Monday, April 04, 2011

More FOs

As I have not been posting for a couple of months, I have a few FOs that have not made an appearance.....


..... Wicked Eyelet Rib Vest - this pattern has been on my queue for a very long time & when I managed to get a skein of Wollmeise, I thought that it will be the perfect yarn for the vest.

As I don't like to sew on buttons, I decided to just knit the vest in the round without any opening. I am glad that I did that as it looks just as good without buttons. I also managed to knit the vest with 1 skein of Wollmeise in Neptune which is a gorgeous color.


Sorry about the color combination as I was too lazy to change & the photo taking had to be done very quickly as daughter #2 is very busy.

The next FO is Watershed .....

.... this is the 1st time that I am doing a proper blocking job so that lace edging looks good but I think I may have over blocked it.

I enjoyed knitted this vest as the construction is really interesting & all done in 1 piece. However, there are a few details that were missing from the pattern & I had to spend some time working them out.


I use Rowan Calmer which was in my stash for ages & I like this yarn. It's cotton & acrylic but it is lovely to knit with & it does not feel heavy for a 10 ply.

I love the lace details both in the front & at the back .....

Well, there are more FOs but I will have to show them on another post as I have to wait for daughter #2 (my official photographer) to be available.

8 comments:

Denise said...

They both look lovely, that Watershed looks a very intriguing shape on the block! love the pretty edging.

Rachel said...

I can't imagine getting an entire vest out of one skein of yarn. It's beautiful...love that color. And wow--I'm glad you modeled that second FO because I was having a hard time wrapping my head around that design...very unique and it looks great on!

2paw said...

As usual, your knitting is wonderful and I love the vest. it is so pretty and perfect for the wool. I saw someone's Watershed in a variegated but I can really see the unusual shape and lovely lace.
Hope it is cool???

Rose Red said...

wow - a whole vest from one skein of wollmeise! That's fantastic, and it fits you so well too!

And the watershed - I didn't realise it was basically all knit in one piece. The lace details really make it special.

Al Mauroni said...

Your FOs are beautiful and inspiring! I'm glad you got a hold of some Wollmeise, too. I've heard wonderful things about Rowan Calmer. I look forward to seeing more of your delightful FOs.

Roseann said...

Your FOs are beautiful and inspiring! I'm glad you got a hold of some Wollmeise, too. I've heard wonderful things about Rowan Calmer. I look forward to seeing more of your delightful FOs.

Sasha said...

Lovely projects as always Ann! I love the construction of the Watershed vest with the lace edge and the blocking shot is excellent to show how it all works! The vest knit in the round is wonderful too - I love the stitch pattern through the stockinette section - very nice! Hopefully it will be a little cooler there in the west soon and you can wear them more and more :)

Kris said...

Both are beautiful, I especially love the vest. I really need to try wollmeise and see what the fuss is about