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Friday, August 27, 2010
Shawl Collared Vest
Way back in the days before TheBlog I knit a Meg Swansen Shawl Collared Vest for ThePrince, custom fit with short rows to go over a tummy. I thought this would be the perfect garment because he works so often in the cold office - with that nice curving collar snugging up against his neck. His comment after I finished it and he'd tried it on - "It's nice except I don't like this collar". I didn't have the heart to rip it off - and since his only other comment when I bring up making him a sweater is "I already have a sweater." (who can understand men) - I wear the vest around the house in wintertime.
But it's shape is so big and so rounded where I really don't need any extra that I don't ever wear it out in public. I've always intended to make one for myself and with this change in weather - and with a full bag of Elsebeth Lavold's Chunky Al sitting on top of the first stash bin ... the easy one to peek into, well .... I think it's time to cast on a gauge swatch.
Looks like I'm getting 4.25 stitches to the inch.
And 6 rows
So. Stay tuned. Actual knitting is happening in TheCastle.
posted by Bess | 7:36 AM