For a chunky cardigan with no sleeves this felt like it took an inordinately long time to knit. I purchased the Best of Knitscene book with birthday money at the end of last year having decided that there were a number of patterns I’d be interested in knitting. The book contains the 20 most popular patterns from the first five years of Knitscene Magazine. There are a number of sweater patterns as well as some accessories too. The Heather Hoodie Vest is worked in pieces from the bottom up with two cable panels up the front and back. There are no sleeves but there are ribbed cuffs around the armholes. The yarn I used (Rico Eco Tinto) is now discontinued but it was good to work with. It’s a single ply chunky yarn, 100% wool.
Pattern: Heather Hoodie Vest
Designer: Debbie O’Neill
Knitted for: Me
Wool used (colourway): Rico Eco Tinto (4) ~ 400g
Any problems/changes: Used 100cm circular for everything but the sleeves where I used DPNs. Errata. Shortened body by about an inch. Shortened hood by about an inch. Worked 218 stitches around for the bands. 4 buttons rather than 5. 2 rows short on button bands as not enough yarn. Leftover ~ 15m.
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