Monday, 4 January 2010

Geometric Waistcoat

For the life of me, I cannot get the camera to get the colour of the yarn right.  In real life, the colours are darker.  When the snow melts, I might take it outside to see if I can a better representation.

I got the pattern from an internet site, e-pattern central.  It is so simple to do, I think I am going to do another one. I have enough of the yarn to do a second.

The yarn is selfpatterning, so you get stripes as you knit and because you are decreasing in the middle of the row, you end up with a mitred square.  The back is worked in two halves and seamed in the middle and then a border is done on the bottom of the back and the two fronts.


It's all knit in garter stitch, so very easy and quick to do.  Now, I just need to go and get a button and this is the first finish for this year.

12 comments:

zetor said...

I really like that, it looks so unique.

Annie said...

What a cool pattern. It's amazing to me how that self-striping works so well. That is just a gorgeous piece.

I have that same problem with my camera all the time. It's so cold and windy that I can't try outside or whatever I'm photographing will just blow away!

Rudee said...

Mitering offers such interesting design options. You really did get long stripes. Very nice.

stitcheranon said...

I love it!!!!! Really trendy! Well done you ;-)

hokgardner said...

that's a really neat vest. i may have to give it a try. i've yet to tackle anything big for myself.

maggi said...

That is really effective. Thanks for explaining how it was achieved.

CraftyGryphon said...

How cool! One never sees a good waistcoat anymore (at least in the US - it's always a "sweater vest" or some other odd name).

That's a lovely thing to have as your First Finish 2010!

Knitting Linguist said...

I love it! The colors are gorgeous, and the construction is really neat.

Sue said...

That is terrific. Love the effect.

Elena said...

Really like these colors and patterns! So unique!

Linda said...

I love this...I like the geometrics...Not a bad first finish of the year! Keep it up girl.

Karan said...

That is so unusual & every one will turn out different. Very nice! :0)