….you’ve planned the next 6 months of your life around knitting projects. Whether I’ll stick to this newfound schedule is a whole ‘nother story. 🙂
Pattern: Little Waves Vest by Jennifer Miller
Yarn: Knitpicks Simply Cotton Organic in Marshmallow
Modifications? Yes, I kept both fronts true to pattern by knitting 8″ on each side, but only knit 15″ across the back to give the vest a slimmer, more fitted shape. However, if the vest isn’t pinned in the front, then it becomes a bit too loose. If I were to knit this again, I would shorten the fronts and only knit them 6″ each instead of the recommended 8″ (for a size large).
Ravelry Link: Check out more pics & info here!
Now that I’ve finished two projects, I’ve decided to tackle a tougher pattern to give myself a knitting challenge this summer. The Flutter Sleeved Lace Blouse by Sweaterbabe is a fantastic pattern and the beautiful cotton yarn (Farmhouse Cotton Blossom by Dixie) I found in my stash matches this breezy, summertime knit perfectly. The only complaint I have so far is the variation of color in my yarn, which seems to be taking away from the cable and lace collar. However, I think I’ll be pleased with my results once I start picking up stitches to knit the yoke and body of the sweater next week.