vest for G

it's PUR-PLE.

yes! finally an F.O.. not much of a feat though, since this thing was started back in september of last year. it's been sitting around since march or april, waiting for the pieces to be seamed together which i got to in may. then the ends needed to be woven in, but that didn't happen until sometime in june. why so long? who knows. as you can probably tell i haven't been inspired much lately to knit up anything new. there's been knitting here and there, but on projects that have been lying around for much too long.

project particulars
pattern: Argyle Pullover Vest from knitting with balls by Michael del Vecchio (i made a non-argyle version)
needles: clover bamboo size US 6 24" circulars
yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Merino Worsted; a little less than 3 hanks of #68-violetas and less than a quarter of a hank of #123-rhodesian

i guess i don't need to reiterate how loverly working with malabrigo is. it seriously glides across the needles like buttah. i guess i should get back to my striped raglan that i have put down since last year. i don't know, i am kind of over it and am contemplating frogging the whole thing and making a vest like this one...but still with the same color and stripe combo.

but i digress, i followed the pattern pretty closely, only making a few adjustments along the way...the most obvious is foregoing the argyle portion of the vest. i actually started to knit the center diamond as the pattern calls for, but with this color scheme going, it just stood out way too much...

i figured that with varigation in the color of the yarn itself it was best to keep it simple. that plus a purple vest (albeit his favorite color) having a huge orange argyle in the middle of it wasn't helping his wardrobe any, and i think that the simpler purple field with a bit of orange accent can go a lot further for him.

i wanted to keep the pop of orange as a slight detail because he loves orange, not to mention it goes so perfectly with the besotted scarf i made him a while back.

he absolutely loves it and is quite excited and anxious to wear it, which of course just makes my day.


bunchkin said...

Good decision on the orange. I think the orange just in the details is PERFECT!

Dave said...

Very nice -- what a great colour combination!

KnitXcorE said...

GD iT!
i'm going to have to go stash dive. i have a missing 3rd ball of malabrigo somewhere.

a friend to knit with said...

okay. love vests. this looks fantastic!

Kyle Kunnecke said...

love the vest - I am glad he likes it too!

are you going to join us for the men's fall knitting retreat in Sausalito?? get on ravlery the menwhoknit forum and let us know... it'd be great to get to meet you and have you come hang out with the boys!!