Have you ever had a project that went so smoothly from start to finish? I was fated to have this vest! First of all, I had a suitable yarn in my stash, in just the right amount. The magazine was the last one at the grocery store. My admittedly meager swatch showed I had the right gauge with the first needles I tried. I cast on 120 stitches only once and ended up with a tail in just the right amount. Even the mistakes I made were able to be fixed easily, and I didn’t have to rip anything out!
Pattern: Planche Vest by Meghan Jones, Interweave Knits Summer 2012
Yarn: Araucania Pomaire Solid in Melon, 2.63 skeins
Needles: US 7 and 9 Harmony Interchangeables
Started: July 14th, 2012
Finished: July 31, 2012
Mods: The only adjustment I made was to not have quite so many knit stitches around the keyhole in the back. I tried what the pattern told me to do but I thought it was too thick. And if I were to knit it again, instead of using the pattern’s directions for the applied I-cord, I’d just pick up the stitches as I went around. I thought this way was a little too fussy, having to move the stitches back to the left hand needle each time.
The vest did sag a bit after wearing it all day (which is when the pictures were taken), but I’m still perfectly happy with it. I received so many compliments, two requests for one, and one request to teach someone to knit.
And Hubby loves it too. I wonder why?
He even agreed to take pictures for me! (Love my sunburn?)
For some reason he thought it was important to get a shot of the side of the vest. So this is the part that goes under my arm.
Raise the roof! Another successful project!