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Progress is being made

I have had a busy few days doing my job. This evening I managed to find some time to do some knitting on my husband’s vest.

The yarn is knitting up nicely and I will use the Cascade 220 again in the future. I am on the second skein now and the piece measures 7.5 inches long about half way to the arm holes. For the size I am knitting the suggestion is 15.5 inches knitted and then start to  make the armholes.

7.5 inches knitted
7.5 inches knitted

I took the vest on Sunday when I met Kathie for lunch and then we sat and chatted with our knitting in Borders as usual. It was nice for a change not to have to keep track of the rows or follow a pattern.

Saturday is the Lace Guild Meeting and I am almost tempted to take this with me so once again I can knit and chat.

When I attached the second skein I noticed to my horror that I have three skeins of one dye lot and two skeins in a second dye lot. That must be why they had been sold at 50% off in the sale! Have had the piece under two Ott Lamps and out in daylight and I can not see any difference in the two skeins I have joined together. Will keep my fingers crossed that as I progress up the body the different dye lots won’t suddenly jump out at me.

Swatch for man’s vest

swatch for man's vest
swatch for man's vest

The swatch was done on #7 addi turbo needles and is exactly 20 stitches to 4 inches with Cascade 220 yarn.

This is the first time I have used Cascade 220 yarn for anything other than a felted project.  So I really needed to do a swatch for this vest as I am not familiar with how the yarn should  feel knitted to the correct guage recommended on the yarn label.

I will use #5 addi turbo needles for ribbing, armholes and neck band  and #7 for the body of the vest.