Kinda sorta not really sweaters

Oh look! More from the backlog!

Ribbons and Lace Vest

Pattern: Ribbons and Lace Cardigan by Connie Chang Chinchio
Yarn: Lion Brand Cotton Ease in Vanilla
Needles: US2 / 2.75mm and US3 / 3.25mm Crystal Palace bamboo circulars

The original pattern is for a short-sleeved cardigan, but I made a vest instead – I just edged the armholes with i-cord. I probably should have made the armholes just a little deeper to account for this, though, because after adding the i-cord the armholes are a smidge short. It’s still wearable, but it’s something I need to keep in mind for the next time I want to make a vest.

Ribbons and Lace Vest

I also decided to eliminate the lacy bits in the lower back.

Of course, I modified the shaping for my own body, but I did actually keep the positive ease, for once. Though I may have overcorrected a bit and put in a little too much ease. Oops!


Yarn: Patons Silk Bamboo in Stone
Needles: US6 / 4mm and US7 / 4.5mm HiyaHiya bamboo interchangeables

No pattern for this little shrug – it’s just your basic seamed rectangle construction. I used the “fleurette” stitch pattern from the first Barbara Walker treasury.


I didn’t love actually knitting with the yarn, but the finished product is pretty much exactly what I was aiming for, so it all worked out in the end!

Someday I’ll catch up and have both my blog and Ravelry project page up-to-date again, right? Right?

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