Monday, January 2, 2012
FO: Blush Vest
Pattern: Blush Vest by Kessa Tay Anlin
Yarn: Sirdar Crofter DK in Rambler Rose, 2.75 skeins
Time to Complete: 5 weeks
Total Cost: $15 CDN
I am so excited to have finally completed my first knitted garment! This does feel especially good as I struggled so much with Cadence. One of my favourite things about the vest is the gorgeous Fair Isle effect the yarn makes - it's so pretty! This yarn was the inspiration behind my FESA palette and goes with almost everything in my wardrobe.
The body is knitted in-the-round then divided off to finish working the armholes and back. I found that easy to do and enjoyable to knit. It was my first time picking up stitches to make the ribbing and with the help of The Needlecraft Book, it went very well.
The vest fits well and, given the fibre content of the yarn, I am not sure if I should block it or not. If I need to, would a steam block be the best? I'd love some knitting advice.
I paired my new Jasmine blouse with the vest and I love how it looks! This blouse has become one of my favourites and I have a few more planned in various colours.