Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The First And Almost Finished Object of 2015

Almost finished -   this is my new vest.

Of my own design and  knit with Lett Lopi, the knitting is done.  The only seam in the vest - the shoulder seam  - still needs to be sewn.  Easier to block while unseamed though, it is right now  resting following its steaming.

Look at the great shoulder and neck shaping.
Three stitches on either side of centre created the shaping.   Necks that ride up too high really bug me.  Often I have had to turn them under, sewing a bit of a facing at the back neck.  Trying to avoid such an issue here, I shaped the neck as I knit along.

The shoulders  I shaped with four stitiches across the shoulder width.  I either increased or decreased those stitches, depending  on whether I was heading towards or away from the centre back neck.  That has provided a nice slope to the shoulders and should avoid that square 'look the lady forgot her shoulder pads' look.

The proof will be in the wearing. Tomorrow, I hope.

1 comment:

Sel and Poivre said...

On the strength of seeking a peek of this the other day I checked out the Lopi on my weekend shopping trip. This looks like it is going to be fabulous!