Saturday, August 30, 2008

The Vest - Ta-Da (Finally)


Remember how I was going to make this Creative Knitting vest in time for the Ravelempics finale on August 24th? Well, as you recall, that didn't quite get done on time. I was struggling through my final square, and having trouble getting it attached.

Then when I tried it on, OOPS!!! Too small in front.

Even though I'd gotten gauge perfectly, my prominent bust area made the button gape too much and I decided to add a one inch garter stitch strip on both sides of the front. That meant sewing up the first buttonhole I'd made in the original square and doing a buttonhole in a different direction in the new buttonband.

Since I picked up and knitted this new buttonband in an East-West direction rather than the usual North-South, it made me think carefully about how to do the buttonhole - I had to end up using 1 skein of thread on one side of the buttonhole and a second skein on the other, so that in knitting across, I would have strands of thread obstructing the buttonhole. Does that make sense? Hope so.


Here's the back of the vest. Again, if I weren't so bustily-endowed, it would have fit perfect without the modification, but I was so happy it worked out and I was able to make this fit better.

8 comments:

Elysbeth said...

Yay! Congratulations. Busty is not bad, it's just not how patterns are made.


And in plenty of time for cool evenings.

Ellen Bloom said...

The vest looks darling on you! So cute! You did an excellent job. Makes me want to run right out and get that pattern!!!

Jo said...

The vest looks great! I love the colors. It will be perfect for fall!

The Corner Muffin Stop said...

Really nice vest Chelle. What is special is that it isn't cookie cutter, it is something that you created. Pattern modifications like the button band put your mark on it. It is really cute and you are going to have fun wearing it this fall. I love the colors.

CeliaAnne said...

It turn out beautiful!

Carol said...

I love it. Hope mine turns out as well. My sister has already spoken for it so I guess it will be her birthday present.

ColorJoy LynnH said...

Cute! Nice save, I'd never know.

LynnH

Jasmine's Mommy said...

I really love your vest! I love the modification you did to it. I wish mine came out as nice as yours!