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.


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!


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!