Wednesday, January 25, 2012

WIP Wednesday

I started a new project on the 19th, and I'm really hoping to have it done by Friday. I've been (very nearly) monogamous with this one and for good reason: It is in Cascade Eco Wool so the knitting is quick, and it has cables so it never gets too boring.
Progress as of Jan 22nd

It is called the Heather Hoodie Vest, and though I do not usually wear vests I thought it would be a good way to use up that spare ball of Eco wool.
I'm using a size 10 which gives me a slightly looser gauge. So though I'm knitting for the size 35", I might get a 38" or so, which would make it an ideal gift for my Sister in Law.
I'm hoping to get most of the seaming done today and then have all of Thursday to work the "voluminous hood."

My mom is trying (desperately) to talk me into knitting sleeves. She says it "looks stupid with a hood and no sleeves." And maybe she's right, I don't know. She even offered to buy me a spare ball of yarn- until I told her how much it would cost! At any rate, sleeves aren't happening. I saw some neat projects where people did add sleeves but I just won't have enough yarn. Even if I drop the hood in favor of a shawl collar. So this sweater will be just like the pattern, and hopefully it turns out cute.
Left front already joined using 3 needle BO.
Right front needs one more repeat.
I did have some trouble where I was mis-crossing cables. Only one of them required much more frogging than a few rows.
I don't know how I missed that one, but as you can see it is right after the ribbing. I had to pull about 9 inches out of that one. Ouch. Again, lucky thing it's bulky yarn!

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  1. This looks great. I would love to knit this and have seen this pattern or one like it before. And the lady was wearing a long sleeved tee shirt underneath, it was a nice look. Looking forward to seeing it all finished.

  2. I'm all for no sleeves, I would wear it that way, with or without a hood. I love the pattern, yours is looking great!

  3. It looks fab :) Love the colour and the cable detail. I think it's cute without sleeves too!

  4. I think it'll look cute without sleeves too.. a hood is fun.. I'm currently knitting a hooded sweater. So, I vote for the hood. :-)

  5. I love it and having had a quick look on Ravelry, I think it looks fab with a hood and no sleeves.

  6. I think a hood and no sleeves is going to look just fine, especially with amazing cables like that!

  7. I love vests! So warm without making my arms all heavy! I think it'll be fine with the hood and without sleeves. After all, it's not for Mom, is it?

  8. beautiful cables!!! (I have a love/hate relationship with them) This might be the pattern I'm looking for! Thanks for sharing :)

  9. Your sweater is looking beautiful. I hope to try that Eco Wool sometime.

  10. Looks great, I don't think it needs sleeves :)


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