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Wild and Crazy Vest
Finished
September 3 2015
December 27 2015
Project info
Wild and Crazy Vest
Mielie Vest by Hilary Smith Callis
Knitting
Me of course!
32 (2 inches negative ease)
Needles & yarn
US 6 - 4.0 mm
922 yards
Knit Picks Bare Stroll Fingering Sock
1 skein = 462.0 yards (422.5 meters), 100 grams
Purple
online
Stonehedge Fiber Mill Crazy
none left in stash
2 skeins = 460.0 yards (420.6 meters), 150 grams
Blue-green
Rose City Yarn Crawl
March 6, 2015
Notes

9/23
I will be putting in a zipper and and after looking at many project pages, I decided to do the front band first and then put in the collar. Then, after the zipper is installed, I can fold down the inside of the collar and sew it down over the inside of the zipper for a neater finish. I can’t see a reason that this wouldn’t work. Time will tell…

The yarn I’m using is a bit smaller than the yarn called for so I had to make stitch count adjustments for a different gauge. Pattern gauge is 4.5 st/in. My gauge is 5.5 st/in. So I am figuring out the measurements (either by schematic or by original number of stitches divided by 4.5) and then calculating how many stitches it is at my gauge (measurement in inches times 5.5). There isn’t too much shaping (neck and armhole) and there is a ribbing that will camouflage small discrepancies, so I feel pretty safe doing this. I made sure I did exactly the same thing on both fronts, even though I had to do more sleeve increases than called for, for example. Anyway, so far, so good.

I don’t think I will even come close to using the two skeins of crazy. I added purple stripes to stretch the yarn and I could have added less purple. But I like the look of it in combination with the tonal purple yarn.

09-29-2015

The collar is done and bound off. Now there is the weaving in of the rest of the ends (some are already done), and the putting in of the zipper. But the knitting is done! I used almost all of the Mill Ends and most of the purple. Woo Hoo!

10-02-2015

All ends woven in. Just need the zipper.

10-31-2015

Oh no! I counted and was careful about picking up the stitches for the front band ribbing. Apparently NOT! Debating how to fix this. I will have to change the side that is longer and make it shorter in order to not run out of yarn. Worried about losing yarn from where I have already woven in ends. I guess I could make up for any loss in the collar with the purple, since I do have more of that one. UGH!

12-28-2015

Finished sewing in the zipper and sewing down the collar. I love it! The fit is great and now I just have to get some tees in colors that will work with these crazy stripes!

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Fingering
75% Merino, 25% Nylon
462 yards / 100 grams
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About this yarn
by Stonehedge Fiber Mill
Sport
100% Merino
230 yards / 75 grams
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  • Originally queued: March 25, 2014
  • Project created: September 4, 2015
  • Finished: December 28, 2015
  • Updated: May 24, 2018
  • Progress updates: 2 updates