Monday, January 19, 2009

The Wait is Over

I know I have been keeping everyone in suspense. I know you all have been biting your nails in anticipation. And now I am pleased to say ... the wait is over! I finished knitting my vest!

Okay, so maybe you have more important things to do than wait for me to post my finished project, but I would like to think that there was some curiosity out there. No? Maybe?

Anyway, I completed the vest last week and I have to say it went really well. It was my first experience with reading a pattern. It was the first thing I knit beyond scarves. And I even got a little bold and let the inner fashion designer in me come out and I added epaulettes on the shoulders! I have to say that I am pleased with the results.

As you can see, it fits! It is pretty much what I expected it to be and I love the yarn that I used. I don't have any other sweaters in this heathered merino wool.

This photo shows the epaulettes in better detail. I used a single crochet on the underside to strengthen the sides since the stockinette stitch tends to curl. I tethered them down with pearl buttons I had saved from a store bought blouse.

The yarn I used was Paton's Classic Wool Merino in Natural Marl.

Now that I am finished with my vest, I am making one for my sister for her birthday. I had her choose the yarn she wanted it made of and she chose Lamb's Pride (a wool and mohair blend) by Brown Sheep Yarn Co. in Sandy Heather.

I think it will be just lovely!

8 comments: said...

This is awesome! You are sooo adventurous! I haven't knit beyond the basics, well I do socks. You did a GREAT job! Such an inspiration! You have FAR surpassed my knitting experience!

Kelly said...

I don't know ... your socks have turned out really well and your stitches look so good. I am ashamed to admit that I find circular needles a little intimidating. And working with TWO at the same time is downright scary! But I will face my fear soon.

Zil said...

Beautiful results on the vest! You really "get" knitting!

Journeying Five said...

Love it! Looks sensational on you and way to go on the embellishments, they look great!

Towanda said...


It's just beautiful ... you did a wonderful job!!! Even adding the epaulets!!


The fun thing about finishing a project is starting the next one!

Kelly said...

Thank you all for your encouragement! It is so fun to be able to show off some of work and get some feedback. I enjoy seeing what others are up to as well!

Lindsay said...

Looks great Kelly! You picked this up so quickly. :)

heather said...

Wow! Good for you!!!