: 34" bust, altered to fit 32-33
Color: Heathers 2449

This was a weird choice of project for me. I don't know the last time I wore a sweater vest, and we're on the cusp of another brutal Texas summer. It's much preppier than I usually wear (now that I work for a laid-back dot-com, and don't have to wear business casual).

Apart from it being super-cute, I don't know why I knit this. But am I ever glad I did! It isn't the most flattering thing ever for my small bust, but I do like it a lot and will wear it plenty in the winter. Yay!

I think there are some mistakes in the pattern that aren't in the errata, so I had to deal with those on the fly (the math on the back didn't work out right). I also made a mistake of my own in downsizing the bust ... I skipped an increase on one bust "dart" but did the increase on the other side. Whoops. Someone would have to stare pretty hard at both sides of my chest to find it, though.

I did M1 increases instead of RLI/LLI -- because I loathe them.

Overall, I'm very pleased.

3 comments:

Shannon H. said...

You're not getting the rains that my in-laws are getting in the DFW area, are ya?

I love the vest! I'll have to see about picking that up once my summer projects die down (3 KAL and 2 more swaps!).

Kimberly said...

That turned out super cute. I think that I will have to give in and get that book!

Lana said...

It turned out lovely. I love the color. I admit to liking pink. LOL!