Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Vest "Simplicity"

I finished this vest in just three weeks. The yarn used is Sheep Heathers in Chocolate and Cream. (Here is the link to the site

The yarn is amazingly soft, almost silky, and has interesting irregularities and that special yummy smell that only a farm yarn can have. I used two skeins of each (not quite).
For the ribbing I used long a tail two-color cast-on (can be found in Nancy Bush's "Folk Knitting in Estonia"), and for the Fair Isle part - various Scandinavian patterns.
The name "Simplicity" comes from the simplicity and beauty of the yarn. I am planning to start asweater using these yarns in broader palette.


HPNY Knits said...

this is fabulous! Only 3 weeks? You are so fast!

Nikki said...

That vest is beautiful. I hope I can knit like that some day.