Monday, October 27, 2008

An easy cabled vest with too much ease

Vests are perfect for the temperate climate of San Francisco. It provides just enough warmth without the bulk. This is the first of several slated for this fall/winter. The front looks fine.

But check out the sag in the back! It was knitted with zero ease, but it should have had even less. The superwash yarn (basically loner fibers) is more slippery which contributed to the looseness. I might sew in a few darts on the back or take in the sides.

The yarn became pilly after a few wears, but it was knitted too loose. The yarn is deceiving; it looks worsted but should be treated as a DK weight (note to self: check the ball band).

I love how the 3x3 ribbing flows into the cable pattern (changed to a 9 stitch plait since I misread the directions. I'm bad with written patterns) and back to the neck ribbing.

Yarn: Cleakheaton Country 8 Ply
Needle: #8 circulars
Guage: 4.25/inch
Skeins: 5