Véronik Avery’s Veste Everest from Interweave Knits, Fall 2005.
Yarn: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes in Mist, approximately 440 yards by my notes.
Needles: 4mm & 4.25mm bamboo circulars
Cast on: September 2007
Bound off: 15 July 2008
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Modifications: I knitted the halves together at the shoulders with a three-needle bind-off. I won’t do this again in the future as I think it looks sloppy, but that shows my progress as a knitter. Right now, I’m not in the mood to pick out everything and re-do it (this may change come autumn when I actually wear it). If (when?) I knit this again I will figure out how to add some better shaping in the front. I’m from Eastern European stock and er.. not all of me is super petite. I will also add a bit more length (2-3 inches) as I need my kidneys covered (see mum, I do listen to you).
I bound off the ribbing at the neck and armbands with my standard “knit two in pattern, slip back, k2tog or p2tog as appropriate” as that makes it stretchy. When I did what I believe to be a regular bind-off for the neck I could barely get it over my head.
Why did it take so long to complete? I worked on this in-between many other projects. The cables where difficult for me at the beginning as I needed to pay very close attention to my row counts to make sure I crossed them at the proper time. I devised a method of charting check-boxes which works quite well for me.
I’m quite pleased with my picking up of the stitches for the ribbing as it came out quite smoothly and this is the first time I’ve had to do it and it wasn’t as scary as I expected. The pictures are prior to any blocking too. I expect it’ll grow a bit when I block it, and that’s not a bad thing.
This is my first adult-sized garment that is not socks. It’s an easy pattern and quite fun and addicting when you let it be.
Now to figure out what to do with the remaining 440+ yards of wool. Perhaps a hat and gloves. We’ll see. It’s summer, I have some time to figure it out (not least of which is to track down all the remaining yarn and weigh it).
There were a few other FO this past week but I’ll save ’em up for a bonanza next week. :)