Friday, September 7, 2012

FO: Finally!

I am so pleased to finally share the knitted cable vest that I made for my brother. I've talked about this vest so many times- it was nearly the bane of my knitting existence. I started it between 3 and 4 years ago as a Christmas present, and it never got finished. Until now!

Tuesday night I kept going and going, fueled by the long weekend, and my desire to finally cross it off my list. I followed the pattern and picked up stitches around the neck, but without a short circular needle, I switched to dpns, then got frustrated. I only ended up with 3 rounds on the neck, but for a first time go at something, it doesn't look awful. Because I didn't want to play with more dpns, I just put a round of single crochet around both sleeves to finish it off.

The pictures were all taken at night, and my body is not great at modeling a sweater for a boy.
Not completely finished
If he doesn't like it, I might keep it!
Finished! with the leftover yarn behind it!
All wrapped up for his birthday!
Since starting this project, I have not committed to making garments for anyone else. I can feel better about making a sweater for myself though, now that this one is done.

I'm taking a short break from garment sized projects for the time being, and will just work on my scarves and shawls and hats.

Linking up with Tami to share my big accomplishment!


  1. Woo hoo! Congratulations on crossing that finish line! I'm sure your brother will love it, but if not -- it looks pretty great on you. Win-win!

  2. The vest looks fantastic! I agree that you should keep it for yourself if it doesn't work out for him. ;-D

  3. I don't know, it looks pretty great on you (inner voice says keep it or knit one for yourself!). Isn't it frustrating when you have leftover yarn though?

  4. Hooray! I love your (ok your brothers!) vest! Cables are one of my favorite things and you really have to knit them to get the full effect.
    I'd say if your bro isn't completely blown away by your effort you should sneak into his room and steal it back for you!!


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