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The 7-month Cabled Vest June 5, 2007

Posted by merp in FOs, Knitting.
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It’s finally done! I started this back in October (see Nov 3. ’06 post) and dawdled and frogged and stalled my way through it and finally cast off, for good and for the second time, in early May. And then dawdled and stalled about photographing and posting it. But here it is:

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Pattern: Based on Veste Everest from Interweave Knits Fall ’05. Except that my yarn was a different weight and gauge and I deepened the neckline and the bottom ribbing. But, you know, roughly based.

Yarn: Perlita “tipo exportacion,” 100% wool, DK/sport weight, bought in Peru a couple of years ago

Needles: #4 straight

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I first finished this at the beginning of April, with the barely-there 2×2 ribbing dictated by the original pattern. I wore it to work a couple of times, but decided the cropped look wasn’t doing it for me. So (a few weeks later, of course – why rush things), I picked up stitches around the bottom and knitted down 2 more inches of ribbing. Much better now.

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I just realized I haven’t posted anything about knitting here since April 10, or an FO since a month before that! Well, I’m still knitting. And there’s another one coming off the needles tonight.

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(But then I have to weave in the ends and block it and photograph it…and this could take weeks.)

Previous posts on cabled vest:

March 19, 2007

February 14, 2007

November 3, 2006

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Comments»

1. amanda - June 6, 2007

Looks great! Keep knitting!!

2. cranberry - June 8, 2007

Cute, cute, cute! I need to get the pattern for that jumper.


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