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« on: August 16, 2006 02:49:31 PM »

Because I'm a crazy overachiever, here is my first completed Christmas present: a vest for my mom! She requested a vest that she could wear while cleaning, that would provide her with a little more warmth without hindering the movement of her arms.



The pattern is Knitty's Leftovers, and for the stripes I used the random stripe generator. (Those random stripes saved my sanity - I'm easily enough entertaine that changing colors every so often was enough to keep me going through those miles of stockinette stitch)
I used Caron Simply Soft, which I'm quite happy with. It is, as advertised, quite soft, machine washable (good for something you're going to wear while cleaning the house  Wink) and the whole vest cost under $10 to make! Wahoo!  Grin

« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2006 03:25:22 PM »

Thats a very nice vest! I love the colors do used. Your mom should be happy to get it!

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« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2006 03:26:10 PM »

Looks great--I love the colors!

This would be a great project for me to reduce my Simply Soft stash  Wink

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« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2006 03:39:15 PM »

I am begining to wonder if there is nothing this yarn cant do. It's a gorgeous vest, and really nicer than I would wear to clean in.
The stripe generator sounds interesting..will have to chech it out.
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« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2006 07:15:01 PM »

Wow!  If my mom asked for a vest to clean in I'd just cut the sleeves off a sweat shirt for her!   Cheesy 

That is a beautiful vest.  Good work!

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« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2006 09:13:01 AM »

Beautiful job!  Smiley I have that pattern in my files for "someday," too.

One question--did you double up the yarn for the ribbed parts? That was the one part of the pattern than seemed odd to me, and looked unappealingly bulky on the one modeled in the pattern pic. But yours definitely doesn't have that problem!
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« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2006 10:10:49 AM »

 Cheesy Thanks for all the compliments! The hardest part is now waiting four months until Christmas to give it to her!

One question--did you double up the yarn for the ribbed parts?
I did indeed, and it sucked! I hate knitting with yarn doubled  Tongue But I slogged through it, and I have to admit that it looks nice when finished. (It's doubled on the bottom ribbing on the edging around the neck, but not around the armholes).

One thing I did do differently was make the bottom ribbing a little shorter than the pattern called for. I thought it just looked too long in the picture, so I made it a little shorter, and then added a little length to the stockinette section above it (before the shaping) to make it the right length. And I'm happy with how it turned out, so yay!


« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2006 12:58:11 PM »

That is awesome Smiley  She'll love it for sure.
Random stripe generator, eh?.... sounds like a magnificent invention!  Ah the internet - is there anything it CAN'T provide?

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« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2006 01:02:00 PM »

that generator (for the stripes)
is funnnnnn!
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