Friday, October 14, 2005

V-Necks Grrrrrr


I finished the vest and I am very happy with it except for one thing:

I haven't made anything with a v-neck for quite a long time and I had forgotten that for a perfectionist (only with my knitting) like me they are a headache. This was the third attempt and I decided that I was never going to get it as neat as I wanted so here it is finished. So if anyone has a special tip for finishing v-necks please let me know, mind you it will probably be quite a while before I do another one. That being said I do like the pattern and style and it fits perfectly, sorry no one here to take a photo of me in it, it is the Devon vest from Jo Sharp Gathering and is knitted in Heirloom Heatherwood 8ply. I bought the pattern book and yarn using the gift voucher that my MIL gave me for my birthday. The book has some great patterns and I have another one picked out to make some time in the not too distant future, I can even use some yarn from my stash to knit it in so that is always a bonus. Anyway I am off for my Friday morning walk with Fiona which always gets rewarded with a coffee and muffin (light of course) afterwards.

11 comments:

2paw said...

Hope everyone is feeling better!! The vest looks divine!! V necks are trick, I often use 2(K K) or 3 centre stitches (K P K)at the point of the V. Sometimes there is too much stress on the one stitch. I hope it will be cool on Tuesday so you can wear it!!!

Katt said...

The vest looks great!

Question. Where did you get your labels from that I spy on that vest? I have always wanted to get some labels for my work. I have several size ones for kids (and low and high fire danger ones) all that I got off ebay.

Katt

Cathy said...

The vest looks really nice.

Hope it makes an appearance on Tuesday.

Cathy

Leeanne said...

The vest looks great. I love the detail and colours.

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trek said...

Grab a needle and some of the left over yarn and lay the vest down on an ironing board. Use a mattress or invisible seam to draw the two sides of the ribbing of the 'v' together, making sure that the extra bit of loop comes to the wrong side. The vest looks great, BTW.

jacqueline said...

gorgeous!

Jennifer said...

Lovely vest. I really like the colors you chose.

JoanM said...

Sharon you have completed another lovely garment. I don't think you need the UFO blog at all (unlike me) Do post a piccy with you wearing it

Suzi said...

Sharon the vest came up fabulous! The new lady you met in Knits, Needles and Wool thought you did lovely fair isle and wanted to know if you taught yourself.

I'm backing everyone else, I hope to see you and the vest at SNB tomorrow

Suzi.

kittensmittens said...

my tip for v-necks : just say it was part of a funky new design and it's supposed to look that way.

i think the vest is lovely, the band across the chest is really neat.

Rachael said...

I think it looks just great! I don't have any advice, you could always say you've done it in the Amish tradition, in that there's always something "different" so it's not perfect!