The summer of 2015 is supposed to see me knitting three, long-queued garments. My Valentine, probably the easiest, is finished. Always start with the easy and work your way up to the difficult - that's my motto.
Second on the list is this vest, knit in a slipped-stitch pattern.
I think it must have jumped my self-imposed, easiest-first queue because for being only in secon place, it sure has me discombobulated. Despite the relatively simple, slipped-stitch pattern, the construction is confusing. What could be a very easy knit - if the designer had chosen to knit two fronts and a back - is complicated by knitting, mid back to mid front. Add to that her decision to mitre the corners and somehow accomodate armholes and whew! I'm confused.
Further complicating all of this is the pattern's lack of numbers. According to the rows already knit, I am ready to start the armhole shaping. But nowhere does it tell me how many inches of knitting I should have at this point. Is this how much vest I should have before starting the armholes?
At this point in my knitting, it's a guess. So--- guess I'll keep on knitting and see what happens. If I can't make it work out, I'll revert to a two fronts and a back version most designers would have used.