Friday, March 1, 2013

New Design: Squishy Cabled Vest

Hot off the presses!

The final garment in the "Squishy Series" is published...

with a shawl pin as closure element (and Victor's woven scarf)

hopi mittens & shawl pin (plus manduh's Alternating Currents Slouch)

rear-view smirk

with toggles for closure

hee hee toggles!

With winter on my mind and fun layering elements as inspiration, the final garment from the “Squishy” series came to be.
The vest begins with the ribbed bottom edge, followed by the body which is knit back and forth in a Diamond Cable Motif and Stockinette Stitch. Short rows create the fold-over collar. The circumference of the vest is somewhat adjustable by placing the toggles/buttons elsewhere along the width of the edging at the front.
Skills
knitting, purling, cable knitting
short rows
picking up stitches
simple crochet chain to make loops for toggles/buttons
alternately, simple embroidery to attach the loops for the toggles/buttons
Notions
9 stitch markers (2 removable stitch markers), tapestry ndl, scrap yarn, 4 toggles (or 4 buttons, or 1 shawl pin), optional crochet hook size US 6 (G) / 4 mm
Add-On’s
In the future, I would like to include a variation on this pattern that includes a detachable hoodie and a sleeved version.  What do you think?

The pattern is available here on Ravelry.

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