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Vest: Knitting is Done! Writing and Grading next.

Posted by mtmom on October 7, 2009

As of last night, the knitting part of this project is (finally) finished!  Hurray!!!

Pre-blocking, with ruler for scale (and helper)

Pre-blocking, with ruler for scale (and helper)

Currently, the vest is drying from immersion-blocking (i.e., I washed it in the sink).  The green yarn bled horribly — not noticeable with swatch, so I hadn’t expected it — but so far it seems to be drying OK, with no staining of the cream yarn.

Blocking, with ruler

Blocking, with ruler

Everything is nice and flat and even.

Perhaps you will notice that it has stretched vertically somewhat with wetting.

Here is the unblocked version on my model (and eventual recipient, I hope).  A little wide, but I think the blocking will improve this.

Unblocked vest on model, with yo-yo

Unblocked vest on model, with yo-yo

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Now . . . to whip the written pattern into shape — a non-trivial task! (I dreamt of final exams and term papers last night!  Poor dream-me couldn’t figure out what forgotten class(es) they might be for!)

[FYI: “grading” is where you cook up numbers for several other sizes.]

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One Response to “Vest: Knitting is Done! Writing and Grading next.”

  1. Jean said

    Really great vest! I love the fact that it is interesting to look at. Just an FYI shout has sheets that attracts loose dye, I’ve actually rescued a few things where the colors bled. (you just never know when you might run into this again)

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