My colleagues in the Swinburne library stitch’n’bitch will know that I have started a couple of vests but haven’t actually finished one yet. I like to tell myself that I’m a recovering perfectionist. This is the third time I’ve started this project but I am now determined to keep going and actually finish. It’s going quite well so, to paraphrase Mary Tyler Moore, I think I’m going to make it after all.
I’ve done about two thirds of the back and I’m up to the armhole decreases. This one was a little tricky for me, the first time I’ve needed to do decreases on a wrong side row. “Purl 2 together through back loops”, the only left leaning purl decrease I could find in my books, was like knitting gymnastics. Thankfully it was only needed on one row.
This is a pattern for a cable vest. The cables are only on the front so I’m just doing the simple stocking stitch back at the moment. When I get to the cables I’ll report back.
The yarn is Rowan Felted Tweed that I bought from England at a bargain price on eBay, 6 skeins in a tweedy green called “Avocado”. It’s lovely and soft.