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Topic: FO - Noro Striped Steeked Vest, SWS Gloves, and Sahara #4  (Read 5291 times)
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« on: June 29, 2008 03:54:37 PM »

I decided to knit up a vest for my brother for Christmas.  I used 2.25 skeins of Noro Kureyon in colorway 150 and the contrasting color is Little Barn worsted weight yarn that I purchased at a fiber festival last year.  I thought the colors worked well to balance each other out.

Started - 6/21/08
Finished - 6/24/08 (I was on vacation so had lots of knitting time!)

The pictures are modeled by me, but my brother is thin so I'm hoping it'll fit him.  Definitely not perfect as I should have worked at least another inch, preferably two before cutting the steeks. I also need to find a jogless jog that works better than what I did. Overall I like the concept of this vest a lot and I think my brother will wear it.  I made this up as I went along and have my notes written down and would be happy to post if they'd be useful to anyone.


Close up of neck line and arm - I used a tubular bind off for the edging:



Then I knit these gloves from just over one skein of Patons SWS from a free berroco pattern.  http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/ken/ken.html  I'm also working on a matching entrelac scarf.

Last, but not least, I knit my fourth Sahara sweater for my friend.  I knit it with 3 skeins of Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool, which I love working with.  Modeled by me, but my friend is shorter and smaller chested than I am, so I think it'll be a good fit.  Pattern here - http://www.stitchdiva.com/ProductInfo.aspx?productid=SDS-031

Thanks for looking!!  Sorry for the pic overload!


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« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2008 04:01:30 PM »

GORGEOUS!!!  (I'm sitting here totally covetting the green one.  WANT!)

Let me state for the record that I HATE the color orange.  It's my absolutely least favorite color in the whole universe, and that's saying something considering the fact that fuscia exists.  But, even I, loather of all orange, looked at the top one and thought, "Oh, that's pretty!"

Lovely, lovely work.


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« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2008 04:02:33 PM »

Gorgeous work!! I love Patons SWS, so soft Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2008 04:12:32 PM »

The vest is gorgeous, I love the color scheme and the stripes. Burnt orange and that sort of blue is actually one of my favorite color combinations. Love love love it!

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« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2008 04:28:49 PM »

That vest looks very BrooklynTweed-esque  Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2008 04:39:28 PM »

i'm totally with aikibookworm on this one--i hate orange but i love everything in your post!

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« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2008 04:52:16 PM »

beautiful... just beautiful
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2008 04:59:14 PM »

I can't wait til my knitting is good enough to attempt lovely works such as these!

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« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2008 05:06:38 PM »

Thanks for all of the lovely comments!  And the vest was completely modeled after Brooklyntweed's vest - I adore his work!

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« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2008 06:15:40 PM »

My goodness, you've been busy!  I didn't even think I liked Sahara but now I do!  I even have some of that yarn in my stash.  Nice work on all of it!
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