FO: Gram’s Dawyck Purple Vest

I finally finished knitting up Gram’s vest, and let me tell you…this thing is HUGE.

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So huge, I could barely get it all in one shot. I’m a big fan of the shawl collar – the end product, not the knitting 30 rows of 4×4 rib with yarn that was giving me an allergy attack. This vest was truly a labour of love by the end, seeing as every time I picked it up it felt like it was trying to kill me. No more mohair, not even 10% ever again, let alone in gigantic vest form.

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I’m really impressed with how the yarn never pooled or striped awkwardly. I thought I might have to work from two balls to avoid too much dark or light in one area but it did really well. I don’t think I’d recommend the yarn to anyone for anything (speaking of which, would anyone like two left over skeins of Patons Misty in Purple Fog…?? Anyone?), but for this project it was pretty stellar.

The pictures make it seem more blue than it really is – there’s more purple to it, but we’ve had nothing except fog and cloud cover here for days, so this is all the light I really have to work with in my apartment. More pictures to come after Christmas when she receives it. In the mean-*achoo*-time, I’m going to go spend some time with some nice 100% merino wool.

Final Specs: 

Yarn: Patons North America Misty, in Purple Fog.  715 yards. 

Pattern: Sequoia by Alegria DaSilva

Needles: 6 mm circulars with 32″ and 60″ cable, worked flat.

Skills Required: 3 needle-bind-off, picking up stitches, cables. Low difficulty and a very well written pattern.

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