Sunday, September 03, 2006

The Next Vest Thing - Prosperous Plum


Ok - so it isn't so flattering as a tank top (tharms... doncha know) - but I'm thinking I really like it as a vest, and vests are coming back, so there ya go.

Don't stare at the cables if they make you uneasy.... I just blithely ignore them, myself.

Pattern: Prosperous Plum

Yarn: Cotton Fleece, less than three skeins

Size 8 KnitPicks Options

Comments: The pattern says to knit with 4" negative ease - and they're not kidding. It is certainly not too small, in fact, I stretched it as long and thin as I could when I blocked it - because it was a bit too short and slightly too big (even though I added an 1" to the length).

All in all, I'm happy with it. I love the eyelet detail and the picot hem. And.... it only took me a week to knit! That's gotta be some kind of record for me!

In fact, I have already bought more Cotton Fleece and plan to make another - but I'm gonna figure out a different cable pattern. We'll see what I come up with.

30 Comments:

At 1:59 PM, Blogger miss88keys said...

I LOVE THIS! I've liked others I've seen but I really LOVE yours! Perfect color for you too!

So I looked closely at the cables & here's what I think ... the cables are crossing to the right on the left side AND the right side. Personally, I think the cables should cross to the left on the left side and to the right on the right side (or vice versa). Clear as mud?

Where'd you buy your yarn? (Please say online & not your LYS.)

 
At 2:13 PM, Anonymous Beth said...

It turned out great! I really like it as a vest.

 
At 2:39 PM, Blogger Kat said...

It is beautiful - and I don't know - but I think the cable looks nice. It looks like it is wrapping around the center. It looks lovely on you - as a vest or as a top! Great Job!

 
At 2:44 PM, Blogger Wendy said...

I love it!

 
At 2:54 PM, Blogger Marsha said...

It turned out lovely - I'm glad you finished it. And it's so versatile. Looks very flattering on you either way!

 
At 3:15 PM, Blogger Tammy said...

It looks great! I'm so glad you finished it! Hmmm... gotta get me some more of that cotton fleece.

 
At 3:16 PM, Blogger Karen said...

So pretty!! Looks great as a vest too.

 
At 3:47 PM, Blogger Robin said...

Very cute! I like it as a vest too.

 
At 4:17 PM, Blogger Gina L said...

It looks great on you! Good idea both ways. BTW- The blue looks great with your hair color & flip. I never realized you were a red head. Very pretty!

 
At 4:29 PM, Blogger Shelley said...

It looks great Lynda! Well done indeed!

 
At 5:01 PM, Blogger patti said...

Oh, I love it as a vest!! If you figure a new cable for it, do let us know- I couldn't knit it with that wonky cable, but with a good one- it would be great!!!!

 
At 5:56 PM, Blogger amylovie said...

It looks fabulous on you. I wouldn't even have thought to wear it as a vest, but it is just perfect.

A week? I'm impressed!

Amy

 
At 6:19 PM, Anonymous heather said...

Wow. Seems like last time I was here you just started that thing! You're fast.

I love it Lynda, and the cables look fine to me. But what impresses me is that you are planning on changing cables and stuff. What's up with you? You're passing into the "experienced knitter" zone, aren't you?
Great job, Darlin'! It's fantastic! It looks super as a vest!

 
At 6:29 PM, Blogger Sonya said...

That was fast and it looks great! It's very cute as a vest too.

 
At 6:12 AM, Blogger KnitPastis said...

That was so quick! You knitted this in no time flat.I love the way the back looks. Too cute!

 
At 7:37 AM, Blogger LC in Sunny So Cal said...

It turned out to be a very pretty piece! Good job.

 
At 8:44 AM, Blogger Jennifer said...

It looks awesome! I think it looks great as a vest. You know, now that you have it on, the cables don't bother me at all.

 
At 11:04 AM, Blogger Areli said...

Yours looks so good, I really like it as a vest, perfect for fall.

 
At 11:15 AM, Blogger Charity said...

This is really great as a vest! Love it! I'd love to hear what you work out on the cables - I'm planning this one, too, but hate the wonkiness :0)

 
At 11:50 AM, Anonymous mom said...

I like it. It looks really nice on you, either way. Great color choice.!

 
At 12:32 PM, Blogger Mia said...

Sure wish I looked that good in a tank top...

excellent job! I'm so jealous!

 
At 1:46 PM, Blogger Lolly said...

This looks great on you!! Love the blue. Yes, vests are coming back! ;)

 
At 3:13 PM, Blogger opportunityknits said...

it's so pretty, the colour, the fit & the way you wear it as a vest.

 
At 5:53 AM, Anonymous Lynne said...

Lynda...this tank is fabulous! I love it as a vest, and I know now that I have to have one! It is just perfect on you! Perfect, perfect, perfect!!!!

 
At 6:18 AM, Blogger Chris said...

It turned out great!! Looking forward to seeing what you come up with for the cable fix.

 
At 7:46 AM, Anonymous Jeanie said...

It's beautiful Lynda! That's a great color on you and I agree that it looks great as either a vest or a tank. And the cables really didn't bother me until you said something about it.

 
At 1:36 PM, Anonymous Kaye said...

I agree with everyone Lynda! The color is great and I love it on you. Both ways.

 
At 4:57 PM, Anonymous jennifer said...

oh now that is fabulous! look at you, miss tanktopness - gorgeous!

 
At 7:12 PM, Blogger Cherice said...

I honestly choked on the "tharms" comment (I know them well, I'm trying to figure out what has happend to my {th}arms)

I think you look quite lovely in it, both as the vest option and the tank option.

 
At 1:06 PM, Blogger Ava said...

I think it looks great on you as both a tank and a vest. But those cables...did you write to Joanna about them? I never noticed them before and this tank is on my "Future Projects" list.

 

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