Monday, February 20, 2006

Rosemarkie Vest


Pattern: Rosemarkie from Alice Starmore's Celtic Collection
Needles: 2 US 0 and 1 Addi Turbos in various lengths for various parts
Yarns: Debbie Bliss Merino DK (colors 225608, 225506, 225604, 225001, 225607) and for the main color, Catalina 60% baby alpaca, 40% pima cotton (color 2497)
Special Technique: It's a vest... isn't that special enough?
Started: November 17, 2005
Completed: February 12, 2006
Recipient: Meg

This was my first ever sweater-like thingy. For fair isle, it was super easy to memorize the pattern and would highly recommend it for a first sweater project. Be careful if you follow the pattern, though, as the gauge called for in the pattern was impossible to achieve using these yarns, so be prepared for a decent amount of math.

6 comments:

GaiaGal said...

No. NO!! Not the dreaded math!! It hurts too much.

But hey, it worked well for you! I'm loving the color blend in this vest!

~Suz~

Aprilynne said...

It looks SO good! It looks perfect on her! =)

Pumpkinmama said...

Its a beautiful "sweater like thing"! Looks good on too.

brooklyn tweed said...

thank you for sharing it - impressed is an understatement!

meg said...

Sorry all, made the Fool take down the photo of the vest as it looks on a person until we can take a picture that doesn't make it look like Alice Starmore is a famous Scottish upholsterer.

knit_chick said...

I'm catching up on reading blogs, so I missed Meg wearing the vest. I'm sure it looked wonderful (despite what Meg thinks)! Great job, fiddlin' fool!