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March 1, 2017

From Sally — Better Late Than Never?

Filed under: Updates — surly @ 12:12 pm

I’m posting two finished projects over the next few days.  One is a vest, I finished some time ago.  I shared it in our Ravelry Group, but neglected to share it here.  The second project is a Christmas gift for my son.  He asked me to knit him a sweater several Christmases ago.  I finally put it in the mail yesterday.  (Such a bad mother.)

First up:  Nancy’s Vest, another design by Carol Sunday.  I used her 3-ply Angelic yarn in the color Smoke.  I absolutely love the drape and feel of the fabric produced by this yarn.  I definitely need to knit a full sweater out of it — so soft and cozy.

I made very few modifications to this.  I used a slightly different tubular cast on than Carol’s.  My other change was to the back neck.  The button bands of the vest are knit as you go; then the band is extended across the back and grafted.  Instead of grafting the neckband at the center of the back, I knit one side longer and grafted it at the shoulder so it would be less noticeable.  (Because you’re off half a stitch, I knew the purl stitches wouldn’t line up perfectly.)

The tubular cast on:


  1. It’s beautiful! It also looks as though it will prove to be a very versatile, hence often reached for, piece. I’ve been eyeing that pattern of late. Jean Miles (Jean’s Knitting) has been discussing the possibility of finding an appropriate yarn for that vest at the upcoming Edinburgh Yarn Festival. Maybe I will too!

    Comment by Amy C — March 1, 2017 @ 1:48 pm

  2. From Susan — It looks so nice. You can almost feel the softness of the fabric in the photos!! The tubular cast on is perfection.

    Comment by lv2knit — March 2, 2017 @ 8:50 am

  3. Beautiful. I’m sure you will wear it a lot. I can’t wait to see the son’s sweater.
    Julie in San Diego

    Comment by Julie Lanner — March 2, 2017 @ 7:29 pm

  4. Love your vest! So soft looking and so versatile!

    Comment by Kathy W. — March 3, 2017 @ 12:00 pm

  5. I have this vest pattern and Carol’s yarn for it. Her yarn is so amazing and light! I think I understand what you did at the collar – it certainly looks lovely. This will be my inspiration! Thank you.

    Comment by Jody Mellenthin — March 16, 2017 @ 10:31 am

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