Monday, 19 December 2011

Vest construction

Vest in progress by Asplund
Vest in progress, a photo by Asplund on Flickr.
Hanne Falkenberg's "Blues" vest is really fascinating!

You knit the two fronts diagonally towards the back centre and then join the two fronts to knit the back across them. I guess I shouldn't reveal more details than that as I don't own the copyright although it's tempting.

However, it's quite safe to reveal that I discovered I had made a mistake knitting the the first front section, ending up with a few stitches fewer than I was supposed to - and corrected it by adding a few rows with increases and making the same mistake on purpose while knitting the second one.

It saved a lot of time and will hardly make any difference when it comes to size; the important thing must be having the same number of stitches when it's time to join the sections.

The construction and colour changes make this a rewarding project to knit, but I do prefer more pattern, to tell you the truth. I accidentally typed "yell you the truth" first! Must be the season ;-)


Carolina said...

Wow, that looks like a bit of a puzzle. Maybe good for a knitter that does origami.

Karyn Dowty said...

There are a number of occupations that use the construction vests to ensure the safety of their workers. These occupations include fire fighters, law enforcement officers, Emergency Medical Services workers and, of course, construction workers.