a sweater is born

Project – Ribbed Knit Vest
Patons Pattern Book – 500800 Anti Freeze
Yarn – Classic Wool Roving in 77709 Cherry
Blogger – terriknitspatons

When last I posted, I was a little concerned about picking up stitches for the neck band.  Very carefully I picked up and knit each little stitch up down and up the V.

It took a couple of tries to get the correct number of stitches.

The instructions call for the first round of stitches to be knit into the stitch below.  There was no stitch below, so I started with a plain rib and then added the detail on subsequent rows.  I think it turned out great!

A good lesson in taking the time to do it again (and again) until it is right.  The only thing I would change is to make a smaller size.  There is quite a bit of negative ease written in to the pattern.  So, take how you like to wear your sweaters in to consideration when deciding on a size.  I like to wear my sweaters a little snug.

Done in plenty of time for a 4th of July evening game of croquet.

Next up, a little something perfect for warm weather knitting.



I love that vest. I might not have made it, but I love your color choice and you are right it is perfect for our Seattle summers. You'll get a lot of wear out of that. And I agree, picking up ribbing along a neckline is one of those things you sometimes do several times until you get it just right. And I see you are digging into a pair of socks. So am I! Perfect summer knitting and wonderful to find all done in the drawer in October when the toes start getting cold.