Sunday, October 11, 2015

Small Circle Vest Complete!

Finishing went a little faster than I expected. YAY! My daughter loves it - so it’s worth all the work (even the hand sewing).

Vest was done in Finnish 2+2 stitch with Brown Sheep Nature Spun Worsted and Malabrigo Rios - Arco Iris.

Gross grain ribbon was added across the rows on the back to stabilize the clasps. (This stitch stretches across rows quite a bit.)

Detail of the back center, where I started the vest. Had fun playing with what shapes I could make from a nalbinding chain.

Things I learned from this project:
  1. I want to find a better way to start/end stripes.
  2. I need to figure out how to measure around the edge of loopy work better so it doesn't puff out.  (Unless I want it to.)
  3. Stripes of color seem to make the work go faster. I can see the progress in each row.
  4. Plastic marker pins didn't work well for this - they pulled too much on the stitch loops. Maybe pinning them in the middle of the stitch would work better?

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