So I have a couple more projects that I finished in December, that I haven’t blogged about yet. In early December, I happened to be going through my yarn storage box where I keep a lot of scraps, etc. and I came across the front and back for a sweater that I had started years ago. In fact, I had forgotten that I had nearly completed this much of the sweater. At that time, I had decided to quit working on the sweater. I wasn’t loving the yarn and wanted something softer. A few years time seems to soften my critical eye a bit and I decided to take up the project again. The cables were calling me. . . .
I decided to forgo the time-consuming sleeves and hood that the pattern calls for and just make it into a vest. That way I could finish it with minimal time investment, and not let it go to waste.
The only problem was, I didn’t have a pattern for converting the neck into a collar, instead of a hood. I decided to wing it and I’m happy to have it finished.
I have another knitting project I want to share with you. It took me less than a week and was so quick and easy.
Have I mentioned I like instant gratification?
It doesn’t usually go too well with my taste in hand-knit garments, but once in a while my need to do something fun and quick, trumps my love of cables.
So, here’s the front
and here’s the back.
The sweater actually looks quite strange when it’s not on a person. It reminds me of the bottom of a colorful stingray.
Here it is folded in half, with the arm holes at the top on either side, and below that are the only two seams on the entire sweater. I wish I had taken a picture of it before I folded it in half and sewed the seams, but hopefully you get the idea.
I wanted to share this one because I think it’s a perfect first sweater. Every time I post a knitting project, I get comments from people saying they haven’t dared to move beyond scarves and dishcloths So, this happens to be my recommendation of what to try next. I only takes 4 skeins of Misti Alpaca Grande yarn. Here is the picture of the pattern:
It’s called the Ribbed Vest for Sarah Punderson (here’s the ravelry link, for those of you who are members.)
I hope you will give it a try. It really is fun and you could be wearing it by next week!
I may even have my sister talked into trying it . . .