Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Vested Interests

Turns out that sometimes plain, stockinette knitting is just the right choice. That was the result for this vest for my husband.

The details:
  • Pattern: Combination of Classic Knitted Vests for Men and Women by Nancy Wiseman and The Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns by Ann Budd
  • Yarn: Brunswick Berber Tweed (discontinued); 50 percent wool, 50 percent cotton; 250 yards/100 grams; color Birch Bark
  • Needles: US5 for body, US3 for ribbing (yes, I am a "relaxed" knitter)
I tried adding cables and other flourishes to make the knitting more interesting, but the yarn color is so complex, almost a ragg-like quality, that any additions got lost. So plain stockinette was the default. Though it was rather boring knitting, I am pleased with the result. Brunswick sure made some nice yarns back in the day.


Bridget said...

Isn't it funny how sometimes the most basic thing is just the most perfect thing?

Love the yarn, it's perfect for a vest. Tell Mike to wear it in good health.

BJ said...