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Sometimes I want to try things — wonderful and clever things. I work them out in my head and work out how to make them happen in yarn. I mess with things and play with them, until it seems like it will all go according to plan — and often it does, but sometimes, just sometimes, it does not.
Here is a sweater I designed all by myself, my first entrelac project:
It is so cute and I am so pleased with it most of the time,
And from most angles.
And then from some angles it just isn’t right at all:
I suppose that if I had thought about it, I should have anticipated that angular garments stay angular on, but I didn’t think about that. I thought about how brilliant I was to come up with a brand new way to make shoulder shaping that no one had ever thought of before, and that the ease would somehow take up the difference.
Ah Hubris, I should have know better — the reason no one else has done this before is that it is just not that good an idea.
I do in fact find that it relaxes after you wear it a while, but I think there is no way to save it from being too “conceptual” for publication. If anyone likes conceptual clothing and the idea of making a sweater in entrelac where the pattern is never broken, I have made the untech-edited pattern available, please download the pattern from Ravelry here.
If you find any errata, please let me know and I will update it. If you download the pattern while being signed in to Ravelry, you will get any pattern updates.
I have had such a frustrating time photographing this vest. These represent the fourth time we have tried to take good pictures — the last ones were okay, but I think they were too wintery, so here is our latest kick at the can:
The vest is great, but for some reason it hasn’t been easy to photograph well.
If you are interested in buying the pattern, the pattern page is here.
I have just finished a project from my stash, and I plan to make the pattern available here in the next few weeks, but I thought I might give you a sneak peek at what was coming:
I still need to block it and photograph it properly, so you can get a better idea of what it really looks like.
And just because I love yarn closeups:
A series of dots and dashes that form a meaningful whole . . .
This close fitting vest or tank is knit in four pieces each with different stitch patterns, but they come together to form a coherent garment, which is knit together as you go, so there is no making up at the end. This makes a nice lacy tank, but if you are too modest or chilly to wear it as one, it makes a wonderful vest as well. I fantasize about making myself another in something soft and fuzzy for the winter.
I think that buttons going up the back of clothes are wonderful. They give you a nice stretch if you do them up yourself, but they are more fun if you have someone to do them up for you – so keep everyone guessing about who is helping you on with your clothes in the morning.
XS [S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X] (shown in size M)
Chest: 28[32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52] inches
Length: 22.5[22.5, 23, 23.5, 23.5, 24, 24] inches
[MC] Rowan Summer Tweed [70% silk, 30% cotton; 118 yd/108 m per 50g skein]; color: 535 shark; 4 [4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7] skeins
1 set US #9/5.5mm straight needles
notions required: stitch holder, stitch markers, 6 three-quarter inch (2cm) buttons
14 sts/20 rows = 4″ in stockinette stitch