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.