Saturday, August 30, 2008

End of round..ding ding ding

The holiday sweater vest 1
I've finished my test of The Holiday sweater. Let me just say, I am soooo glad I did this as a test. Glad I didn't find some fancy expensive lovely yarn to experiment with. Early on, while working the Rt front, I changed the way I worked the cables for the better. The left front went swimmingly, till I missed the decrease shaping in the front and had to frog more than 2". The top back kinda gave me a headache, as the shaping just seemed off... then i realized I should have made the back wider, giving me more wiggle on the arm shaping and a smoother increase for the upper back. Normally, non of this would phase me. I'm very much a "make it work" kinda person. I'm totally cool with making major design changes mid knit if it the original idea is faltering. But the need to keep track of what I'm doing along the way has made this kinda stressful, not the mention those patiently waiting for a pattern (Thanks for your patience btw ;-).
I feel like I've been working on this thing forever. I'm happy to say, the completed vest, yes thats right, VEST, is perfect...for a vest. An excellent accent piece for fall. Why a vest? well the back arm shaping was wrong since i was missing 16 sts. But the pattern will have sleeves along with other corrections.
I downloaded a knit symbol font, though I have a feeling I'll just scan my graph paper.

9 comments:

Cheryl S. said...

All I can say is - it looks fabulous so far!

amy said...

absolutely gorgeous - you are a amazing! i'm in awe . . .

Kristin said...

it is stunning!

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Stunning! I just stumbled on your blog and I am greatly impressed with all the work you have put into making that sweater. I love The Holiday movie sweaters and cardigans so I will be tuning in to watch your progress :).

Sara said...

I am so proud of you! I can knit complex things but to create a pattern from nothing is beyond me. I am so looking forward to your pattern, I check almost everyday. It is so perfect! Keep up the amazing work!

Two Cables and a Frapp said...

Beautiful !!!

Angela said...

You've captured the beautiful cable neckline/collar of the "Holiday" sweater! Wonderful job! I'll be excited to see the final pattern.

Queens Knitting Mama said...

oh wow! it's gorgeous! how have you been?

tracey said...

I've looked at the fireside pattern and I must say ... so far I prefer your vest ... can't wait until you finish it so I can buy the pattern :)