Sunday, December 21, 2014

December Vest or Extra Large Gauge Swatch

I finished up the body of the December Vest yesterday morning.  I had my doubts when I tried it on before blocking it, but I blocked it hoping things would improve.  It's not so bad from the back although you can see where I switch skeins, but not so good from the front, and doesn't look near as good on me as it does on the dress maker dummy.
I couldn't figure out what I was thinking when I started this one.  Oh well, at least I can frog it and re-use the yarn, and in the meantime it is a great gauge swatch.

So I spent this morning browsing Ravelry for a new pattern to knit with this yarn and found the Practically Vest by Kelly Herdrich.   This is a top down pattern, a design feature that I love, and if I have extra yarn I could always add sleeves.

Pattern:  Practically by Kelly Herdrich
Yarn:  Dream in Color Classy with Nylon
Needle:  US 7 (4.5 mm)


  1. Cap sleeves look good on your body type. I think that's a much better choice.

    1. Thanks sweety :-). I'm much happier with it too. Hope you're doing well.