10.20.2008

Phew! & TaDa! (Honeycomb FO)

Well its done and I love it . Fit - colour - style - 'love it all.

Pattern: Honecomb by Sarah Castor from Knitty Spring 2008

Yarn: Fibranatura Mermaid

Colour: "Red Hot" #40602 Lot #6269

Needles: 3.5mm Aero Circular

Start: September 12, 2008 Finish: October 20, 2008

Modifications: Added two rows ribbing to neckline

This pattern is very thorough - probably the most thorough I've ever used. There are specific directions, for example, on how to increase/decrease along with edge shaping so as to maintain the pattern rather than just saying "while maintaining pattern..."The one minor modification I made was to add two rounds to the neck ribbing to beef it up in comparison with the ribbing around the armholes. Its a lovely neckline and I wanted to make a bit more of it.

The shaping feels relentless (and it is) but the end result reflects the added effort.

It also yielded something that exactly fit me without any modifications!

With a Knitty difficulty rating of "Piquant" it was a "fiddly" knit for my skill level going into it. The all over patten and patterning on the wrong side along with all the shaping meant frequent referencing of the the pattern. 'Not all the way to difficult to be entertaining just sufficiently past easy to be tedious. Hopefully my skill level went up a bit with this project so as to put future patterns with the same demands closer to my comfortable knitting range.
So despite resenting the process of knitting this vest I think I learned a lot from the process, I love the end result, I'll be wearing it a lot and for years to come - the title of this post says it all "Ta Da!" and "Phew!".

5 comments:

Acorn to Oak said...

Congratulations! It's a great vest. The neckline looks really nice and the fit is great. It's wonderful that after all the tedious work it turned out perfect. :-) I've admired the pattern, and with your's turning out so great, I'm tempted to make one but the tedious factor causes a little hesitation. Maybe after I finish and recover from my tedious shawl. lol

Enjoy! :-)

Sandra said...

beautiful job! Gotta love it when all the work results in something so perfect...

Stephanie said...

Woo hoo! I knew all that work would pay off when it's done. Glad it did! =)

tiennie said...

This is a fantastic vest! Great job!

Rae said...

Wow! That's a great fit! Nicely done.