Ravelry Red Vest
April 25, 2010
May 6, 2010

Ravelry Red Vest

Project info
Back-to-School U-Neck Vest by Stefanie Japel
Needles & yarn
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
Malabrigo Yarn Worsted
53 yards in stash
2.75 skeins = 577.5 yards (528.1 meters), 275 grams
April 25, 2010

Had the sudden mad desire to start a red vest. So I am.

This was the quickest sweater I’ve ever made - okay so it’s a worsted weight vest, but the fact I finished in 11 days is pretty amazing. I love it.

It’s also my first garment in Malabrigo. Mmmmm…Malabrigo

Took a quick photo with my cell phone, hopefully will take some better ones with my real camera soon

Several mods (most are for me so sorry if it doesn’t make sense):

followed a lot of mindifiknit mods

worked to 10.5 inches in 2x2 ribbing

worked to about 16 inches before splitting off for the armholes.

I don’t like high necked sweaters and i plan to be wearing this over something, so I actually started the neckline on the 6 decrease row instead of 12 + seven plain rows as suggested in the pattern. So i started the neck after 3 decreases on each side, then had a count of 27 28 27 for the front.

continued to work arm decreases along with neck decreases.

row 1 (after BO) 2tog on arm edge
row 2 2 tog on neck edge
row 3 2tog on arm edge
row 4 even
row 5 2 tog on arm edge, 2 tog neck edge

Then decreased on the k1p1 row on the neck edge until 12 st remain
worked until arm hole = 9”

I didn’t realize that the pattern had different decreases for the arm holes for the back, until i had done a couple of rows, but just decided to go with it - i wasn’t sure why it was that way. worked the 6.5 before splitting the back opening.

Kept there rest of the back the same, though added 2 extra decreases to have the straps match the front.

did 3 needle bindoff for the straps.

did the armholes & collar as written, though bound off with a size 8 needle

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by Malabrigo Yarn
100% Merino
210 yards / 100 grams

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  • Originally queued: April 8, 2010
  • Project created: April 25, 2010
  • Finished: May 6, 2010
  • Updated: May 18, 2010
  • Progress updates: 2 updates