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Sam's Cabled Vest....

The Ravelympics (trying to knit a sweater in 2 weeks, which starts at 3 am local time tonight) has spurred me to finish off several long-languishing projects and to tie up some loose ends, if you will : )

It has been my goal to make a garment for my nephew. There have been a couple of hats, but I wanted something more substantial for him. I don't know if the little fellow was ever able to wear the baby bunting I made for him- his size was a little "healthier" than I had anticipated, so if it fit at all, it was probably for about 10 minutes.

Enter the cabled vest:

Moose seemed like a good model- I don't care for those pictures with creepy-looking dolls in them.

The cables seem to allow for more stretch in the middle- just where a little one might need it if he had a bit of a Buddha belly...

The pattern is on the PurlSoho blog, and it is VERY well-written. I don't think I have ever knit such a thorough pattern before. It knitted up pretty quickly. I learned a new technique- knitting without a cable needle- as seen in pics on Grumperina's blog. If I hadn't, I think it would have taken me until Sam's 5th birthday to finish it. This project was a nice combination of easy+interesting=perfect :)

The yarn is a merino, machine-washable from our local store here in Oderzo, Italy. I got the buttons in Sacile. I modified the pattern to make it larger by using bigger needles and I made it a little longer to try to ensure good coverage- we'll see!

My lovely assistants- they always think it's so fun to go outside in their socks...I guess it's the little things in life that make it fun.

No animals were harmed in these pictures.


nanny said…
Beautiful! The sweater looks great. I have a friend with a new grandson, and if the pattern isn't too hard, I'd almost want to give it a shot ( I like making cables.) The sweater will be a favorite I am sure. Our little Vannas did a great job with the presentaion as well as Moose.

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