Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Work in Progress

I'm still trying to reduce some of my yarn stash before buying too much new yarn. Last year I purchased some Paton's Grace from ebay at a great price, but there were only six skeins. I found this vest pattern in the book pictured below that used Luster Sheen, so I decided to give it a try with the Grace. Amazingly, I was able to get gauge with an F hook.
This is the book that has the pattern I'm using. I purchased it here. It's organized into four sections based on the seasons and gives a variety of patterns.
It's worked up quickly once I was able to establish the pattern. It was pretty rough going at first because the youngest cat is pretty needy and wants to sit in my lap whenever she's awake. Everytime she jumped in my lap I lost my place in the pattern and messed up the count.
This is an attempt to show you a closeup of the stitch pattern.

I'm on the back now, and then I have the left front to do. The only seams will be the shoulder seams. There's a bottom edging added last to give the vest more length.


Deneen said...

That is beautiful! I have one of those yearbook's around, can't remember which one....

Bron said...

I really like that pattern! I've never seen a Crochet Yearbook - I'll have to check it out. :)