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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Future Project: Sweater Vest

A few weeks ago I volunteered to knit my sister a sweater vest for her summer internship.  I made this offer surprisingly, as I had just finished her Division and was still working on the Watermelon Socks, and I was very much looking forward to doing a lot of knitting for myself and not having any deadlines.  (This seems to be a recurring pattern in my life: as soon as I no longer have obligatory knitting, I begin looking for some.)

I had some ideas for design elements that I wanted to incorporate into a sweater, and this gave me the perfect chance to try them out.  The vest needs to keep her warm in an air-conditioned office, but it needs to be light enough to be wearable in the hottest part of summer.  We ended up going with Knit Picks Comfy Worsted in Seraphim for yarn.  It came last weekend and I knitted up a swatch.

It's not perfect, but it gives me plenty to work with.  I'm really happy with how the lace worked up, and the cables show beautifully.  I want to get this done by mid-May, when the school year ends.  It shouldn't take too long to knit up, and since I have the swatch done already I just have a little more math to do before I can cast on.

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