Wednesday, March 26, 2008

FO: Sweater Vest

I have been working away on a few projects and now I finally have one off the needles! This was a really quick knit and took me no time at all to knit up.

The pattern is "Tank Top" by Erika Knight in her book "Classic Knits". The yarn is Rowan Big Wool in Smokey and I used size US 15 and US 17 needles.

I like this - but I don't love it. The pattern has some flaws. And it is too short. I should have listened to the complaints on Ravelry and knit this at least an inch to an inch and a half longer. I feel like I am always pulling it down. Also, the shoulders are a bit too bulky - the pattern bind off was really weird. I should have used a 3 needle bind off and disregarded the pattern. Other than those little complaints, I think it is cute. I will definitely get some wear out of it.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Just Knitting Away

I figured that while the temps around these parts are still freezing, I would knit myself a hat before it is too late. I loved the Koolhaas that I knit for my husband so much that I just had to knit one up for myself.

I love it! The pattern is Koolhaas by Jared Flood and I used some more of my Italian wool - Grignasco Australia - on size US 6 and US 8 needles. This hat is so warm - and the pattern is so cool.

I have a couple of other projects on the needles that I have been knitting away on these quiet winter days but I am really looking forward to the warmer weather. I have quite a few summer knitting projects lined up that I am so excited to start!