New Vest

Working on a new vest. A friend allowed me access to her stash, two boxes of yarn skeins, a pallet, varying from green to red.

A box of several small skeins, the color shifting with each skein

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I set the yarn on my frame, false-circular warp, and the colors blend nicely, one into the other.

And here it is, partially done. I worked in some twined stitching, dragging colors along into other color zones. We’ll see what it looks like when it’s finished.IMG_2576

A week later the cloth is now finished. How to form the neckline? Sometimes the V neck stretches stitches, causing a less-than-desiralble pattern. I’ve decided this time to try cutting threads near the center line. Two inches up the front side I cut threads in pairs, so I can tie them in knots. At the back of the vest, I tied the knots right there along the center chain line. On the front I unravelled a center thread to form the slit down the front, and then sewed it partway back up toward the chain line. This thread I tied with a partner thread. The other threads I tied at intervals to create the V neckline.

Cut threads unravelled and tied in knots, forming the neckline.

Cut threads unravelled and tied in knots, forming the neckline.

The white threads in the photo hold the chain line while waiting to be secured in the ribbing.

Pick up and knit stitches (rib pattern) around the neck to form a nicely finished edge.

Pick up and knit stitches (rib pattern) around the neck to form a nicely finished edge.

the back

the back

 

Close up at the back of the neck

Close up at the back of the neck

I find this method makes a much nicer finish at the back of the neck.

The front of the finished vest

The front of the finished vest

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