Tuesday, June 28, 2011
My Little Free-Range Vestalong: the bottom
Dear freerange vestalongers (now, that's awkward), are you excited about being so close to the end of your creation? Many of you have emailed me anticipating where we're going next. Actually, you do have a choice. You could do your front bands next or do as I have done by finishing the bottom edge.
As you can see, I've decided to add a bit of length to my vest by picking up and knitting the entire bottom edge. I usually leave this piece until the near-end because only then can I decide how long I want my vest to be. Turns out, I'm keeping this baby short, almost bolero-style, but you may decide to add more length to yours through garter, seed or even basketweave, not to mention dozens of other options including crochet. If you're happy with the existing lemgth, this part could be for decorative reasons only or could be bypassed all together.
And, yes, the next step will be the front bands and the grande finale to our little vestalong. All we need do is pick up and knit along both front edges of our vests, knitting another inch or two, possibly more if you require more width across the front, in garter or seed. You may choose to add buttons holes or wear yours open. That's the thing in free-range knitting: the options are all yours.
Posted by Jane on
06/28 at 07:55 AM