Monday, December 21, 2009

Solstice Vest

I knitted this vest while I was on vacation in Maine in October. It's a great vest -- very warm & comfortable. I dyed the yarn (factory spun) with indigo* (the blue, natch) and wild coreopsis (the orange) and coreopsis/goldenrod (the yellow).

I'm really happy with the way it came out. The stranded colorwork was a bit of a pain, since it has to be worked back and forth instead of in the round and doing colorwork while purling is awkward. But there's not a lot of it, so it's worth the trouble.

I might write this up and publish the pattern, so this post and pics are © 2009 by Mara Riley.

*Ok, my friend Antonia dyed this for me, since she had a vat going at the time for a scout troop activity.

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