Thursday, October 2, 2008

My First Vest

Wow, it has taken me over a month to knit a vest. And I'm still not unpacked. That's a little sad really. Oh well, I did finally get the vest finished. It's rustic and the yarn wouldn't have been my first choice but I had it on hand. It's not a traditional vest.


I had to do my first crochet ever. I read how to do it out of Stitch 'N Bitch, The knitters Handbook. A very usefull book by the way. It was hard to get a good pic of it but here is the inside neck.


The pattern called for reinforcing the arm holes and v neck with crochet. Once I got the hang of it, it was pretty fun. I then looked up a crochet pattern I had seen since I was having so much fun.

It says it's an easy pattern!

Then I looked at the first three rows of the pattern.

Ch 3, join with slip st in first ch to form a ring.

Row 1: Ch 3 (does not count as dc), 10 dc in ring, do not join.

Row 2: Ch 3, turn, dc in next dc, 2 dc in each dc across – 19 sts.

Row 3: Ch 3, turn, 2 dc in next dc, (ch 2, sk next 2 dc, 3 dc in next dc) across – 6 ch-2 sp.

And it looked like a foreign language so I thought to myself... maybe not

Anyway, I finished mom's birthday socks. Yes, her birthday was in April. What's your point? Here is the sock.

Okay, it's the first sock from an earlier blog but the second one looks exactly alike. Trust me.

1 comment:

Tanya said...

A vest in a month is not bad at all! You do have a day job you know ;)

Great job, now you are ready for a sweater. Does it fit?