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Circular Vest 2
May 9, 2016
July 24, 2016
Project info
Circular Vest 2
Balboa Waistcoat by Kari-Helene Rane
Modified Medium
Needles & yarn
US 10 - 6.0 mm
285 yards
Biscotte Yarns La Grande Douce
none left in stash
1 skein = 185.3 yards (169.4 meters), 111 grams
EweKnit in Toronto, Ontario
April 9, 2016
madelinetosh Tosh Vintage
12 grams in stash
0.5 skeins = 100.0 yards (91.4 meters), 9 grams
TV 84
October 19, 2013

Stripe these to ensure consistency in colour and texture.

It’s tricky to stripe by carrying up yarn because you have to carry it up on blackberry stitch (so you have to do it 4 stitches before the end of the row on the wrong side and it still doesn’t carry up “normally”). Happily, bb stitch hides the carry up pretty well.

I do love working with both of these yarns which are veritably indistinguishable.


FWIW, I wouldn’t recommend working with 2 yarns when making this. As it gets bigger, the “striping” becomes increasingly complicated because the waistcoat twists and turns. I like the outcome though - slightly variegated tonal grey. It’s blocking now and this seems to have stretched to the dimensions of the previous one (made in much firmer, woolen-spun) without any issues (and thankfully will probably recover to approx that size given that it’s made with both a superwash and non superwash yarn. And given that there is a small amount of nylon in the superwash.


Hilary LOVES this and it looks perfect on her. Very good for a straight frame, tall person.

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  1. Unique
  2. Elegant
  3. Very wearable
About this yarn
by madelinetosh
100% Merino
200 yards

44597 projects

stashed 35347 times

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  1. Fantastic to knit
  2. Great hand/Great recovery
  3. Grows a lot (as superwash does)
About this yarn
by Biscotte Yarns
80% Merino, 10% Cashmere goat, 10% Nylon
202 yards / 115 grams

54 projects

stashed 37 times

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  1. Amazing stitch definition
  2. Beautiful hand and drape
  3. Well-dyed
  • Originally queued: April 9, 2016
  • Project created: May 9, 2016
  • Finished: July 23, 2016
  • Updated: September 11, 2018
  • Progress updates: 6 updates