I finished my Flat Rib Popover vest last week, blocked it, and almost cried. Swatch. Swatch. Swatch. Will I never learn? I always think I'm a "normal, average, usual" knitter. I used the exact yarn called for in the pattern; the needle size called for; and knitted the pattern with no modifications (except the plan to leave a slit in the hem when constructing it).
There's Oversized... and then, there is ginormous. I LOVE the fabric of this piece and was able to salvage it by 1) crocheting across the back neckline using a 4.0 mm hook doing single crochets in every other stitch, thus tightening without gathering and giving a firm neckline so it didn't want to slide off my shoulders every few minutes and 2) belting the soft draped fabric worked for a more fitted look. Sorry, no post-salvage-procedure photo. LOL!
All that frustration called for an INSTANT gratification! This little thing whipped out in barely more than two evenings. The pattern is: #9 Crochet Jacket by Jenny King.
You'll notice there are no sleeves yet...
I'm debating whether or not to leave it a vest... I tend to wear vests more than jackets...
Any thoughts??? Jacket or vest??
The Mystery Mitts are blocking! Woo hoo!
I've started another FUN little quickie project, too. Now, to just decide about sleeves or no sleeves and then plot the next project. ;)
May you find some little INSTANT gratification to light your day!
blessings ~ tanna