Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Finished Vest with Photos!

I did it! Yes, I finished the vest, but more importantly, I got him to pose for some photos! Actually a single photo, but still.

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I have an early dentist appointment, so I'll have to be brief with the details, so here goes:

Pattern: Pretty much my own, although I stole the stripe from a vest in Men in Knits called the Jazz Vest, or something like that. I haven't given it a name, though.
Yarn: Cotton-Ease in Stone (main color), Taupe and Charcoal for the stripes. I used 4 of the main color, and just a tiny bit of the others.
Size: Finished chest measurement was 46". I was intending to have it be 44" or a little less, so it's a tad big on him. Cotton-Ease stretches like mad, too, so I'm a little concerned about that.
Gauge: Using size 7 needles, it seemed like I got a gauge of 4 1/2 sts/in instead of my usual 4 3/4 - 5 sts/in with the old stuff
Overall thoughts: This is my first pattern. I utilized the skills that I've learned in the classes I've taken with Dave Kraft (except that I didn't swatch - yikes!) and I think it paid off. I deserve to have it not fit since I didn't swatch, but I figured, heck I work with Cotton-Ease enough, it should be OK. Bad, I know.

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6 Comments:

Blogger Disentangled said...

Very nice!! It came out great and congrats on your first pattern! :-)

4:14 PM  
Blogger Nonnahs said...

Yay! Very cool- congrats!

6:27 PM  
Anonymous Marisa said...

Good job!

Would throwing it in the dryer help with the fit (it is cotton ease after-all)?

6:45 PM  
Anonymous Joanna said...

Nice vest! And I wouldn't call it big - it's a little roomy, that's all. ;)

8:48 PM  
Blogger Jscothammerquist said...

Very nice vest ! I love the stripes.

11:06 AM  
Blogger Theresa said...

Looks great - congrats on designing!

7:56 PM  

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