Project – Rib Stitch Vest
Patons Pattern Book #500880 Anti Freeze
Yarn – Classic Wool Roving in 77709 Cherry
Blogger – terriknitspatons
Hi all! I am a new member of the Patons’ blogging team. I am a long time knitter whose favorites are socks and lace. With the help of Patons , I plan to branch out in to many more areas and may even try my hand at learning crochet. (!)
My first project is something entirely different from anything else I have ever knit. It starts out like this.
Nothing like a big pile of red yarn to get a girl excited. This is a new yarn from Patons that is actually roving. If you have ever seen pencil roving meant for spinning, this is similar. It has a bit of twist to keep it from falling apart. Even a nice strong tug to tighten up a stitch will not break the yarn.
My project is the Rib Stitch Vest from the Anti Freeze booklet. First things first. The swatch.
I almost got gauge with the swatch. I could loosen up my knitting a bit and be just fine, but history has taught me that I knit a swatch looser than I knit the actual garment. I went up a needle size and am now spot on.
Oldest Daughter has renamed the color Rhododendron Red. I think she is on to something.
The vest begins at the bottom band and is not your basic k1,p1 rib. The detail is great.
So soft and plump.
My goal is to knit two balls a week and be able to wear this vest on July 4th. Yes, I live in a place where the wearing of wool is a year round thing. The first two balls became a good portion of the front.
I will join ball #3 in the morning.