Saturday, August 04, 2012
SEA GLASS VEST
Sea Glass Vest back
I confess, it was gratifying to hear the 'ohs!' and exclaimations when we unveiled our vests for the first time at the fashion show. Though participants could choose their project from the two selections, it worked out almost evenly that half chose one, half the other, and some both. I won't show Ilga's here since she will be offering hers later. In the meantime, mine is now for sale and I'm starting a vest knit along at the end of the month. You can purchase on Ravelry or here: http://www.janethornley.com/blog/index.php/knitting/patterns_vests/
Participants were well along with their Sea Glass vest by the time the workshop ended on Sunday and at least one has hers posted on the Ravelry Sea Glass project page. It takes three skeins of yarn, approximately 500-600 yards all together, and is knit side-to-side. A little rift of lace lifts off the fronts with seed stitch sides that are adjustable to your shape. The back and shoulders are broad bands of knit and purl rib interspered with random acts of feather and fan, a combo I'm calling Sea Glass rib. The resulting vest is easily ajustable to petite and plus sizes, of which several are well on their way. The general consensus is that sea glass is an easy and fun knit.
Either make buttonholes down the front or close with a single button as I have here.