FO from 2009: Saving the Best Until Last?

I finally had the tripod set up and so took pictures of me wearing my Kaffe Fasset Squiggle Vest:

Squiggle Vest

As per usual, I changed the pattern to knit the vest top down.  It was still worked back and forth as it is in cotton;   I do not know if you can steek yarns other than wool and did not want to find out on this project.

It is very pretty:

Squiggle Vest Neck Detail


Pattern: Squiggle Stripes by Kaffe Fasset in Kaffe Fasset Knits Again

Yarn: Mostly Knit Picks Shine Sport plus some Jaeger Pure Cotton. I tried to match KF’s colors but it was hard to tell what a color was by its name.

Needles: 2.25 mm/US 1


I changed the pattern to a top down vest using Barbara Walker’s wonderful book, Knitting from the Top Down.  I also added a wider button band using two colors rather than the picot edging.  Oh, while I changed direction I knitted the vest, I followed the charts the right way, so essentially the squiggles are upside down.

Here’s a side/back view:

Back of Squiggle Vest

This was the project that killed my needle, remember back in the summer when I had some knitting disasters?  Fortunately, it snapped when I was knitting the bottom hem and so there was only one color on the needle.

BTW I knitted and completed 24 projects last year.  That is slightly under one a fortnight (US translation: one every 2 weeks).  They are all shown here and I will add a link to my sidebar —>


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